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Today's News

  • Paper carriers just can't win

    You know, I was kind of glad to see paper carriers get their due during National Newspaper Week.We should honor those who deliver the local news to our homes.Newspapers have been called many things from rags and birdcage liners to sources of enlightenment.Nothing is more aggravating than a walk to the street on a cool, crisp morning to find an empty tube (that’s industry lingo for a paper box).

  • Mustangs blank Buford

    The South Middle School Mustangs scored a touchdown in each half on the way to a 16-0 football win over previously unbeaten Buford on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.South improved to 5-1 with the win. Buford fell to 5-1.South’s Rashawn Cloud picked off a screen pass and raced 70 yards with 35 seconds left in the half to snap a scoreless tie. J.J. Massey scored on the first of his two-point conversions to make it 8-0 at the half.In the second half, a Marqui Stanback interception set up SMS’s second score, a 27-yard run by Mardarius Bailey.

  • Breast cancer diagnosis doesn't slow Sue Robinson

    When Sue Robinson felt a lump in her breast in February 2002, she knew she had cancer.

    She had felt some pain first, and when she checked it out, she felt the lump.

    "It was, of course, devastating," Robinson, 55, said. "It put me on my knees."

    That was a Saturday. She called her doctor Monday, and a office assistant said her doctor could see her in two weeks.

    "I said, 'You don't understand, I'm driving there right now,'" Robinson said.

  • AJ's Wright has right stuff

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson first-year assistant football coach Danny Wright recalls those days during his Volunteers’ football career when his younger brother Daniel accompanied him to the Vols’ weight room.“Daniel was always trying to lift this one dumbbell,” said Danny Wright, a three-sport star for the Vols before graduating in 2000.“He’d struggle with it, but he kept telling me he was going to lift it,” Danny Wright said.If that weight symbolizes Daniel Wright’s Vols’ athletic career, then he

  • Teamwork key in Chamber tourney win

    Evan Scott said brother-in-law golf play proved to be the difference in his team’s success in the 21st annual Rub of the Green golf tournament Thursday afternoon at the Lancaster Golf Club.Brother-in-law golf is solid alternating partner play in a match.“We’re not related, but we used brother-in-law golf to win here today,” Scott said of his team’s triumph in the tournament sponsored by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce.Scott said the winning foursome, which included Reggie Starnes, Tom McDougal and Billy Moseley, te

  • Healthy Woman fall fashion show unites lives touched by breast cancer

    Sue Robinson and Joannie Wood sorted through clothing racks at Hi Lites on Wednesday, in search of the perfect outfit with the help of Julie Walters and Norma Burnette.

  • Family Promise helping bring hope to homeless

    Corporations that have been in Lancaster County for several decades have left. Now we find ourselves struggling to stay afloat. So we are given some unfortunate realities.

    However, if we look at some other countries around the world we note they are worse off than us. We need to keep our little county, our little nitch in the world, strong by working together to help others. If everyone can just sit back, look at the whole picture, take a deep breath, then stand firm in the conviction and experience that this county and country have survived worse events.

  • Chamber leaders look to Beaufort for advice

    "Leading Businesses and Leading Communities" is the theme of the 38th annual planning conference of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, set for Nov. 7-9, in the historic town of Beaufort.

    "Lancaster County is on the threshold of exploding growth, and we chose Beaufort as our conference site because we believe much can be learned from another community that has encountered many of the challenges we are beginning to face," said chamber Chairman Jay Rainey.

  • Candidates face off at forum

    Candidates shook hands with voters and then got down to business at a political forum sponsored by Carolina Gateway, the Indian Land Action Council and the Indian Land Council of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday night.

    The forum, held at Indian Land Middle School, started off with a meet-and-greet with candidates. Candidates and their campaign volunteers lined the school driveway with signs and set up tables in the school lobby.

    Each candidate had one minute to respond to questions, with a 30-second rebuttal period.

  • Residents need to be aware of threat to public education

    I’m grateful for the recent educational forum held in the community room of the Fort Mill Library. There was standing room only.

    I am a husband, a father of three grown children, all educated in the public schools of South Carolina. I’ve lived in South Carolina for 29 years.