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  • Mulvaney explains role of taxes in budget debate

    If you read last month’s column or made it out to one of our recent town hall meetings, then you know that I’ve been spending a lot of time talking about debts, deficits and our national economy.
    Instead of talking about trillions or hundreds of billions of dollars, however, I’ve been breaking things down like this: Imagine that we are a family that made $43,000 last year, but we spent $69,000, and we have a credit card balance of $284,000. Believe it or not, that’s where we are as a country.

  • Parents can see students’ grades online

    I am writing this letter to let readers know about Power School, Lancaster County School District’s newest form of communication with parents. Parents can now see the students’ grades online. I feel that this is a good tool to use for the parents, but makes it challenging for the students.

    Jonah Page
    Lancaster
     

  • Take care in celebrating death of bin Laden

    Like most Americans, I rejoice in the fact that Osama bin Laden has finally been found and justice has been served. Those who supplied the intelligence that led to his location, and those brave Navy SEALs who carried out the mission are to be applauded for their diligence in following the leads and completing the mission.

  • Firearm safety kits to be given away at Relay

    From Release
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office will provide 100 free firearm safety kits to local residents through a partnership with Project ChildSafe, the nationwide  firearms safety education program.
    The kits, which include a gun lock, will be distributed at 7 p.m. today at the Relay for Life event at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
    Project ChildSafe, a program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), has distributed more than 35 million firearm safety kits throughout the country since 2003.

  • Kershaw Spring-A-Thon scheduled for May 12-14

    Kershaw Chamber of Commerce
    The Kershaw Chamber of Commerce will present Kershaw Spring-A-Thon May 12-14 in downtown Kershaw.
    The event kicks off Thursday with a carnival fair by Sunshine Amusements on Cleveland Street.
    The fair will feature rides and a variety of carnival food, including corn dogs, cotton candy and snowballs.
    The fair begins at 5 p.m. Thursday and ends at 11 p.m. Saturday.
    The Miss Spring-A-Thon pageant is Thursday night, too.

  • Stamp Out Hunger is May 14

    From Release
    On May 14, Lancaster letter and rural carriers will participate in 19th Annual National Stamp Out Hunger program.
    Last year letter carriers collected a record 77.1 million pounds of food from postal customers across the nation. In 19 years, 1,059,800,000 pounds of food have been collected along postal routes.
    To help the Lancaster program, leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soups, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to your mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on May 14.  

  • Man burned, spray painted

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Deputies are trying to determine what exactly happened in the assault of a mentally ill Lancaster man.
    According to a Lancaster County sheriff’s office report, a deputy responded to the Springs Memorial Hospital emergency room on April 25 in regard to an assault.
    Once there, the deputy spoke with a 52-year-old Lancaster woman who said her 22-year-old nephew had been assaulted at a Lynwood Drive home April 23.

  • Wrong-way driver hits deputy, then flees

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man was arrested this week for running from the scene after crashing into a deputy’s car.
    George Edward Patterson, 53, 2857 Cimmeron Road, was arrested in the early morning hours of May 1 and charged with driving under the influence, driving under suspension and leaving the scene with personal injury.

  • Charlesboro parade grand marshal dies

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – He dressed in red, white and blue, waved the American flag and even sported the long white beard.
    Harold Williams was “Uncle Sam” – and it would take a lot of convincing to make some people think otherwise.
    The Kershaw resident played the patriotic figure for many years at the Fourth of July parades in Charlesboro and Heath Springs. With his death Monday, locals are now reflecting on his memory and what he meant to those annual Independence Day events.

  • Scouts pinewood derby is Saturday

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    You’re invited to come out Saturday for a day of enjoyment that will support Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts throughout the area.
    Clayton Homes of Lancaster is hosting the third annual pinewood derby that highlights the L&C (Lancaster and Chester) District of Boy Scouts of America.
    The event is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Clayton Homes, 1400 S.C. 9 Bypass in Lancaster.