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Today's News

  • Tailgating Time

    One-handed grabs don’t just apply to the action on the football field. They also apply to the food in the parking lot, before and after the game.

    It’s time to get out the awning, folding table, chairs, coolers, grill and the cornhole game.

    Tailgating – the football season social hour – is finally here.

    It’s hard to beat a day with family and friends at a college or pro football stadium to celebrate a love of the game and to root on your favorite team.

  • J.L. Knight knew how to make a dollar

    J.L. Knight developed the knack to make a dollar at a young age.

    When he was in high school, he sold candy and chewing gum to classmates and other students. Through the years, those who knew him best said he was a hard worker who made it a point to treat people fairly.

    Knight, who was in the service station business more than 50 years in Lancaster, died Friday. He was 85.

    Knight’s brother, H.N., said he carried the appearance and mindset of a businessman ever since he was a teenager.

  • Man, 91, dies in S.C. 97 wreck

    A 91-year-old man died Monday after the car he was riding in overturned on S.C. 97.

    Ellie McManus, of Camden, died of blunt force trauma at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, said Lancaster County Chief Deputy Coroner Karla Deese.

    According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, McManus was a passenger in a 2002 Toyota driven by Mary McManus Faile, 58, of 2519 University Drive. Deese said Faile is McManus’ daughter.

  • $3.5M bond issue on council table

    After brief discussion Tuesday, County Council gave first approval to the issuance of $3.5 million in bonds to support local projects.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said the money would be used for several county projects, including recouping $520,000 in costs for the new county coroner’s office and for costs associated with a potential new Emergency Medical Services station in Buford.

    It may also be used for a third project, but Willis won’t talk about that.

  • Border battles set Friday

    Lancaster County high school football for week three features a pair of border battles and an unbeaten hoping to pad its record.

    Lancaster takes a trip out S.C. 9 to battle the rival Buford Yellow Jackets, while Andrew Jackson is set to challenge neighboring Kershaw County rival North Central High School.

    Indian Land, the county’s lone unbeaten team, shoots to stay that way with a home clash with winless Whitmire High School.

    The Jackets will host the Bruins in the seventh meeting between the two schools just over 10 miles apart.

  • UW grateful for school supply drive supporters

    We would like to thank the Lancaster County Community for once again supporting United Way of Lancaster County in our “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive. Special thanks to Frank Overcash for allowing the recreation departments in the county serve as drop off sites, to Heath Springs Dental Associates, who also served as a collection site, and to P&G Duracell for setting up a drop-off site for their employees.  

  • Share your views of candidates

    It’s hard to believe that the 2010 general election is just a little over nine weeks away. On Sunday’s editorial page, we encouraged residents to educate themselves about the candidates running for the various seats.

    In the coming weeks, The Lancaster News will be publishing stories about the candidates and the election. We are also planning to cosponsor a candidate forum, along with Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, Duke Energy and LearnTV in October.

  • Ms. Stover motivates children

    Have you ever wondered how to get your child motivated about school or a class? Well, you need to meet Shuntay Stover. She is an eighth-grade teacher at A.R. Rucker Middle School. She motivated my son and his friends to be excited about school. I no longer have to struggle with getting my son out the door for school, even though she taught him last year.

    Knowing how you have touched my son, I know you have made a difference with other students as well.

  • Voters will no longer tolerate the status quo

    U.S. Congressman John Spratt said during a recent visit to Lancaster that he “wanted to go back to Washington to serve on the fiscal commission... which has a goal of bringing the federal budget back into balance by 2015.”

    This man must think the constituents of the 5th District live under a rock and are unaware of his voting record.

  • Enrich your life by immersing in the arts

    Hippocrates (460 – 360 B.C.) said “Life is short, art is long...” The idea behind this article about the status of the arts in Lancaster has been brewing for a while.

    I have been intently making notes of what is available in our community in the way of opportunities to participate in the arts so those of us who work behind the scenes can ensure we all have access to, actively participate in and be engaged in the arts and cultural experiences.