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Today's News

  • LHS girls win to gain region split

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins used a pivotal fourth-period run to down York 50-43 in Region III-AAAA play.

    The LHS girls' win gave the Bruins a split of the league twin bill.

    York rallied in the second half for the 53-51 win in the boys' game.

    In the opener, Lancaster, which held the lead for the bulk of the first half, saw York charge to forge a 32-30 advantage in the third period.

    The Lady Cougars were down 25-20 at the break before the Lady Bruins got rolling.

    A 12-5 York run to open the third quarter gave the Lady Cougars a 32-30 edge.

  • Could truce impact the world?

    What if there were no hatred? No ill will? No jealousy? What if there were just reverence? Calmness?

    What if on one night a year everyone paused to reflect on the good?

    It’s happened before. Been documented in history, retold in books and recorded in songs.

    On Dec. 24, 1914, German troops began decorating the area around their trenches of Ypres, Belgium, for Christmas.

    They put candles on trees and sang Christmas carols. One of those was Stille Nacht (Silent Night.) British troops in trenches across from them responded by singing English carols.

  • Sellers' clutch FTs lift Vols

    INDIAN LAND – Andrew Jackson’s Justin Sellers hit four points, but all were huge in the Volunteers’ exciting 55-54 win over county rival Indian Land on Tuesday night.Sellers dropped in a free throw with no time on the clock to lift AJ to the thrilling one-point win.The Vols, down 36-29 after three periods, rallied to close the gap to three – 54-51 in the closing seconds.Sellers was fouled on a three-point shot to tie the game and went to the line and hit all three to knot the game at 54.“Justin was clutch for us,

  • Taxes, land conservation top of agenda

    Editor’s note: Sen. Greg Gregory, R-16, writes a newsletter to capture the happenings in the General Assembly. Following is a synopsis of the bills:

    Money matters

    It has been said that the art of taxation is to pluck the most feathers from the goose without it noticing. In South Carolina, legislators have taken this approach by swapping taxes that are hated (property taxes) for ones that are perceived as more pain-free (sales taxes and fees). There has been much change in the last two years, so here is a thumbnail sketch of the current status.

  • LHS's Craig stars in Taco Bell field

    The Lancaster High School junior wrestler Joe Craig took the whole enchilada at the annual Taco Bell prep wrestling tournament on Saturday at Spring Valley High.

    Craig, the Bruins' 145-pounder, went 4-0 with as many pins to capture the tournament's s Most Outstanding Wrestler Award.

    "Joe was, as the award said, outstanding throughout the tournament," said LHS coach Sam Robinson. "He won the award in a field which included two-time state champions. It was an elite group and to be the best says a great deal about him."

  • Zoning changes hidden behind bureaucratic red tape

    The original intent of zoning was to provide for stability in communities by mandating what uses of the land in that community were permissible.

    The act of rezoning was quite rare and done only under extraordinary circumstances. This provided protection for property owners in a community and ensured preservation of community characteristics and property values.

    Now the fad has become rezoning. Current zoning insures no stability in a community. Why is this occurring? Greed.

  • Drum savors Shrine Bowl experience

    Call it the highlight in the twilight.

    Lewisville football coach Floyd Drum, a 39-year sideline veteran, said his recent Shrine Bowl experience represents a special time in a stellar career winding to a close.

    Drum, who makes his home in Lancaster where his career includes stops at Lancaster High and South Middle School, said the Carolinas' all-star football experience matches its lofty billing.

    The annual high school all-star charity game, which draws the states' top senior football talent and coaches, benefits Shrine hospitals for burned and crippled children.

  • Say goodbye to the good old USA

    Are you ready for the death of the dollar and the end of the United States as a sovereign nation? Are you ready for the North American Union (N.A.U.)?

    Are you read for a 12-lane limited-access highway running from the Mexican west coast of Lazaro Cardenas controlled by the Chinese firm of Hutchinson Whampoa, running through Texas and north into Canada without stopping at the current U.S. border?

    Well, you better be ready or else you need to contact your congressman and ask him or her to stop the runaway freight train of the N.A.U.

  • Better choices, better future

    Today’s choices shape my future profusely. Sir Isaac Newton wrote and proved the Law of Physics that “for every action there is a reaction.”

    Everyone knows there are good choices and bad choices. Everyone has made each of them, more than others. The things we do today affect everything that happens in the future. Once people understand that not only the things they do, but the things people around them do, affect them just as much, they can begin to make better on difficult choices.

  • Not another company like Springs

    “There will always be companies making sheets and towels, but we’re not likely to see a company the likes of Springs Industries ever again. Nor is there likely to be another (CEO) like Crandall Bowles, the last president of the freestanding Springs.”