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Today's News

  • Mostly Democrats, incumbents file in first days of two-week period

    Thirteen residents, mostly Democrats, have filed for state and county offices as of Tuesday afternoon.

    Filing for Republican and Democrat, state and local offices began at noon Sunday.

    Democrats who filed are:

    - Sheriff, Barry Faile

    - Coroner, incumbent Mike Morris

    - Auditor, incumbent Cheryl Morgan

    - Treasurer, incumbent Dick Rowell

    - Clerk of Court, incumbent Jeff Hammond

    - County Council District 3, Dennis “Cotton” Cole

    - County Council District 5, incumbent Rudy Carter

  • Will County Council run DNA tests on dangerous dogs?

    I read the guest editorial "Dog breed regulations won't work" in the March 14 edition of The Lancaster News and it raised several questions.

    Is Lancaster County Council considering mandatory DNA tests of all dogs to prove they are or are not a dangerous breed?

    How else will they know for certain what a mixed dog has as ancestors or parents?

    How does designating a dog breed as a dangerous breed affect the owners liability especially regarding the homeowners insurance?

  • Great Falls residents can meet candidates at forum

    GREAT FALLS – A public political forum is planned for candidates vying in the Great Falls Town Council election.

    The forum will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. April 3 at the Great Falls High School Little Theater.

    The forum will be sponsored by the Great Falls Home Town Association, the Great Falls High School Student Council, the Great Falls Reporter and The News & Reporter.

    Candidates will be given an opportunity to introduce themselves and make personal comments prior to a short round of questions from a moderator.

  • Mulvaney doesn't know our schools

    I recently noticed an obvious and hopefully, an innocent misprint in the March 9 edition of The Neighbors of York and Lancaster County in The Charlotte Observer.

    The story was the coverage of S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford's support of Mick Mulvaney, a Republican candidate for the S.C. Senate 16 District.

    The Lancaster News had already covered the story with the correct information. Along with the story was similar photo that was published in The Lancaster News. It was a photo of Sanford, Mulvaney and Mulvaney's wife.

  • Nuclear company headed to Panhandle

    A nuclear energy construction company is moving its headquarters into the former offices of HSBC Mortgage Services in Indian Land.

  • St Patrick's Purgatory a sanctuary of peace, reflection

    If you mention St. Patrick to Father John O’Holahan, his reply won’t center on wearing green, eating traditional Irish dishes or holiday parades.

    It will center on not wearing shoes, fasting on black tea and dry bread and three days of prayer and penance as he recalls the pilgrimage he made several years ago to the island lake St. Patrick’s Purgatory in Ireland.

    O’Holahan, who pastors St. Catherine Catholic Church in Lancaster, wrote an account of the time he visited the island that many consider the loneliest place in Ireland.

  • Gangs focus of HS meeting

    HEATH SPRINGS – Are there gangs in the southern part of Lancaster County?

    Law officials say yes and want residents to be more aware of their presence.

    A gang awareness seminar will be held Tuesday at Heath Springs Elementary School. The program, facilitated by investigator Fred Thompson of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, begins at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria. It’s free and open to the public.

  • Training important for both dogs, people

    It’s something that should never happen – a child being attacked by a dog.

    But it does happen. According to the Centers for Disease Control, dogs bite 4.7 million people a year. Sometimes it’s unprovoked. Witnesses have said the attacks by pit bulls on two 10-year-old boys in Lancaster recently were unprovoked.

  • Martial arts tournament crowns host of champions

    The 34th annual Universal Martial Arts Championships featured a full day of activities at the Springdale Recreation Complex on March 8.

    The tournament drew competitors from six states and two countries – Canada and Trinidad.

    The event opened with breaking competition and closed with the adult black belt kata and fighting.

    Shihan Richard Brown of San Antonio won the black belt kata grand championship, defeating nine other division champions.

  • Lady Bruins booters top Cats

    The Lancaster High School girls improved to 3-2-1 after posting a 2-1 home soccer win over Rock Hill on Friday night.Cady Creighton and Sidney Teague each tallied a goal to boost the LHS win.Tesha Tipton had five saves at the net for the Lady Bruins.In the jayvee match, Rock Hill won 2-0.The Lady Bruins host Fort Mill on Tuesday.The LHS varsity and junior varsity matches with York rained out at home March 7 have been reset for April 21.