Today's News

  • Know difference between right and wrong

    It is not about the Republicans or the Democrats, nor about the left vs. the right. It is about right vs. wrong. But who is right? If you or I select what is right then it is subjective and neither of us is actually right.

    If our definition of right comes from our creator, which is found in the scriptures, then we have an objective truth, which is right.

    For example, some people in America believe the following:

    u That former President George W. Bush caused 9/11

    u Rosie O’Donnell is a Patriot

    u The Constitution is a living document

  • Living in Sun City doesn't mean we have extra money

    With respect to retailers’ tendency to focus on Ballantyne and Sun City, I could not agree with you more (re: IL shoppers welcome new Walmart, ALDI, Sept. 1).

    Retailers need to realize that there is more to this area than Ballantyne and Sun City. Yes, I’m glad for the jobs they have provided and commend their generous donations to schools, libraries and nonprofit relief organizations.

  • Attack on assistant principal was uncalled for

    I would like to respond to the assault on coach Bill Farrar, Lancaster High School assistant principal, and to the person charged with the assault, Rodney Thompson, and his family.

    Coach Farrar is a good person, as well as a teacher and coach. I have a son who attends Lancaster High School, as well as two grandchildren.

    Over the years, I have grown to know coach Farrar on a personal level. Coach Farrar would never attempt an assault on any student at Lancaster High School.

  • Blackburn winner in Limited Late Models

    Steve Blackburn highlighted action at Lancaster Motor Speedway, capturing the Limited Late Model win Saturday night.

    The Limited Late Models front row had heat winners Mike Huey and Chris Hargett. The division had two newcomers in Blackburn and Raymond Brown.

    When the green flag dropped, the field roared into turns one and two.

    Hargett spun out in front of the field, collecting half the field with him. On the restart, Huey had the lead, but a hard-charging Blackburn made his way through the field.

  • Send hugs to men and women in armed services

    Someone shared the following incident with me. I do not know where the story originated. It tugged at my heartstrings as I’m sure it will yours.

    A man was waiting in an airport for a flight that was on delay. While he was drinking a cup of coffee and feeling irritable, his attention was drawn to a group of soldiers entering the snack bar.

    This group was made up of mostly male soldiers with a few female soldiers. They were talking among themselves about Afghanistan, this being the first leg of their journey to that land.

  • Spratt's campaign represents his philosophy

    I read in The Lancaster News that U.S. Rep. John Spratt criticized Mick Mulvaney because Mr. Mulvaney voted against the S.C. Senate in spending money it did not have.

    I can understand why Mr. Spratt might find this action by Mr. Mulvaney offensive.  After all, Mr. Spratt seems to vote for every spending bill Nancy Pelosi puts in front of him whether the U.S. government has the money or not.

    Maybe Mr. Spratt’s campaign signs truly represent his spending philosophy, spend, spend, spend, whether we have the money or not.

  • Mulvaney. Haley call for return to principles

    Sam Slack’s guest column Sept. 15 might be subtitled “Label it libertarian " that makes it bad.” One might hope  ideas would get examined on their merits, not arbitrarily applied labels.  

    For Mr. Slack’s last paragraph, in which he asks how the various social and economic policies espoused by Ms. Haley and Mr. Mulvaney would stand for the good of all people, I would offer the following comments.

    Most of what Mick Mulvaney and Nikki Haley are saying derives from a few basic principles from which government has seriously strayed.

  • Ivan Parker, Janet Paschal coming here for concerts

    Two of Christian music’s favorite voices are coming to Lancaster this weekend.

    Ivan “The Voice” Parker will perform at 7 p.m. tonight at Second Baptist Church as part of the 2010 GlennMark Concert Series.

    Christian recording artist Janet Paschal will sing at 10:30 a.m. Sunday during the morning worship service at Springdell Baptist Church.

    Regularly featured on Bill Gaither’s Homecoming Video and Concert Series, and a member of the Gaither Trio, Parker was the lead singer of Gold City quartet for more than 10 years.

  • Kershaw rallies around KARE

    During the summer of 2010, there was a host of blessed individuals, churches and organizations that shared bread, skills and time to benefit people served by Kershaw Area Resource Exchange (KARE).

    “Their contributions have made a tremendous difference in how the non-profit serves its clients in the Kershaw area,” said KARE volunteer and treasurer Martha Ussery.

    A portion of a $110,00 grant from the J. Marion Sims Foundation, along with other financial resources, was used to help pay for a new computer system and networking upgrades.

  • I will be beneath the table

    Mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday morning, with showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.

    Now, I’m not a fan of playing in the rain, but seeing how bad we need it, I hope all the folks sitting in Panthers’ stadium today get drenched.

    You know, rain can be a double-edged sword.

    We really need it, but don’t want it on the weekends. 

    Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of interesting things to do, such as checking out the Walmart inventory during a downpour.