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Today's News

  • Rotating hosts good for Classic

    The county’s Panhandle will be the center piece for the annual Founders Kickoff Classic this season.

    Indian Land High School will be the host for the high school football jamboree, in its fifth season on Aug. 22.

    That may seem like a ways away, but plans are already being made for the Warriors’ time to host the prep football kickoff event.

    When the Kickoff Classic was in its planning stage a few years back, the idea was to have each county school serve as a host on a rotating basis.

  • Cutting back will take discipline, but worth effort

    Like most Americans, the rising cost of fuel has caused my family to look at where we can cut back on our expenses.

    I drive a Dodge pickup and the last time I filled up, I paid about $90. My husband and I looked over our receipts and banking information and made some decisions on how our family can save money without noticing a significant difference in our daily lives. It’s easy to become a “piker” when you know where your money is going. For instance, we spent about $40 a month in body wash.

  • Councilmen to meet with reps of concrete companies in Indian Land

    A County Council committee charged with finding a solution to the noise at concrete plants in an Indian Land business park will meet with concrete company officials next week.

    For more than a year, residents of Brookchase and Lakeview Landing have been pleading with council to do something about the noise at concrete plants in 521 Perimeter Commerce Park. The park is adjacent to some homes in Brookchase and Lakeview Landing.

    There are four concrete companies in 521 Perimeter park, but residents have complained the most about Blue Dot.

  • Starved horses get new home

    On Black Beauty's stall door at Larkspur Ranch hangs a delicate dream catcher decorated with feathers.

    Some people believe that dream catchers filter out bad dreams, letting only the good dreams filter through the web in the middle, and travel down through the feathers to the dreamer.

    Black Beauty and her barn mate, Ginger, need all the good dreams they can get.

    The two horses were found in southern Lancaster County by county sheriff's Capt. Craig Bailey last week. Bailey knew right away that the horses needed help.

  • Bassmasters treat SMS students to club's annual fishing outing

    The Lancaster Bassmasters tradition of taking a group of students fishing continued recently when the Lancaster sportfishing club took a class from South Middle School.The club’s take-a-kid fishing tradition, which started eight years ago by Ron Caskey and Rick Porter, continued at the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation pond at the Springdale Recreation Center.R&G Sporting Goods donated cane poles and crickets and the bassers volunteered to help with the outing.“Lancaster County Parks and Recreation was so gracious to let us use their

  • Six county participants set for weekend North-South events

    Six Lancaster County representatives – a coach and five athletes – will be involved in prep baseball-softball all-star action at two different locales this weekend. Two county baseball players – Lancaster High School’s Nick Ferguson and Buford High School’s Christian Dickson – will be involved in the annual North-South All-Star weekend at Myrtle Beach.At the same time, four county reps – Buford High School softball coach Sam Page along with Andrew Jackson High School stars Caroline Phillips and Tessa Faile and Indian

  • Supply and demand work in free market

    This letter is in response to the letter to the editor about stores raising gas prices before getting refills. I can certainly understand why people are upset about rising prices. As an accountant and business owner, I wish the public could realize the reality of doing business.

  • Kanawha Insurance celebrates milestone

    Kanawha Insurance Co. recently celebrated a milestone – 50 years in business.

    Col. Elliott White Springs, chairman of what is now Springs Global, founded Kanawha Insurance Co. in 1958 to help Springs' employees provide more financial security to their families. He encouraged employees to participate and most did.

  • Prices reach new record

    Barbara Miller bought a Chrysler LeBaron a few months ago to drive instead of her Ford Expedition. Her sole purpose was to get more miles per gallon.

    But as she filled up her Chrysler at Crenco on South Main Street, she was left thinking about other ways to combat the rising cost.

    On Tuesday, gasoline prices rose to a record national average of $4.04 a gallon. The increase has forced many people to change their driving habits and cut back on their overall spending.

    "It's bad everywhere," Miller said. "I wish somebody would do something."

  • Writer unhappy with council's decision

    I am shocked to see that Lancaster County Council voted to spend $75,000 of Lancaster’s money to subsidize a private venture failure. Is councilman Wayne Kersey the only councilman to be concerned with fiduciary responsibility?

    Would the air show have donated $75,000 to Lancaster County if there had been that much more made on the venture than was anticipated? I doubt it.

    If you are an entrepreneur, you play at your own risk. You win some and you lose some. I wish the county had subsidized some of my less fortunate ventures. What a sweet deal.