• Intersection more scary than Chaney’s

    Don McCorkle has sort of “unearthed” some tales about old Milt Chaney and his tavern at the intersection of 521 and 75.

    Ghostly apparitions are bound to appear if all the folklore has any substance. I guess Milt kept the light on for early travelers in passing stagecoaches.

    I, as a boy, visited the site when the old inn was still a crumbling shack. To tell the truth, it didn’t grab me as something highly unusual. We didn’t have those electronic metal detectors, but did our best to scrape around for gold pieces.

  • Stranded driver grateful to helpful couple

    I would like to thank some very special people, who on Halloween evening took the time to stop and rescue me from a very deep ditch that I had unfortunately driven into. They reported the occurrence and set to work evaluating the situation and determining the best way to safely remove me from the vehicle and return the car to the road.

    Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sellers proved to me that there are still people who care for others and I would like to thank them for bringing a warm feeling to my heart and a renewed faith in my fellow citizens to our town.

    Sandy Bafundo

  • Beautiful day for Touching Hearts

    Beautiful day for Touching Hearts

    Oct. 11 was a beautiful afternoon for the Touching Hearts in Lancaster County event at Andrew Jackson State Park.

    As folks walked around the vendor area, they could smell the aroma of JJ’s Red Hots’ food cooking on the grill and listen to Walker Cobb playing his guitar and singing.

  • Shout out to family, foundation
  • Beckham never met a stranger

    I am writing about a friend who went home to be with Jesus. He was one of the nicest men I have ever met. Jimmy Beckham had a heart of gold.

    One time he was a manager at Piggly Wiggly. I asked him if he would let me get some groceries until my check came. He said yes. He never met a stranger. He was a true man of God.

    I did not know he had passed until I saw his obituary in The Lancaster News. His funeral had already occurred.

  • A tribute to Patricia ‘Patty’ Bridges

    Too many times we wait until a friend has died to tell the world what a wonderful person she or he was, and I am just as guilty as the next person about that.

    On this day, however, I would like to pay tribute to Patty Bridges.

    She was an incredible lady, role model and teacher. She taught with dignity and integrity. She really got to know each of her students individually.

    That way, she knew how best to meet their needs. Her love for all her students was shown by her “motherly” interaction with them.

  • Constitution 101 with CNBC

    I was appalled watching the GOP debate on CNBC from Boulder, Colorado. Instead of focusing on economic issues such as creating jobs, interest rates, Dodd Frank and taxation, questions from the moderators showed they’re a bunch of “pinheads.” Sorry, Bill O’Reilly.

    Since when was sports betting considered an economic issue? According to my current MBA class in North Carolina, sports betting is not mentioned once in the Constitution. It is outside the scope of the federal government.

  • County schools still lag behind Fort Mill

    At first glance, the recent SAT scores suggested that our district is doing very well. As reflected in the article, our school superintendent and executive director of planning and accountability for Lancaster County School District were impressed with the results.

    However, a quick search on the S.C. Department of Education website revealed that SAT scores in Lancaster County School District were almost 14 percent lower than Fort Mill School District and the Lancaster County ACT scores were 16 percent lower than in the Fort Mill district.

  • We need some common sense

    Can I get an amen? That’s what I wanted to shout after reading W.B. Evans’ Oct. 16 letter regarding the idiotic notion of bulding the expressway to Rock Hill.

    Thank you, W.B., it will save a majority of us from getting writer’s cramp from giving our opinion to Lancaster County Council.

    Does council actually think that this bridge/highway to York County will benefit Lancaster County? Get real.

  • Cummings an example of poor politics

    Sometimes I have to stop and wonder how in the world some of our congressmen and women get elected at all. Elijah Cummings, of Maryland, is one of them. At the hearings on Benghazi, at which Secretary of State Hillary Clinton passed the buck, Cummings ranted about the amount of taxpayers’ money being used for the hearings.