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Today's News

  • Fort Lawn chief faces charge, loses job

    FORT LAWN – Mike Revels was arrested Wednesday and then fired from his job as Fort Lawn police chief.

    He turned himself in to State Law Enforcement Division agents Wednesday morning. He has been charged with one count of misconduct in office.

    Chester County Magistrate Dianne Moore set a $5,000 personal recognizance bond and he was released after being booked.

    The charge relates to a period when Revels was police chief in Great Falls.

  • Wrestling card set at Buford Rec

    Linx Wrestling Alliance will host a pro wrestling card Saturday at the Buford Recreation Center.

    The card features NWA-WWF superstar Barbarian. In another highlight match, “Fuzzy” Bass will battle Rocky in a dog collar match. The bell time is 7:30, with the doors set to open at 6 p.m.

    Tickets are $7 for adults and youngsters, age 6-12, admitted for $4.

    The card is subject to change.

  • AJ's Wright completes athletic family legacy with Vols' honor

    KERSHAW Andrew Jackson High School senior athlete Daniel Wright made it 4-4 as far as the Wright family was concerned in Volunteer athletic prowess.

    Wright, who graduated with the AJ Class of 2009 on Friday afternoon at the Lancaster County Class AA high school, was the last sibling in his family to play for the Volunteers. He capped his senior year and AJ career, earning the AJ Male Athlete of the Year Award.

    His brother Danny earned the Andrew Jackson High Male Athlete of the Year in 2000.

  • Royal treatment

    Father’s Day is rapidly approaching (June 21) and you don’t have any idea what to get dear old Dad for a gift this year.Not only are your ideas limited, but your Benjamins are, too. However, take heart: there’s more to choose from than boring gold-plated pens, neckties and new socks if your budget is in a bind. Why not consider one of these gifts that are priced below $25?

  • Kershaw Chamber sets goals

    The Kershaw Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who participated in the Spring-a-Thon this year.

    It was through the efforts of many – sponsors, vendors, chamber members, friends and those who attended – that made this another successful year.

    Our town, community and county truly works and pulls together and the chamber appreciates every act of courtesy.

    As the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce’s new president, I have some ideas about the direction the chamber should be going to make Kershaw the productive town it’s destined to be.

  • Buford claimed state title in record fashion

    Buford’s 2009 softball season was highlighted by a first-ever Class A state championship and some record-setting performances along the way.

    Buford junior hurler Jena Hallman, who earned a Class A Player of the Year honor from one sports publication, broke three school marks in the Lady Jackets’ 26-9 season under first-year coach “C” Davis.

    Hallman, 22-9, set a new mark for wins in a season, besting the old standard of 17 which was held by Lisa McManus in 2001.

  • Returning jobs to America will help financial crisis

    To write an opinion piece, one must have an opinion. You know, something you think up all by yourself. Internet news sources and major newspapers are really harping on a senior citizen’s worst nightmare – the imminent demise of Social Security and Medicare. This scare comes up every once in a while to keep us old folks on edge.

    Yes sir, I, as a young man with a family, probably fussed when I saw the deductions coming out of my pay to support old people and those unemployed.

  • Remember reason for Memorial Day

    Now is the perfect time to recognize the men and women who are serving in our military throughout the world. Monday is Memorial Day. A day set aside to pay tribute and honor those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

    For many people, Memorial Day is a day off from work, a summertime kickoff with an extended, three-day weekend. But Memorial Day really isn’t supposed to be about having fun. Its true purpose is to honor the men and women who gave their lives fighting for this country in times of war.

  • Mr. Ben’s legacy is one of caring

    An education career, marked by the admirable qualities of dedication and longevity, is steadily winding  to a close.

    Arthur Benjamin, better known as “Mr. Ben,” is retiring from the Lancaster County School District.

    Benjamin has been involved with education for the last 43 years, including the past seven and a half at A.R. Rucker Middle School.

  • Chillin' in the USA

    The mercury is rising, picnic baskets are coming down from the attic and it’s almost time for swimming pools to open.

    It’s also time to sit back in the porch swing and sip a glass of iced tea.

    Legend has it that English tea merchant Richard Blechynden discovered the beverage nearly 100 years ago at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis.

    Those attending the gala showed little interest in drink hot tea that day so the quick-thinking Blechynden added ice, and the rest is “hist-tea-ree.”