Today's News

  • Use money for potholes, not raises

    Sara Eddins must be running for re-election because it seems she is buying votes by pushing for a raise for city employees. With the unemployment rate at 20 or 30 percent, everyone needs a job and a raise these days. Many of us need an extra job, too.

    If city employees think they can get a better job elsewhere, then they should go for it. They are not going to leave because there are no jobs out there yet. No one is getting a cost-of-living raise and everyone who has a job has seen the cost of health care go up.

  • Furloughing teachers worst decision yet

    I recently read an article on teacher furloughs. That is the stupidest move yet. I have been laid off and so have other some other folks. We have been forced to go back to school. It seems tougher now than I ever remember. Education is pushed at us everywhere you look. We are told to keep our kids in school. How is this to be possible when teachers are being furloughed? Our children are not getting the education they need now from overcrowded classrooms. There’s no more one-on-one. That’s vital to students, including me. Teachers are not getting a fair deal.  

  • Vols rip IL in AJ home opener

    Andrew Jackson rolled in its 2010 home opener, routing the Indian Land Warriors, 16-5 on Saturday afternoon.

    Adam Eubanks, who worked three innings, was the winning hurler. He allowed a run, three hits and two walks. He fanned two.

    Tanner Gardner worked an inning and allowed four runs, no hits, five walks and hit a batter. He struck out one. Tripp Rollings worked an inning and posted three whiffs.

    Tyler Rogers drilled two hits, including a two-run homer to boost the Vols. Rogers added a hit.

  • Is Edenmoor to blame for flooding in that area?

    In response to all of the recent attention and controversy at Edenmoor, I just had to add one more angle to it.

  • Bruins laud winter stars

    Lancaster High School capped its 2009-10 winter sports season with a host of athletes in the blue and gold spotlight Monday night.

    LHS honored top performers at the school’s annual winter sports awards, which is sponsored by the Lancaster High School Bruins Booster Club.

    Athletes in basketball, wrestling and cheerleading took center stage in the school’s auditorium.

    The Bruins’ 20-6 Region IV-AAAA co-champion basketball team saluted a host of standouts.

  • Sheriff encourages public membership in program

    As sheriff of Lancaster County, I would like to discuss an issue very close to each of us – crime prevention. My office is committed to making our neighborhoods safer places to live.

    By doing so, we will improve the quality of life for individuals and families – both young and old. It is imperative that we seek progress to reduce the negative influences that crime has on our children and to help safeguard the elderly.

  • Mother praises Kenaki Karate staff for help

    I would like to start my story about my son and how we got him. We have had him since he was  9 months old. My husband and I had decided to adopt our little boy. On Feb. 8, 2008, his paw-paw died after a long illness. In March 2008, his real mother left again. On Sept. 29, 2008, my husband, who is the only real dad he had, also died.

  • Override makes committee pointless

    City Council recruits residents to serve on a voluntary committee. The members of the committee give their time to attend meetings and review certain issues.

    There are committees for zoning issues, zoning appeals and the city’s hospitality tax, for example.

  • Hough guns for solid racing season

    Michael Hough, known as “Wasted Money,” drives the 1 1/2 car.

    Hough began racing in 1998 in a Camaro at Lancaster Motor Speedway in the Street Stock class. Hough said he first thought when he got in the car for the first time, “this is going to be a wild ride,” and still gets that major rush today.

    Hough’s first win was one of the biggest of his career, the 2000 Garland Parker Memorial Race in the Pure Street Division at LMS.

  • Veteran Lady Jackets bid for elite repeat

    Buford High second-year softball coach “C” Davis said chances are favorable the 2010 Class A state softball champion will come from Region III-A.

    A year ago, it did as the Lady Jackets, who finished third in regular-season play, captured their first-ever state softball crown.

    The 2010 campaign is a new opportunity and new challenge.

    “Our region is one of the strongest in the state,” Davis said. “Any team from the likes of Buford, Chesterfield, McBee or Indian Land could be in contention for the state.”