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Today's News

  • Kershaw plans much more than a parade

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw hopes to draw residents from across the county with a day full of Christmas activities on Dec. 13.

    Sheila Hinson, organizer for the Kershaw Christmas parade, said the Christmas festivities will begin with the annual parade at 4 p.m.

    Parade groups and floats will flow onto Hampton Street from both Church and Cleveland streets.

    The theme of this year’s parade is “The Spirit of Giving,” and it will focus on giving residents a chance to give back to the community.

  • Writer: Going to church a matter of choice

    After reading Russell Dwyer’s letter, “Council doesn’t care about small business,” I had to respond. First of all, Dwyer is right, Christmas is not forever and yes, Christmas is the heart of retail shopping and yes, a lot of business owners depend on this part of the year to bring up sales.

  • Another great job by Coach Bennie McMurray

    I have great admiration for legendary Hall of Fame and former Shrine Bowl Coach Bennie McMurray. He has won everywhere he has been. Whether it is baseball or football he has been a state championship coach. If you think that taking the Lancaster Bruins’ football team to the semi-finals of the South Carolina state playoffs was an exceptional feat then how about taking a brand new high school to the football semi-finals in North Carolina several years ago in just their third year in existence?

  • Christian Services needs 650 gifts for local children

    Many Lancaster families are probably tightening their belts and cutting back on buying Christmas gifts this year.

    But for many families, the situation is even more dire, and there could be children in Lancaster County who don’t receive a single gift.

    Christian Services’ Angel Tree program aims to provide needy children with gifts at Christmas.

    Coordinator Brenda Campbell said the agency has had many more requests this year.

  • Repentance is changed we need in America

    Thank God for a man like Dr. Steve Stewart, who wrote the column, “America is paying the price for turning back on God,” in the Nov. 12 edition of The Lancaster News.

    America has forgotten God. Morality has gone and been replaced with affluent living. We have wiped out a generation with abortion. Repent means to change one’s mind. This is the change we need for our country.

     

  • District mishandled missing money case

    No jury will ever hear the case of the missing student government money and unreported staff absences at Indian Land High School.

    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield recently wrapped up his investigation of the case and concluded that, although something in there stinks, there’s no way to prove just what happened and who might owe what.

  • We have so much to be thankful for

    After leaving the recent Firefall Concert at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, I thought about how fortunate we are to have such a wonderful concert series right here in Lancaster. Every event I’ve attended has been truly entertaining and so enjoyable. Thanks to all who make the Performing Arts Series possible.

    Driving on the bypass, I smiled at the beautiful Christmas light displays on either side of the road. Kudos to whoever is responsible for getting this done, as it certainly is a spirit-lifter in these dismal economic times.

  • Lancaster doesn’t deserve ‘thug’ title

    Scrooge came to town early this year. He made it here even before Thanksgiving. He appeared at the Nov. 17 County Council meeting.

    He appeared in the face of outgoing County Councilman Wayne Kersey, who made some of the most nasty comments we’ve ever heard about Lancaster County from an elected official.

    During discussion on a proposal to repeal the state’s blue laws in the county until Jan. 4, a measure that would have allowed retailers to open early during the Christmas-selling season, Kersey seemed particularly grumpy.

  • Deputy breaks hand in fight with suspect

    A Lancaster man remains in jail after getting into a fist fight with a law officer early Saturday morning.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has charged James Mitchell Rollings, 47, of 1173 Flat Creek Road, with assault on a police officer while resisting arrest, driving under suspension – fourth offense, and operating uninsured vehicle.

    Deputy Jimmy Stroud tried to stop the Dodge Caravan that Rollings was driving on South Avenue about 12:30 a.m. Saturday because he knew Rollings’ license was suspended, an incident report said.

  • Kudos to HOPE for saving basket fund

    We had lost hope that there would be a Christmas Basket drive this year. But then a Lancaster County organization that has offered people hope for 25 years restored that hope.

    That organization is HOPE, which stands for Helping Other People Effectively. The outreach agency has agreed to take on the Christmas Basket drive this year.