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Today's News

  • Tri-County coaches honor county trio

    Three Lancaster County high school football players earned honors at the week six meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association.

    The county trio includes Lancaster High School’s Andre Foulks along with Indian Land High’s A.J. Gordon and Jarrell Robinson.

    Foulks, a junior, earned the Division I Defensive Player of the Week with 17 tackles, five sacks and two pressure passers in the Bruins’ 26-10 homecoming win over Blythewood High School on Friday.

  • Cooperative needs help to improve literacy rates

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation launched a literacy initiative in 2002 to address the alarmingly high rate of illiteracy (more than 50 percent) in the Lancaster area. Part of that initiative included facilitating the creation of the Lancaster Area Literacy Cooperative (LALC) as a way to focus energy on promoting greater community ownership of literacy.

  • Dirty tricks backfire on candidates

    In politics, it is the desperate candidate who has to stoop to dirty tricks. And they usually backfire which this one did.

    Mulvaney for Congress had a fundraiser in western York County on Saturday with U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint.

    Early Saturday, two things happened. A radio ad said this event was cancelled and a robo call said Mick Mulvaney would be unable to attend.

    Surprise. More than 600 people came to hear DeMint and the U.S. District 5th Congressional candidate.

    Sometimes, dirty tricks backfire!

     

    Lynne Carroll

    Indian Land

  • Mulvaney's mother-in-law disputes ads

    The Democratic Party has seen fit to run ads stating that Mick

    Mulvaney, our candidate for U.S. Congress 5th District seat, is against Social Security and will be voting to take away the benefits to seniors.  

    I can assure you that this information is completely false. I am Mick’s mother-in-law and he would have to support me if that were to happen.

    Isobel Hubbard Lynch

    Indian Land

     

  • We need prayer to turn our country around

    What has happened to our country? It is sad when we have to place a police officer in the halls of our schools.

    The county is talking about getting two new drug dogs and placing one at Lancaster High School. We didn’t have these problems before the government took discipline and prayer out of the schools.

  • Uniform ISO will lower insurance costs

    A new countywide insurance rating will soon save residents money on their property insurance bills.

    Lancaster County Fire Service Director Morris Russell said he recently learned that the county had received a favorable countywide Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating.

    The rating is based on several factors, including fire services, which can drastically affect insurance premiums for homes and businesses.

  • Spratt displays blatant disregard for our welfare

    As I ride through Lancaster, Chester and York counties, I am deeply saddened by the number of plants and buildings boarded up and falling down as a result of Springs Industries moving the bulk of its business to countries south of the United States.

  • Help make 'Think Lancaster First' work

    It’s one of those slap your forehead moments followed by a “Duh.” Barbara Wrape, co-owner of Annette’s Hallmark House, has heard it before. Lancaster shoppers will buy an item in Rock Hill or Charlotte that is available right here in Lancaster.

    “Sometimes people need to be reminded of what we have here,” Wrape said.

  • Duo facing elite foes

    Lancaster and Indian Land will be battling the elite in their respective classes this week in high school football play.

    The Bruins and Warriors will each be taking on top teams who a year ago played for state titles.

    Lancaster and Indian Land will each be at home in these key games.

    The Bruins host Northwestern, while Indian Land will face Central in arguably the biggest football game at IL’s Reservation in a number of years.

    Andrew Jackson, coming off a road win, will be at home to face Cheraw in hopes of a happy AJ homecoming.

  • Put the genie back in the bottle

    Looking back, if I had a brownie for every time I have uttered “if I could live my life over, I wouldn’t make the same mistakes” phrase, I could pick the penny counter clean inside Mr. Dunn’s place.

    Yes sir, we’ve all said it plenty of times. But in reality, if we could live it over again, we’d surely make some of the same errors and surely wished we hadn’t.

    Now think about this; you’re standing on a sandy beach and a bottle washes ashore beneath your bare feet.