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Today's News

  • 8 county races uncontested

    While this year's uncontested local races won't offer any surprises on who gets elected, they still matter.

    This year's uncontested races include Lancaster County sheriff, County Council District 5, S.C. House District 44 and 65, and Lancaster County coroner, treasurer, auditor and clerk of court.

    None of the unopposed candidates will appear on the June 10 primary ballots.

    Faile unopposed for sheriff

  • Paramedics prove again they’re best in the state

    A school shooting is a situation you hope will never occur, but if it does, county emergency response officials recently proved they’re capable of handling the daunting task.

    Lancaster County paramedics Kelly Snipes and Greg Robinson with the county’s Emergency Medical Services recently captured first place in the 2008 statewide competition in Myrtle Beach.

  • Same status quo or step forward

    Ever since I earned the right to vote at age 18, 35 years ago, I have faithfully exercised that right. That is a right that a lot of people in this world can only dream about. Like a lot of other people, I get flustered by people who gripe and complain about politics, only to learn they don’t even vote.

  • Rubs take art of grilling to a new level

    Grill enthusiasts who depend on barbecue sauces and marinades to awaken meats may be missing the boat.Nothing can add character and a kick to beef and pork like a good rub.A rub is simple, dry powder usually made of spices, salts and sugars that’s applied to meat before it’s grilled.It not only boosts the flavor, but also forms a tasty crust by clinging to the meat.According to the Web site www.fiery–foods.com, rubs work well because they “open up” the meat.

  • Don’t forget reassessment vote in 2005

    I live in Lancaster County Council District 7 in the Buford area. I hope the people in District 7 and Lancaster County have not forgotten the reassessment in 2005 that Lancaster County Council had said it was not going to do. Then five council members changed their mind to do it before we could vote not to allow a larger increase than 15 percent for three years. The appraised value of one of our pieces of property went up 45 percent just because we live in the Buford area.

  • Juniors rally to trip York

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior team improved its American Legion baseball League V record to 2-1 with a 5-3 win over York at Eggleton Field on Monday night.Will Gaston, who worked five innings in relief, was the winner.

  • Andrew Jackson High – 'Sometimes, it's imperative for moving forward'

    The mixture of emotions that come with closing part of one's life to open another filled the Andrew Jackson High School graduation ceremony on Friday.

    Salutatorian Rebekah Bowers said in her speech that some of her classmates are sad to leave, yet others want to embrace the future and past. But she said one thing is for sure, and that it's time to say goodbye to AJ High.

    "Sometimes it's (saying goodbye is) imperative for moving forward," she said.

  • Indian Land High: 'It makes me cherish this day and every day'

    A royal blue cap and gown along with a diploma sat in an empty chair at Winthrop Coliseum on Friday afternoon.

    That seat belonged to Derek Hammaker, an Indian Land High School senior who died in a car wreck earlier this year. Even though Hammaker didn't walk across the stage Friday afternoon, his named was called like everybody else. His name was also included among the 90 or so graduates listed in the program.

    The commencement was bittersweet for the Class of 2008 – joy for reaching a milestone but also sorrow of knowing one of their friends didn't make it.

  • Carolina Christian Academy – 'Do right and God will supply you with the things you need'

    What matters in life is a person's "treasures of the heart," and that's something Carolina Christian Academy graduates were asked to ponder at their graduation ceremony May 23.

    The school's seven graduates were encouraged to examine themselves and the lives they plan once away from the school.

    "What kind of treasures will you have in your heart while you sit in college?" asked commencement speaker, the Rev. Reece Yandle, executive director emeritus of the S.C. Association of Christian Schools. "Please, let God pick those treasures."

  • Adult Education holds graduation

    Sarah Kay Kennedy knew she needed to complete the adult-education program to get a good job. At times, though, she felt like giving up.

    Kennedy, a former spinner for Springs Global, cried many nights after leaving the Lancaster County Adult Education center on Barr Street, where she was working toward a GED (general equivalency diploma).

    The day she was about to take her GED test in March, Kennedy, 49, was found crying in the bathroom. She tried to leave the building, but personnel encouraged her to stay and take the test.