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Today's News

  • Healthy Woman fall fashion show unites lives touched by breast cancer

    Sue Robinson and Joannie Wood sorted through clothing racks at Hi Lites on Wednesday, in search of the perfect outfit with the help of Julie Walters and Norma Burnette.

  • Family Promise helping bring hope to homeless

    Corporations that have been in Lancaster County for several decades have left. Now we find ourselves struggling to stay afloat. So we are given some unfortunate realities.

    However, if we look at some other countries around the world we note they are worse off than us. We need to keep our little county, our little nitch in the world, strong by working together to help others. If everyone can just sit back, look at the whole picture, take a deep breath, then stand firm in the conviction and experience that this county and country have survived worse events.

  • Chamber leaders look to Beaufort for advice

    "Leading Businesses and Leading Communities" is the theme of the 38th annual planning conference of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, set for Nov. 7-9, in the historic town of Beaufort.

    "Lancaster County is on the threshold of exploding growth, and we chose Beaufort as our conference site because we believe much can be learned from another community that has encountered many of the challenges we are beginning to face," said chamber Chairman Jay Rainey.

  • Candidates face off at forum

    Candidates shook hands with voters and then got down to business at a political forum sponsored by Carolina Gateway, the Indian Land Action Council and the Indian Land Council of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday night.

    The forum, held at Indian Land Middle School, started off with a meet-and-greet with candidates. Candidates and their campaign volunteers lined the school driveway with signs and set up tables in the school lobby.

    Each candidate had one minute to respond to questions, with a 30-second rebuttal period.

  • Residents need to be aware of threat to public education

    I’m grateful for the recent educational forum held in the community room of the Fort Mill Library. There was standing room only.

    I am a husband, a father of three grown children, all educated in the public schools of South Carolina. I’ve lived in South Carolina for 29 years.

  • Former resident makes daring escape as hills around him burn in L.A.

    LOS ANGELES – As wildfires raged across parts of the Los Angeles area this week, one Lancaster man found himself running for his life.

    Daniel Ghent, who lived in Lancaster most of his life before relocating to California four years ago, began his day like any other at work for Phone Power, a voice-over-Internet protocol telephone company based in California. But by the end of the day, he had already been on a harrowing trip through a wildfire to make sure his wife and son were safe.

  • Don't let Senate 16 race become a sideshow

    Time out! It’s time for some of you extremely passionate supporters in the intense District 16 state Senate race to pause for a minute (or two) and regain some perspective. Or, at least we think so.

  • Mulvaney wrong about York County Dems

    I read with amusement Mick Mulvaney’s statement that the York County Democratic Party used the Freedom of Information Act to request copies of his e-mails.

    I’m chair of the York County Democratic Party and that is news to me. If Mulvaney gets confused about things like this, one wonders what else he gets confused about?

    What is true is that we in York look forward to Mandy Powers Norrell being one of our state senators.

    We, like y’all, are proud of our public schools and can’t trust Mulvaney to be a good steward of them.

  • Mulvaney brings 'rare package of talent to legislature'

    I’ve been privileged to hold the S.C. Senate District 16 seat for 16 years. Now that my retirement is days away my thoughts turn to the question of who will fill the seat for the next term.

    Both candidates seeking this office are qualified. I’ve watched fondly as Mandy Powers Norrell, my former Sunday school pupil, grow from a young girl into a successful professional.

    She has run an impressive race for this office and could certainly do the job.

    Rep. Mick Mulvaney, however, brings a rare package of talent to the legislature.

  • City Council moves several projects forward

    Lancaster City Council voted Tuesday to move forward with several construction and improvement projects.

    The projects include a lease-purchase agreement to buy city equipment, funding to upgrade a lift station and to power a former Springs Global building.

    Council unanimously approved final reading of an ordinance that will provide the city with a lease-purchase agreement to buy new equipment.

    The proposed agreement, which totals $825,000, divides the requested equipment into two separate funds.