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Today's News

  • The Marvellettes, Platters come to USCL

    Doo-wop royalty will grace the Bundy Auditorium stage on April 26 when The Platters and The Marvelettes perform for the finale of the 2007-08 Performing Arts Series at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and some $45 tickets are still available at the box office inside the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building.

    It is the second time The Marvelettes have come to USCL. They kicked off the inaugural performing arts series with a September 2006 concert here.

  • Former Miss S.C. to speak at National Day of Prayer luncheon

    The Lancaster faith community is encouraged to attend the Fifth Annual Lancaster Community Prayer Luncheon on May 1 at Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road.

    This year’s keynote speaker is Kelly McCorkle Parkison, who served as Miss South Carolina 2002 and participated in the television reality show, “Amazing Race.”

    In addition to McCorkle Parkison, the service will include prayers offered to God for our families, churches, our government leaders, military and civil servants and our nation said Dr. Bert Welch, Covenant senior pastor.

  • Lions roaring over new training room

    RICHBURG – There were no loud cheers, or lively pep band music. No points were tallied, but the Lewisville Lions had plenty of reasons to celebrate. The occasion was somewhat of a state championship for the Chester County Class A high school.

  • Family Promise has Web site

    Family Promise is moving along quite nicely in its seventh month of this journey. eeMuch progress in all areas has been achieved and the latest accomplishment is the Family Promise of Lancaster County Web site.

    Most people in America are able to connect to the Web and I’m sure the same is true for Lancaster County citizens.

    Family Promise wants to make it easy for people to learn about and  understand what Family Promise is and what it will mean for Lancaster County.

  • Team's 52 tops Catawba field

    The winning team took a narrow victory in the eighth annual Catawba Lions golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday.

    The winning foursome of Phillip Knezevich, Garrett Hammond, Tyler Young and Ray Rainey teamed for a 20-under 52.

    The tournament included 20 teams.

    The team of Chris Johnson, Steven Threatt, Steve Hoke and Anne Small shot a 53. The third-place team posted a 54. The team included Joe Lytle, Brent Wainscott and Sonny Weeks.

  • GOP hopefuls speak at meeting

    The Lancaster County Republican Party offered a chance for the public to meet GOP candidates for local and state office on Tuesday night and, perhaps, give supporters a confidence boost.

    "Our worst candidate will still be better than the Democrats' best candidate," said Winston Smith, chairman of the GOP in Lancaster County, during the meeting, held at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    County Council candidates speak

  • Sexual assault impacts community

    Sexual assault is a social problem that affects every community in our nation. It affects children, women and men. It does not matter the age, religion, socioeconomic status. Rape is the most under -reported crime in America.

    Rape requires more than pointing out the problem. Rape requires a communitywide partnership and focusing on the victims.

  • Mrs. Hughes a true blessing in a full life

    When I visit Clemson for a football game, guess who comes to mind?

    Frank Howard? Danny Ford? Nope, not even close. It’s Kate Hughes and her family. I mention Mrs. Hughes because she died earlier this week after an illness. My friendship with the Hughes family provided my first link to Clemson and Tiger football. Her youngest son, David, and I have been friends since elementary school. He’s now a Clemson professor.

  • Lady Vols win region

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Vols, down two games in the standings a couple of weeks back, completed a championship comeback, taking a 7-0 win over Cheraw to post the Conference VIII-AA softball championship.

    The Lady Vols’ 10th straight league crown gives it a home game in the Class AA Lower State playoffs which open Thursday.

    AJ, 15-8, 6-2, rode the solid pitching of sophomore hurler Chelsea Vincent to the shutout win. Vincent allowed two hits and no walks. She aided her cause with two hits and a pair of RBIs.

  • Grumble or learn to live with it

    Years ago when I was a youngster, I heard older folks grumbling about all kinds of stuff. Seems like back then our politicians took time to listen and some wrongs were corrected or made a little easier for us.