• Family Promise grateful for support

    Family Promise of Lancaster County is in its fifth year, and the generosity of the community support that makes this ministry possible never ceases to amaze me.
    There are 16 host sites manned by members of 20 churches and numerous volunteers. These volunteers greet our guests, provide meals for them, stay overnight with them, and transport them to and from the Family Promise Day Center.

  • Help keep county free of litter

    Lancaster County residents should be proud of our sheriff. Sheriff Barry Faile has been very aggressive with the litter program, and has created the Lancaster County Litter Program.
    The program is supervised by an inmate supervisor. People of Lancaster could not believe all of the trash, including old tires and old television sets, that people put on our roadsides.
    The trash, dirty diapers, dead animals and furniture are forever placed in our county creeks.

  • Student seeks info on S.C.

    My name is Lucas C. I’m a fifth-grade student at Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan, Iowa. My class is studying the history and geography of the United States.
    I am very interested in the beautiful, wonderful state of South Carolina. I’d really appreciate it if you would send me postcards, a souvenir and any information on your wonderful state.

  • Coordinated effort helped save puppies

    Many dogs and cats go through the Lancaster County Animal Shelter and sadly not many can be saved. Mostly that is due to low adoption rates and also to the fact that the Humane Society of Lancaster has so few foster homes, and no building of its own. Pets that are adoptable don’t get a chance because there is no place where we can house them while waiting for that perfect forever home.
    Whenever possible we will pull a pet from the shelter, get them fully vetted and place in a foster home to be socialized and loved.

  • It’s time to tear up Taxahaw Road and start over

    OK, OK, OK, the joke has ceased being funny. Residents and travelers on Taxahaw Road have enjoyed joking about the road.
    But if there is a worse road in the county, may the good Lord have mercy on those who live on it.

  • Fundraiser helps abused horses

    We would like to thank everyone who came out and donated to the Healing Horses fundraiser on Feb. 16 at Tractor Supply.
    Healing Horses is an organization that rescues and rehabilitates horses that are victims of trauma or abuse. The event was sponsored by Tractor Supply and Gypsysrun Farm & Stables of Lancaster.
    Tractor Supply donated a $25 gift card and Gerald Baskins donated a cedar birdhouse. We would like to thank them both for helping us with this cause. We raised $100 to help feed and take care of the horses in need.

  • Chief Howard deserves recognition

    I would like to praise and commend Police Chief Harlean Howard. She is a wonderful lady with a beautiful personality. Even though I don’t live in the city of Lancaster, I think she does a great job as police chief. During Black History Month, many people are honored for their contributions. Chief Howard should be recognized for hers.
    Thank you. Chief Howard, for your service to Lancaster.

    Carl Miles

  • Family appreciates show of support

    My wife, Rosa White Johnson, and I, Sammie Surrell Johnson, moved from Lancaster in 1966 to Summerville, near Charleston.
    We both retired from Charleston Air Force Base, but Lancaster will always be home for us. We both grew up in Lancaster, married and two of our three children were born in Lancaster.
    As her mother grew older and her quality of life deteriorated, my wife, being an only child, tried to come up at least twice monthly to make sure that her needs were being met. Other days, she called her on the phone.

  • Jackson, wife lived high life on others’ money

    Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has negotiated a plea deal with the government, in regards to his misuse of campaign funds.
    He’ll have to pay back money, about $100,000, and is supposed to do some jail time. I wouldn’t hold my breath on that, though.
    It seems he used the money to fill up his house with furniture, bought himself a $40,000 Rolex, and paid travel expenses for a woman he described as a “social acquaintance.” Does that social acquaintance have a pimp (or a financial director?)

  • Is Washington determined to close down postal service?

    Looks like folks in Washington are bound and determined to disband our postal service. It’s been working for more than 200 years in wars and all kinds of weather. Why, our politicians spend more money “investigating” than they do in “fixin’” stuff.
    There is talk about the pension for postal employees, which cannot be changed because of Congress. I guess it’s goodbye to home delivery of mail if we wait for Congress to fix the problem.