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Today's News

  • LIFT grateful for community support

    On Sept. 6, Learning Institute for Tomorrow (LIFT) held its fourth annual gala, “An Evening in Italy,” at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    About 160 people from the surrounding areas attended the event. Some came from Boone and Gastonia in North Carolina and some as far south as Columbia. Guests visiting local families included visitors from China and New York City.

  • Question should be what kind of courthouse do we want

    There have been a lot of letters recently in opposition to our new $33 million courthouse. This new courthouse is being pushed down our throats with no input from the citizens of this community.

  • Winner of District 45 House contest will make history

    Both candidates for the District 45 House seat have education and jobs on their minds.

    Republican candidate and political newcomer Deborah Long and Lancaster County Council vice chairman and Democrat Fred Thomas are both running for the seat, now held by Mick Mulvaney, a Republican. Sen. Greg Gregory of Lancaster opted not to run for reelection this year, and Mulvaney decided to run for state Senate District 16 seat.

  • This election about jobs

    Let’s page back to 1973. I was pondering high school graduation here in Lancaster and my focus was what is next with my life. My options were college, technical school, full time employment or the military.

    The military was the least desirable – with the Vietnam War on the wane and the draft by lottery halted. Regardless of my choice, I had to have an income.

    Both my parents worked for Springs and gave me every opportunity to succeed but with an older brother already in college they could not afford to pay my way to school.

  • AJ, Buford Middle win, stay unbeaten

    Andrew Jackson and Buford middle school each remained unbeaten on the season with impressive football wins Thursday.The AJMS Vols posted a second straight shutout of a Lancaster middle school foe, blanking A.R.

  • Time to make education equal for all children

    I am writing this letter in response to a letter that Bridgette Reeves wrote regarding the individuals running in Lancaster for S.C. Senate.

    As a parent of a special needs child, I feel that our senator should respect the rights of our children, and be there to promote the well being of our children in the public school system.

  • Article should have been about work of IL Rotary Club

    Do not blame Mandy Powers Norrell and Sheila Bickford for speaking out against the “grass cutting” article in the Sept. 19 edition of The Lancaster News. The apology needs to come from the Carolina Gateway and The Lancaster News. Go back and reread the article Chris McGinn wrote. It said that Kevin Sexton, James Brooks, David Freeman and Han Lengers helped Mick Mulvaney mow starting at 7 a.m. that Sunday. The picture in the paper was of Mulvaney on his campaigning tractor.

  • Family questions court's decision

    My family and I would like to apologize to the victim of the burglary my brother, Randolph Frazier, was accused, tried and convicted of on Sept. 16. Randolph received a life sentence on Sept. 17.

    Again, I apologize to this woman for what my brother did.

  • NAN doesn't care for victims of crimes

    Your newspaper wrote a story about Martavious Carter, who was charged with arson and five armed robberies.

    Then you wrote a story about the National Action Network (NAN) conducting a civil rights investigation. This is the same group who also conducted an investigation into the death of Maury Cunningham, who died at Lancaster Count Detention Center after being shocked with a Taser for more than two minutes several years ago. Officials said Cunningham attacked detention officers, stabbing two of them with a pencil (one in the eye) while trying to escape from jail.

  • Don't drag feet when preparing for DTV

    The switch from analog television to the digital age is still a little more than four months away.But Doug Crenshaw has a piece of advice for homeowners who still use an antenna to get their television signal.At midnight, Feb.