Today's News

  • Reading can take you places

    The equation for a good life is to have good literacy skills. Mastering literacy can lead to a good education, good health and a good job which equates to a good life.

    That was the message recently at the J. Marion Sims Literacy Forum. Dr. Linda Gambrell, president of the International Reading Association, was the guest speaker.

    Gambrell, who has authored several books on literacy and is, of course, an avid reader, was touting the benefits of reading.

  • Let's work together on crime prevention

    As sheriff of Lancaster County, I would like to discuss an issue very close to each of us - crime prevention. My office is committed to making our neighborhoods safer places to live.

    By doing so, we will improve the quality of life for individuals and families, both young and old. It is imperative that we seek progress to reduce the negative influences that crime has on our children and to help safeguard the elderly.

  • Writer proud of A.R. Rucker cheerleaders

    I would like to thank the A.R. Rucker Middle School cheerleaders for being just that - middle school cheerleaders. These girls consistently complement the athletic programs at A.R. Rucker Middle School.

    They strive to do what cheerleaders should, which is lead the crowd in support of the athletes competing. I am proud to know that the A.R. Rucker Middle School cheerleaders take their positions as leaders and role models seriously.

  • Fill'er hp meant more than buying gas

    There was a time in Lancaster when filling stations were on just about every corner.We were served by Esso, Pure Oil, Gulf, Spur, Shell and Amoco oil companies through local distributors. Gas was about 25 cents a gallon for regular grade and “high-test” cost about three pennies more.

  • Social Web sites are part of culture

    Critics of social networking Web sites better get used it; they're here to stay. The youth are using them to keep in touch with one another.

    Telecommuters from HP are using them to connect with their development teams. Even military officers are using Facebook to organize their squadrons.

    Social networks are a part of a larger schema that is oft called Web 2.0. Web 2.0 is the catalyst for the culture clash between those who embrace these tools and those who are just fine with the conventional methods.

  • Hopewell UMC completes new cooking shelter in time for spring fundraiser

    The men’s ministry of Hopewell United Methodist Church missed out on its fall barbecue chicken fundraiser in 2006.

    It was expected when they temporarily traded in their cooking tongs and aprons for trowels and hammers to construct an up-to-date, 1,500-square-feet cooking facility.

    But now, they are switching back.

    The new building – which started in April 2007 – two weeks after Hopewell’s 2007 spring barbecue – has been completed.

  • Clash cranks LMS campaign

    Lancaster Motor Speedway awakens from the long, cold winter Saturday when the storied half-mile launches its 54th season in grand style with the Carolina Clash Super Late Models.Featuring some of the top drivers in the Southeast, the series hosts its first event for 2008 at LMS, a $5000-to-win 50-lap feature.Due to inclement weather last week, the Clash’s opener at Carolina Speedway was postponed, so now Lancaster hosts the opener.Last year, the series twice visited the LMS high banks and thrilled crowds with some dazzling racing as well as setting new track

  • Wynne vows change, if elected to council

    GREAT FALLS - Darla Kaye Wynne vows to make change in town government if she is elected in the April 8 election.

    Wynne is one of three people who filed for a two-year term on council.

    "I have the strength and convictions to follow through with anything that I start," Wynne said. "I am not a part of the local buddy system so I am not representing anyone other than the people that would elect me.

  • Doster selected featured sculptor

    The University of South Carolina Upstate has selected Lancaster resident Bob Doster, an internationally acclaimed artist, as the featured sculptor for the 2008-09 season. His unique style of metal design ranges from the whimsical feel of free-floating steel in multi-colored tables and accent pieces to the distinction of monumental sculpture.

    The Doster exhibition officially begins in April, where six pieces of his work will be showcased on the campus. An artist lecture and reception will be held in the fall.

  • IL's Jacobus to coach in North-South All-Star game

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School girls basketball coach Tamara Jacobus will be among the high school basketball elite this weekend.Jacobus has been selected to serve as an assistant coach for the North team in the annual North-South All-Star basketball game at North Myrtle Beach High School.The girls’ game tips off at noon, with the boys’ all-star game set for a 2:30 p.m. start.“I’m looking forward to it,” said Jacobus, a 16-year coaching veteran who has a 228-115 hardwood record in leading the Lady Warriors.