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Today's News

  • Lady Warriors surge to win over Devils

    INDIAN LAND The No. 8 Indian Land Lady Warriors, locked in a tough region home battle with Great Falls, took control in a pivotal third period on the way to a 69-43 win over the Lady Red Devils on Tuesday night.

    The IL girls, unbeaten in region play, held a 24-22 halftime edge on the Great Falls girls, but ignited on a crucial 27-7 run to take control of the game.

    Indian Land owned a 17-8 first quarter edge, but Great Falls rallied with a 14-7 run to slice the gap to a couple of points.

  • Help those in need without publicity

    I am writing in response to Denise “Nyse” Hughes Mills letter to the editor, “Blackmon-Brace does not deserve all the negativity,” in the Dec. 18 edition of The Lancaster News. Anytime anyone is doing the right thing, publicity is the last thing a person expects to see or hear.

    When you are doing good, silence is golden because then it is done from the heart. This is what God is or will be judging all of us on.

    When you help someone, that deed should be between you and that person – not the whole world unless the recipient tells others.

  • Did Spratt represent constituents on his vote?

    I am waiting for a response to the following letter sent to U.S. Rep. John Spratt.

    Dear Rep. Spratt:

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

    This famous text is from our Declaration of Independence.

  • Legislature should focus on S.C. needs

    When the state Legislature convenes this week for its 2010 session, we hope it will act quickly to censure Gov. Mark Sanford. It’s time for the state to put the Sanford mess to rest.

    We called for Sanford to resign last summer and wish he would have.

    We think it would be better for South Carolina if we didn’t have a governor who has been the butt of late-night television jokes since June, when he admitted to misleading his staff of his whereabouts when he made his secret trip to see his mistress in Argentina.

  • Unfair to single out two major constructions

    First, let me welcome Mary Helen Yarborough back to Lancaster. I have enjoyed reading her guest columns and about the changes she has noted since she left and came back.

    In her Jan. 3 guest column, she wrote about wanting to see more locals hired in the construction going on here. I, too, would like to see more locals hired.

    However, I think it was unfair to single out two projects for “sending” money out of town.

  • Fire-safe cigarettes are making smoker sick

    In the past several weeks, I have noticed a serious change in my health. I am a smoker. I have tried many, many times to quit.

    I know it is a horrible habit and I need to quit. But several weeks ago, I started having constant headaches. I noticed that I was extremely dizzy and nauseous. My chest feels very tight and it has me very concerned. I’ve talked about these things with my family and was considering making a doctor’s appointment after the holidays.

  • Woman grateful for returned wallet

    How do you say thank you to someone you never met? Several months ago, after a doctor’s visit, a friend and I went to JoMars for lunch. We had just started eating and the cashier asked if there was a Jeanette Cole in the restaurant and said that she had something for her. My first thought was maybe a secret admirer had sent me a gift. Was I in for a surprise when she handed me my wallet.

  • Couple lucky to survive errant driver(s)

    This letter should have been written weeks ago, but I got caught up in the holidays. On the night of Dec. 8, the weather outside was storming – raining and windy. My husband and I decided to go to bed around 10:30. About 11:15, we were startled by a very loud bump. I had no idea what it was. My husband thought it sounded like a car turning over and over. I lay there expecting someone to come to the door seeking help. I got up and looked out the front door panes, but I didn’t see anything, so I went back to bed.

  • Jackets' fast start fuels mat win over Camden Military

    Buford built a 52-0 lead on the way to a 58-24 home wrestling win over Camden Military Academy on Tuesday night in the Jackets’ gym.

    BHS’s 34-point win upped the Jackets’ mark to 9-12 this winter.

    Buford posted six pins in forging the early lead. Josh Langley, Marcus Pressley, Josh Mullins, Gabe Griffin, James Shehane and Eric McPhearson each had a fall to boost Buford to an insurmountable spread on the Spartans.

    Devin Starnes registered a major decision and Johntrell Caudle added a pin in the 217-pound weight class.

  • 2nd Chance needs help

    The thrift store and Christian ministry formerly known as Helping Hands will open soon under a new name, 2nd Chance.

    The negative impact of cold weather has affected us here at the 1877 Grace Ave. location. Having no heat in the building has impaired our ability to provide quality services to the community.