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Today's News

  • Republicans not down and out

    Thanks for another point of view from Jim Kaleugher in his Feb. 27 letter, “Republicans won’t give up even when they should.” Here is another point of view that I’m sure a lot of other South Carolinians and Americans share with me. Republicans are not down and certainly not out.

  • Three teams boasting undefeated season

    Sports seasons come and go, but there’s been plenty to cheer about at county middle schools.

    In the fall, the Andrew Jackson Middle School football team took center stage with a 7-0 record, its second straight unbeaten season.

    The county winter sports campaign has produced two more elite teams. The Buford Middle School wrestling squad and the South Middle Lady Mustangs basketball team have each posted undefeated records.

    The Buford Middle team went 11-0 under coaches Kris Self and Jason Mosier.

  • Golf cart joins sheriff’s fleet

    INDIAN LAND –  The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office’s newest vehicle is equipped with blue lights, siren and a radio, and emblazoned with a reflective sheriff’s badge.

    But instead of a Ford Crown Victoria or the newer Chevrolet Impala, this vehicle is a souped-up golf cart customized and donated by Indian Land’s Plum Quick Motors on Tillman Steen Road.

    Carson Steen and his sons, Ricky and Robby, have operated Steen Products since 1981.

  • County doesn’t approve funds for auditor and treasurer

    Lancaster County Council refused to approve funding for the county auditor and treasurer at Tuesday’s meeting. Council was to consider covering around four months of costs for state cuts the officials received in their salary supplements.

    Councilman Larry Honeycutt made a motion to approve the measure, but no other council member seconded it and it subsequently failed.

    For more information, see Friday's edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Lynches River serving rural areas for 70 years

    As we embark on our 70th successful year of service, Lynches River Electric Cooperative continues to deliver reliable electric energy at a competitive price, which improves the quality of life of our members.

    While our mission is to deliver electric energy, our goal is to improve the lives of the members and communities we serve.

  • How can Sanford lead nation when he can’t lead S.C.?

    When we elect our city and council government we pray they will look out for the community.

    We’re finding out just how much they care for what’s best for Lancaster.

    Gov. Mark Sanford could care less for us yet voters elected him. I didn’t because I knew he was against erecting a monument honoring law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Yet, there he was smiling at the dedication ceremony.

    He brought in pigs calling these things pork to run in our capital.

    Ask how much it costs to clean the pig poop off the marble floors.

  • Oh Hippie Day!

    LAKE WATEREE – If the symbols for a 25th wedding anniversary are silver, green garnet and irises, those used in a 24th wedding anniversary have to be peace signs, beads, tie- dyed clothes, green toenail polish with purple polka dots and flower arrangements inevery color of the rainbow.

    Evidently after celebrating 24 years together, you renew your vows surrounded by family and friends sitting on blankets in the midst of ladybugs meandering through patches of clover.

    That’s just what Charlene and Jamye Easler did Saturday at their “hippie wedding.”

  • It’s important to keep moving forward

    Something has bothered me for some time now. Our overburdened leadership seems to be a redundant inefficient bureaucracy.

    I understand, currently, it’s the best system in place. I’ve heard my elders, peers and veterans recount times when “getting it done” didn’t take six months. It happened right away. But with all the middlemen involved, what can you do?

  • Woodhurst retires after 25 years in service

    After a military career that included stops in more than 80 countries in 25 years, Lancaster native Melinda Woodhurst recently decided to call it quits.

    In November, Woodhurst retired from the U.S. Army, in which she achieved the rank of colonel and most recently served as chief of staff for the Combined Arms Support Command at Fort Lee, Va.

    The support command handles logistical duties for the Army, such as selecting weaponry and determining where servicemen and women should be placed in the event of base consolidation.

  • Mulvaney wants to cut $10 fee in HOA reform

    I’ve been getting a lot of calls and e-mails from folks recently about the proposed Homeowner’s Association Act.

    Since so many people in Indian Land live in subdivisions with homeowner’s associations (HOAs), I thought I’d take this opportunity to bring folks up to speed on this piece of legislation.

    The bill – known by its number, S.30 – proposes to create state regulation of HOAs, which are the kind of mini-governments that exist in most newer subdivisions.