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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Team's 57 tops Family Promise golf tourney

    The winning foursome posted a three-shot victory in the first Family Promise golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday afternoon.The team of Larry Westcott, Larry Honeycutt, Rick Walters and Ron Burke teamed to card a 15-under 57 in the captain’s choice tournament.Family Promise is the organization of churches reaching out to help homeless families in Lancaster County.The winning team had a stellar day with two eagles, 11 birdies and five pars.Walters, the USC-Lancaster men’s golf team coach, said it was a matter of t

  • Family seeks help in finding girl

    A Lancaster family needs your help in finding a 14-year-old girl who hasn't been seen since Wednesday.

    Quasheqca Dover left her Skipper Avenue home either Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, said her mother, Lynne Barber.

    Barber said she last saw her daughter inside their home Wednesday night. Everything seemed to be normal, she said.

    Dover's grandmother, Elizabeth Twitty, said this is the first time she's ever run away from home. She doesn't know why she would want to leave.

    "We're just upset and worried right now," Twitty said.

  • County Council to look at salary study Monday

    County Council will review a compensation plan for county employees' salaries Monday night.

    A study has been done of county employees' salaries, and the results will be presented to council members at Monday's meeting. The county has roughly 400 full-time employees and other part-time employees.

    The study looked at how much county employees are paid in comparison to employees in other counties the size of Lancaster County, and also employees in the private sector.

  • Johnny Ray Williams, 49

    Johnny Ray Williams, 49, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008.

    Born Feb. 15, 1959, in York County, he was the son of Roger and Arbeutis Funderburk Williams. He attended Lancaster County schools and was employed as a cook at KFC.

  • Columbia-based political group gives Mulvaney an A+ for work in '07-'08

    A Columbia-based political group that champions the fiscal policies of the late President Ronald Reagan gives state Rep. Mick Mulvaney of Lancaster County high marks in its recently released report cards for 2007-08.

    Mulvaney, R-District 45, was one of 10 state lawmakers to receive the Taxpayer Champion award from the S.C. Club for Growth. Mulvaney received an A+ grade from the organization.