Today's News

  • AJ High School band to march toward its 'destiny'

    KERSHAW – You may not recognize the songs the Volunteer Regiment plays this year, but the messages infused are ones you can hold onto for a lifetime.

    The Andrew Jackson High School marching band’s show theme for its 2009 season is “Every Passion Has It’s Destiny.”

    Band director Scot McGuire said the four-phase show focuses on accomplishing your goals and overcoming obstacles. The songs and the marching drill were written specifically for the Volunteer Regiment.

  • Horton family grateful for support

    Clyburn O. Horton Sr. died July 2 with his family by his side. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the people and organizations that helped us during this difficult time.

    We cannot begin to express the gratitude for the support we have received during the years since his stroke. DHEC Home Health, Mackey Family Practice, Lancaster Surgical Center, Springs Memorial Hospital, AmbuStar and Emergency Medical Services of Lancaster took great care of him medically.

  • Lancaster County roads are in need of crucial repair

    There is construction under way at Korner Kupboard at the S.C. 903 crossroad.

    That intersection needs attention, but here have not been as many accidents there as there have been at the S.C. 522 crossing at Hinson’s Trading Post. There are numerous accidents at that crossroads.

    The speed limit and stop signs are ignored. Does a life have to be lost before it is noticed?

    The roads in Lancaster County are being ignored unless they are located in the panhandle.

  • Democrats are lying about ObamaCare

    The evening news is not fair and balanced. The news should be facts, but it is actually opinion disguised as fact.

    Here ar  a few facts for you to chew on.

    The Democrats lied about Social Security just as they are lying about ObamaCare.

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt promised that:

    - Participation in the Social Security program would be completely voluntary

    - The money we elected to put into the program would be deductible from our income for tax purposes each year

  • For Pure Prairie League, it's all about the music

    Pure Prairie League still throws T-shirts in the seats before taking the stage.

    The play list for each concert is still taped to the floor beneath each microphone. Some things never change.

    Talk about old school, they still tune guitars in between songs, when needed.

  • ACC should be ashamed to back NAACP boycott

    The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) recently announced a decision to move its 2011-13 baseball championships from Myrtle Beach to North Carolina. The reason? It says the Confederate flag flying on South Carolina’s Statehouse grounds violates their commitment to “diversity, equality and human rights.

  • Volunteers make Sept. 19 food distribution program a success

    I would like to thank all of the volunteers who came out on Sept. 19 and helped make the Americans Feeding Americans Caravan a success.

    My personal thank you to Elaine Adkins, executive director of HOPE in Lancaster, for all of her guidance and making all of the contacts within the community to make this event go smoothly.

    Thanks to all the volunteers at HOPE for getting the vouchers into the hands of the recipients and also coming out Saturday to work all day making sure that those who came without vouchers were screened and given vouchers.

  • From hairbrushes to paintbrushes

    Everybody loves it when a “local” makes good, and Lancaster has its share of bragging rights of those who have made their mark.

    You can now add Vickie Bailey Ebbers to the list.

    The Lancaster native is now a nationally-recognized artist who has turned her love of family, friends and even cherished pets into a long list of award-winning paintings.

    Her artwork is now showing in Charlotte as part of the “Carolina’s Got Art,” exhibition at Atherton Mill in the South End Area.

  • Writer asks for return of lost cell phone

    Between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Sept. 5, I lost my cell phone at Walmart. It was either dropped in a parking space across from the oil change garage or in the store.

    While walking out of the store, I realized I did not have it. I went back to the areas I had been and could not find it. I went to customer service and was told that no one had turned it in. I walked around where I had been retracing my steps while my husband was calling my cell phone number.

  • Writer grateful for TEA Party supporters

    I would like to thank all the people who attended the TEA Party on Sept. 12 in  Lancaster.

    I would also like to give a special thanks to all those who helped organize the event. There were between 475 and 500 who attended.

    This is a true grassroots movement that hopefully will help send a message to Washington, D.C. that people are tired of an agenda that continues to try and take away our rights while keeping their hands in our wallets.