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Today's News

  • Vols rally by Braves, sweep

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson’s Justin Sellers dropped in a clutch free throw with 4.4 seconds to play to lift the Vols to a 49-47 win over Cheraw. AJ’s two-point win gave the Vols a sweep of the league twin bill.The Lady Vols took a 51-45 win in the opener Tuesday night. AJ, down at the half 19-17, rallied to tie the boys game going into the final quarter at 27-all.The Vols, bolstered by the inside tandem of Ryan Miller and Jonathan Belk who teamed for 30 points, rallied for the win in the final period.

  • We must learn from past mistakes

    Most people in Lancaster County probably have never seen a live Carolina heelsplitter before. Most people probably never even heard of them until the rare mussel became a threat to development in the booming Indian Land area.

    But in the last year, these creatures have flexed their muscles, thanks to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which have given them a voice. We've been told that since these mussels are protected by the Endangered Species Act of 1973, we must take precautionary measures to ensure they are protected in Lancaster County.

  • Mulvaney to seek Senate seat

    S.C. House District 45 Rep. Mick Mulvaney announced today that he will run for the S.C. Senate District 16 seat being vacated by Greg Gregory of Lancaster.

    Mulvaney will make a formal announcement tour in early February, but he has already received the support of Gregory and several other key business leaders in the district.

  • Edwards to stump in Lancaster

    Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards will bring his presidential campaign to Lancaster today.

    Edwards, a South Carolina native and former senator from North Carolina, will appear at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster as part of his two-day Back Home, Back Roads Barnstorm tour.

    Edwards, who's vying for the Democratic nomination, is scheduled to be at USCL at 2:45 p.m. Doors open at 2:15 p.m.

  • We should all practice common courtesy everywhere

    We should all practice common courtesy everywhere

    I truly appreciate Karen Smith's letter "Use common courtesy in parking lots, on highway" in the Sept. 16 edition of The Lancaster News. We all could learn from this. Courtesy is something that is necessary in our world today. I would like to add to her list a few of my pet peeves:

  • Saving water doesn't mean saving money

    I am writing to voice my disbelief at the attitude of the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District.

    My husband and I received our bill in December for $48, having used 2,000 gallons. We decided that with the ongoing drought, we could reduce our water usage by recycling the water from the shower by using it to flush our toilets and water our plants.

  • King's dream was for equality for everyone, not just blacks

    HEATH SPRINGS - Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream was that everyone could have an equal chance at the American dream, not just black people.

    That was the message delivered to those who filled the fellowship room at the United Citizens Club of Heath Springs Monday morning at the group's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast.

    "He not only blessed America, he touched the world," said the Rev. William Coleman, pastor of Bright Light Missionary Baptist Church, who was guest speaker at the event. "He was concerned with the welfare of humanity."

  • Local fundraiser exceeds goal

    Lancaster County came through in 2007 in raising money for the Charlotte Autism Speaks chapter.

    Local volunteers, headed by Evelyn Springs, whose grandson, Malik Springs, 5, has autism, raised $11,060. The drive culminated with an international food banquet at the Leroy Springs Fairway Room last October.

    The fundraising goal was $10,000 - more than four times the $2,400 raised in 2006.

    The money raised went to Autism Speaks, which will use the funds to help pay for research into the cause and care of the disorder.

  • Food Lion celebrates makeover

    Food Lion unveiled the completion of makeovers to three area stores last week.

    The Salisbury, N.C.-based chain had been making extensive renovations to its two stores in Lancaster and its one store in Chester for the last several months, and during special ceremonies Jan. 16, store managers joined local officials to have grand reopenings to signify the completion of the renovations.

    The Airport Road store now features expanded wine and produce sections and added grocery specialty items.

  • MLK Jr. breakfast speaker: Don't settle, 'get in the game'

    About 300 local residents braved cold weather Monday to attend the seventh annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Scholarship Breakfast at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster's Bradley Arts and Sciences Building.

    The event marks the celebration of the community "coming together as one" to honor the legacy of the late civil rights leader and provide financial assistance to college students, said the Rev. AnThony Pelham, pastor of Faith, Hope and Victory Christian Church.