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Today's News

  • Senate race about best candidate

    I am a Republican living in Indian Land and former County Council member representing District 1. I support Many Powers Norrell for S.C. Senate.

  • Cathy Hendrick to speak at Douglas

    There aren’t many people around whose lives haven’t been touched in one way or another by cancer. It is no respecter of person, race, creed or income.Take Cathy Hendrick for instance. She could be the “Job” of our generation. Her life was changed forever on Oct.

  • Maybe we need human control

    A few thoughts on the subject of animals being mistreated by humans. I've yet to see a dog or a cat throw their owner into the back of a truck and drop the owner off beside the roadway to be run over by a vehicle or left to starve like we humans do to our once beloved pets.

    So do we have an animal problem? Or is it actually a human problem? Perhaps we need human control just like we have animal control.

    How would we feel if our pets we abandoned survived, returned home and decided to give us owners the very same treatment we gave them?

  • Yard of the Month: Coopers mix gardening tricks with know-how to make yard thrive

    Underneath the tall pin oak trees, the crisp white blooms of azaleas and daffodils welcome guests to the home of Don and Cynda Cooper at 806 Crescent Drive in Lancaster.

    The contrast of these blossoms against the bright green blades of winter rye grass is just a small example of how this yard earned the designation as April Yard of the Month by the Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs.

    The Coopers will receive a $25 gift certificate compliments of Ace Hardware and Garden Center of Lancaster for turning their yard into a showplace.

  • Fourth & Long converts for crown

    The fourth time was the charm for the Fourth & Long flag football team. Fourth & Long, which includes three players with Lancaster ties, won the Carolina Panthers' couch potato black division championship in the NFL team's fifth annual Weekend Warrior Flag Football Championship tournament March 29-30 in Charlotte.

    Games were played at the Panthers' Bank of America Stadium and the team's adjacent practice field. The two-day tournament opened March 29 and concluded the following day when the 2008 champions were crowned in five divisions.

  • Wall threatens business next to old Belk building

    While Lancaster City Council mulls the fate of the old Belk building site downtown, an adjacent business appears threatened by a wall it once shared with the building.

    The wall still stands but is weak and leaks when it rains, said Kirit Shah, co-owner of the adjacent North-South Wholesale. He said the wall was weakened by the demolition process.

    “We just hope it doesn’t come down,” Shah said, adding that the city had contractors evaluate the wall but has yet to take any action.

  • Jackets top Vols twice

    Buford completed a non-region baseball sweep of county foe Andrew Jackson, topping the host Vols 10-9 on Wednesday night.

    BHS downed the visiting Vols 10-5 Tuesday.

    Both teams are members of Conference VIII-AA, but the two games are played as non-region games to give the teams a chance to play over the Lancaster County School District's annual spring break.

    On Wednesday at Buford Park, the Jackets held on for the one-run win.

  • Homeless shelter network looks for a few more churches

    Organizers wanting to start a homeless shelter network among area churches have their sights set on getting a few more churches to commit to move the project forward.

    “Basically, we’ve got all our paper work finished,” said organizer Bill Hutchinson. “We just need to get five more churches on board.”

    Organizers have completed the articles of incorporation and are expecting a tax-exempt charter for the Lancaster County branch of Family Promise, a shelter program whose aim would be to help homeless parents and their children.

  • Teen faces amputation to save her life

    PAGELAND – Hope.

    These are four letters Pam Gainey hangs onto.

    Next week, she’ll travel to Greenville, where surgeons will remove her right leg, hip and pelvis to save her life.

    Pam, 18, is fighting cancer.

    “Hope is all they’re giving us to depend on,” Pam said. “And, I believe in miracles.”

    As her family gathered for church Sunday, the mood inside their mobile home off Steen Road in Jefferson was tense – only Pam could break it with her brand of humor.

  • County Council OKs heelsplitter district

    Lancaster County Council gave second approval to regulations dealing with the Carolina heelsplitter, an endangered mussel, Monday.

    The measures passed without discussion. One more reading must pass for the regulations to take effect.

    The heelsplitter, protected under the federal Endangered Species Act, was discovered living in Six Mile Creek in Indian Land in March 2006, during engineering for a Wal-Mart Supercenter at the state line.