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Today's News

  • Family Promise has Web site

    Family Promise is moving along quite nicely in its seventh month of this journey. eeMuch progress in all areas has been achieved and the latest accomplishment is the Family Promise of Lancaster County Web site.

    Most people in America are able to connect to the Web and I’m sure the same is true for Lancaster County citizens.

    Family Promise wants to make it easy for people to learn about and  understand what Family Promise is and what it will mean for Lancaster County.

  • Team's 52 tops Catawba field

    The winning team took a narrow victory in the eighth annual Catawba Lions golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday.

    The winning foursome of Phillip Knezevich, Garrett Hammond, Tyler Young and Ray Rainey teamed for a 20-under 52.

    The tournament included 20 teams.

    The team of Chris Johnson, Steven Threatt, Steve Hoke and Anne Small shot a 53. The third-place team posted a 54. The team included Joe Lytle, Brent Wainscott and Sonny Weeks.

  • GOP hopefuls speak at meeting

    The Lancaster County Republican Party offered a chance for the public to meet GOP candidates for local and state office on Tuesday night and, perhaps, give supporters a confidence boost.

    "Our worst candidate will still be better than the Democrats' best candidate," said Winston Smith, chairman of the GOP in Lancaster County, during the meeting, held at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    County Council candidates speak

  • Sexual assault impacts community

    Sexual assault is a social problem that affects every community in our nation. It affects children, women and men. It does not matter the age, religion, socioeconomic status. Rape is the most under -reported crime in America.

    Rape requires more than pointing out the problem. Rape requires a communitywide partnership and focusing on the victims.

  • Mrs. Hughes a true blessing in a full life

    When I visit Clemson for a football game, guess who comes to mind?

    Frank Howard? Danny Ford? Nope, not even close. It’s Kate Hughes and her family. I mention Mrs. Hughes because she died earlier this week after an illness. My friendship with the Hughes family provided my first link to Clemson and Tiger football. Her youngest son, David, and I have been friends since elementary school. He’s now a Clemson professor.

  • Lady Vols win region

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Vols, down two games in the standings a couple of weeks back, completed a championship comeback, taking a 7-0 win over Cheraw to post the Conference VIII-AA softball championship.

    The Lady Vols’ 10th straight league crown gives it a home game in the Class AA Lower State playoffs which open Thursday.

    AJ, 15-8, 6-2, rode the solid pitching of sophomore hurler Chelsea Vincent to the shutout win. Vincent allowed two hits and no walks. She aided her cause with two hits and a pair of RBIs.

  • Grumble or learn to live with it

    Years ago when I was a youngster, I heard older folks grumbling about all kinds of stuff. Seems like back then our politicians took time to listen and some wrongs were corrected or made a little easier for us.

  • Parents who want best for kids not ‘elitists’

    I am writing in response to David Cook’s column, “Vouchers take money away from public schools,” in the April 11 edition of The Lancaster News.

    How selfish must you be to block financial aid to parents who wish to send their kids to a conducive place to learn. Last time I checked, there were parents who had to transfer their kids from public to private schools because of disciplinary problems. And there are parents who want a clean Christian education, sheltered from the ungodliness in our local schools.

  • Lady Vols rally, top BHS

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to take a 6-2 comeback softball win over Buford on Tuesday night.

    The Lady Vols’ four-run win kept them in contention for the Conference VIII-AA title.

    AJ faces Cheraw on Thursday at the CHS field where the title will be decided.

    Chelsea Vincent hurled a four-hitter and fanned seven for the AJ girls, who improved to 14-8, 5-2.

    Jena Hallman took the loss, allowing nine hits and five walks. She fanned six for Buford.

  • Couple wants teeth added to leash laws

    When Lois Zarrelli calls her little lambs, they come running as a herd with a pitter patter of tiny hooves down the hallway on the tile floor.

    Hallway? Tile floor?

    Desperate times call for desperate measures, and Lois and Neal Zarrelli have taken to keeping their lambs indoors.

    The Zarrellis have spent the last two Sundays not in church, but dealing with dead sheep. The Buford residents say a neighborhood dog has decimated their sheep herd, which has gone from 23 to six in the past three months.