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  • Protect the votes of those who protect our freedom to vote

    Although there’s no way to adequately express our thanks to the men and women who have made sacrifices in defending our nation, South Carolinians have always believed in doing our part to return the favor.
    I dare say that nowhere in America, nowhere in the world, will you find more patriotic citizens than right here in South Carolina – people who understand that freedom comes at great cost, and who offer their gratitude and support to those who serve.

  • Local BSA Hall of Fame adds eight

    The Lancaster County Boy Scout Hall of Fame doubled in size Wednesday night. 

    Larry Cauthen and the seven “Neal Boys” (W.C., Paul, Dewey, Jack, Frank, Bruce and Billy) were inducted to the hall of fame during the annual Friends of Scouting Banquet at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    Cauthen and the Neals were honored for the impact they have made on local scouting.

    The eight were selected from a group of nominees recommended by a grassroots committee of long-time scout volunteers. 

  • Come on in; I'll shake your hand

    You’re right. I don’t always practice what I preach and miss the mark.

    Cutting church is a whole lot easier than cutting school classes.

    You skip one Sunday service and, lo and behold, the second and those following are a snap to pass over.

    I could cite the old-age excuse by saying my legs don’t navigate as well as they used to. I could probably come up with a few more, too.

    Some folks like me spend a great deal of time out of the Palmetto State and it is impossible to be in two places at once. 

  • District honors excelling educators

    National Board Certification for teachers is said to be no easy task. 

    Among the words and phrases used to describe the arduous year – to three-year long process of earning the highest credentials in the teaching profession are sacrifice, long nights, tied-up weekends, hard work, challenging and rewarding.

  • Office of LCEDC could move

    The Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. is searching for a new home, and county officials have an idea where it should go. 

    Faced with water leaks and mold issues, the staff of the LCEDC has been looking to relocate its office on West Gay Street for years. That’s where Lancaster County Council comes in. 

    At its Feb. 22 meeting, council members discussed a plan to move the LCEDC from its current office to a space in the County Administration Building. 

  • Young black males in a crisis

    Imagine walking into school on your first day of first grade and already being at a disadvantage just because of your race, gender and economic background.

    Of course you don’t realize it, since you’re only a 6-year-old boy, but according to statistics you’re already behind in your vocabulary. 

    By the time you’re in the fourth grade, you’re already nearly three years, on average, behind your white peers academically, according to some experts.

  • Paper’s online version will be subscription based

    If you had a chance to gaze into The Lancaster News building, I think you’d be surprised at what it takes to produce your newspaper.

    It’s been said that it’s nothing short of a miracle to see a newspaper come together. It’s sort of like making sausage sometimes; the process is not always pretty.

  • LHS launches title defense

    The Lancaster High Lady Bruins launched defense of their two-time Chester Preseason Soccer Tournament championship with a 4-2 win over county rival Indian Land on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

    The LHS girls built a 2-1 halftime lead on the way to the win which opened play in the three-day event.

  • Veterans vital in AJ baseball hopes




  • Veterans vital in AJ baseball hopes