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Today's News

  • Column: I’m grateful to 3 officers for help in bad situation

    I would like to thank Sgt. Jeremy Lear with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, who was called to my home for a situation. All I can say is you are amazing, and I am grateful for you! Thank you for taking the time to listen and carefully make your decision for the wellbeing of the child.
    I will forever say God sent the right sergeant to my house that day. Sgt. Lear, you have a new friend.

  • Column: To improve society’s perceptions, we must fix destructive behaviors

    I tend to agree with Rudy Schmidt’s statement in Friday’s Lancaster News that “perception is subjective truth, not objective truth.”
    I do not propose to speak for Police Chief Harlean Carter when she was quoted as saying that “perception is reality.” Yet, I inferred her statement to mean that what one perceives becomes reality to him or her even though this perception may – or may not be – based on objective truth. If my inference of her meaning is correct, then I also agree with her.

  • District picks site for new IL high school

    By Hannah Strong
    hstrong@thelancasternews.com

    The Lancaster County School District has agreed to pay $5.2 million for 142 acres along U.S. 521 and will build the new Indian Land high school there, according to Superintendent Gene Moore.
    The site is on the east side of 521 between Niven Road and Witherspoon Trail, across the highway from Steele Hill AME Zion Church and just north of Millstone Creek subdivision. It is nearly 5 miles south of Indian Land High School.

  • Helms bags bounty in LSS win

    Lancaster Super Speedway featured top racing and amazing car counts Saturday night.
    In the Cauthen Motors Renegade Division, the front row had Ryan “Superstar” Whitaker and Robbie Helms. When the green flag waved to start the race, Whitaker, Helms, Brandy Baker and Andrew Baker battled for the lead entering turn one. Exiting turn two, Helms led with a dogfight for second between Whitaker, the Bakers and Steve Hinson.

  • Roberts blazes to club title

    Scott Roberts played outstanding golf to capture the Lancaster Golf Club championship on Sunday afternoon.
    Roberts, 45, had to because Lancaster High School junior golf star Brady Hinkle stayed on his heels until Roberts pulled away in the final three holes for a six-shot win.
    Roberts, who opened a five-shot lead in the first round Saturday with a sizzling 64, followed with a 70 Sunday for a 10-under 134 in the 36-hole tournament.

  • SC forces team for Classic victory

    The South rose on Indian Land’s “Reservation” on Saturday night.
    The Lancaster County forces – Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster high schools – teamed to key South Carolina to a 35-20 win over the North Carolina teams in the annual Founders North-South Kickoff Classic at Indian Land High School.
    The host IL Warriors rallied late to cap the S.C. win with a 14-7 victory over Parkwood.
    AJ opened with a 7-0 win over Providence Day and Lancaster notched a 7-0 victory over Ardrey Kell.

  • Column: Trump’s behavior problems are way too big to set aside

    In a letter to the editor last Friday, Paul Lloret said that Donald Trump’s message resonates with a large number of Americans, so we shouldn’t be upset over his behavior problems and should “consider the source” of the criticism.
    While the resonating part may be true, I wholeheartedly disagree with the second bit.
    Criticism of Trump’s behavior isn’t coming only from other politicians. It’s coming from your neighbors as well.

  • Column: Remembering Harry Briggs Jr., S.C. child who stood for many

    We were sad to hear about last week’s passing of Harry Briggs Jr.
    In the late 1940s, when Harry was in elementary school in Clarendon County, his parents, Harry Briggs Sr. and Eliza Gamble Briggs, thought it was unfair that Harry Jr. and the other black children didn’t have a school bus like the white children did. So Harry Sr. and Eliza joined with other black parents and brought a lawsuit, represented by Thurgood Marshall of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and local lawyer Harold Boulware.

  • Column: What does an average Medicare enrollee pay?

    Many people have a misconception that Medicare is free healthcare coverage for when they reach age 65.

    That is far from the truth.

    This column spells out some of the common costs that are associated with Medicare, to show future Medicare recipients what they might expect when they enroll. For a more detailed explanation of each of these parts of the program, visit Medicare.gov.

  • Muscles and Mascara LLC

    For 29-year-old personal trainer Jenny Starnes, fitness training isn’t all about big muscles and flexing. It’s about building women’s self-confidence while living a healthy lifestyle.

    Starnes began Muscles and Mascara, a personal-training business, six months ago and currently trains 25 clients out of T.J.’s Fitness in Kershaw and Big Wayne’s Gym in Lancaster and Rock Hill. She charges $30 each one-hour, one-on-one training session for women.