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Today's News

  • Spend $20 and help the local economy

    Several more local merchants have joined today’s $20 on the 20th promotion.

    The businesses, which include an automotive service and a nail salon, are just some of the many establishments running ads in today’s edition of The Lancaster News, promoting specials that cost $20 or less.  

    “These businesses heard about the promotion and wanted to be a part of it, too,” said Leigh Airington, advertising manager for The Lancaster News. “And these are businesses we hadn’t heard from before.”

  • Former VA officer to be honored

    A drop-in is being held for Linda Blackmon on Friday to recognize her for her work as Lancaster County’s Veterans Affairs Officer.

    The drop-in will be from 2 to 4 p.m. in County Council chambers on the second floor of the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 North Main St.

    The event, which is open to the public, will feature light refreshments.

    Blackmon, who had worked for the office nearly 14 years, retired last year as the county’s Veterans Affairs Officer. Her last official day was Dec. 31.

  • Man who committed suicide was in constant pain

    This letter is in response to Myra McCants’ letter, “Suicide is a selfish act,” in the Dec. 30 edition of The Lancaster News. That was her opinion; now, this is mine. My brother committed suicide on Thanksgiving Day 2009. I do not believe it was a selfish act, but a relief from pain. He had been in two auto accidents in 2009 within 10 months. He was suffering in severe and constant pain all day, every day. I believe he thought dying was his only pain relief. He was a good person.

  • Jackets halt skid at CHS

    Buford, mired in a five-game losing skid, was in dire need of a win.

    The Jackets responded in splendid fashion, posting a 58-49 Conference III-A basketball victory over Chesterfield at the Rams’ gym on Tuesday night.

    BHS’s nine-point win gave the visitors a split after the Lady Jackets dropped a 52-19 loss to the Lady Rams.

    In the nightcap, Buford rallied in the second half to post its first league win this season.

  • IL's Jones second in Rock Hill tourney

    Four Indian Land High School wrestlers placed in the annual Bearcats Invitational at Rock Hill High School on Saturday.

    The two-day tournament drew 29 schools.

    IL’s Trevor Jones led the Warriors’ effort, which resulted in an 11th-place finish, with a second at 140.

    Jones lost to Stewart Snodgrass of Nation Ford in the finals on a decision.

    Jones went 5-1 on the day for the Warriors, who are now 9-6.

  • 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.