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Today's News

  • Column: Writer takes hit-and-run driver to task

    This is a letter to the young woman who rear-ended me around 10:30 Sunday morning, July 24, and fled the scene on Hubbard Drive.
    I am writing this letter because I am still in disbelief at your folly. Surely, you are not gloating because you have apparently gotten away with something that you will eventually answer to.
    I was en route to church with my 82-year-old mother, who is in ailing health. For the first time in weeks, she felt up to attending service and I was more than willing to oblige.

  • Column: Persistent scammer is a skunk

    I want to share with everyone about a scam going around.
    It started Tuesday, July 12. We got a call. He said he was from Bank of America. I told him I was not interested in credit cards or loans. He would not hang up.
    I hung the phone up.
    He called right back. Just listen to me; I’ve got good news for you, he said. I told him I did all my banking at Founders and not to call again.

  • LSS lights to shine on crate late models

    Lancaster Super Speedway returns to racing action Saturday with the SECA Crate Late Models headlining the night.
    On June 18, the SECA Crate Late Models put on one of the best races of the year at the half-mile dirt track, with division drivers Timbo Mangum and Benji Knight vying for the checkers.
    Mangum emerged with the hard-fought victory, his second of the year.
    Knight has two crate late model wins, as well.
    Other drivers with wins in the division are Steve Banal, Chris Hargett and Chris Steele, who each have one win.

  • Hampton halts U14 all-stars’ run

    AIKEN – The Lancaster Dixie Boys U14 all-stars team saw its state championship hopes dashed with an 11-6 loss to an undefeated Hampton team on Tuesday night at Citizens Park.
    Hampton, of the Edisto area, built an 8-1 lead and held on for the five-run victory.
    “I’m proud of these guys because after they fell behind 8-1 in the game tonight [Tuesday].  They showed a lot of grit and battled all the way to the final out,” said Lancaster Dixie Boys 14U manager Jimmy Jackson. “We gave it a good shot.”

  • Ready for some football?

    Lancaster County’s four high school football teams will kick off preseason drills today in preparation for the 2016 prep football season.
    Practice, between light days and heavy days, will continue much of this month in preparation for the Aug. 19 openers.

    Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson High School opens preseason drills at 6 p.m. today.
    Coach C.J. Frye, who is in his second year, said the Vols have been chomping at the bit all week in anticipation for today.

  • Coming Events

     Week Ahead

    Back to school supply drive

  • Southern Wisteria: Personal chef ramps up service to Lancaster area

    If you think a personal chef is only for the rich and famous, think again. Southern Wisteria owner, Jackie Starnes, is out to change your mind and maybe even bring her culinary skills to your table. 

    Based in Kershaw, Starnes turned a personal passion into a business. For the last seven years, she’s been providing personal chef service, catering and making custom baked goods. She’s now ready to offer her service to more folks in Lancaster County.

  • Column: Here’s how our system works: Vote or shut up

    The final phase of this political season has officially begun. I think we can all agree to a great big “amen” here.
    The presumptive candidates have been selected, and there are less than four months left for the candidates to dazzle us with their brilliant rhetoric, snide remarks, denials of culpability and other as yet unknown items that will surface before November and be thrown as broadsides against the opposition.

  • Column: County Council: Confusion, lack of understanding or just unprepared?

    Which was it during the July 18 Lancaster County Council meeting? There was much discussion and some opposition to Councilman Jack Estridge’s motion to undo or rescind the approval of a June 13 motion to renew a motion that was never made.
    The June 13 actions were a clear violation of the council’s rules of parliamentary procedures.
    Estridge’s motion itself was really quite simple – “a motion to rescind (cancel) the approval of a motion to renew an ordinance or, if you prefer, to renew a motion.” That was it.

  • Column: Let’s Talk About It

    Yes, let’s talk. Not only to ourselves, not only to people who look like us, not only to people who go to church with us, not only to our friends and family, but also to our community members, clergy and law enforcement officers.  
    In order to start to heal from the tragedies that have occurred throughout our country, we must have an open and honest dialogue with folks who do not look like us. We need to understand why we do not trust each other. We need to understand we all hurt when our loved ones are killed.