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Today's News

  • History does not have to repeat itself

    Do the nationalized health care systems of Western Europe and Canada provide better health care than what we have in the United States? Well, not according to my research.

  • Read provisions in health care proposal

    According to the proposed HR 3200, which is the government healthcare law being considered by Congress, many provisions have been included which are not being explained to our citizens correctly.

    If passed, one such provision in the law is the life and death provisions involving our senior citizens. Physicians will have no choice in this provision except to comply with the law. Advance Care Planning Consultation is detailed in section 1233, pages 424-434.

  • Constitution dictates where to put courthouse

    Steve Willis, Lancaster County administrator, correctly stated in his Aug. 16 editorial that the Lancaster “County Council cannot ignore the state constitution and state law when determining where the courthouse must be located.”

    I would like to expand on that statement by adding some additional information – a bit of South Carolina history.

    The state law he refers to is embedded in the state constitution of 1790. At that time, the state capital was Charleston.

  • Four charged in botched armed robbery attempt

    Four men have been charged in connection with a botched armed robbery attempt that led to a fifth suspect's death early Aug. 14.

    Torey Robert Blackwell, 18, of 1262 Belmont Circle, Dendrel Latavis Campbell, 17, of 1515 Carmel Road, Nicholas Marquis Dooley, 19, of 682 Shiloh Unity Road, and Lamarutis Terrone Clyburn, 18, of 2018 Great Falls Highway, have each been charged with armed robbery, Sheriff Barry Faile said.

  • USCL wants to raise $6.8M

    The fundraising campaign organized in conjunction with the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s 50th anniversary celebration is being resumed.

    Officials suspended the efforts in late February because of the sour national economy, said Stanley Johnson, who chairs USCL’s 50th anniversary campaign.

    Money raised from the campaign will go toward various expansion projects on campus – chiefly a new classroom building that’s projected to cost about $8 million.

  • New school year begins

    Summer for about 11,500 Lancaster County School District students came to an end Monday as a new school year got under way.

    Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore said all the schools had an “excellent opening” on the official first day of school. It seemed as if school never ended, he said.

    “It was business as usual,” Moore said. “Students were engaged and that’s what I really want to emphasize.”

    Moore visited every district school on Monday and later said it was probably as good as any opening he had ever been part of.

  • Writer clarifies previous letter

    I want clarify my Aug. 12 letter, “Writer: Use hospitality tax for supply fund raiser.” Some people misunderstood my letter and deemed me “racist” in the readers comments section of  my letter posted on The Lancaster News Web site, www.thelancasternews.com. Others understood my ire.

    I cannot be racist because I was raised in a clear world, even more so than our president. I am neither color, yet at the same time both colors. I have an immigrant ancestry, with both English and African forefathers.

  • Council OKs $17,000 for IL library

    Lancaster County Council approved $17,000 in funding for the Del Webb Library in Indian Land at its Monday meeting.

    Richard Band, director of the Lancaster County Library, requested that the county cover the remaining construction costs on the building.

    With the downturn in the economy, Band said his staff’s efforts to raise funds fell short.

  • County considering new terminal for airport

    Lancaster County Council is reviewing two potential construction projects.

    County Administrator Steve Willis discussed the separate projects – one at the Lancaster County Airport and another for a road in the Buford community – at council’s Aug. 10 meeting.

    Willis recently developed pricing information for council to review.

    The first project calls for a new terminal at the Lancaster County Airport, which could also include office space for the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.

  • Buford High hosts thirdKickoff Classic

    The sixth Founders Federal Kickoff Classic made its third appearance at Buford High School on Friday night. When the jamboree was first established, the main idea was for the event to be played on a rotating basis among the Lancaster County high schools.  

    Buford High has played jamboree host more times than any other school, but for good reason.