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Today's News

  • Kudos to HOPE for saving basket fund

    We had lost hope that there would be a Christmas Basket drive this year. But then a Lancaster County organization that has offered people hope for 25 years restored that hope.

    That organization is HOPE, which stands for Helping Other People Effectively. The outreach agency has agreed to take on the Christmas Basket drive this year.

  • Garden clubs make a point in decorating courthouse

    The Lancaster County Courthouse may be battered and broken right now, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worthy of some traditional holiday cheer.

    Members of three Lancaster County garden clubs dressed up the 180-year-old courthouse with holiday greenery Wednesday morning.

    The garden clubs have decorated the front of the courthouse and the Confederate monument on the grounds for the past several years.

  • 13-year-old baker serves her own homemade treats

    When Elaina Lopez describes her favorite pastries, a smile spreads across her face.

    Elaina, an expert baker from Lancaster, enjoys making all sorts of desserts, from whoopie pies to truffles, but her favorite is her Tres Leches cake.

    The traditional South American dessert is a concoction of sponge cake and three kinds of milk.

    “It takes me two days to make it, but it’s a lot of fun,” Elaina said. “I like taking my time measuring out all the dry ingredients, and then making the whipped topping.”

  • Hinson stages homes to sell

    Trying to sell your house? You’re not alone.  

    There are about 415 houses on the market in Lancaster County alone.   

    With so much competition, you might be interested in one of the latest concepts available to help sell your house faster – home staging.  

    Judy Hinson, who’s sold real estate for more than 20 years, recently earned certification as an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP).  

    Staging is creating a feeling in the room that makes buyers want to come in and stay a while.

  • A thank-you to all our veterans – past and present

    For over 232 years, men and women have been defending this country. We enjoy the freedoms and rights that our forefathers fought for.

    Today, our veterans are still fighting for those beliefs.

    It is hard for a mother to send a son to war; it is hard for a wife to let her husband go to battle.

    The anxiety of not knowing and waiting is hard for all in the family. Being separated, not being able to talk or touch a loved one is a very longing way of life.

    Our veterans and their family know all about these feeling and more.

  • Jackets drop pair to L-E

    BUFORD – Buford had a rocky start on the hardwood to open its 2008-09 basketball season.                                             Class AAA Lugoff-Elgin swept a pair of games from the host Jackets on Tuesday night.

    The Demons pulled away for a 77-64 win after the L-E girls took a 65-36 win.

  • Jackets drop pair to L-E

    BUFORD – Buford had a rocky start on the hardwood to open its 2008-09 basketball season.

    Class AAA Lugoff-Elgin swept a pair of games from the host Jackets on Tuesday night.

    The Demons pulled away for a 77-64 win after the L-E girls took a 65-36 win.

    In the varsity boys’ game, the Demons, up 32-28 at the break, steadily pulled away to post the 13-point win.

    L-E was paced by JoJo Pellipino’s 24, 16 in the second half. Pellipino netted 12 points in the final period when the visitors outscored the Jackets 21-14 for the win.

  • Give thanks for this very special Thursday

    George Washington was known as the “Father of our Country,” and fittingly so, he proclaimed our nation’s first Thanksgiving in 1789.

    Now, the fourth Thursday in November is celebrated as Thanksgiving. Washington’s wisdom as a “nation’s father” is ironic because this late fall holiday is all about family. As we know he was wise beyond his years, which is a major reason he became our first commander-in-chief.

  • Consider all options for education in S.C.

    For years there has been abundant discussion about public education in South Carolina. Some people want to continue the status quo, and some agitate for change. Funding has increased over the past 40 years, and now amounts to an average $11,480 per student. Yet we are still last in the nation in SAT scores, achievement scores and graduation rates.

  • Writer remembers fibs made during campaignin

    I still remember all those things we said about a candidate we didn’t like. I still remember those fibs we used in our letters to the editor.

    I haven’t forgotten how we criticized one human being out of the entire population of Lancaster County for  mowing grass on Sunday. I suppose the devil made us do it when we tried to make some other Christian look as devilish as we were when we wrote, unholy and ungodly things about some person we hardly knew.