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Today's News

  • Long cuts financial ties with voucher supporter

    Deborah Long is the latest political candidate to distance herself from New York City millionaire and political activist Howard Rich.

    After it was discovered that Long, Republican candidate for the state House District 45 seat, accepted campaign contributions from organizations linked to Rich, she decided to return the $12,000 in contributions. Rich supports school vouchers and has contributed money to Republican campaigns throughout the country.

    "It was getting to be too much of an issue," Long said. "I wanted to clear the air and concentrate on the issues."

  • I will fight for you because I am one of you

    You know me. You worked beside my parents at Springs, you taught me in school, you saw me grow up – you helped raise me.

    You worship beside me, your children go to school with mine, and you love this community as much as I do.

    It is because of you that I am running for Senate. I feel so blessed to have grown up here and that is why I chose to make this my home and raise my children here. You have given me so much and I want to give back – I want to serve you in the statehouse.

  • Politics should be about ideas, principles and truth

    Last month I wrote a column called “What Politics Should Be.” It was a hopeful invitation to my opponent and her supporters to discuss the issues I thought were important to our area: jobs and the economy, taxes and spending and education.

    This column is less hopeful. It is called “What Politics Really Is.”

  • Powers Norrell in the classroom again?

    I honestly cannot believe this happened, and if I hadn’t seen it myself with my own eyes, I wouldn’t have believed it.

    I am a freshman at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. One of my classes is University 101. Recently, Mandy Powers Norrell came to speak to us. Our teacher, Laura Humphrey, assured us she wasn’t there to campaign, but only to talk to us about the voting process, about getting involved, and on the importance of voting.

  • Teams focus on playoffs

    Playoffs are the main focus as the Lancaster County high school football teams head into week 10 play.Friday represents the regular-season finale for Andrew Jackson, Buford and Indian Land, while Lancaster has its final regular-season home game before capping regular-season play next week.LHS, seeking to rebound, has a homecoming battle with Ridge View High School at Memorial Stadium.Buford and Indian Land are at home, while AJ is the lone traveler.Buford hosts the Athletes for Christ Rangers, a Charlotte area based home school football team

  • Vote is needed, even though unopposed

    I want to urge my supporters to take time when they vote to touch my name on the electronic ballot.

    Although I am unopposed, unless you actually vote for me, no vote will be recorded, and a write-in could win the seat if enough write-ins for that person were recorded.

    I pledge to continue working hard to serve the children of our district and to make our schools a place where all children reach their potential.

  • Lady Bruins topple Fort Mill in playoffs

    The Lancaster High School girls’ tennis team launched the playoffs with a 6-1 win over Fort Mill at the J.P. Richards Complex at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster on Tuesday.In a match that saw several close scores, the 14-3 Lady Bruins rallied to win in two different third-set tiebreakers to seal the win.Haley Heath and the LHS No.

  • Lions lead Tri-County honorees

    RICHBURG – Lewisville High School had two players honored to lead the local award winners at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg.Lions honored were Jeremy Green and Zack Carter.Green was named the Division II Defensive Player of the Week for his play in Lewisville’s loss to Chester County rival Great Falls High School.Green racked up 16 tackles and caused a fumble to aid the Lions’ defensive effort.Carter also had a solid game as he had eight

  • It is time for us to get back to the basics in education

    I am not a politician. I don’t have a master’s degree in education. I am one of the people. I haven’t been “in the system for over 30 years.” I don’t have friends in the system. I have no direct financial interest in the school system.

    I see children failing and our schools calling them a success, because it wouldn’t be fair not to. I see children being pushed through school and advanced to the next grade when they are not ready. I see children screaming that they need help, and not finding it.

  • Powers Norrell only champion for public education

    As a retired educator who taught in our public schools for several decades, I feel an obligation to speak out on behalf of all of those young people I taught and all those young people yet to be taught, and encourage everyone to vote for Mandy Powers Norrell for S.C. Senate District 16.

    A vote for Mandy is a vote for public education. She is a product of our public schools and she sends her children to our public schools. She is living proof that our schools provide the quality education necessary for a person to go on to college and professional school and achieve anything.