Today's News

  • Yard debris can be fatal to your pets

    It’s fall again, the time of year when the mornings are cool and the nights can be quite frosty. It’s time for pumpkins, county fairs, candy apples, falling leaves, dried up pine straw and snakes.

    Snakes are on the move looking for their winter den in which to hunker down in for the long winter to come. But while they are looking for that den they are scouting out that pile of leaves you haven’t gotten around to burning yet. They like those piles because mice are looking for a winter home too, so where you have mice you will have snakes.

  • Brookchase needs to get in back of line for road paving

    I would like to respond to the article, “Roads in need of repair, but can county help?” My answer to Brookchase: Get in line, and it forms at the bottom.

    The photo with the article looks like a super highway compaired to our Sunnybrook Lane.  It is a dead-end road off Everall Road with 30 homes, with two to four vehicles at each home.

    I have lived here for 60 years and remember when it was a dirt road. It was paved more than 50 years ago.

    After that, the bridge fell in. It was never repaired therefore it became a dead-end road.

  • We need to rethink our strategy in Afghanistan

    As President Barack Obama plans to send more troops to Afghanistan, perhaps all should contemplate the unknown outcome and the reason for our being there. Currently, 40 percent of Americans are dubious about the war effort, and in Great Britain the sentiment is even stronger. Sweden plans to move its troops out at the end of next year.

  • Woman praises good Samaritans

    On Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, I arrived in Lancaster for an overnight visit, after a nine-hour solo drive from South Georgia. A dashboard light came on while I was en route, so I headed for an automotive agency to have it checked out. At the traffic light on Main and Meeting streets, my car stopped dead.

    Thank God for modern day Samaritans. There were offers of help from several gentlemen. Indeed, one man contacted the folks who sent a tow truck. Others pushed my vehicle out of traffic and stayed by me until the tow truck arrived.

  • Blythewood cops region golf crown

    Blythewood captured the Region IV-AAAA golf tournament with a 351 total over 18 holes at the Lancaster Golf Club on Monday.

    The tournament was originally set for Wednesday, but moved to Lancaster following a rain out last Wednesday.

    The Lady Bengals were led by Kelsey Badmaev, who shot a 76.

    Lancaster High School’s Haley Heath was second with a 78. LHS finished third in the five-team field with a 389 total.

    Spring Valley carded a 367 to place second overall.

    South Pointe was fourth with a 395 and Ridge View had a 452.

  • Lady Bruins win region tennis title

    The Lancaster High School girls tennis team captured the Region IV-AAA tennis championship with a 6-0 win over host Ridge View High School on Wednesday night.

    The win improved LHS’s mark to 9-0 in region play and 13-2 overall.

    The Lady Bruins of coach Phil Dewalt have one match left to play before opening the Class AAAA Upper State playoffs.

    LHS opens the playoffs on Tuesday when it hosts Northwestern High School.

    LHS 6 RV 0

    Lyndsey Hegler (L) def. Liz Jones (RV) 6-1, 6-2

    Morgan Gardner (L) def. Morgan Tolley (RV) 7-5, 6-2

  • Cats strike early, trip LHS 31-3

    Lancaster High School head football coach Bennie McMurray, fresh off a 31-3 home loss to second-ranked Rock Hill on Friday night, was ready to press on.

    The Memorial Stadium scoreboard reflected a third straight defeat, but McMurray was noting the positives and looking ahead.

    “We still have some bright spots,” McMurray said. “By no means are we happy with this score, but I thought our effort was there. I thought we fought hard against an outstanding football team. The difference was that they made plays and we didn’t.”

  • Organization grateful for help with program

    The Lancaster County District 6 Masonic Lodges would like to thank the young men of the Red Rose Council No. 162 Knights of Pythagoras organization for donating their time to help HOPE of Lancaster County with the recent Feed the Children event.

    Hopefully, our children have set an example by helping others. This was an opportunity to expose our teenagers to circumstances they may or may not have encountered in their lives.

  • Mobley was tough but fair judge

    The future of the old Lancaster County Courthouse has the refurbished building being some type of museum.

    We can think of a host of people who could be honored there for their long, faithful service to Lancaster County through their work and dedication over the years.

    Folks with a distinguished legal background would likely be a major consideration.

    With that in mind, the late Berry L. Mobley would be most deserving for a notable place of honor in the renovated building when it’s completed.

  • United Way needs our support even more so now

    Please give to the United Way of Lancaster County’s 2009-10 campaign if you’re financially able. It’s important, perhaps even more so in these tough economic times.

    The United Way of Lancaster County does so much to help fund worthwhile programs in the community. Some of these programs help people who most need help in difficult times.