Today's News

  • Voters must educate themselves about the candidates

    What about that mayor’s race? Four candidates who want to be the mayor of the city of Lancaster. When filing started, who would’ve predicted we’d have so many candidates vying for mayor? The interest in this seat certainly surprised us. How about you?

  • Dr. Duke paved way for medical specialists in Lancaster

    When I was very young, I had the opportunity and the privilege to work with Dr. William Duke when he first started practicing in Lancaster. We started the first EKG Department in Marion Sims Hospital. When the new hospital was completed in 1971, we moved the department there.

  • Writer never got name of Good Samaritan

    On the morning of July 31, I went to Camden to meet my younger sister, Joyce Jackson. On my way home I took Fork Hill Road. The tire on the driver side blew out just as I was going around a curve.

    When I finally got control I stopped the car. I was then able to make one call and that was to my husband, J.C. Taylor.

    A car went around me but it came to a stop at the foot of the hill in front of Macedonia Baptist Church. The driver backed up the hill. A young, small Hispanic man got out of the car.

  • Kickoff Classic offers fun night

    Area football fans will get a major dose  of high school pigskin action tonight at Lancaster Memtorial Stadium.

    The stadium, entering its 43rd season, will host wall-to-wall prep football starting at 6 p.m, when Andrew Jackson, under interim Volunteers’ coach David Moore, leads his team against Class A foe McBee High School in the seventh annual Founders Federal Credit Union Kickoff Classic.

    Founders serves as the corporate sponsor, while The Lancaster News, Carolina Gateway and Carolina Shopper are the event’s media sponsors.

  • Dr. Duke's knowledge continues to save lives

    There are so many who could share their story about Dr. William Duke’s influence on their lives. I can only tell a brief overview of my story. The whole story would take hundreds of pens and miles of paper.

    I came to work in Marion Sims Memorial Hospital in 1967, two weeks after graduating from nursing at USC. Although I graduated on campus in Columbia, many of my classes were at the Universtiy of South Carolina at Lancaster with Caroline Funderburk as my instructor.

  • Mulvaney right man for Congress

    I read with great interest Sam Slack’s recent letter, “Libertarianism will add  to our nation’s problems,” I beg to differ with him the Republican Party has not changed its core philosophy since its inception.

    It is for a small federal government with states’ having rights within their borders. Most of the ridiculous things he cites do not even deserve an answer.

    However, I will tell you that the best person for the job of U.S. Congressman in the 5th District is Mick Mulvaney.

  • Examine our challenges, instead of just ridiculing

    Based on the comments in the online section of The Lancaster News, it is obvious a lot of people have opinions on the new Evidence Preservation Act but don’t have a clue what the law actually requires. I would like to take this opportunity to answer some of the questions and comments regarding the Act.

  • Writer looking for family cemetery

    I have heard that there is a small cemetery somewhere in Lancaster County with members of the Sims family buried in it. It is possibly a family burying ground.

    In the 1950s, it was on “Robert’s current own land.” I have heard that Garrett Sims, who died in the 1880s, was buried there.

    If anyone has heard of this cemetery, or any other small family cemeteries in the area, I would appreciate an e-mail at jonathan@reeveshome.org or a phone call at (334) 444-6705.

    Jonathan Reeves

    Auburn, Ala.

  • No one takes responsibility anymore

    I hope this letter will help keep someone else from making the same mistake I did. I never thought this would happen to me. I even looked in the mirror to see if I had “Stupid” splashed across my forehead.

    I let a young man cheat me out of a lot of money. He came to my house and talked me into letting him pave my driveway with recycled asphalt.

    I know that this can be a good thing if it is done right, but this was not done right.

  • Smoking buffer zones make good sense

    It’s about choice. Each individual chooses whether to use tobacco products or not. Those who choose to do so should not be ostracized.

    Those who choose not to use tobacco produces should not be subjected to second-hand smoke and a sidewalk dotted with used tobacco chaws outside county-owned buildings.

    That is the reason behind Lancaster County Council’s recent decision to implement smoking buffer zones around county buildings.