Today's News

  • You're invited to Kershaw Hog Jam

    It is time once again for the annual Kershaw Hog Jam. This year’s event will be from 6 to 10 p.m., Oct. 9 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 10. This event is for the young and the young-at-heart. The original cook-off event will not be held this year, due to a low response from the teams that compete for prize money.

    However, we are inviting all barbecue cookers, who wish to set up as a food vendor, to join us for our event and sell your delicious barbecue. A trophy will be given to the top four people’s choice based on a panel of anonymous judges.

  • Writer recommends two local restaurants

    I have lived in Lancaster for nine wonderful years. I have met some great people along this journey.

    With my family’s move soon to another state, I wanted to be sure and share with everyone my love for two restaurants.

    I know there are good restaurants in this town, but what makes these two restaurants so special to me are the owners.

    I first want to mention Chick-fil-A. Hunter and Amy Thompson have been great to this town. They are so supportive of this community.

  • Writer questions if teenager was arsonist

    A 17-year-old teenager, Martavious Carter, was arrested and charged with the arson of the Lancaster County Courthouse and the solicitor’s office.

    Many people in the black community do not believe he did it. He had no motive and I doubt he knows where the solicitor’s office is.

    There are a lot of people who wanted a new courthouse and as a rule, blacks don’t do arson.

    William Davis


  • Thanks to those who helped with IL festival

    Although Mother Nature failed to smile on Indian Land’s fourth annual Fall into Fun Festival on Saturday, the drizzly day failed to dampen spirits at the event.

    If you missed it because you thought it would be rained out, you missed a great time.

    Thousands of area residents turned out for the festival, which benefited the Indian Land Rotary Club’s local youth projects and the new Del Webb Library at Indian Land.

  • Right to free speech no matter how inconistent

    I am writing in response to Rudy Schmidt’s letter, “Man challenges ‘facts’ in previous letter.”

    While the hate group he referred to in his rebuttal may have been originally connected to the not-so-mainstream Southern Democrats, they are currently classified as “extreme right-wing” and as a terrorist organization under the Department of State guidelines.

  • Hunter deserves Order of Palmetto

    The first convocation of the 2009-10 academic year at Charleston Southern University will likely have a lasting impact on Lancaster native Jairy C. Hunter.

    A surprised Hunter, the CSU president, was presented the prestigious Order of Palmetto at the Lightsey Chapel Auditorium on Sept. 9.

    The presentation came before Hunter was to address faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends.

    The Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian honor awarded by the state of South Carolina, recognizes a person’s lifetime achievements and contributions to the state.

  • Night of fury brought community together

    Trips to Charleston, our state’s proclaimed “Port City,” are a fun time, usually a vacation, but it never fails that along the way, I usually recall a memorable, challenging night some 20 years ago.

    That would be Sept. 21, 1989. If that doesn’t ring a bell, then this will – Hugo as in Hurricane Hugo.

  • 9/11 program organizer appreciates support

    I would like to thank everyone who participated in and all who attended the eighth annual Sept. 11 remembrance program at the Fort Lawn Community Center on Sept. 11.

    Richard A. Hulse

    Fort Lawn

  • Her favorite things

    When Hazel and Betty Vincent first moved into their home at 112 Survey St. 14 years ago, a manicured lawn was only a pipe dream. 

    Their priority was taking care of Betty’s aging mother. 

    As years passed, Betty lost her mother.

    But Betty found solace for that loss by spending time in her yard. 

    The result is a beautifully landscaped lawn filled with spacious beds providing a variety of blooms and foliage. 

  • Schools should prepare kids for game of life

    I’m amazed by the amount of time and energy schools invest in our young men’s athletic careers. Yet, only 60 seconds is given to an athlete’s academic standing. There are too many athletes being passed from one grade to another just because they are great athletes. But their reading skills and math skills are below performance level.