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Today's News

  • Harris back to hoops at Allen

     The Allen University basketball program, in hoops terms, garnered a big rebound Friday, Sept. 5 in the Lancaster High School media center.

    Avery Harris, a former LHS hardwood standout, signed to play at Allen University.

  • Knight captures exciting Super Street win

     

    Jeff Knight highlighted action at Lancaster Super Speedway, taking the Super Street main event Saturday night, Sept. 6.

    Knight and Justus Harrington were on the front row. When the green flag fell, Knight, Andrew Baker and James Marion roared into turn one battling for the lead.

  • Teams in host role Friday

     

    County prep football teams are hoping the home field edge plays a key role in their games Friday night, Sept. 12.

    All four county teams, in contrast to last week when all were on the road, will be in the host role this week.

  • We need to fix Social Security

    Amid all the news today, one story has been completely forgotten.

    This story was once one of the hottest topics in politics and around the dinner table, but now it has vanished unless you are a senior citizen who is working yourself to the point of death every day.

    The topic is, of course, Social Security. Ever since President Bill Clinton quietly began to move up retirement benefit dates, I have watched as more and more people go about their lives, oblivious to the crime they are victims of.

  • ‘Ugly Americans’ should stay home

    Has anyone ever seen a movie or read a book in which the main character has either said or done something so stupid, ridiculous or arrogant that you actually lose your temper and want to reach out and throttle him/her?

    This doesn’t usually happen to me, but recently I read a novel of pure fiction, written by one of the world’s leading authors (no names or titles will be given) whose premise was so stupid that I almost put the book down, unfinished.

  • Keeping Robert Mills’ legacy alive

    Laura Caskey

    lcaskey@thelancasternews.com

    South Carolina and Lancaster will remember one of the state’s greatest architects with a presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

    The S.C. Historical Society will hold an event focusing on Robert Mills as part of its “South Carolinians You Should Know” series at 6 p.m., Sept. 9, at the historic Lancaster County Courthouse, 100 S. Main St.

  • Lancaster Cooks “Look Who’s Cooking” is Sept. 30

     Michele Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    Mark your calendars – the seventh annual Autism Speaks, Lancaster Cooks “Look Who’s Cooking” event is coming up September 30, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Fairway Room at Lancaster Golf Club.

  • USCL’s Upward Bound celebrates success

     Reece Murphy 

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    When it comes to federal public education initiatives, few compare to the success or longevity of the Upward Bound Program, established 50 years ago as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty.

  • HOPE to hold open house

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) of Lancaster will hold an open house, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, for the community to meet its new executive director, Bekah Clawson, and to learn more about HOPE, located at 2008 Pageland Highway.

    For those unable to attend this special event, a second open house will be held Sunday, Sept. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. 

  • SCPA hosts teen safety essay contest

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    Beginning Monday, Sept. 8, the S.C. Press Association (SCPA) and AT&T will offer high school students a challenge to write a 300-500 word typed essay or produce a video on the dangers of texting while driving.