Today's News

  • Something illegal going on in District 2 election

    Please help me to understand this write-in campaign. The winner in the primary Charlene McGriff, who is unopposed, is now facing a write-in from someone other than Blondale Funderburk and the write-in is not disclosing their name. Is this legal? Who is requesting the absentee ballot?  If the person is not disclosing his or her name how is the name being signed on the ballots? It seems to me someone is collecting ballots from residents in District 2 and writing in a name.

  • Lancaster fortunate to have Memorial Park

    After having a negative concern with a cemetery in North Carolina, it made us realize how fortunate Lancaster residents are to have Lancaster Memorial Park.

    The grounds are always so well maintained, the staff and family are friendly, kind and respectful to visitors or a bereaved family.

    Pat and Linda Small



  • Funderburk: Support McGriff in special election

    I am Blondale Funderburk, a former candidate for the vacant County Council District 2 seat. I was given a wonderful opportunity to represent our county in the Sept. 15 primary election. However the district cast its votes for Charlene McGriff.

    As we move forward to the Nov. 3 special election, we as a district, must focus our attention on the Nov. 3 candidate.

    I would like to thank District 2 residents for their support and I look forward to representing them in the future.

  • Bruins set excellence standard

    When Lancaster High School teams compete, it’s a known fact they strive to play within the rules.

    The Bruins’ athletic program has the hardware to prove it.

    LHS recently was presented a S.C. High School League Sportsmanship Award after the Bruins were nominated from their region for the honor.

    The latest award has been presented to the Lancaster High School athletic program twice in the last three years.

  • Offenses Against the Election Laws

    SC Code of Laws and Regulations is found under the Quick Links section on the South Carolina government Web site, sc.gov.

    CHAPTER 25.


    SECTION 7"25"10. False swearing in applying for registration.

  • Partisan politics more important than Olympics in America?

    I would like to respond to John Cauthen’s Oct. 16 letter, “Oh the agony of the 2016 Olympic defeat.” His very political letter indicated that he would rather see President Barack Obama fail than have the Olympics come in America. I  guess America first doesn’t apply when partisan politics are involved.

    Stephen Winn



  • Voters can stop Congress through ballot box

    Well, it’s started already. There is a well-qualified gentleman considering running for our congressional seat next year. So, right out of the box, comes a lengthy tirade against him, full of baloney. We are hearing than Mick Mulvaney is a millionaire and John Spratt is not. We’re hearing that it’s important to send Spratt back to Congress again.

  • Health care reform bill includes abortions costs

    The health care reform bill is currently being debated in Congress. Democrats have continually voted down any protection for unborn babies.

    Rep. John Spratt has been among those who have repeatedly voted for abortion rights.

    If this bill passes in any form that is being discussed now, then taxpayers will have to pay to end the life of unwanted babies.

    Please call your congressman now to let them know that we do not want to pay to end a life. Hurry.

    L.G. Stevens



  • Bruins' Robinson to play in North-South All-Star game

    Lancaster High School senior defensive lineman Darius Robinson had his prayer answered in a big way Tuesday afternoon.

    Robinson, a standout on the Lancaster High School football team, was named to the 62nd annual North-South All-Star football game.

    Robinson, a 6-3, 235-pounder, said he prayed hard for the chance to go to the game which features the top senior high school football players.

  • Don’t need to compromise liberties for broken system

    The participants of the TEA parties should band together to form a moderate third party. This way both parties can be held accountable to the American people in a similar fashion as to what the so-called public option has been intended to hold the insurance companies accountable.

    This grassroots movement comprises a collective mission that is incompatible with traditional partisan politics.