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Today's News

  • Important to get involved in community

    Lancaster County Republicans place a high priority upon civic involvement, which is a value shared by many Lancaster County residents, regardless of political affiliation.
    Our county is blessed with many caring citizens from many walks of life who are committed to making a difference. One of the top priorities of the Lancaster County Republican Party is making sure every citizen – Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike – who wants to make a difference has an opportunity to do so.

  • We need calm, healthy debate about gun control

    Letter writer John P. Lage Jr. took exception to my guest column. “Letter to my congressman,” in the Jan. 2 edition of The Lancaster News. Mr. Lage, your response completely shifted the discussion away from gun control and resorted to scare mongering, much like the NRA, which I can imagine you are a life member.

  • Busy mom wins big with game day snacks

    Who’s going to win the big game this year? You are. After all, the key to a winning party is in the company you invite and the snacks you serve.

    I’ll leave the invite list up to you, I sure can help with the snacks. At www.justapinch.com, we’ve been cooking up a sporty storm in search of the best game day eats.

    Thanks to all of the entries we received in the Third Annual Sporty Snack Showdown contest – there was no shortage of tasty candidates.

  • Blanton completes Eagle project

    Bryce Blanton, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 72, recently completed his Eagle project. Blanton’s project was to renovate the outdoor fish pond at North Elementary School and build a pergola to shade the pond. He also performed landscaping and general repairs to improve the school’s natural classroom area. Overall, 20 volunteers spent more than 120 hours to complete this project. As a scout, Branton has held leadership positions of scribe, quartermaster and librarian, and has earned 29 merit badges.

  • Addison publishes book on mental illness

    Mental illness is a subject that has become less taboo in recent years, and a Heath Springs man has written a book on the topic, in the hopes of helping others who struggle with it.

    At 67, this is Mike Addison’s first published book, and is entitled “The Life Boat – One Man’s Journey with Mental Illness.”

    It chronicles Addison’s 50-year struggle with a chemical imbalance, depression/anxiety disorder and severe obsessive compulsive disorder.

  • Go RED for Women

    Springs Memorial Hospital

    On Friday, Feb. 1, Springs Memorial Hospital will once again join the American Heart Association’s National Go Red for Women campaign and is inviting all of Lancaster and the surrounding area, both males and females, to join with them on this day by wearing the color red.  

  • Shooting now murder

    A Kershaw man died late Monday night, Jan. 28, after he was shot in a Lancaster neighborhood on Saturday, in what police are calling the first murder of 2013.

    Kevisis Anthony, 32, died from his injuries Monday at Carolinas Medical Center – Main in Charlotte, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant early Tuesday. 

    “This has turned into a murder investigation,” Grant said. 

    “We are developing a suspect in the case and we have an intense investigation.”

  • Kershaw Town Council election set for March 19

    KERSHAW – Though interest was minimal to none at first, there have since been some residents to file for the three Kershaw Town Council seats up for election this year.

    Three of the seven council seats are up for re-election in March – District 3, District 4 and one of the two at-large seats.

    “Filing is picking up in District 3 but the other districts still only have one person,” said Town Administrator Bryan Pettit.

  • Connect Our Future Project lets communities plan growth

    Representatives of the Centralina and Catawba Regional councils of governments met with Indian Land residents to introduce Connect our Future, a three-year project that will help guide future growth in the 14-county region surrounding Charlotte.

    The session, during a joint Indian Land Action Council/Indian Land Voices meeting at the Del Webb Library on Jan. 16, was the first of three scheduled meetings in Lancaster County. 

  • Pageland shooting injures local man

    A Jan. 19 gun battle in Pageland left a Lancaster man critically wounded and two men in jail.

    Thyze LaShown Hough, 18, of 5908 Henderson Road, Lancaster, was wounded in the shootout and, as of Tuesday, Jan. 29, remains hospitalized at Carolinas Medical Center Main in Charlotte. 

    According to a Pageland Police Department report, Michael Joseph Locklear, 31, of Pageland, has admitted to shooting Hough.