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Today's News

  • Lady Bruins roll to county track crown

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins swept to the title in the KLS Run for Ryan Lancaster County track meet Saturday at the LHS track.

    The Lady Bruins racked up 107 points to easily take home the title trophy.

    Buford had 30 points to place second, with Indian Land third at 26. Andrew Jackson didn’t compete.

    Porsha Cloud topped the LHS girls with 12.5 points. Keiosha Robinson of LHS captured the 100-meter dash to claim the title as the county’s fastest girl.

  • Four inducted into district Hall of Fame

    Bobby Bailey sat near the stage at the Lancaster County School District’s Celebration of Excellence ceremony Monday and had no idea what was coming his way.

    Bailey usually attends the annual event. But little did he know, he’d be recognized this time around.

    Bailey, a retired educator who heads a number of community outreach initiatives, is one of the four newest inductees into the school district’s Hall of Fame.

    Joining him in the 2009 class are William “Bill” Williams Jr., the late Emma Bufford and the late Bonita Howey.

  • Wallace savors 'Doomsday' return

    Thirty years is a long time between being a game participant at one place, but that was Spartanburg Methodist College baseball coach Timmy Wallace’s “magic number” on a recent visit to Lancaster High’s “Doomsday Corner.”

    Wallace, a former Bruins’ baseball star, recently brought his nationally-ranked Pioneers in for a twin bill with USCL.

    The LHS field has special meaning to Wallace.

    “I was part of that gang that gave the place its nickname,” said Wallace, a four-year player under former LHS coach John Daurity.

  • Obama should tout, not criticize America

     

    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that when trading in your old car for a new one, you don’t begin the negotiations by apologizing for it – by emphasizing it burns a quart of oil every one hundred miles, the brakes are shot, the front end needs a complete overhaul, the sunroof leaks, there is a terrible rattle in the trunk that the mechanics can’t fix, and it won’t start on rainy mornings. 

  • Relay For Life teams close to goal despite tough times

    By lunchtime Friday, the 59 local Relay For Life teams were close to attaining their goals.

    The $205,000 goal was is sight, with a little more than $170,000 turned in. 

    The money is used to help fund cancer research and American Cancer Society wellness programs.

    From Links of Hope and haunted junk yards to barbecues, yard sales and trial rides, all of the teams have been working  hard to raise money in tough times, said event co-chairwoman Donna Parsons.

  • Letters to the editor

     

    Letters to the editor

    Holden family grateful 

    for prayers, support

  • Emergency food and shelter funds available

    Lancaster County has been awarded federal funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009  for the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

    The county will receive $36,817 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. This is in addition to  $81,327 previously awarded to the county.

  • Highway 75 is dangerous

     

    When is it going to stop? What can we do to stop it? I live on Peacewood Trail off Highway 75 at the state line. There was wreck there on Wednesday (April 22) morning. This is the second major road-closing wreck within 500 feet this week. Two days ago, the wreck was on the North Carolina side and we lost power for eight hours. 

  • Kitty Boy’s death brings gifts of kindness

     

    Josh Harger breaks through tree roots with a shovel. I can smell the freshly turned dirt.

    Sweat drips off his face as he digs, and we talk. He lets me cry.

    Finally, the task is done and he picks up the still, stiff body of my beloved cat with the shovel and places him in the hole. Even in death, Kitty Boy’s fur looks like velvet.

  • Out with the old; in with the new

    Since the April 6 resignations of three council members, Kershaw Town Council has moved quickly to undo or redo some of the actions of the old council. There’s been no waste of time by the new council, which has two new members and three empty seats.

    The most significant action taken by the new council was its April 16 decision to modify the plans for a new Town Hall, already under construction on Hampton Street. The four-member council voted unanimously to modify the plans for the building, which was estimated to cost about $825,000 before furnishings.