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Today's News

  • Of course we can house Guantanamo prisoners

    The notion that we can’t bring the 250 or so terrorists who need to stay locked up from Guantanamo to this country and lock them up here is pure nonsense.

    The talking heads keep referring to these people as “super criminals” or “the most dangerous people alive.” This is good fiction, but that is all it is – fiction. Our regular state penitentiaries are full of people just as dangerous, if not more so, than they are.

  • Government agencies don’t seem to care

    Editor’s note: The following letter is addressed to Keith Tunnell, director of Lancaster County Economic Development.

    Sir, can you tell me if you will be at the next Lancaster County Council meeting? If not, can you please make plans to be there.?

  • South Carolina veterans take a very special flight

    Returning to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport from Washington D.C., the terminal was packed with adoring greeters – some active military, many veterans.

    There were lots of families, at least one of which with four generations on hand. There were law enforcement personnel and troops of Boy Scouts. There were balloons, signs, banners, flags, and salutes. Some wept. An Army band played patriotic music.

    It was a fitting end to a daylong trip all of us will remember for a lifetime.

  • USCL important to future of Lancaster

    The issue to consider is whether Gov. Mark Sanford should close the University of South Carolina at Lancaster campus or leave its doors open. This argument has been going on but the issue has only been resolved shortly. I disagree with the governor, as I do with many things. This university has brought many innovations to our county and it should remain open. Many businesses in our county are being closed and companies are moving to other countries.

  • Joint effort is needed to restore mill village

    My name is Betty Price. I moved back to the mill village last year. I was 15 when Mom and Dad bought property up U.S. 521.

    Now I am 66 years old. Since police officers have made a showing, it is better already. One officer said they were going to build a substation. They need to put it in a house on the mill village.

  • Post 31 decks Rock Hill

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team made the most of a League V road trip, taking an 8-5 win over Rock Hill Post 34 at the Winthrop Ballpark on Monday night.

    Lancaster first-year coach Brett Blackmon said the P-31 pitching trio of Tyler Vaughn, Josh Warfield and Andrew Medlin was crucial in the win.

    Vaughn, the Lancaster starter out of Andrew Jackson High School, hurled five innings and fanned six P-34 batters with three walks. He allowed three earned runs.

    Warfield, in two innings of mound work, yielded no earned runs and two hits.

  • The promised change is already here

    What is going on? Our government says we’re out of a depression and our economy is doing great. Not. Our gasoline prices are going up because the oil people lost $54 billion from lat year. Do they not remember what happened last year? Does anyone have common sense up in Washington? Or does anyone really care about America? The good old boy club has the same people they’ve always had and we’re the losers.

  • P-31 juniors fall at home to Pineville

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior team will look to get back on track in a busy week of games this week.

    The Post 31 junior team, 1-4, 1-1 in League V play, dropped a 6-2 home loss to Pineville N.C., on Friday night at Eggleton Field.

    The visitors took a 3-1 lead after an inning of play and stayed in control for the four-run win over the juniors.

  • Share memories of mill village with family

    Share memories of mill village with family

    Recently, a resident of the former mill village asked for assistance in reclaiming that area. Some years ago, Springs Industries divested itself of the neighborhood and sold the houses to employees. As time passed, a majority of the owners moved away. The homes fell into disrepair and neglect. Loyal law-abiding folks were unable to stem the tide of change and crime moved in – big time.

  • Prevent wrecks by using your turn signals

    Prevent wrecks

    by using your

    turn signals

    Have you ever been having a peaceful drive through Lancaster County, only to be jolted back to the present by the driver in front of you who almost caused a six-car pile-up because they failed to use their turn signal when changing lanes? If so, I believe I have a solution for this problem. Driving could be a more serene experience for those of us who drive, especially the novices.