Today's News

  • Dream comes true for Mother Sylvia

    Mother Sylvia Jones is a lifetime Lancaster County resident who lives in the Southside community. She has had her share of obstacles in her 79 years of  life. After her mother died, Mother Sylvia took on the responsibility of raising her three siblings at the age of 17. The youngest sibling was 4 years old.

    Mother Sylvia nurtured and cared for her siblings with great pride and joy. She continued the nurturing when she had her own children.

  • BREAKING NEWS Report: Trooper was going 110 mph

    The investigation into the death of a state trooper in March revealed that he was driving about 110 mph before the crash that killed him.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office worked with the Lexington County Traffic Division, which has an accident reconstruction team, on the investigation into the on-duty death of S.C. Highway Patrol Cpl. Dana Kevin Cusack on March 27.

  • AJ's game plan the right move

    Andrew Jackson High School recently had to drop back and punt, regarding the Volunteers’ coaching vacancy.

    Thrown for a loss late in the game, AJ’s pressing challenge was to salvage the situation as best it could.

    Given the situation, AJ officials got off a boomer to get back in the game.

    In case you missed the latest saga in the AJ football situation, as the 2009-10 school term wound to a close, school officials were faced with the unexpected situation of filling the school’s football coaching vacancy.

  • Only tax cuts produce real growth

    The 8 a.m. Econ 101 class that many of us skipped had some very valuable information in its lesson. It would help explain why we are headed to an economic collapse which I believe will arrive next year.

    If you get your news and information from some talking head on TV, you are misinformed and uninformed.

    The nine states without an income tax are growing faster than the nine states with the highest income tax rates. To quote Gomer Pyle, “Surprise! Surprise!”

  • Enough talk: Now it's time for action

    We’ve lit candles. We’ve held press conferences. We’ve asked for peace and cooperation from the pulpits. Now what? We’ve acknowledged that there is an increasing amount of violence.

    And that violence has taken the lives of several people just in the last few months. The most recent victim was 3-year-old Jaylen Jackson. Jaylen apparently got caught in the crossfire of a gunfight.

  • Community garden owes success to many

    The Lancaster County Community Garden Council would like to acknowledge and thank the individuals and groups who support the Lancaster County community garden. Thank you, Ben and Susan Snipes and the Carolinas Cowboy Church for opening the 2010 season with an old-fashioned mule plow day.

    Thanks to Pastor Jack Nunn and his wife, Pat, and Carolinas Cowboy Church, Lisa and Wayne Jordan and their son, Alston, Melton “Hoot” Gibson, Don Walters, Bud Limas, Frank Burgos, Jimmy Blackmon, J.L. Sandifer and Shelby Caldwell for making plow day a tremendous success.

  • Clover downs Post 31, 7-3

    Clover forged an early lead on the way to a 7-3 win over Lancaster Post 31 in American Legion League V baseball Monday night at Eggleton Field.

    Colt Ellis, who pitched five innings, took the loss, allowing six hits and a walk. He fanned four. Zack Rollings pitched four frames and allowed a hit, three walks and hit a batter. He fanned one.

    Bobby Delly led the Lancaster offense with a hit and drove in two runs.

    Mardu Smith supplied a hit and drove in a run.

    Brian Gainer, Michael Catoe and Rollings each had a hit.

  • Former employees to picket tire plant

    INDIAN LAND – It’s been four years since Mark West was laid off from Continental Tire and he’s hoping a demonstration this afternoon will help him and hundreds of others get much-needed benefits.

    West, who was a production worker for Continental for more than 28 years, was one of almost 500 workers to be laid off from the company when it closed its Charlotte tire-making operations in 2006.

    Since then, he and other former employees have been trying to work with the company to receive insurance and retirement benefits they feel they deserve.

  • Temperatures on the rise

    The reprieve from the steamy hot weather was good while it lasted.

    After enjoying near record-low temperatures at the start of the July 4 holiday weekend, stifling heat is returning to the Palmetto State.

    The high-pressure system that brought in the cold front has moved east.

    Forecasters are predicting highs in the upper-90s in the Piedmont today.

  • New campaign puts First Amendment first

    WASHINGTON – A new nationwide campaign, 1 for All, to build understanding and public support for the First Amendment, was launched July 1.

    The nonpartisan campaign is a collaborative effort of educators, artists, journalists, lawyers, librarians and others who believe the public will benefit from a greater understanding of the First Amendment. 1 for All encourages news media and other organizations to explain the First Amendment and encourage Americans to celebrate and use the freedoms it guarantees: speech, press, religion, assembly and petition.