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Today's News

  • Royal treatment

    Father’s Day is rapidly approaching (June 21) and you don’t have any idea what to get dear old Dad for a gift this year.Not only are your ideas limited, but your Benjamins are, too. However, take heart: there’s more to choose from than boring gold-plated pens, neckties and new socks if your budget is in a bind. Why not consider one of these gifts that are priced below $25?

  • Kershaw Chamber sets goals

    The Kershaw Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who participated in the Spring-a-Thon this year.

    It was through the efforts of many – sponsors, vendors, chamber members, friends and those who attended – that made this another successful year.

    Our town, community and county truly works and pulls together and the chamber appreciates every act of courtesy.

    As the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce’s new president, I have some ideas about the direction the chamber should be going to make Kershaw the productive town it’s destined to be.

  • Buford claimed state title in record fashion

    Buford’s 2009 softball season was highlighted by a first-ever Class A state championship and some record-setting performances along the way.

    Buford junior hurler Jena Hallman, who earned a Class A Player of the Year honor from one sports publication, broke three school marks in the Lady Jackets’ 26-9 season under first-year coach “C” Davis.

    Hallman, 22-9, set a new mark for wins in a season, besting the old standard of 17 which was held by Lisa McManus in 2001.

  • Returning jobs to America will help financial crisis

    To write an opinion piece, one must have an opinion. You know, something you think up all by yourself. Internet news sources and major newspapers are really harping on a senior citizen’s worst nightmare – the imminent demise of Social Security and Medicare. This scare comes up every once in a while to keep us old folks on edge.

    Yes sir, I, as a young man with a family, probably fussed when I saw the deductions coming out of my pay to support old people and those unemployed.

  • Remember reason for Memorial Day

    Now is the perfect time to recognize the men and women who are serving in our military throughout the world. Monday is Memorial Day. A day set aside to pay tribute and honor those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

    For many people, Memorial Day is a day off from work, a summertime kickoff with an extended, three-day weekend. But Memorial Day really isn’t supposed to be about having fun. Its true purpose is to honor the men and women who gave their lives fighting for this country in times of war.

  • Mr. Ben’s legacy is one of caring

    An education career, marked by the admirable qualities of dedication and longevity, is steadily winding  to a close.

    Arthur Benjamin, better known as “Mr. Ben,” is retiring from the Lancaster County School District.

    Benjamin has been involved with education for the last 43 years, including the past seven and a half at A.R. Rucker Middle School.

  • Chillin' in the USA

    The mercury is rising, picnic baskets are coming down from the attic and it’s almost time for swimming pools to open.

    It’s also time to sit back in the porch swing and sip a glass of iced tea.

    Legend has it that English tea merchant Richard Blechynden discovered the beverage nearly 100 years ago at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis.

    Those attending the gala showed little interest in drink hot tea that day so the quick-thinking Blechynden added ice, and the rest is “hist-tea-ree.”

  • Wreck victim grateful for angels

    In a world where we hear plenty of complains, the following are words of heartfelt gratitude and praise.

    I have nothing but gratitude for the angels of mercy who came to my aid on the afternoon of May 20 when my Toyota Prius ran off the road on Hubbard Drive, flipped over and left me pinned upside down.

  • P-31 charity ride a record

    The fifth annual American Legion Post 31 baseball charity ride was a grand slam.

    “In the past, we’ve done real well and it has to do with the response from the community, bikers and riders,” said Lancaster Post 31 athletic officer Mike Lucas. “Our ride this time around was the best we’ve had. This is our major fundraiser and it was a huge draw. This reflects well on the community and says people are willing to make a difference.”

    The 2009 P-31 charity ride, held a week later than last year, drew a record 170 bikes and 225 total riders.

  • Going green affects a lot of people

    I always look forward to reading The Lancaster News and finding out what is going on in our surrounding community. Boy, I got a shock when I read where some of our County Council members are pushing “going green.”

    With a paper mill located just over the county line, that doesn’t make a lot of sense. There are a number of Lancaster County residents who are employed there.