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Today's News

  • Police reports - Oct. 30, 2009

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • A Lancaster woman was arrested on a drug charge after police responded to a call about an intoxicated person at a South Market Street home on Oct. 23.

    Brenda Carol Sims, 42, 2488 Sims Drive, was charged with possession of crack cocaine, public drunkenness and open consumption of alcohol.

  • Mulvaney to run for Congress?

    Mick Mulvaney was just settling in to his first year as the District 16 state senator when he started thinking about another way to represent the residents of South Carolina.

    Mulvaney, 42, a Republican whose senate district includes parts of Lancaster and York counties, is now considering taking on U.S. Rep. John Spratt in the 5th District race next year. Spratt, a Democrat from York, was first elected to the seat in 1982.

    Mulvaney, a businessman who lives in Indian Land, was elected to the state Senate a year ago after completing one term in the state House.

  • Spratt shows leadership in Congress

    I want to thank Congressman John Spratt for demonstrating outstanding leadership in the U.S. Congress. Congressman Spratt has become one of the leading experts on both the budget and defense. I respect his knowledge of the budget and the ability that he has to build consensus on reforming health care while insisting on fiscal discipline and accountability. Congressman Spratt listens to the concerns of the people and addresses an issue in detail. When you ask him a question you will get an honest answer.

  • Newspapers are reliable, accountable

    It’s National Newspaper Week and a good time to set the record straight about South Carolina’s 115 daily and weekly newspapers.

    Just like other businesses, newspapers, including The Lancaster News, are facing tight times in this tough economy.

    But unlike some highly-publicized big city newspapers, The Lancaster News isn’t going away.

    The Lancaster News will keep coming to you next week to tell you what’s going on in your community. And we should be thankful for that.

  • Healing Horses provides a needed service

    You may have found a couple of the photos that we ran with the Oct. 11 article on Healing Horses disturbing. In one photo, you can see horses tied to a tree.

    They were all malnourished and recently rescued by Healing Horses, a nonprofit organization in Van Wyck where abused horses find a haven for healing.

    In the photo of the three horses tied to the tree, you can clearly see the outline of ribs on the brown horse in the foreground.

    It’s a sad picture.

  • County needs to thank our volunteers

    I am a volunteer for the American Red Cross. At 10:15 p.m. Aug. 9, I was called to a fire off S.C. 75, going toward Waxhaw. I called the sheriff’s office to verify the location.

    But you couldn’t miss it because there were four volunteer fire departments, two EMS vehicles and an ambulance to help with the fire and dwelling. It was a big fire.

    I met with a firefighter who took my wife and me to meet the family, a couple with an 18-month-old baby. The woman was eight months pregnant.

  • S.C., Not a nation, not an insane asylum?

    While waiting in line for the Jungle Cruise ride at Walt Disney World several years ago, I talked with a charming family from upstate New York. It was the first trip to the Sunshine State for the 11-year-old girl, her mother and father.

    They were excited and chatted freely. Until they asked where we were from. At the moment I got South Carolina out of my mouth, the three almost collectively took a step back. And the chatting stopped.

    The gesture was so obvious it surprised me. I couldn’t figure out why I suddenly became so offensive.

  • Roberts force for Buford

    BUFORD Josh Roberts, a second-year starter for the Buford Yellow Jackets at offensive tackle, has used hard work to become a force in the BHS trenches.

    “Josh works hard to get where he needs to be,” Buford High head coach Mike Wells said.

    Roberts knows what it takes to play well as a team.

    “It’s not one person out there. We have to work together as a team, if we want to win. If we give 110 percent on the field as a team, we can win,” Roberts said.

  • Clark pleased with Rising Stars tourney

    The first Rising Stars at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster tennis tournament was a success.

    The tournament, held Saturday at the Richards Complex at USCL, featured 15 budding youth tennis players.

    “We were pleased with the tournament,” said USCL tennis coach Brian Clark, who coordinated the event. “We want to grow the sport of tennis here and this is a start for us.”

    The 15-player field featured a handful of Lancaster area tennis players.

  • Step up, help Habitat for Humanity

    Habitat for Humanity offers the chance to realize the ultimate American dream – home ownership.

    To keep that vision alive locally, the Habitat for Humanity is in need of public support.

    Volunteers are always a need, but local Habitat officials need other items to help at construction sites.

    Habitat is in need of tools to help with area projects.

    Contractors come and help with projects and use their own tools, but Habitat officials don’t want them to wear out their own tools.