Today's News

  • Mulvaney distorting Spratt's record

    It has been said that the first casualty of war is the truth. After reading an article in The Lancaster News entitled, “Mulvaney challenges Spratt on budget, taxes,” it seems truth is also a victim of Mr. Mulvaney’s attempt to unseat Mr. Spratt.

    Mr. Mulvaney claims that the House of Representatives will fail to pass a budget for the first time since 1974. That is simply not true.

    The last time the House failed to pass a budget was in 2006, when the Republicans were in the majority.

  • Dillon apologizes for blood drive cancellation

    I want to personally apologize for the cancellation of the BloodStock blood drive on July 22 at the Van Wyck Community Center. Due to technical difficulties, the blood drive was cancelled.

    The donors who had left phone numbers were contacted immediately to inform them of the situation. If you were not called, I apologize. Many people were contacted and were attempted to be contacted and I apologize if you fell through the cracks and were not contacted.

  • Police reports - Aug. 11, 2010

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • A Lancaster man was arrested after a shoplifting incident at Walmart on Aug. 9.

    Edward Riddley Jr., 39, of 904 14th St., was charged with shoplifting and resisting arrest.

    According to the report, officers were called to the store to arrest a shoplifter. They saw Riddley running into the produce section and then outside. After being caught, Riddley struggled with officers until he was handcuffed, the report said.

  • Dixie Boys 13 stars fall in two state tourney games

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 13-year-old all-stars fell in the recent state tournament, dropping games to Clarendon County, 13-7, and host Sumter, 8-3.

    In the six-run loss to Clarendon County, Troy Cunningham and Autry Blackmon each had three hits. Cunningham had two singles and a triple.

    Blackmon drilled three hits, drove in a run and scored a run.

    Dreshun Stewart rapped two hits and drove in a run. James Gardner had two hits and was hit by a pitch. Austin Pate had a double and scored a run. Wesley Knight had a hit, drove in three runs and scored twice.

  • Gloom, despair and agony on us

    Our military can win anywhere in the world, when allowed. Yet, President Barack Obama repeatedly speaks to reducing our forces? Our troops are brave and strong, but how many rotations does he expect them to make? Will the sacrifice of laying down their lives ever end. He has said that it is his opinion the military should pay for their medical, be reduced in size and take pay cuts. “Troops understand the risk of injury when they volunteer to serve,” Obama said. How stupid is that? Get a leg blown off and pay for it to? No thanks.

  • South Carolina needs Spratt

    Who is the Republican running against U.S. Rep. John Spratt this fall?

    I can’t determine if the candidate is the new state senator from Lancaster County or someone from the national GOP.

    It seems like every quote from his campaign is not from the candidate, but from some hack in Washington.

    This begs the question, “Who needs a puppet from the Republican National Committee representing South Carolina’s 5th District?”

    The GOP has made a number of salacious, misleading and downright false statements about Congressman Spratt.

  • It is up to conservatives to save nation

    We attended a Lancaster outdoor Taxed Enough Already (TEA) Party on July 3. On April 15 we attended a Tea Party at the same location. About 300 people attended the April event and about 500 attended the July party.

    Liberal moderate Republican Lindsey Graham recently said, “The TEA parties will die out.”

    Well, I know where he stands and it is not with the people who voted him into office. The conservative people can forget getting any support from him.

  • KLS Foundation thanks supporters

    On April 17, Donna White, of Lancaster, led the Walk for Ryan.

    It was a fundraiser honoring the memory of her son, Ryan, who struggled with Kleine-Levin Syndrome and tragically died of unrelated health complications.

    Donna’s event raised $3,500 for the Kleine-Levin Syndrome Foundation’s research fund.

    Although the Foundation acknowledged and thanked Donna for her work and the money she raised, we neglected to thank the community of Lancaster for supporting Donna in her efforts to help find a cause and a cure of KLS.

  • Peanut butter jar of tea or glass of wine?

    Seems the push is on for alcohol sales on Sunday.

    A resident of Belair, which is in the suburbs of Indian Land, found no place to eat on Sunday. Musta been a recent arrival, apparently the straight-up-the-road drive to Pineville or Ballentine alluded her.

    Then there is the employee of a bistro, who thinks a little wine with a Sunday luncheon will bring in loads of income for her establishment.

  • Teams off to solid starts

    Early work from the Lancaster County high school football camps reflect  an upbeat mood.

    Teams capped required conditioning sessions and looked to launch contact drills in preparation for opening scrimmages Friday.

    Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson interim head coach David Moore said the Volunteers’ 2010 preseason drills opened with an upbeat feeling with the AJ football version of Midnight Madness.