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Today's News

  • Lady Jackets fall short in late rally

    Buford’s girls opened the new year with their final non-league hoops tune-up and dropped a 51-43 home loss to Class A foe Lewisville on Thursday night.The difference was the second period when the Lady Lions used a 22-2 surge to take a 30-9 halftime edge. Lewisville held an 8-7 lead at the end of one period, but Lady Jackets’ ace Brittany McCarter, who scored a game-high 31 points, got in early foul trouble. McCarter sat out the second period and the Lewisville girls took advantage to post a 21-point lead at the break.

  • Tommy Dorsey swung America's 'Greatest Generation'

    When he reformed his own dance band in the late 1940s, Tommy Dorsey said that it was about time that somebody got "things" going again.

    "You ca't expect to have any real interest in dance bands if the bands don't go round the country and play for the kids," said Dorsey, who was known as the "Sentimental Gentleman of Swing."

    Now, almost 60 years later, the band that bears his name will bring the music that influenced "America's Greatest Generation" to Lancaster. Its goal has changed little as it reaches out to attract a new generation of listeners.

  • Resolve senior center dispute

    This is the time of year for resolutions, and we’d like to suggest one for leaders of the Lancaster County Council on Aging and those of afternoon programming at the Heath Springs Community Center. That is, resolve to resolve your differences. Please.

  • Does new courthouse look like Winn Dixie?

    Seems County Council’s 2008 agenda includes a brand spanking new courthouse. I read there is some talk about having a vote on the issue. But we all know when the powers that be get a burr under their saddles it’s the tax-paying riders who will have to hang onto the saddle horn. So, it’s pretty much a foregone fact that a new courthouse is on the way and the old Mills designed building will become a possible museum containing some rusty textile equipment to celebrate our heritage, no doubt.

  • Authorities: Teens stole car, rammed it into gun shop

    Authorities say at least five teenagers are responsible for stealing a vehicle early Sunday morning and driving it into a gun shop to take firearms.

    Deqwon Blackmon, 17, of 5908 Henderson Road; Dendrel Campbell, 16, of 1515 Carmel Road; Jerel Lamar Davis, 17, of 3104 Carolina Court; James Edward White, 16, of 514 Carabrook Road, Apartment 1; and a 15-year-old Lancaster boy have each been charged with second-degree burglary, violent.

  • Legacy Five returns to Lancaster

    Legacy Five is returning to Second Baptist Church on Sunday for a 6 p.m. concert as part of its 2008 tour.

    Co-founded by fellow Cathedral Quartet members Scott Fowler and the late Roger Bennett, Legacy Five formed in 1999 in Atlanta after the Cathedrals retired.

    The Southern gospel quartet – Fowler, Glenn Dustin, Scott Howard, Frank Seamans and pianist Tim Parton – continue to draw an enthusiastic following.

    Legacy Five won four awards in the 2007 Singing News Fan Awards held Sept. 13 during the National Quartet Convention.

  • Two men hurt in wreck

    A Lancaster County resident and another man are in serious condition after being involved in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning.

    Presnell Elbert, 65, of Kershaw was driving a 2002 Chevrolet S-10 pickup east on Holiday Road and David McCormick, 64, of Mount Holly, N.C., was heading north on Sunshine Road when the two collided, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    Elbert ran a stop sign and struck McCormick, said Lance Cpl. Ron Johnson. The accident happened just before 9 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Huckabee not our man for president of United States

    The Huckabee bandwagon is becoming alarmingly large and should concern every true conservative who desires less government and a return to true conservative principals.

    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s campaign Web site states he would be tough on immigration. However, his record confirms otherwise.

  • Gregory to step down from Senate

    The Republican state senator from Lancaster County won't be seeking re-election this year.

    Sen. Chauncey K. "Greg" Gregory wrote a letter and called and e-mailed friends and associates earlier this week about his intentions.

    In a letter sent to The Lancaster News, Gregory, 44, wrote that he has been blessed by the support of residents from Fort Mill to Kershaw and Winnsboro. When his term ends in 2008, he'll have served in the Senate "as long as anyone since the formation of Lancaster County," a total of 16 years.

  • Recycle your Christmas tree

    Without the lights, decorations and wonderful evergreen scent, the real Christmas tree you just took outside is just an image of what it was last week.

    But if you want to give it new life, take it to one of Lancaster County's convenience sites.

    It's called treecycling and the county public works department is teaming up with its counterparts at the city of Lancaster to cut down on holiday waste.

    "Recycling is a pattern of habit than anything else," said Darin Robinson, county public works director.