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Today's News

  • Bradley column: Affordable health-care act does have some good points

    Many thanks to Dr. Lee Thomas for his thoughtful guest column, “Medical care in America has reached crossroads,” in the July 11 edition of The Lancaster News, on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the crossroads in medical care that has been looming for many years prior to its passage.
    He and the hospital system he works for are to be commended for their devotion to patient-centered care, including indigent care.

  • Wilson column: How health-care act will affect you

    I have had multiple calls about how the new health-care reform act will affect us individually and small-business owners. I just finished reading the entire bill and below is brief summary:
    Individual
    The new health-care reform act mandates health insurance coverage for most Americans starting in 2014 or a penalty will be imposed.
    The penalty will be assessed on your tax return and administered by the IRS.

  • Mother arrested for leaving children home alone

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Police arrested a Lancaster woman Saturday, July 21 only hours after her two children were found home alone.
    Myeshia Shree McCain, 27, 1504 Caroline Court, was arrested and charged with two counts of unlawful conduct toward a child, according to a Lancaster Police Department media report.
    Officers were called to the apartment complex after a neighbor called 911 to report a young girl knocking on her door.

  • GF teacher charged with sex offenses

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Great Falls Elementary School teacher remains behind bars on sex charges that stem from 2007.
    Richard Jayson Jones, 47, of 427 Old Winnsboro Road, Great Falls, was arrested Thursday, July 19, and charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor, victim 11-14 years of age and lewd act upon a child under 16.
    The S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) made the arrest following an investigation requested by the Great Falls Police Department, according to a press release issued Thursday.

  • LJGA division titles, all-star slots to be decided in Roy Small Championship

    Staff Reports
    Age division titles and all-star berths will be decided at the annual Roy Small Junior Championship golf tournament Monday and Tuesday at White Plains Golf Club in Pageland.
    Winners will earn double points and the chance to represent the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association all-stars in the state tournament next month.
    The Lancaster chapter capped its regular-season Monday, July 16 when it played at the Kershaw Golf Club.

  • P-31 falls in game three at Greenwood

    Ernie Rowell
    For The Lancaster News
    Greenwood built an early lead and held on for a 6-3 win over Lancaster to take a 2-1 series edge in the best-of-five American Legion baseball Upper State second-round playoffs Friday night.
    Post 20, which had a 10-game win streak snapped in a 10-7 game two loss to Lancaster on Thursday night, rebounded for the three-run win.
    Game four was played in Lancaster on Saturday night when the game was completed after The News’ deadline for the Sunday paper.

  • Opinions on health-care act

    My main thought about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is “It’s a place to start. Finally.” This country has done a lot of talking and no acting on this issue for decades. Finally, the 111th Congress enacted it and off to the races we went.
    Sure, there are parts of it that feel like too much government. Telling people they’ll have to pay a tax/penalty if they don’t purchase insurance smacks of big government reaching into our pocketbooks.

  • Honeycutt’s comments about Lynch are unacceptable

    I guess Lancaster County Council member Larry Honeycutt was right about comments in his guest column, “Lynch’s comments about the county unacceptable,” in the July 1 edition of The Lancaster News.
    It isn’t just one person in this county who has a negative opinion. I have read many articles from individuals all over this county who feel the same way. I, for one, have expressed my opinion in the paper.

  • Koalas sign Walker

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster High School star softball pitcher Erin Walker is taking her game to the next level.
    Walker, who produced a stellar senior campaign to cap a banner LHS softball career, will play at Columbia College in Columbia.
    “I’m really excited about going to Columbia College,” said Walker, who played six seasons for LHS. “When I visited there, I really enjoyed it.

  • Welcome Center gets fresh faces

    Two new smiling faces will now greet visitors to the Lancaster County Welcome Center, located inside the restored historic courthouse at 100 N. Main Street.
    The center was formerly run by Sylvia Hudson, who retired in mid-June.
    “The full-time position was broken into two part-time positions,” said Debbie Hardin, clerk to Lancaster County Council and administrative assistant for the county.