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Today's News

  • Changes coming to GEDs

    Local adult education program officials are strongly urging students who have dropped out short of completing their GEDs to come back to school and finish before the end of the year.

    The pleas are a result of a looming state deadline that makes it harder for such students to earn their general equivalency diploma.

  • Car chase suspect leads deputies on foot chase

    Four months after he led police on a tense car chase and then resisted arrest, a Lancaster man out on bond was arrested last week following another chase with authorities. 

    Herbert Levont McCray II, 24, 208 Nichols Road, was arrested April 12 and charged with resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and receiving stolen goods, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

  • Man arrested for growing pot in bedroom closet

    An anonymous tip led investigators to find a stash of marijuana plants hidden inside the closet of a Lancaster home earlier this month.

    Shane Cecil Harris, 37, 3055 Harris Hill Road, was arrested April 6 and charged with manufacturing marijuana, said Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw.

    The arrest came four days after someone called the sheriff’s office to report that marijuana plants were being grown inside a home in the 3000 block of Harris Hill Road, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

  • The sights (and smells) of local government

    You know the ugly face you make when something smells really bad? The moment you’re forced to hold your nose because the scent is so unbearable? 

    Imagine a group of 20 working professionals doing just that as they learn about local government.

    But what about government could produce an unpleasant scent? Take a trip to the city of Lancaster’s wastewater treatment plant and you’ll understand.

  • Speedway has exciting racing night

     

       

    Lancaster Super Speedway fans were treated to an exciting night of racing Saturday, April 13.

    The Super Street Division front row sported Brandy Baker and Timbo Mangum.

  • Lady Vols rally, nip LHS

     

        

     

  • A coward’s act mars Marathon

     

    And I thought Jackie Bradley’s hustling effort to snag Ben Zobrist’s sinking liner in left field was the worst part of Monday afternoon in Boston’s Fenway Park.

    Boy, was I wrong.

  • Flags half-staff for bombing victims

    President Barack Obama has directed that flags be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect for the victims in the Boston Marathon bombing, effective immediately and ending at sunset on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

  • Collins is a good choice to lead USCL

    The leadership for the future of the University of South Carolina Lancaster will be handled by a familiar figure.
    Dr. Walt Collins III, USCL assistant dean of student affairs, was selected from a field of three candidates to replace Dr. John Catalano and lead USCL into its promising future.
    Catalano, who guided USCL as dean for 11 years, announced his retirement in June, effective the end of the year.
    Collins, a Clinton, N.C. native, has been a key part of USCL since 2002.

  • Forgiveness offers political rebirth for former governor

    The power of Christian forgiveness – it’s a redeeming force in South Carolina politics.
    Former Gov. Mark Sanford, who was caught in an Argentinean tryst in June 2009, is now the GOP nominee to fill the 1st Congressional District’s seat. Voters made that decision in a GOP runoff election on April 2.
    Sanford will face Elizabeth Colbert Busch, winner of the Democratic primary, in the May 7 general election.