Today's News

  • Lindemann knows all about the taking end

    I find the news that Paul Lindemann wants to challenge State Rep. Deborah Long for the S.C. House District 45 seat amusing in light of recent legal troubles he has had.

    Mr. Lindemann has said that his experience as a York County councilman gives him a “better understanding of being on the receiving end versus the taking end.”

    I wonder which end he thinks he has the greater experience with.

  • We’re proud of Truesdale

    As we made the turn at the Heath Springs’ caution light that spring evening in 1981, the car lights shone on a familiar athletic figure.

    I soon broke the silence with a question to then Buford High School head football coach and athletic director Danny Sawyer, who was at the wheel.

    “You know who that is?” I pondered aloud to Sawyer, who I had accompanied to a conference meeting in Camden that night.

    “Do I? “I’ll never forget him,” Sawyer said.

  • It's time to confess to Mom

    The first Father’s Day after my dad died, I wrote a guest column for The Lancaster News that was quite good, if I do say so myself. People who did not even know my father cried. My mom was proud of it but has told me more than once she wants me to write one about her. She is not exactly shy.

    So Mom, this one’s for you:

  • Fireplace Systems gave true customer service

    As Lancaster froze early Saturday morning, a wave of panic came over me. Trees began snapping and I shivered at the thought of being without heat with the possible loss of power. Power was already off across town.

    My two grandchildren, who are with me, are my dearest concern. Terrified to drive, I began calling to see who might have a kerosene heater. The big chain stores just let me stay on hold, and hold and hold.

  • Have a safe visit to Forty Acre Rock

    The name aptly applies – Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve. The national natural landmark, located 15 miles southeast of Lancaster, is truly a heritage.

    The 2,500-acre natural area features a vast display of rare plants, numerous animals, scenic walking trails and waterfalls. Its greatest feature is the massive outcropping of granite, hence its name. While not 40 acres, it is 14 acres of flat granite rock.

  • Bauer’s comments add to negative image of S.C.

    Bauer’s comments add to negative image of S.C.

    Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer made a statement at a town hall meeting that he could show a bar graph where free and reduced lunch recipients had the worst test scores in the state of South Carolina. He also said that if you receive goods or services from the government then you owe something back.

  • Trio has positive impact on community

    Two very deserving people and one local business were recognized for their community service at Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s 54th annual meeting Jan. 28.

    Polly Jackson, Jodi Miles and Richard Chandler’s Collision Center are familiar names throughout the community. All three demonstrate their giving-back philosophy in their lives.

  • Actions louder than words

    Unless the Israelis stop them first, most experts agree that Iran’s nuclear development program will soon be successful and it will become the world’s next nuclear power.

    Unfortunately, President Barack Obama has done little to stop Iran’s effort. No tough sanctions, no embargoes, no blockades – only hollow talk and pointless diplomatic negotiations that have been ignored.

  • Newspaper worth every penny

    For 158 years, this newspaper has been bringing you the important news of the community. When this paper was founded, downtown Lancaster had nine dry good stores, two shoe shops, three grocery stores, one harness maker, two tailor shops and several blacksmiths.

  • We need to protect people who protect us

    I would like to respond to the Jan. 13 article about arming animal control officers. As a citizen of Lancaster for the past 10 years, I have noticed the increasing number of vicious dogs (pit pulls) in the community.

    I, along with others, have seen the results of countless attacks by these animals on innocent victims.

    When these officers are called to perform their jobs in hostile situations with these vicious animals, I think it is the duty of the community and our law makers to ensure that these individuals return home to their families unhurt and unharmed.