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Today's News

  • Plenty to do here Friday and Saturday

    You can’t say there’s nothing to do around here this weekend. From kayaking to chili tasting; from barbecue to motorcycle ministry; from a reunion with a noted lifeguard instructor to visiting an alpaca farm " you’ve got it all right here and even more.

    Some of the events include:

    u The Total Arts Fusion will from 7-10 p.m. Friday at the War Memorial Building, 401 Dearborn St., Great Falls. Music will be provided by Gigi Dover and The Big Love, Kevin Marshall and Jason Switzer.

  • Boyet thanks Sunday alcohol sales supporters

    First, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Carolina Gateway and The Lancaster News for their support of the alcohol sales in restaurants on Sundays in Lancaster County.

    Secondly, a big thank you to the residents of Lancaster County who have come out in the early stages to support this initiative. So many people have stepped up to the plate to assist with posting petitions, posting signs, getting signatures and assisting with the logging in of the petitions, but we still need your help.

  • Crawford makes us proud again

    Clemson University’s 35-10 season opening win over North Texas most likely won’t go down as the Tigers’ biggest win of the 2010 football season, but what happened that day in Death Valley won’t soon be forgotten.

    Shawn Crawford, a Van Wyck native and former Indian Land High School star athlete, joined elite Clemson sports company that afternoon as one of eight inductees into the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame.

  • Mulvaney skirts question about job creation

    In a recent question and answer session with The Herald, Mick Mulvaney revealed a great deal about his agenda and true concerns. When asked “what policies would you propose or support to create jobs in South Carolina?” Mulvaney answered:

    “The first move must be repealing Obamacare.” First, I don’t like the way Mulvaney terms it “Obamacare.”   

  • Spratt is a true friend of our 5th District

    In 2009, Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve System, was chosen by Time Magazine as Man of the Year. I enjoyed reading the article about Bernanke.

    It contains interesting information about Bernanke including his childhood in Bennettsville and about monetary policy and the role of the Fed.

  • Sometimes we have to agree to disagree

    I am writing in response to an article concerning a rebuttal to the mudslinging among the candidates. Debates as well as signs are all mudslinging to me.

    Whether we talk or write about someone in the negative it is wrong. Candidates will do what they do best which is either tell the truth or lie.

    The ones affected by this are we, the people. We grasp on to every word people say or do.  God made each one of us different and this is why we don’t always agree. Your belief is your belief.

  • Know difference between right and wrong

    It is not about the Republicans or the Democrats, nor about the left vs. the right. It is about right vs. wrong. But who is right? If you or I select what is right then it is subjective and neither of us is actually right.

    If our definition of right comes from our creator, which is found in the scriptures, then we have an objective truth, which is right.

    For example, some people in America believe the following:

    u That former President George W. Bush caused 9/11

    u Rosie O’Donnell is a Patriot

    u The Constitution is a living document

  • Living in Sun City doesn't mean we have extra money

    With respect to retailers’ tendency to focus on Ballantyne and Sun City, I could not agree with you more (re: IL shoppers welcome new Walmart, ALDI, Sept. 1).

    Retailers need to realize that there is more to this area than Ballantyne and Sun City. Yes, I’m glad for the jobs they have provided and commend their generous donations to schools, libraries and nonprofit relief organizations.

  • Attack on assistant principal was uncalled for

    I would like to respond to the assault on coach Bill Farrar, Lancaster High School assistant principal, and to the person charged with the assault, Rodney Thompson, and his family.

    Coach Farrar is a good person, as well as a teacher and coach. I have a son who attends Lancaster High School, as well as two grandchildren.

    Over the years, I have grown to know coach Farrar on a personal level. Coach Farrar would never attempt an assault on any student at Lancaster High School.

  • Blackburn winner in Limited Late Models

    Steve Blackburn highlighted action at Lancaster Motor Speedway, capturing the Limited Late Model win Saturday night.

    The Limited Late Models front row had heat winners Mike Huey and Chris Hargett. The division had two newcomers in Blackburn and Raymond Brown.

    When the green flag dropped, the field roared into turns one and two.

    Hargett spun out in front of the field, collecting half the field with him. On the restart, Huey had the lead, but a hard-charging Blackburn made his way through the field.