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Today's News

  • Hurricane season is here: Are you ready?

    Major P. May
    George H. McKinney
    From release
    Even before the June 1 official start of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Storm Alberto reminded us recently that now is the time to get ready for hurricane season.

  • The worst kind of crooks

    There’s crooks and then there’s the worst kind of crooks.  Back in 1943, the war was going full blast and us folks back here on the home front had to do our best to keep our fighting men and women with plenty of stuff to throw at the enemy.
    Now up in Washington, Mr.Roosevelt figured out that Americans had bunches of old scrap materials which could be made into bullets, tanks, ships and airplanes.

  • Ricki Phipps

    Age: 63
    Address: Taxahaw Road
    Family: Husband Don Phipps, and Godchildren Cody Thompson and James Carson Thompson
    Job: Retired substitute teacher; food demonstrator
    Church: Hopewell United Methodist
    Hobbies: Reading, singing and traveling
    Favorite books: The Bible, The Shack, and Heaven is 4 Real
    Favorite movies: The Music Man and Notorious
    Favorite foods: Pizza, cheeseburgers and fried chicken
    Favorite getaway: The mountains of Tennessee

  • Don’t forget to go vote in primary

    On Tuesday, June 12, registered voters across the state will be able to exercise one of the most precious privileges democracy grants us – the opportunity to determine who will represent them in their government.
    In Lancaster County, there are only two races on the ballot – Republicans vying for the Lancaster County Council District 3 seat and the newly created District 7 seat in Indian Land.

  • You learn something new every day

    I don’t have a clue as to who Ray LeBlond is (or was for that matter), but he said something I can identify with.
    LeBlond is credited with the quotation, “You learn something every day if you pay attention.”
    So true, so true.
    Take this little jewel of knowledge I stumbled across this past weekend. After buying a bag of ice, I read the label. At the bottom of the bag, it said, “made from filtered water.”

  • IL teen among best writers in nation

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews
    Leah Lierz of Indian Land had a great week recently.
    Not only did Lierz graduate May 25 from the state’s most prestigious arts high school, the Governor’s School in Greenville, the following Friday, June 1, she was recognized as one of the best young writers in the country during a ceremony at New York’s Carnegie Hall, no less – and two days before her 18th birthday.
    As a National Gold Medal winner of the Scholastic Art & Writing Award, Lierz received a $10,000 scholarship.

  • P-31 juniors jolt York, 7-2

     

       

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball team, after a slow start, is starting to come on.

  • Tigers go to 2-0 with win over Makos

     
     

        

     

  • Banks' words worth heeding

     

       

    As bulldozers rumbled in the background at the Municipal Justice Center late Friday morning laying the needed groundwork for an expanded parking lot, Gene Banks was doing similar work with a group of Lancaster youth at nearby Municipal Park.

  • Polk paces CPTC in Battle of the Border track meet

     

       

    Rekia Polk paced the Columbus Parker Track Club in a ninth-place finish out of 27 teams at the Battle of the Border youth track meet in Spartanburg.