Today's News

  • USCL playes vital role in future of county

    Some people believe Lancaster’s future is as a college town. One of them is Dr. John Catalano, dean at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. He’s working to increase the size of USCL, which he believes will help transform Lancaster into a college town.

    The first step in expanding USCL is an $8 million classroom building, which the college hopes to break ground on within two years.

  • Trio launches region play

    Region play – the second season – is highlighted by a county clash Friday night.

    Unbeaten Indian Land, 5-0, visits Andrew Jackson as a county headliner.

    Buford also opens region play as the Jackets venture to Pageland to battle the unbeaten Central Eagles.

    Lancaster, hoping for a happy homecoming, caps a three-game home stretch with a visit from Blythewood, a Midlands Class AAAA foe and former region foe.

    Indian Land High football coach Mike Mayer said the Warriors will hope to extend their win streak against a tough Andrew Jackson squad, 2-3.

  • There's no need for mud slinging

    We, as a people, are quick to point a finger at other people not realizing that three fingers are pointed back in our own direction.

    I am a Democrat and I will support a Democrat ticket. I saw the signs on U.S. 521 concerning U.S. Rep. Spratt that said “Sack Spratt.”

    Everyone has an opinion. But I have a question. What will we be getting if Spratt does not go back into office? Once in office things start to change – sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse.

  • Enrichment program needs permanent site

    Mount Calvary Outreach Center Inc. completed its 21st year of the Summer Enrichment Program. The 2010 summer program hosted an average of 90 children, ages 4-16, for four weeks of learning, fellowship and fun.  

    The youth were organized by age into four groups and were led by members of the community in activities that included Bible study, music, educational activities, computer time, swimming and nutrition classes.  

    Monday through Thursday the youth and leaders met at Mount Calvary Outreach Church for group time, fellowship, exercise and announcements.

  • Constant negativity, violence impact youth

    There are many issues confronting the contemporary African-American community. Many youth in this community face drugs, homelessness, poverty and violence on a daily basis.

  • Plenty to do here Friday and Saturday

    You can’t say there’s nothing to do around here this weekend. From kayaking to chili tasting; from barbecue to motorcycle ministry; from a reunion with a noted lifeguard instructor to visiting an alpaca farm " you’ve got it all right here and even more.

    Some of the events include:

    u The Total Arts Fusion will from 7-10 p.m. Friday at the War Memorial Building, 401 Dearborn St., Great Falls. Music will be provided by Gigi Dover and The Big Love, Kevin Marshall and Jason Switzer.

  • Boyet thanks Sunday alcohol sales supporters

    First, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Carolina Gateway and The Lancaster News for their support of the alcohol sales in restaurants on Sundays in Lancaster County.

    Secondly, a big thank you to the residents of Lancaster County who have come out in the early stages to support this initiative. So many people have stepped up to the plate to assist with posting petitions, posting signs, getting signatures and assisting with the logging in of the petitions, but we still need your help.

  • Crawford makes us proud again

    Clemson University’s 35-10 season opening win over North Texas most likely won’t go down as the Tigers’ biggest win of the 2010 football season, but what happened that day in Death Valley won’t soon be forgotten.

    Shawn Crawford, a Van Wyck native and former Indian Land High School star athlete, joined elite Clemson sports company that afternoon as one of eight inductees into the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame.

  • Mulvaney skirts question about job creation

    In a recent question and answer session with The Herald, Mick Mulvaney revealed a great deal about his agenda and true concerns. When asked “what policies would you propose or support to create jobs in South Carolina?” Mulvaney answered:

    “The first move must be repealing Obamacare.” First, I don’t like the way Mulvaney terms it “Obamacare.”   

  • Spratt is a true friend of our 5th District

    In 2009, Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve System, was chosen by Time Magazine as Man of the Year. I enjoyed reading the article about Bernanke.

    It contains interesting information about Bernanke including his childhood in Bennettsville and about monetary policy and the role of the Fed.