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Today's News

  • Grant may save foreclosed homes

    A new foreclosures grant is poised to help the Lancaster County housing market.

    As part of an initiative called the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Lancaster County may soon receive enough money to redevelop several foreclosed homes in the area.

    Developed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by the S.C. State Housing Finance and Development Authority, the program works to acquire and redevelop foreclosed homes so they don’t become a detriment to their surrounding neighborhoods and communities.

  • Roughing it: Dietary fiber essential part of healthy diet

    A recent National Health and Nutrition Examination survey shows that less than 10 percent of Americans are eating the recommended amount of fiber in their daily diets.

    While the dietary fiber found mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes can prevent or relieve constipation, it can also lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease, according to the Mayo Clinic.

    It can also aid in weight loss.

  • Celebrate, but be safe tonight

    It’s hard to believe that another year has come and gone. Without a doubt, 2008 has been a history-making year – for the nation and Lancaster County.

    The most significant national event is the election of the first black president in the history of the United States – Barack Obama. President-elect Obama will be sworn in as the United States’ 44th president on Jan. 20.

  • I am fed up with people removing Christ from Christmas. I rode by Heath Springs Elementary School and it says on the sign “winter program.” The school referred to the Christmas break as a winter break. If 80-85 percent of the nation claims to be Christians then why is the 15-20 percent running the country? It is because a lot of Christians sit back and do nothing. We are supposed to pick up our cross and follow Jesus, but a lot of Christians leave their crosses at home except on Sunday. Some people say to pray about it. Well, that‘s great, but what about some action?

  • In 2009, let’s resolve to change South Carolina

    We all know that the New Year is a time for new beginnings – an opportunity for fresh starts. Typically, we vow to exercise more, eat less, spend fewer hours at the office, acquire new skills or set some other lofty goal.

    For those of us in positions of state leadership, perhaps the New Year is also a good time to evaluate the way we do things in Columbia.

  • Writer praises Lancaster Motor Co.

    I would like to thank Lancaster Motor Company for helping my grandfather and me with a business form we needed filled out.

    A very friendly service manager took his time to look up vehicles and print the form for no charge.

    They say nothing is free anymore, but this very kind man took his time to help us out. What he did for me helped us tremendously.  I have had dealings with other dealerships in Lancaster and this dealership wins over them all. I would recommend dealing with them first. Thank you.

    Jenny Sawyer

    Daniel Bierer

  • Police: Man kills cousin during fight

    A Lancaster man was shot and killed early New Year's Day, and his cousin has been charged in the shooting death.

    Devion Mandrell Collins, 20, died early Thursday.

    Lancaster police say Collins' cousin, James Curry Jr., 22, shot him during an argument.

    “The victim and suspect had gotten into an argument and things escalated from there,” said Capt. Harlean Howard of the Lancaster Police Department.

  • ILMS student’s art in 2009 calendar

    INDIAN LAND – The 2009 Safe Kids South Carolina calendar will include artwork by Indian Land Middle School sixth-grader Brandon Sellers.

    A statewide competition was held to select 13 entries for the annual calendar that addresses child safety topics.

    Sellers’ art was selected for January, which is scald and burn prevention month.

    His drawing depicts a cigarette lighter and a flame with the tagline “Little Lighters Make Big Fires.”

    Sellers said he decided to work on a fire safety theme because he knew he could draw flames well.