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Heath Springs Fire Department barbecue a success

By The Staff

Heath Springs Volunteer Fire Department held its first ever barbecue sale on Oct. 27. It was a great success. In the years past, help has always been the No. 1 issue why we couldn’t have a barbecue sale.

Heath Springs Volunteer Fire Department members and I would like to thank all the family members, friends, town council and the citizens of the community for making our first barbecue a great success.


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Landowner cannot afford Lancaster County taxes

By The Staff

What a shock. My tax bill came for the seven and one-half acres I own in Lancaster County. The bill is for $3,902.90, if I pay it during the Christmas holidays when money is scarce. It will increase to $4,019.99 if I pay it on Jan. 15; $4,293.19 on Feb. 4 and $4,493.34 on March 17.

The land is an investment made almost 30 years ago. I have been paying taxes on this parcel for all these years. We feel like this bill is robbery of the worst kind since I am unable to pay that kind of tax bill on a fixed income of less than $1,500 per month.


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AJ Middle exudes sports excellence

By The Staff

The Andrew Jackson area of Lancaster County is known as “Big Orange Country.”

Given that fact, the brightest spot in 2007 Andrew Jackson area sports is Andrew Jackson Middle School.

The school, which feeds neighboring AJ High School, has produced a fabulous fall.

The school’s volleyball team, under the guidance of second-year coach Tonya Smith, fashioned a splendid 14-0 record.

The Vols’ football team, under the leadership of veteran coach Jerry Pardue, produced a glittering 8-0 record.


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Pastor questions motive of game room owners

By The Staff

I’m confused. In the Nov. 7 edition of The Lancaster News there was an article about Chad’s Game Room on the business page. I was real excited about the establishment when I read the owners are establishing a business that offers “clean, fun, friendly nighlight environment, featuring entertainment without alcohol or drugs.”


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Council should not add 3 percent accommodations tax

By Charles Seng

The report in Nov. 7 edition of The Lancaster News regarding Lancaster County Council’s misguided discussion and first approval vote on an ordinance to charge a 3 percent accommodations tax to hotel and motel visitors shows there are only two members of the council who have the necessary business and community sense needed to provide proper representation to citizens of Lancaster County.

Only councilmen Bryan Vaughn and Wayne Kersey had the good sense to vote against it.


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Rep shares business lessons from China

By Mick Mulvaney

In September, I was one of three state legislators fortunate enough to travel to Dalian, China, as part of a S.C. Department of Commerce trade mission to the World Economic Forum. While the four-day trip yielded a variety of insights and experiences, a couple are of particular relevance for Lancaster County and South Carolina.

The governor gets it


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Editorial cartoon reflects liberal papers

By Charles Seng

I was extremely disappointed and disheartened to see the editorial cartoon in the Oct. 26 edition of The Lancaster News. For those readers who did not see the cartoon, it was a reprint from USA Today, well known to be one of the more liberal leaning newspapers in the United States.


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Good hygiene best defense against MRSA

By The Staff

MRSA has been in the news a lot lately. It’s been called a “superbug” and has caused panic in some places where cases of it have been reported in public places.

Here in Lancaster County, there have been five reported incidents of MRSA in Lancaster County School District: one at Heath Springs Elementary, two at Buford Middle School, one at Discovery School and one at South Middle School. The school district did the right thing by notifying parents in each incident.


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Lawmakers need to concentrate on pressing issues

By J.R> Everette

I just read about another bill that that is being considered by our elected officials that would grant trans-genders (another name for gays) more protection when looking for jobs.

If the bill had been passed in its original form Christian schools would have to expose the students to people who are knowingly practicing a lifestyle that according to the Bible is a sin.

I do not know about you, but I will home school my child before I let a homosexual teach my child. I have heard from people who say they do not try to indoctrinate the kids in the classrooms.


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School district should do something about ‘nasty’ bathrooms

By The Staff

The school district has a problem at Lancaster High School and I would like to have it taken care of as soon as possible.

I attend a lot of school activities. I have to fight my way through a crowd of unsupervised students. They are so rude, cussing and using vulgar language. I have seen things too graphic to mention in this letter. The new cameras should pick up all this activity.


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