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Today's News

  • 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.

  • County trio honored by Tri-County Coaches Association

    Three Lancaster County prep football standouts were saluted for their play in week eight regular-season high school play by the Tri-County Football Coaches Association.

  • 'Vulnerable town' label not so bad?

    The designation of Lancaster by forbes.com as the "most vulnerable town" in the country has a certain sting to it.

    But local business owners and officials have found some positive things to say about the article, an online exclusive to forbes.com, which is affiliated with the popular Forbes magazine. The article was published about a week ago, and listed Lancaster County's high unemployment rate of 12.2 percent as a contributing factor to its spot at the top of the list.

  • Video Included Candidates address issues at last forum before election

    Candidates from the five major local elections answered questions at a political forum Tuesday night sponsored by Duke Energy, the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and The Lancaster News.

  • James Neely, 83, takes plunge of faith

    When it comes to baptism, age is never an issue.Neither is a medical condition. Just ask 83-year-old James Neely.Neely, who is confined to a wheelchair, was baptized Sept. 24 at Crestview Baptist Church.James’ health might not be the best and he might be hard of hearing, but he realized it was time to make peace with the Lord at a recent singing at New Hope Baptist Church in Heath Springs, said his wife, Jackie Neely.The Neelys have been married for 60 years.

  • Deborah Long has qualities to represent us in statehouse

    In recent weeks, I have had the opportunity to hear Deborah Long and Fred Thomas, candidates for the S.C. District 45 seat, speak. These two individuals present themselves well and come across as intelligent and concerned persons.

    However, Deborah Long impresses me as the more qualified individual for this House seat.

  • Repeat performers: Flemings mix, reuse potted plants each growing season

    On a late afternoon, Ray and Barbara Fleming relax by soaking in the view from the front porch swing at their home at 317 Bailey Road.Hanging baskets filled with potato vines and ferns surround them while, just ahead, the front door is flanked by towers of ivy that winds and climbs along pointed wire forms.Rocking chairs welcome guests to join them to sit and enjoy the day, too.The view extends to the front yard where a blend of low-maintenance shrubs with colorful foliage are complemented by perennial and annual blooms.

  • Mulvaney understands value of public education

    Education has been a hot topic in local political races. As the current chairman of the State Board of Education, the parent of three public school students and a local businessman, I am encouraged that candidates are engaging on this critical issue.