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Today's News

  • Relay For Life teams close to goal despite tough times

    By lunchtime Friday, the 59 local Relay For Life teams were close to attaining their goals.

    The $205,000 goal was is sight, with a little more than $170,000 turned in. 

    The money is used to help fund cancer research and American Cancer Society wellness programs.

    From Links of Hope and haunted junk yards to barbecues, yard sales and trial rides, all of the teams have been working  hard to raise money in tough times, said event co-chairwoman Donna Parsons.

  • Letters to the editor

     

    Letters to the editor

    Holden family grateful 

    for prayers, support

  • Emergency food and shelter funds available

    Lancaster County has been awarded federal funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009  for the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

    The county will receive $36,817 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. This is in addition to  $81,327 previously awarded to the county.

  • Highway 75 is dangerous

     

    When is it going to stop? What can we do to stop it? I live on Peacewood Trail off Highway 75 at the state line. There was wreck there on Wednesday (April 22) morning. This is the second major road-closing wreck within 500 feet this week. Two days ago, the wreck was on the North Carolina side and we lost power for eight hours. 

  • Kitty Boy’s death brings gifts of kindness

     

    Josh Harger breaks through tree roots with a shovel. I can smell the freshly turned dirt.

    Sweat drips off his face as he digs, and we talk. He lets me cry.

    Finally, the task is done and he picks up the still, stiff body of my beloved cat with the shovel and places him in the hole. Even in death, Kitty Boy’s fur looks like velvet.

  • Out with the old; in with the new

    Since the April 6 resignations of three council members, Kershaw Town Council has moved quickly to undo or redo some of the actions of the old council. There’s been no waste of time by the new council, which has two new members and three empty seats.

    The most significant action taken by the new council was its April 16 decision to modify the plans for a new Town Hall, already under construction on Hampton Street. The four-member council voted unanimously to modify the plans for the building, which was estimated to cost about $825,000 before furnishings.

  • Support local Relay for Life

     

    A major battle in the war with cancer takes the field today at 5 p.m.

    Lancaster County’s 2009 Relay for Life, an all-night event in the on-going effort to find a cure for cancer, is upon us.

    It’s an emotional night where the community comes together for a worthwhile cause.

  • Stimulus spending will hurt S.C.

     

    Legislative leaders are creating hysteria over federal stimulus funds, threatening to fire teachers and police officers and let criminals go free if Gov. Mark Sanford doesn’t cave and let them spend millions of one-time dollars on recurring programs.

  • CMC-Carolina Lakes Medical Plaza to open

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land residents should have a plethora of options for their medical needs when a new medical center opens next month.

    The CMC-Carolina Lakes Medical Plaza is set to open May 5 at 7666 Charlotte Highway. It’s located a few miles south of Sun City Carolina Lakes and Carolina Commons Shopping Center.

    Kevin McCarthy, spokesman for Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte, said the practices that will operate in the building include Barnett Family Practice, the Sanger Clinic/Charlotte Cardiology Associates and Mecklenburg Medical Group.

  • Former city police officer fighting to get her job back

    A former Lancaster police officer is looking to get her job back after reportedly making derogatory racial comments about a coworker last month.

    Sandy Sowell, a corporal who’s worked for the Lancaster Police Department for more than 22 years, was fired March 12 for what she said about Pamela Richardson, an administrative assistant at the police department.

    Sowell filed a grievance with the city March 19.