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Today's News

  • Save trees, vote against Mulvaney

    As usual, I read the majority of Mick Mulvaney’s recent “Statehouse Report” with little interest.

    As usual, he takes credit for the few “good” things coming out of the state capital, while ignoring all of the bad things like this year’s multi-million dollar budget deficit that he was actually involved in.

    Ignoring the deficit, he brags about the Department of Commerce spending hundreds of thousands of dollars for yet another planning study when Lancaster County already has a development plan.

  • Hood looks to succeed Blackmon in City Council District 1 race

    Kenneth B. Hood says he has the people skills needed to be a good councilman.

    The Lancaster native is seeking the City Council District 1 seat that opened after the death of longtime Councilman Preston Blackmon in August. Blackmon, who was 82, held the seat for more than 30 years.

    Hood said he decided to run before Blackmon died. However, he thought this moment wouldn't come until 2010, when Blackmon's term would expire.

    Hood will face Blackmon's son, Racarda Blackmon, in the Nov. 4 election. The winner will serve the two remaining years in Preston Blackmon's term.

  • Get answers from candidates at Indian Land political forum

    INDIAN LAND – Voters are encouraged to come out to a political forum to learn more about the candidates running for local, state and even national office.

    Carolina Gateway's third candidates forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Indian Land Middle School gymnasium. Carolina Gateway is a sister publication of The Lancaster News.

    There will be a meet-and-greet with candidates from to 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the forum.

    The forum is co-sponsored by the Indian Land Action Council and Indian Land Council of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Three more charged in home invasion

    Three more men have been arrested after warrants were issued alleging their involvement in a home invasion Saturday night.

    Darren J. Henderson, 18, of 6125 Shiloh Unity Road; Donald Nebraska Henderson, 26, of 1560 Earnhardt Drive; and Edward Jerome Montgomery, 21, of 632 Ginger Cake Road, have each been charged with first-degree burglary and attempted armed robbery.

    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies say they were three of the five men responsible for the burglary of a Shiloh Unity Road home about 11 p.m. Saturday. The three were arrested Wednesday.

  • Will Sharpton bring his compassion to Lancaster?

    The Rev. Al Sharpton is a busy man. He traveled to Durham, N.C., to defend a person who falsely accused three white, innocent Duke lacrosse players of a crime the courts determined never happened. The Rev. Sharpton seems to be a man of compassion and concern for those who have faced tragedy and and for those who have been placed into a situation of pure terror.

    I admired the Rev. Sharpton when he walked hand in hand in Charlotte with the mother whose son had been shot by a law officer.

  • AJ Middle, South win to set up showdown Thursday

    Andrew Jackson Middle School and South Middle School each posted shutout wins to set up a football showdown at AJ on Thursday.AJMS, which defeated South last season, improved to 3-0 with a 16-0 win over Camden Middle School on Wednesday.South Middle School, on a road trip to Winnsboro, rolled to a 28-0 win over Fairfield Central Middle School at Fairfield Central High on Wednesday.In the AJ Middle win, the 3-0 Vols forged an 8-0 halftime lead and added a second-half score to seal the win.Javaris Clyburn dashed 10 yards and added the two-point

  • BHS's Ford puts team first

    BUFORD – Will Ford knows his way around athletics.

  • Rich's ideology poses harm to S.C. schools

    Any good organization’s representative should also be an advocate. This is especially true for someone who represents the public schools in an era when too many people without substantive arguments are attempting to discredit public education to promote their own agenda. It seems as though test scores have created all sorts of instant experts.

    I will summarize my thoughts on that issue by simply saying that we would all do well to recognize that test scores tell us a lot less than there is to know about what is going on in our schools.

  • Time to take deep breath, be grateful

    Politicians are blasting each other, the financial wizards on Wall Street have goofed up, our Congress seems to be in disarray, our war in the Middle East continues, folks are cleaning up after storms and gasoline is in short supply.

  • Pregnancy Center celebrates 10 years

    On Sept. 18, nearly 300 people gathered together for the Pregnancy Care Center’s 10th Anniversary banquet. Many people came away that evening encouraged and uplifted in knowing that they were not alone in their commitment to help women and men experiencing unplanned pregnancies. People’s lives are changed and babies are born because of the love and truth offered them at the Pregnancy Care Center.