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Today's News

  • Easter time of hope, new beginning

    Easter is renown as the holiest day on the Christian calendar, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christians throughout the world celebrate the annual spring holiday with a host of traditional activities associated with the day. Such events include sunrise services, a visit from the Easter bunny, special church services, egg hunts and Easter dinner, which usually includes that tasty, centerpiece ham.

    Notable dates in the celebration of Easter are Lent, the 46-day period prior to Easter Sunday that begins on Ash Wednesday in February.

  • Animals, trees have more rights than unborn babies

    I have met a lot of people over the years. A song comes on the radio, a scene with friends plays out similar to one that had. Everyone has memories.

    There are people who touch a person’s life. That can’t be taken away. Most encounters are friendly, positive ones. Others may be negative, but all of them have made an impact on you.

    What if you didn’t have your favorite teacher or the close friend or spouse you met along your life’s journey? Where would you be today?

  • Mingo family grateful for support

    Words are inadequate to try to express our gratitude and appreciation to some beautiful and special people here in the Lancaster and Heath Springs communities.

    We want these people to know what their selflessness, thoughtfulness and acts of kindness meant to us during the illness and passing of our dear mother, Ella Mingo.

  • Providing alcohol for your child is a dumb idea

    I spoke with a parent last week and was surprised to hear her say, “I’m on my way to the store to pick up a few cases of beer and some snacks for my son, his date, and a few of their friends who will be coming over for an after prom party.”

    I immediately said, “Excuse me, you’re doing what?”

  • Don’t fall prey to scam artists

    Almost everyone is having to be creative to deal with the economic downturn we are experiencing locally, nationally and across the world. That includes scam artists.

    Recently we published a story about a lottery scam making the rounds throughout the county. These type of scams are pretty similar. They usually involve a letter notifying a potential victim that he or she has won a large sum of money. Sometimes the letter asks for a good faith check for a specified amount from the winner. Once that check is received, the organization says it will forward the prize money.

  • Allow the unemployed to use savings to pay off home

    I am tired of hearing everyone telling people who have lost their jobs to refinance their loans. If you don’t have a job what bank will help? You can’t make payments if you can’t work, no matter how low you try to get your payments.

  • Fibromyalgia complex disease that robs its victims

    I applaud Sandra Sims for her devotion to try and get the word out about fibromyalgia. My spouse at the early age of 46 was medically retired from the work force because of this condition.  Healthy up until this time, she was a powerhouse for the Air Force and produced more work of any three persons could normally do.  

  • Discovery students salute community leaders

    On March 23, the kindergarten and first grade classes of the Discovery School saluted some very special people. Our children sang songs and recited poems about the efficiency and dedication of Lancaster’s city and county professionals who serve us as community helpers.

  • South Carolina needs workable stimulus option

    Although we are constitutionally guaranteed free speech, it is illegal to walk into a crowded movie theater and yell the word “fire” if there is not one.

  • We don’t have mob mentality: Taxpayers are just fed up

    This letter is in response to Mr. Charles Bundy’s “mob-mentality” column on April 1. Mr. Bundy – I really don’t think you get it. Please don’t confuse mob-mentality with blue-collar taxpayer mentality. The world “mob” as you put it is me, my neighbors and just plain everyday folks across this country. You see, Mr. Bundy, the vast majority of us “mob” mentality taxpayers don’t make six or seven figure salaries – even when combined with our spouses’ salaries.