Today's News

  • Hydrick's right for the job

    BUFORD Dillon Hydrick, a three-year veteran on the Buford High School football team, is in his first year starting for the Yellow Jackets, but he’s right for the job.

    He’s regarded as a handful playing fullback, because he has a perfect build for the position.

    “His size at fullback makes him hard to bring down. He loves meeting tacklers in the open field, because he likes to lower the boom,” Buford head coach Mike Wells said.

    Hydrick, at 5-9, 195 pounds, also uses his size playing middle linebacker.

  • Tri-County coaches salute three county football standouts

    A trio of Lancaster County players drew top honors at the weekly meeting of the Founders Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday.

    Indian Land High School’s Dimitri Anthony and Jarrell Robinson were honored for their defensive play in the Division II awards.

    Lancaster High School’s Marshawn Rhoney was saluted for his stellar defensive play in the Bruins’ 23-20 road win over Ridge View.

    Rhoney, a senior defensive lineman, racked up 13 tackles to earn the Division I Defensive Lineman of the Week.

  • 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