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Today's News

  • Graduation 2009 - Indian Land High School

    INDIAN LAND – A flurry of royal blue caps shot into the air at the close of Indian Land High School’s graduation.

    The celebration came only moments after the last of the 120 students in the Class of 2009 received their diplomas Friday afternoon.

    Salutatorian Kelsey Tardy and valedictorian Brooke Adams congratulated the graduates on all their hard work. Adams said now it was up to the graduates to apply what they learned in high school as they make their way in the real world.

  • Kershaw budget calls for first tax hike in more than 10 years

    KERSHAW " Kershaw residents who want to voice an opinion on Kershaw’s proposed budget for 2009-10 will get their chance Monday night.

    The proposed budget includes a 4-mill tax increase, which is equal to $18 on the tax bill of a $100,000 home, said Town Administrator Tony Starnes.

    The proposed budget includes about $1 million in its general fund, $1.2 million for the water and sewer department, $363,300 to operate the town’s golf course and $141,065 to operate the Kershaw Recreation Center.

  • Grandmother, aunt rescue boy from pool

    VAN WYCK – A 2-year-old boy was in good condition Tuesday after his grandmother rescued him from a swimming pool at her home on Monday.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the child’s aunt, Christina Austin, and Brenda Hyatt, the grandmother, began looking for the 2-year-old, Preston Tyler Osornio, at Hyatt’s Old Hickory Road home. They ran around the home to the above-ground swimming pool.

  • Graduation 2009 - Buford High School

    Reid Smith marveled at his diploma moments after he crossed the graduation stage at Buford High School.

    Though Smith had finished classes several days before, that diploma was the ultimate vindication that his high school career was over.

    Now he and the nearly 100 other BHS graduates are about to embark on the next chapter in their lives.

    Smith, who will start college this fall at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, said he’ll carry the same work ethic that helped him succeed in high school.

  • Wrobel urges teens to rise above difficult situations

    Through the turmoil of dealing with a mother battling substance abuse and a father who worked out of town for most of her teen years, Buford High School senior Katelyn Wrobel is graduating near the top of her class.

    Katelyn, 18, is third among the 144 Buford High School seniors who will receive their diplomas Friday.

    It hasn’t been an easy road since middle school for Katelyn.

    During middle school, Katelyn lost three of her grandparents, and her mother Patty’s alcohol abuse began a downward spiral.

  • People should not mistreat animals

    This letter is in reference to B.J. Mishoe’s letter, “If you love your pets, don’t let them roam,” in the May 27 edition of  The Lancaster News. I want to thank her for bringing that to everyone’s attention.

  • Call center jobs allow unemployed to harass the unemployed

    Seems a bit ironic that Lancaster County, with its high unemployment rate, may be blessed with a call center.

    Ain’t America great? An opportunity for unemployed Lancasterians to get a job that will entail calling those still unemployed Lancasterians and blessing them out over past due credit cards.

    Of course, that’s better than getting a call from India, I guess.

    W.B. Evans

    Lancaster

     

  • Have fun, stay safe this summer

    Summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, but now that school is over for the year, most folks probably consider it summertime already. And considering the number of hot, humid days we’ve had over the past few weeks, there’s really not much reason to try to hold onto spring, is it?

    Summer has long been considering the season of fun. The time of the year when kids get a long break from school, and families take their annual vacations.

  • School grateful for Pleasant Hill Fire Department

    We would like to publicly thank the Pleasant Hill Fire Department for their many years of service to Heath Springs Elementary School and the surrounding community.

    For the past 13 years, the members of the fire department have given of their time and energy to help make our annual Heath Springs Rodeo a success. This was a very difficult year to raise money for our annual fund raiser. Due to the economy and bad weather, we were unable to raise the funds we normally do.

  • We should not bring terrorists to U.S. soil

    I am writing in reference to Larry Rollings’ letter, “Of course we can house Guantanamo prisoners,” in the May 31 edition of The Lancaster News. Mr. Rollings, why should we bring these terrorists to American soil?