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Today's News

  • Jessica Bradburn sees Gamecocks football in a different light

    Just before the start of every University of South Carolina home football game, Jessica Bradburn gets caught up in moment as the strains of “Also Sprach Zarathustra” (the theme to “2001: A Space Odyssey”) roar over the public address amid 80,000-plus screaming fans.

    She has one of the best vantage points in Williams Brice Stadium, to see up close what’s been called one of the most electric entrances in college sports.

  • Sign up now for Christmas parade

    The city of Lancaster and See Lancaster are aiming to make the 2008 Lancaster Christmas Parade one to remember with a variety of commercial and homemade floats, walking groups, beauty queens, bands and vintage vehicles. 

    The parade begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 13. 

  • Government sold our country out years ago

    I am curious where column writer Rob Emory, “Let’s hope America hasn’t been fooled” in the Nov. 7 edition of TheLancaster News, has been for the past 40 years.

    Fooled? “Forbes” magazine labeled Lancaster as the most vulnerable town in the nation. And you are wondering if we have been fooled by electing a black president.

    Our good old boy white presidents and their cabinets took care of ruining America a long time ago. We were sold out for money and oil to make the rich richer and the poor poorer. Is that socialism or communism?

  • Some advice on how to save money

     

    Sam Mullis always had an interest in his finances.

    Mullis, 43, a teacher at Lancaster High School, used to be diligent about saving his money and investing in his 401(k). 

  • Heath Springs depot to be transformed into North Pole

    HEATH SPRINGS – On Dec. 6 and 7, the Heath Springs train depot will be transformed into a North Pole Adventure to accommodate this year’s L&C Santa Express.

    With festive decorations and volunteers in costumes, this area of historic Heath Springs will be a winter wonderland that promises to amaze children and adults alike.

  • A Friday night at Chick-fil-A turned out to be not such a fun night for my kids and me.

    Our baby daughter has severe asthma. Just minutes after sitting down to eat with four of our children, our baby went into an asthma attack. That escalated into a mini seizure.

    I took the baby to the restroom and was unsuccessful in her recovery. I then began to gather the other children as quickly and quietly as I could to get the baby to the car for a breathing treatment.

  • S.C.’s No. 1 industry is homegrown – forestry

    With financial markets reeling and much effort being made to attract new out-of-state and foreign investment, we should not overlook an industry that has been operating in South Carolina since the first settlers arrived and has been considered to be the state’s first industry.

    This business has continually expanded and still has huge growth potential, both literally and figuratively. That industry is our homegrown economic engine of forestry.

  • Hardwood Classic, Jackets Invitational set to tip off play

    The Lancaster County Hardwood Classic, a preseason girls basketball tournament, opens play Saturday night at Andrew Jackson High, but the schedule has a slight change from the campus sites set earlier in the week.

    The opening game is at 7 when Indian Land faces Chester, with host AJ meeting Buford at 8:30. Lancaster and Chesterfield received first-round byes.

  • CCA Cougars volleyball team top cats this season

    The 2008 men’s volleyball season at Carolina Christian Academy is one which won’t soon be forgotten.

    State championship seasons have their special places in our memory banks and trophy cases.

    The fans who back the Cougars’ volleyball team will have plenty to savor in this banner season for the Lancaster private school.

    CCA won its first-ever men’s volleyball state championship, taking a 3-1 win over Union Christian Day School of Union last month.

  • Carter's route full circle

    Lancaster High School senior wide receiver Shane Carter, along with a handful of his Bruins’ teammates, probably has a deeper appreciation of LHS’s 9-3 playoff season.

    Carter, a three-year starter and four-year team member, has seen the Bruins’ football program come full circle.

    Carter, along with linebacker Stephno Drakeford, place-kicker Anna Funderburk, center Tyler Outen and defensive lineman Travis Smith were members of the 2005 LHS team that went 0-11.