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  • Prayer answer to our problems

    A few weeks ago I was extended what I consider a great privilege to eulogize a young man, 15 years of age who was so needlessly shot at a recreation center. I say a great privilege because his family chose me to do such a task.

  • Lancers hope to rebound

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers will look to get back on track and for favorable weather today.

    The Lancers, 9-6, dropped a pair of games to Florence-Darlington Tech on Saturday at the Lancaster High baseball field.

    USCL, after being swept, was rained out of its Sunday afternoon home twin bill with the FDTC Stingers.

    “It wasn’t a good weekend for us,” USCL coach Steve Williams said. “We were swept and then we were a rain casualty Sunday.

  • Why can’t we be just proud Americans?

    Shame on you, Arlene Clyburn Harris. Your March 13 letter, “Face it: We have a black president,” speaking against Mrs. Bobbie Faile as being racist borders on libel.

    I have personally known this dear lady for nearly 30 years. She’s married to my father and both of these precious people have been outstanding business leaders in this community for most of their lives.

    Over the past years, I have personally seen them help many, regardless of race. That was never an issue for them; need does not have a color.

  • Program benefits students, food banks

    A Lancaster County middle school physical education teacher has a win-win idea to boost the health of fellow teachers and aid the local food supply.

    Kim Perry, a former Lancaster High School athlete who now teaches at South Middle School, came up with the notion after seeing the television show “Biggest Loser.”

    Perry’s idea is to get fellow faculty members as well as county teachers involved with a exercise weight loss program to boost personal fitness and health.

  • Writer enjoys story about centarians

    Recently, The Lancaster News published an account of a birthday party at which more than 200 people attended.

    The picture accompanying this story was a picture of three ladies attending the party who were all three, 100 years old.

    One of the ladies was the honoree, and a second lady was Lallage Jones, who happens to be my mother.

    I gained access to The Lancaster News Web page on the Internet. A nephew of Mrs. Jones sent me the article and picture. What a pleasant surprise.

  • Police reports - March 22

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:

    – Twenty-four mailboxes were damaged or destroyed on Hillcrest Avenue between midnight and about 7:45 a.m. March 17. Damage is estimated at $1,000.

    – A John Deere lawn mower was taken from the yard of a Cimmeron Road home between 4 p.m. March 16 and 9:30 a.m. March 17. The lawn mower has a 46-inch cutting deck and a flat back tire. It is valued at $2,500.

    If you know anything about any of these incidents, please call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 283-4136.

  • AJ birthday party Saturday

    The sounds of choirs and the blasts of black powder guns will reverberate across Andrew Jackson State Park during its annual Andrew Jackson Birthday Celebration on Saturday.

    The event, which commemorates Andrew Jackson’s birthday on March 15, has been an annual tradition at the park since the 1950s.

    Laura Ledford, the park’s interpretive ranger, said the event usually attracts between 500 and 1,000 visitors, and she expects a similar crowd this year.

  • North Elementary preps for Spring Fling

    Organizers of North Elementary School’s upcoming Spring Fling festival promise an enjoyable time for the entire family.

    The 11th annual event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the school grounds, will feature more than 10 inflatable rides for children.

    Participants will be able to play the Dance Dance Revolution interactive video game, go on hay rides and experience a bungee trampoline. Children can also enjoy a shark slide, laser tag and an obstacle course.

  • Police reports " January 18, 2009

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    " Someone broke into an apartment on Sumter Street between 9:30 p.m. Jan. 9 and 2:47 a.m. Jan. 10.

    The residents left the home and returned to find that their 32-inch Samsung TV, Xbox 360 game system, two video games and three movies were taken from the home. There were no signs of forced entry to the home.

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    " Virgil Clyde Womack, 27, 1821 High Point Circle, was charged with assault and battery and resisting arrest.

  • Police reports - March 11, 2009

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department reports:

    - Derik Joel Munguia, 24, 708 Woodland Drive, was charged March 1 with trafficking cocaine and simple possession of marijuana.