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Today's News

  • LFC U-18 team splits matches

    The U-18 LFC boys played two matches after two weeks off from competition Saturday. The club defeated Sumter 5-3 and tied Georgetown 2-2. The layoff did not interfere with the offensive progress the boys have exhibited this season. Scoring a total of 7 goals in two matches reenforces the philosophy of the club to attack beautifully with creativity.The directors have encouraged the players from the goalkeeper on up to look for scoring opportunities and to attack with courage and flair.

  • Mulvaney says he won't accept reimbursements

    State Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-District 45, said Thursday that he won't accept any reimbursements related to any emergency session of the state Legislature.

    It seems increasingly likely that lawmakers may have to return to Columbia to address budget shortfalls, Mulvaney said.

    "We're in this mess because too many lawmakers in Columbia cared more about pork than principles," Mulvaney said in a release. "That's frankly not a failure you should have to pay for."

  • Make sure you are properly registered

    The potential of a “good problem” exists. A “good problem” is like having too much of a good thing and deciding just exactly what to do to make a situation work well.

    In football, a “good problem” occurs when a team has two strong quarterbacks, but the coach has to decide which one to play to best benefit his squad.

  • New business owners see opportunities downtown

    Frederick "Smooth" Hogsett wants to bring a new business perspective to downtown Lancaster.

    Hogsett, owner of Smooth's Music, Books & Gifts at 134 S. Main St., can't wait for his store's grand opening Saturday, not only to unveil the CDs, LPs, books, art and specialty items he'll be offering, but also so he can reveal his innovative approach to his business. That approach, he said, involves providing individual service to each customer.

    "The biggest thing for us is customer service," Hogsett said. "We want to give people what they can't find at Kmart and Wal-Mart."

  • Sidewalk sale to benefit planned Artisan Center

    If you're visiting the first Lancaster Street Market on Saturday, you'll also have a chance to support the local arts.

    The Artisan Center, a nonprofit arts center located in the former Badcock Furniture building on Main Street, is planning a grand opening on Nov. 6.

    In the meantime, the center, which will provide classes in visual arts, theater, dance, music and language arts, needs funding to open its doors.

  • Kershaw's Town Hall project about to start

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw is close to choosing a construction company for its new Town Hall project.

    Mayor Tommy Baker said several bids were submitted and the field was narrowed to the three lowest bidders. They include PF & Perry L. Mungo Inc. of Pageland, the John M. Campbell Co. of Monroe and MCON Construction of Chester.

    All three companies have been interviewed and Town Administrator Tony Starnes will make a recommendation for which company to choose at Kershaw's Town Council meeting on Monday.

  • Autism Speaks banquet raises over $20,000 for research

    Evelyn Springs didn’t take sides in a bidding war for Shawn Crawford’s 2008 Olympic bag Tuesday night during an auction at “Lancaster Cooks 2008 – Look Who’s Cooking” fundraising banquet for Autism Speaks.When auctioneer Richard Patterson banged his gavel, Bruce Brumfield won the framed bag that Crawford, a two-time Olympic medalist and Van Wyck native, used during the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing.(But won may be a relative term.)Brumfield forked out $6,000 as he outbid Crawford’s friend, Lisa Barber, for an aut

  • Bruins' secondary mainstay

    Bruins’ senior defensive back Brion Strothers has a lot to live up to in his Lancaster High football career, but so far he’s holding his own.Strothers, a senior defensive back for the 4-1 Lancaster Bruins, is following in the challenging footsteps of his older brother Anthony, a 2007 LHS graduate.Anthony Strothers, a Bruins football and baseball standout, was a two-time all-region pick in football as well as an honor student.

  • Those who pull political stunts think voters not 'very smart'

    I saw where Mick Mulvaney mowed a patch of median on Sunday morning and had a photographer and reporter standing there to report about it. Political stunts like that make me feel insulted. It’s not as if he’d ever done anything like that when he wasn’t running for office. And people who do nice things in our community for the right reasons don’t call a reporter to do a story about it, nor do they put a big sign on their tractors telling us to vote for them. I feel like politicians who pull stunts like this must think we’re not very smart.

  • Founders announces $6M in dividends for members

    Amid the current national banking crisis and a possible recession, Founders Federal Credit Union plans to reassure its members by returning $6 million in bonus dividends.

    Bruce Brumfield, president and chief executive officer of Founders, said the dividends will be divided into two amounts, $3 million for savers and $3 million for borrowers.

    The credit union has more than 180,000 members. The bonus dividends will be allocated to members in good standing.