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Today's News

  • Are you ready for the fair?

    With temperatures dropping and leaves beginning to change colors, it can only mean one thing. It’s almost time for the annual Lancaster County Fair.

    Fair-goers will be treated to plenty of tasty foods and exciting attractions this year, said George Rollings, a fair organizer and member of the American Legion, which sponsors the event.

    The fair will be held Oct. 13-17 at the American Legion grounds on South Main Street.

    Smokey Mountain Amusements of Robbinsville, N.C., will once again be bringing in rides and other midway attractions.

  • Man accused of bringing gun to coaches’ meeting arrested

    KERSHAW – The man accused of bringing a gun into a football coaches’ meeting at Andrew Jackson High School last week has been arrested.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has charged Randy Clyburn, 46, of 1006 Overbrook Road, Kershaw, with threatening the life of a public official and carrying a weapon on school grounds, Sheriff Barry Faile said.

    Sheriff Barry Faile said Clyburn turned himself in at the sheriff’s office Thursday.

  • Sheriff's office joins Crimestoppers

    Lancaster County residents have a new way to report crime to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

    Sheriff Barry Faile said Lancaster County is now a part the state’s Crimestoppers program.

    For the public, the use of a single Crimestoppers telephone number for all areas in the county will be a significant step forward in simplifying the process of anonymously aiding law enforcement in the fight against crime, officials say.

    The toll free number is 1-888-Crime SC or 1-888-274-6372.

  • AJ High School band to march toward its 'destiny'

    KERSHAW – You may not recognize the songs the Volunteer Regiment plays this year, but the messages infused are ones you can hold onto for a lifetime.

    The Andrew Jackson High School marching band’s show theme for its 2009 season is “Every Passion Has It’s Destiny.”

    Band director Scot McGuire said the four-phase show focuses on accomplishing your goals and overcoming obstacles. The songs and the marching drill were written specifically for the Volunteer Regiment.

  • Horton family grateful for support

    Clyburn O. Horton Sr. died July 2 with his family by his side. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the people and organizations that helped us during this difficult time.

    We cannot begin to express the gratitude for the support we have received during the years since his stroke. DHEC Home Health, Mackey Family Practice, Lancaster Surgical Center, Springs Memorial Hospital, AmbuStar and Emergency Medical Services of Lancaster took great care of him medically.

  • Lancaster County roads are in need of crucial repair

    There is construction under way at Korner Kupboard at the S.C. 903 crossroad.

    That intersection needs attention, but here have not been as many accidents there as there have been at the S.C. 522 crossing at Hinson’s Trading Post. There are numerous accidents at that crossroads.

    The speed limit and stop signs are ignored. Does a life have to be lost before it is noticed?

    The roads in Lancaster County are being ignored unless they are located in the panhandle.

  • Democrats are lying about ObamaCare

    The evening news is not fair and balanced. The news should be facts, but it is actually opinion disguised as fact.

    Here ar  a few facts for you to chew on.

    The Democrats lied about Social Security just as they are lying about ObamaCare.

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt promised that:

    - Participation in the Social Security program would be completely voluntary

    - The money we elected to put into the program would be deductible from our income for tax purposes each year

  • For Pure Prairie League, it's all about the music

    Pure Prairie League still throws T-shirts in the seats before taking the stage.

    The play list for each concert is still taped to the floor beneath each microphone. Some things never change.

    Talk about old school, they still tune guitars in between songs, when needed.

  • ACC should be ashamed to back NAACP boycott

    The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) recently announced a decision to move its 2011-13 baseball championships from Myrtle Beach to North Carolina. The reason? It says the Confederate flag flying on South Carolina’s Statehouse grounds violates their commitment to “diversity, equality and human rights.

  • Volunteers make Sept. 19 food distribution program a success

    I would like to thank all of the volunteers who came out on Sept. 19 and helped make the Americans Feeding Americans Caravan a success.

    My personal thank you to Elaine Adkins, executive director of HOPE in Lancaster, for all of her guidance and making all of the contacts within the community to make this event go smoothly.

    Thanks to all the volunteers at HOPE for getting the vouchers into the hands of the recipients and also coming out Saturday to work all day making sure that those who came without vouchers were screened and given vouchers.