Today's News

  • $502,000 grant would pay to start new local transportation program

    More Lancaster County residents will have a ride to their medical appointments if the county receives a grant from the J. Marion Sims Foundation.

    County Council will vote Monday to apply for the grant for Lancaster Health Ride, which will provide non-emergency transportation for county residents who don't receive Medicaid.

    Council discussed the plan at its Sept. 30 meeting.

    The grant would benefit senior citizens, as well as low-income residents, said Sharon Marshall of the Catawba Regional Council of Governments, which assists the county in applying for grants.

  • Late score lifts Devils over Jackets

    GREAT FALLS – The Great Falls Red Devils hosted the Buford Yellow Jackets in a Region III-A football game which kept the crowd guessing up until the game’s final moments.Great Falls, snapping a 14-all stalemate, scored the winning touchdown with 5:43 to play as Red Devils’ running back A.J.

  • Vols pluck Shamrocks in 28-7 victory

    KERSHAW – Offensive-minded Andrew Jackson exploded for 28 first-half points and rolled up 409 yards total offense in routing Eau Claire of Columbia, 28-7 on the Vols’ 2008 homecoming Friday night.Rifle-armed AJ senior quarterback Daniel Pardue threw three touchdown passes, including two to senior Justin Sellers. Pardue completed 12-26 passes for 209 yards to help the Vols even their record at 3-3, 1-0.Junior Trent Flowers ignited the packed homecoming crowd with an electrifying 72-yard opening kickoff return to the Rocks’ three.

  • Bruins ignite, blast Falcons

    A post-game fireworks show highlighted Lancaster High School’s military salute, but a late first-half Bruins’ points explosion sparked LHS to a 30-0 win over Nation Ford on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.LHS, clinging to a 3-0 lead, scored two touchdowns in a flash – 31 seconds to be exact – to take control on Bruins’ Senior Night.LHS senior running back Jamias Clark, who ran for 126 yards in 22 carries and scored twice, capped a 11-play, 69-yard drive with a seven-yard run to give the Bruins a 10-0 lead after senior place-kicker An

  • Sometimes, a bicycle will whizzer right on by

    One hot summer afternoon, our mailman showed up on the porch with the Fall and Winter catalog from Sears, Roebuck and Co.The best part of its arrival was that the honor of tearing off the brown wrapping belonged to me.I ripped the covering off, opened it and held it close to my face to smell the pages that were crammed full of all kinds of good stuff.Then, a sign straight from heaven gates descended down to our kitchen table.Bless Pete, it was a bona fide miracle; the pages fell open to the bicycle section.There in color – wa

  • Instead of complaining, help community

    A group of us wanted to respond to Sheila Bickford’s letter attacking Mick Mulvaney – and the rest of us – for helping mow the grass recently on U.S. 521.

    This was not a campaign “stunt.” The idea was brought up at our weekly Indian land Rotary group, of which Mick is a member. Rotary was planning to pick up trash on the road, but could not because the grass was too high. Several folks commented that mowing the grass would improve safety for kids and parents, especially around the school, and would also make our community look better.

  • Teen grateful to be alive after wreck

    On Aug. 20, two of my best friends and I were in a wreck. Gregory A. Summers, features editor, wrote about the wreck in his article,“Seatbelts protect teens in crash.”

    I would just like to thank him so much for that article. It meant a lot to have the paper waiting for me to read when I got home from the hospital two weeks later.

    I can’t remember much from the wreck. Most of what I know is from the article and told to me by my parents, my friends and their parents.

  • Powers Norrell will be voice for us in Columbia

    On Nov. 4, we have the opportunity to elect a fine Christian woman, Mandy Powers Norrell, to the S.C. Senate. Mandy has written several guest columns for the paper sharing with us glimpses of her life.

    She has told us of her more than 200 years of ancestry in Lancaster County, her heartfelt concern for the present generation and her vision for the future.

    I have been impressed by Mandy's overwhelming concern for those in our community whose lives and livelihoods have been diminished by our recent economic problems.

  • I will help you; why won't you help my family?

    I just returned from changing a flat tire for my wife – a common enough event, for certain.

    What is bothersome about this particular incidentis that she sat in a busy parking lot with a 2-year-old and 4-year-old inthe carfor over an hour and only one person offered assistance and that was just a couple of minutes before I arrived from 30 miles away.

  • Don't get caught up in rumors; get the facts

    No doubt about it, this is going to be a historic election year. Nationally, we are going to have the first black president or the first female vice president.

    Locally, we’re going to have either the first female representative from Lancaster County in the S.C. Legislature, or the first black representative since the Reconstruction Era.

    We could also have the first female state senator from Lancaster.