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Today's News

  • We should preserve old jail

    I am delighted that The Lancaster News reported July 2, 2010, that there was strong support to save the old jail.

    The price to rehabilitate the jail seems reasonable. This building has stood since 1823, about 200 years. That proves how well it was originally constructed. The structure is designated as a National Historic Landmark.

  • Clyburn's blast lifts juniors

    The League V champion Lancaster junior American Legion baseball team opened the 2010 playoffs with a dramatic win Monday night at Eggleton Field.

    The Lancaster juniors, 17-2, squandered an 8-3 lead, but rebounded in time to take an 11-9 win over Rock Hill Post 34.

    Lancaster, hosting the playoff game as the league champion, built an 8-2 lead through four innings and was seemingly in control.

  • We need responsible parents

    I want to respond to Jenny Arnold’s article, “Reaching rebellious youth focus of community forum.” There have been candlelight meetings, marches and prayer meetings to bring awareness to the problem of young people killing young people. But there are no solutions that the community likes. Before we can generate a solution to any problem we must understand the cause of the problem.

  • Let's not regress to Third World status

    When I read the four letters to the editor in Wednesday’s paper, I thought of some lines from W.B. Yeats’ “The Second Coming.”

    “The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”

    At a time when our state’s reputation has reached its nadir in the nation and the world, there are plenty of people who want to drag us back to the Middle Ages and turn our affairs over to the generals and clerics.

  • First Amendment faces ongoing controversies

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

    – The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

    The First Amendment was written because at America’s inception, citizens demanded a guarantee of their basic freedoms.

  • Juniors going strong

    Lancaster Post 31 junior team shortstop Brien Clyburn has made his share of diamond deliveries this week in the opening round of the playoffs.

    His latest capped a 20-9 winner’s bracket victory over League V foe Gaffney on Wednesday night at Eggleton Field.

    Two nights prior, Clyburn unloaded a clutch, three-run home run to boost the Lancaster juniors to a 11-9 comeback victory over Rock Hill in the P-31 juniors’ playoff opener.

    On Wednesday, Clyburn capped the 11-run home win with a three-run double to seal the win under the 10-run mercy rule.

  • Lancers sign Lady Bruins' soccer pair

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster women’s soccer program tallied twice June 25.

    The Lancers program landed twin sisters Sidney and Samantha Teague, signing them in the USCL athletic department.

    “We’re always glad to get local talent, but when you can get two at a time and a couple of high caliber on and off the soccer field, then it’s a banner day for you,” USCL women’s soccer coach Randy Jordan said. “These two are going to be assets to our program.

  • County quintet honored at Sports Report banquet

    Five Lancaster County athletes were recently honored by the High School Sports Report at the publication’s annual spring sports all-state banquet.

    The quintet includes Andrew Jackson’s Tyler Bradley and Bobby Delly along with Buford High softball player Jena Hallman and Jackets’ baseball players Colt Ellis and Britt Wells.

    Bradley, Ellis and Wells were named all-state in baseball. Hallman was an all-state pick in softball, while Delly was named the Rookie Baseball Player for 2010.

  • No team finer than Carolina

    “We hail thee Carolina and sing thy high praise...”

    Those opening words to the University of South Carolina alma mater carry a little deeper meaning today.

    The USC Gamecocks, a never-say-die unit personified, are the toast of the college baseball world. The Gamecocks scratched and fought for their elite status, college baseball’s “Cock of the Walk,” if you will, with the 2010 NCAA national championship they won Tuesday.

  • Avoid problems caused by heat

    “It’s so hot I saw a dog chasing a cat and they were both walking,” online commenter laconservative wrote on our June 25 story, “More hot temps in forecast.”

    Beamsabre chimed in, “I saw a pack of Cub Scouts lighting a bonfire to cool off.”

    “It’s so hot the boys in the hood are wearing short sleeve shirts,” reverind ike added.