Today's News

  • 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.

  • Homeless shelter might have helped Henry Hearn

    I have never written in The Lancaster News before now. I was waiting my turn in the doctor’s office and picked up The Lancaster News to read about Henry Hearn hanging in the county detention center. I do not know him and never heard his name.

    It troubles me to know that someone homeless and living in the woods can be arrested for criminal domestic violence. How is this man supposed to fight these charges when he doesn’t even have the cash to buy food or cigarettes? I’m not a drinker, but if I were in his position I may consider taking a drink myself.

  • Investigation shows no employees removed signs

    A recent Lancaster News story reported that pizza signs have been allegedly removed and discarded by Lancaster County employees. Lancaster County takes such allegations seriously and at my direction, building official Bill Anderson commenced an internal investigation. The results were recently communicated to me and it revealed that no Lancaster County Building and Zoning employee removed and discarded any pizza signage.

  • You can’t please everyone

    Editor’s note: Lancaster resident Sherrill Mullis’ following letter was published in the Oct. 25, 1989, edition of The Lancaster News.

    Mr. Duke Power:

  • 14-year-old protests at nation’s capital

    Editor’s note: Tens of thousands of people poured into Washington, D.C., on Sept. 12 to participate in a rally to protest government spending. FreedomWorks Foundation, a conservative organization, planned the cross-country event called March on Washington. Lancaster High School ninth-grader Jordan Ribelin was among that group. Jordan, 14, went along with his mother, Penny Ribelin, sister, Kandy Ribelin-Brazzell, aunt, Linda Queen and family friend, Tina Black from Indian Land.

  • Writer proud to be an American

    After volunteering with the Americans Feeding Americans on Sept. 19, it makes me very proud to be an American. I met volunteers from several different states and all over our county – some were pros and some first-timers – giving of their time to help their fellow Americans.

    As we fellowshipped with each other, smiling, passing out hope of better times and letting others know we cared, we were in turn met with smiles, some with happy tears, thanks and “May God bless you.”

    It was like Christmas in September.