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Today's News

  • Make sure you are included in census

    The 2010 Census count got its official kickoff for the local area yesterday in Rock Hill. There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony, complete with several officials, including U.S. Rep. John Spratt, D-5. The Rock Hill office is the district’s base for 11 South Carolina counties, including Lancaster.

    The U.S. Constitution requires that a census be taken every 10 years. While there has always been a big effort to get to get an accurate census count, there is a major effort to make sure everyone is accounted for in the 2010 count.

  • Bruins club Cougars

    Lancaster High capped non-region basketball play with a split with York in a make-up game Saturday afternoon in the Cougars' gym.

    The 11-3 LHS boys notched a 68-55 win, but the Lady Bruins dropped a 66-51 setback in the varsity opener.

    The games were slated for Dec. 18, but hazardous road conditions that night moved the twin bill to Saturday.

    The LHS boys, fresh off a third straight overtime win the night prior in the Bruins' gym, used a balanced attack to notch the 13-point win.

  • Eatery offers oven-baked pizzas

    INDIAN LAND – The name of Indian Land’s first brick-oven pizza restaurant means “friends” in Italian, which is fitting since its owners are childhood pals.

    Rob Ross and Jimmy Warner opened Amici Italian Lovin’ Oven in September to offer the area something unique.

    The restaurant is located next to Carolina Bistro, which is also run by the pair. The restaurants share kitchen space and staff to reduce overhead costs.

    “It’s a friendly, fun, family place,” said Gloria Ross, Rob’s wife and daytime manager.

  • Parents deserve more educational choices

    Great schools are not just an economic necessity for our state; they are a fundamental right for the children living in South Carolina.

    In the last decade, countless well-intended policies for school improvement have been discussed and adopted by state lawmakers and local school boards alike.

    The results have been uniformly disappointing.

  • Give the gift of a lifetime

    “Friends don’t let friends drive drunk” was once the rallying cry for an army of young people campaigning to curb impaired driving among their peers.

    In it lies a simple proposition: that friends have a special responsibility to keep each other safe and alive. And it worked.

    From the early 1980s to the mid-’90, alcohol-related crash deaths among youth plummeted by 60 percent.

    Thousands and thousands of lives saved through the selfless act of speaking up to protect another.

  • Who is the oldest person living in South Carolina?

    Question:  My grandmother will be turning 106 years old later this month. While planning how we would celebrate this event, my sister asked if I thought our grandmother was the oldest person in South Carolina.

    I did some research on the Internet and was not able to find out who the oldest living person in South Carolina is. 

    Does the Office on Aging keep up with this information and, if so, do you recognize this milestone in some way?

  • Suicide is a selfish act

    There is a question that goes, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” The answer is yes. We should show love and compassion and not be selfish. Suicide is a selfish act. Those who take their lives in their own hands are only thinking about themselves, not the loved ones left behind to mourn their death.

    If you are considering suicide, stop thinking about yourself and start thinking about how you can help someone else. We are living through some hard times. Sometimes a smile will uplift someone’s day.

  • Warriors launch region play with sweep of Lions

    INDIAN LAND The Indian Land Warriors launched Region III-A basketball play in impressive fashion, taking two from visiting Lewisville on Tuesday night.

    The IL teams captured the sweep with blazing starts.

    The Lady Warriors shot to an 18-4 lead after one period on the way to a 62-19 win.

    The Warriors, in the nightcap, bolted to a 32-13 spread after one period en route to an 83-74 win over the LHS boys.

    In the opener, Mariah Williams keyed a balanced attack as the Lady Warriors forged a 40-7 halftime lead on the way to the 43-point win.

  • S.C. Legislature is facing challenges

    As many of you know, the S.C. Legislature meets from January until about June each year. This means about a week from now state lawmakers will be back in Columbia.

    While each year brings unexpected developments – neither Boeing nor the governor’s misdeeds were on the radar at the outset of 2009 – there are a couple of matters that will definitely get a lot of attention this year:

    Unemployment

  • Woman seeks help finding Roxie

    I am writing this letter because I want everyone to know that I lost my best friend on Oct. 27. She was friendly, playful, sweet and the love of my life. She is a golden retriever named “Roxie.” I have done everything I know to get her back.

    Maybe someone who is reading this has taken her in and doesn’t know she is mine. She is micro-chipped. Roxie was wearing a teal blue harness when she broke loose from her tags at a park in Waxhaw.