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Today's News

  • Mulvaney's mother-in-law disputes ads

    The Democratic Party has seen fit to run ads stating that Mick

    Mulvaney, our candidate for U.S. Congress 5th District seat, is against Social Security and will be voting to take away the benefits to seniors.  

    I can assure you that this information is completely false. I am Mick’s mother-in-law and he would have to support me if that were to happen.

    Isobel Hubbard Lynch

    Indian Land

     

  • We need prayer to turn our country around

    What has happened to our country? It is sad when we have to place a police officer in the halls of our schools.

    The county is talking about getting two new drug dogs and placing one at Lancaster High School. We didn’t have these problems before the government took discipline and prayer out of the schools.

  • Uniform ISO will lower insurance costs

    A new countywide insurance rating will soon save residents money on their property insurance bills.

    Lancaster County Fire Service Director Morris Russell said he recently learned that the county had received a favorable countywide Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating.

    The rating is based on several factors, including fire services, which can drastically affect insurance premiums for homes and businesses.

  • Spratt displays blatant disregard for our welfare

    As I ride through Lancaster, Chester and York counties, I am deeply saddened by the number of plants and buildings boarded up and falling down as a result of Springs Industries moving the bulk of its business to countries south of the United States.

  • Help make 'Think Lancaster First' work

    It’s one of those slap your forehead moments followed by a “Duh.” Barbara Wrape, co-owner of Annette’s Hallmark House, has heard it before. Lancaster shoppers will buy an item in Rock Hill or Charlotte that is available right here in Lancaster.

    “Sometimes people need to be reminded of what we have here,” Wrape said.

  • Duo facing elite foes

    Lancaster and Indian Land will be battling the elite in their respective classes this week in high school football play.

    The Bruins and Warriors will each be taking on top teams who a year ago played for state titles.

    Lancaster and Indian Land will each be at home in these key games.

    The Bruins host Northwestern, while Indian Land will face Central in arguably the biggest football game at IL’s Reservation in a number of years.

    Andrew Jackson, coming off a road win, will be at home to face Cheraw in hopes of a happy AJ homecoming.

  • Put the genie back in the bottle

    Looking back, if I had a brownie for every time I have uttered “if I could live my life over, I wouldn’t make the same mistakes” phrase, I could pick the penny counter clean inside Mr. Dunn’s place.

    Yes sir, we’ve all said it plenty of times. But in reality, if we could live it over again, we’d surely make some of the same errors and surely wished we hadn’t.

    Now think about this; you’re standing on a sandy beach and a bottle washes ashore beneath your bare feet.

  • Football fans put Lancaster first

    The Chamber of Commerce is getting all revved up with its “Think Lancaster First” campaign.

    Shucks, that's nothing new. Most folks around here always figured our old town came first.

    In the late 1940s, down at the Roach Stewart Athletic Field behind Lancaster High School, it was real easy to put Lancaster first.

    Especially when a tough football team like the Chester Red Cyclone came to town.

    Local school kids were decked out in Hurricane Blue and toting sacks of steaming hot dogs from Mr. Lingles’ Arch Street stand.

  • Reluctant heroes

    KERSHAW – Ryan Phillips and Luke Pittman never got the sub sandwiches they were promised on Nov. 1, 2009, when they agreed to ride over into Kershaw County with Luke’s mom, Kelly Pittman, to pick up his younger sister, Grace, who was baby-sitting.

    Kelly’s sandwich bribe was pretty much forgotten about. But what the two boys – Life Scouts in Boy Scout Troop 74 – did that night hasn’t.

  • Sheriff, others remember dispatcher

    Law enforcement officials remember a late dispatcher as not only a good coworker, but a good friend as well.

    Jack Usher, 50, died Thursday after a sudden illness. He was an emergency 911 dispatcher at the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

    Sheriff Barry Faile said Usher came to work for the sheriff’s office as a deputy in 1981. In 1985, he left for four years and worked in loss prevention for Sears and Belk department stores before returning to the sheriff’s office in 1988. He worked as a deputy and then as a dispatcher after his return.