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Today's News

  • Sutton leads in fall tour golf play

     

       

    Lancaster area youth golfer T Sutton continued his stellar play.

    The two-time defending player of the year on the Western N.C., fall tour has produced early success.

  • Twitty leads CPTC athletes at National Junior Olympics

     

       

    The Columbus Parker Track Club earned two medals at the National Junior Olympics, including a national runner-up.

  • Washington, D.C., earthquake felt in Lancaster area

    Lancaster residents were calling The Lancaster News Tuesday afternoon to report shaking after a magnitude 5.8 earthquake shook the Washington, D.C., area, just after 1:55 p.m. There have been no reports of damage to the area at this time. Check back for updates.

  • Cauthen served his community

    Dennis Cauthen was trying to help fellow firefighter Randy White find the right word. White was describing how it felt for the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department to be one of several fire departments trying to save the blazing historic Lancaster County Courthouse that early Aug. 4 morning in 2008.
    “Honored,” said Cauthen, fire chief. “We’re honored to have helped the city (of Lancaster) and other departments save the courthouse.”

  • $20 tape recorder will end illegal executive sessions

    I got a call from a school board member recently asking what to do when her board goes into executive session and then talks about things that cannot legally be discussed there.
    “Can I speak out about this without being sanctioned?” she asked.

  • Online learning is a solution for South Carolina public education

    Imagine a public education system able to provide access to high-quality instruction, regardless of where a student lives.
    Imagine schools able to give individualized instruction to potential dropouts. Or course offerings that encourage students to master their studies, instead of simply show up for class.
    In fact, this vision for the state’s public school system already exists; it’s called online learning.

  • That date does live in infamy

    The start of a new school year always has me remembering when and marveling at how quick time flies.

    Gosh, seems it was only yesterday that me and Mama were walking hand in hand down to Chesterfield Avenue Grammar School for my very first day of school.

    By the fall of 1941, I was in Miss Charlotte Jones’ third grade class. 

    Everyday, she had us studying something new. 

  • Out on her own

    Heather Curless has joined the ranks of successful Lancaster natives who are making their mark in the world. 

    She has turned her personal passion into professional success, and is helping others build a healthier, more environmentally friendly world for themselves and their communities. 

    Her retail store and showroom, Greener Stock, (www.greenerstock.com) in Cincinnati, Ohio, celebrated its first anniversary in January of this year. 

  • Meet your Neighbor – Bobby Morgan

    Name: Bobby Morgan

    Age: 58

    Address: Bailey Road

    Family: Wife, Cheryl, 53; children, Andy Morgan, 31, and Jessica Williams, 27; and two grandchildren, Allana Morgan, 8, and Morgan Williams, 2  

    Pets: A dog, Daisy; two cats, Roscoe and Sassy, and a lot of goats

    Job: Andrew Jackson State Park staff

    Church: Bethlehem Baptist Church

  • Bonus cheers for Volunteers

    The Andrew Jackson High cheerleaders, in addition to the Volunteers’ game-ending 14-0 win over Class A foe McBee High, had a little extra to cheer about Friday night at the eighth annual Founders Kickoff Classic.