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Today's News

  • Rural roads must be made safer, DOT secretary says

    From release

    S.C. Transportation Secretary Christy Hall has proposed spending at least $50 million a year to reduce the high death toll on South Carolina’s roads.
    Hall made her presentation last month at a meeting of the S.C. Department of Transportation Commission in Columbia. Hall told the commissioners that improving safety on roads in the rural areas of the state should be the top priority for any new funding.

  • Agency helps seniors determine SNAP eligibility

    From release

    The Catawba Area Agency on Aging will use a recent grant to help seniors struggling to buy groceries apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to stretch their food budgets.
    The program, part of a National Council on Aging  nationwide effort, addresses the millions of Americans 65 and over who face a double whammy: fixed incomes and rising food costs.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Pesticide training class Feb. 23

    A class for anyone interested in taking the Private (Pesticide) Applicator License Exam is 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the York County Extension Office, 120 N. Congress St., York. The $100 fee, payable by cash or check, includes lunch. Notify the Clemson Extension office of dietary restrictions.

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    High Point hobo dinner Feb. 24

    High Point Freewill Baptist Church, 2095 Great Falls Highway, will host a hobo dinner at 11 a.m. Feb. 24 at the church. Plates will include ham, pinto beans, stewed potatoes, steamed cabbage and cornbread. 

    Plates are $7 and delivery is available. Proceeds will benefit the Master’s Men. For details, call (803) 283-8316 or (803) 804-7333.

    Chicken bog sale set for Feb. 24

  • Column: House members: Read resolutions before you vote

    Last week the S.C. House of Representatives adopted, with no objections, a resolution congratulating Gov. Henry McMaster on his ascension to the office – and encouraging him to expand Medicaid in South Carolina. This was unexpected, because the House, at least on paper, has been against expanding Medicaid.
    Clearly, no one other than the House member who introduced it and perhaps a few of the cosponsors had even glanced at the resolution.

  • Column: Meet GOP candidates at county party meeting

    While Election Day is behind us, there is still a lot going on in local and state politics.
    The upcoming meeting of the Lancaster County Republican Party puts you in the middle of it, giving you a chance to meet the candidates, live and in person. The February meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at Mike Williams Builders, located at 1351 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster. Here are some great reasons to attend our upcoming meeting.

    District 5 congressional candidates

  • Boosting young people's job prospects

    Cherri Flynn

    SC Works

    Young people in the American workforce are facing new challenges that may go unnoticed by other generations. Many want to improve their circumstances by going to college, but find their goal unreachable due to increased tuition costs and poverty-wage jobs.

  • Casey Crawford makes Hot 100 list

    Mortgage Professional America

    Centennial, Colo. – An Indian Land-based mortgage professional has been recognized in a list of the industry’s most influential individuals.

    Mortgage Professional America magazine just released its fifth annual Hot 100 report, featuring Casey Crawford, co-founder and CEO of Movement Mortgage, as one of the major power players heating up the mortgage world.

  • Jackets honor top basketball standouts

    The Buford Yellow Jackets honored their top players at the annual BHS boys awards night Feb. 14.

    The Jackets, who went 3-16, 2-10, saluted guard Tanner Wallace as the team’s Best Offensive Player for the 2016-17 season.

    Wallace, a junior, averaged 10.2 points a game in earning All-Region IV-AA honors.

    Freshman Joe Barrino was selected as the team’s Best Defensive Player.

  • War Eagles soar by Vols

    COLUMBIA – The high-flying Gray Collegiate Academy War Eagles continue to soar in the Class AA Upper State boys basketball playoffs.

    Gray Collegiate, 16-7, ignited in the first period on a pivotal 17-0 surge and cruised to a 93-41 win over Andrew Jackson High School at the John Hurst Adams gym at Allen University in Columbia on Saturday night.