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Today's News

  • Gamble, Pelot square off in District 6 school board race

    Retired educator Margaret Gamble wants to continue serving residents in the Kershaw area while Robert Pelot is looking to hold elected office for the first time.

    Gamble and Pelot face off in the Nov. 4 race for the District 6 Lancaster County school board seat.

    School board seats are non-partisan.

    Margaret Gamble

    Gamble, 63, the incumbent, is seeking a second term because she said she wants to help continue many of the programs the Lancaster County School District has undertaken in recent years.

  • Chamber supports 1 cent sales tax for courthouse

    On behalf of the board of directors and the more than 450 Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce member firms, I respectfully ask you to consider voting yes with me for the 1 cent sales tax to pay for the proposed Lancaster County Courthouse.

    Once the decision to build a new court house became a requirement as opposed to an option, the Chamber of Commerce turned its focus on the most economical and cost effective method to pay for this facility. The first question we asked was: What impact will the two payment methods have on our local businesses and our citizens?

  • Family matters the most

    Our future isn’t about Buck Rogers and spaceships that cruise to far-away galaxies at the speed of light.It’s about family.As I get older, I frequently think about what the future holds.What will it be like?Marble and bronze statues are erected to famous folks and heroes so they will be remembered by future generations.But I often wonder if those who stand on their shoulders will even care.Ten months ago, I was blessed with a great-grandson who will carry my family name into the future.Hopefully he

  • Forbes.com doesn't get Lancaster's strengths

    Lancaster, the most vulnerable town in the country? When we learned that Forbes.com, the online version of the well-known financial magazine, had given us that dubious honor, we were shocked.

  • AJ, IL bands vie for state titles

    Two Lancaster County bands will have a chance to call themselves state champion Saturday.

    The Andrew Jackson High School and Indian Land High School marching bands performed well enough in their respective Upper State preliminary competitions last week to advance to the state finals.

    Indian Land High's marching band finished first in the Class A Upper State preliminaries, held Saturday at Clinton High School.

    The top six bands in each class advance to the state finals.

  • South Carolina boasts home of cheap cigarettes

    Shampoo rinse, repeat, repeat – Unlicensed salon employees will no longer be required to complete 300 hours of cosmetology training in order to wash hair. Will this result in a reduction in the cost of my wife’s hair care? It can’t hurt.

  • McAteer is Jackets' workhorse

    BUFORD – Brent McAteer is dedicated to Buford High School football.Football has been a part of his life since age 8 when he donned his first pair of pads.McAteer is so dedicated a shoulder with three tears couldn’t stop him from toting the ball for the Yellow Jackets last season.

  • Mustangs down rival Rams in 16-0 victory

    The South Mustangs scored a touchdown in each half to down rival A.R. Rucker 16-0 and sweep the season’s football series on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.

  • Local author to speak on her latest book at library meeting

    Local author Rosemary Whitlock will be guest speaker at the fall meeting of the Friends of the Lancaster County Library at 7 p.m. Monday at the main branch of the county library, 313 S. White St.

    Whitlock is author of "The Monacan Indian Nation of Virginia: the Drums of Life," published this year by the University of Alabama Press. Of Monacan descent herself, Whitlock has written a folk history by relating personal stories of surviving members of the tribe.

  • Local teachers' group forms to back Mulvaney Senate bid

    INDIAN LAND – A group of local teachers has formed Teachers for Mulvaney, a group that says it's committed to advancing state Rep. Mick Mulvaney's efforts to put more dollars into the classroom and improve academic achievement for South Carolina school children.

    "I have been overwhelmed with the support and am especially proud to have some of them put this group together," Mulvaney said in a release.