Today's News

  • Republicans a winning combination

    Thank you, Lancaster News for encouraging registered voters to write about their preferred candidate.

    I would like to take this opportunity to show my support for the Republican candidates, both statewide and nationally.

    Thank you to the S. C. Conservative Republicans, Jim DeMint, Mick Mulvaney, Nikki Haley, Mick Zais, Tim Scott, Ken Ard and Rob McCoy, to name a few. They will all help to put America back on top of her game.

    These candidates and many others statewide and nationally mean many different things to many people in all issues concerning America.

  • Track caps season with exciting night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway capped its 2010 racing season with an exciting night of racing at the half-mile dirt oval Saturday night.

    The NDRA Crate Late Models front row had Justin Hobgood and Mike Huey.

    When the green flag dropped, Hobgood and Huey went into turns one and two side by side for the lead.

    Exiting turn two, it would be Huey with the lead over Hobgood, Steve Banal and Timbo Mangum.

    Huey, as the laps ticked off,  put some distance between himself and the rest of the field.

  • Piece of cloth represents what's great about U.S.

    Howard Schnauber wrote, “My Name Is Old Glory.”  You see, it is all about a piece of cloth that I hold dear. People use this cloth often. Most do so with pride.

    Although sometimes ragged, and sometimes torn, this cloth looms atop the world’s tallest buildings, and stands watch in America’s halls of justice. always-standing guard with power throughout the world. Peace, honor, truth, justice, and freedom.

    That is exactly what she stands for. This cloth has fought in every battle of every war for more than 200 years.

  • Clothes do make the man, woman, student

    The article regarding electing a replacement on the Lancaster County School Board was broadsided by a reader’s comments that we need folks on the board who will not waste their time trying to establish a dress code for students. Although the writer didn’t approve of baggy pants, it appeared to me that the reader felt  the board should center their attention on student and teacher performance and leave the dress  to the student.

  • Fire chiefs from all over S.C. gather in Lancaster

    There will be quite a few fire servicemen and women from across the state in Lancaster this week.

    For the first time, Lancaster is hosting the S.C. Fire Chiefs Association conference.

    The annual event gives chiefs statewide a chance to come together for several days of training, education and exposure to new fire service-related products.

    Nearly 300 visitors are expected to attend the conference, which runs today through Saturday at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • Tri-County Coaches Association salutes three county standouts

     Three Lancaster County high school football players were among the honorees for their play in week seven at the weekly meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday.

    Lancaster High School, fresh off a 17-7 comeback win over Rock Hill in the Bruins’ Region III-AAAA opener, was led by a pair of LHS defensive standouts, junior linebacker Derae Montgomery and senior defensive lineman Daniel Foster.

    Indian Land High’s Daniel Helms, a long snapper and offensive lineman, was also among the Warriors’ honorees.

  • How many politicians could take Scout oath?

    They stood in a military-type straight line, all toes pointed to the mark on the floor. All 10 stood at attention. What is unusual about this particular formation? Nine of them are 14 years old and No. 10 is 49 years old.

    The Scoutmaster then asked, “Can all of you recite the Scout oath? Do you live up to the Scout law?”

    “Before I ask you to raise your right hand to be sworn in as a Scout, let us review the Scout law, the Scout motto, the Scout slogan and the Scout oath:”

  • Time for Americans to take control

    Sometimes friendship can blind a person. It’s easy to pick out small contributions to an area by any congressman. However, any congressman who supports blindly the measures that President Barack Obama has put in place does not deserve to be re-elected.

    I am not a TEA Party person or Republican. I am an Independent. I am also sick and tired of the debt that this president and Congress has buried us in. Between the handouts and the so called health care for all we are slowly being pushed into a socialistic state.

  • We often judge others too easily

    This is in response to Helen Mackey’s article about the assault on Bill Farrar, Lancaster High School assistant principal. I agree that Bill Farrar is a very nice person and didn’t deserve to get punched.

    I also know Rodney Thompson and his family and know that they have always been very nice people. I don’t know what happened at school that day or what caused Rodney to get upset.

  • Tri-County coaches honor county trio

    Three Lancaster County high school football players earned honors at the week six meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association.

    The county trio includes Lancaster High School’s Andre Foulks along with Indian Land High’s A.J. Gordon and Jarrell Robinson.

    Foulks, a junior, earned the Division I Defensive Player of the Week with 17 tackles, five sacks and two pressure passers in the Bruins’ 26-10 homecoming win over Blythewood High School on Friday.