• Collaborative effort now underway to reduce DUIs

    If you drink and drive this summer, there is a good chance your will get to spend some quality time with some of Lancaster’s finest. You may start with a deputy of Sheriff Barry Faile, an officer of Police Chief Harlean Howard or a state trooper under the command of Col. Mike Oliver.

  • Budget has winners, losers

    The Lancaster County budget process started very late this year, in April rather than February, as discussed during the strategic planning meeting in January. When the process did finally start, the custom of publishing the various budget versions on the county website was not followed.

  • Boy Scouts turn out great leaders

    Growing up in a Southern Baptist church, I was a member of Troop 70, a Boy Scout Troop sponsored by my church.  To tell the truth, I wasn’t a Scout who earned bunches of merit badges and Order of the Arrow, but I enjoyed the brotherhood bond from my fellow scouts. I guess I liked overnight camping, campfires and snipe hunting the most.
    Sure, we sometimes did a few rowdy things like pulling up tent stakes and swiping snacks from rival troops, but I never encountered a “gay” scout.

  • Citizens deserve better from judges

    To all of our so-called district judges – your system of dealing out justice sucks.
    Once again, we read in The Lancaster News where another career violent criminal is set loose to do more violent crimes – even more violent crimes than the ones before.
    The article about the Samuel thug (Markevious Demond Samuel) being out of jail after being convicted on so may previous counts of violent crimes makes me and every other Lancaster County citizen sick to our stomachs.

  • KARE seeks to help others

    People who are receiving federal emergency unemployment compensation (EUC) are soon seeing a change in their benefits. The U.S. Department of Labor requires that all benefit payments for the period of March 1, 2013, and Sept. 30, 2013, must be reduced through automatic, across-the-board spending cuts to the federal budget.
    If someone is receiving benefits during this time period, there are three weeks that they will not receive benefits – May 18, July 13 and Aug. 31.

  • Obamacare will leave us in parking lot
  • Team grateful for hospital’s support

    With the end of the spring semester at Indian Land High School, we close the book on 2012-2013 athletics. All spring sport banquets and ceremonies are done, and numerous trophies, plaques and certificates have been awarded.
    We have All-Region, All-State and All-Team players in every sport and at every level. However, did we miss something? Could we have left out a shining example of what community commitment to athletics and education looks like? Almost.

  • Past time to fix our roads

    This letter is in regard to Lynn Powers’ letter about the condition of the roads in our county. Years ago, Lancaster County started adding a $15 road maintenance fee on our yearly taxes. But the roads are worse.
    The U.S. 521 bypass in front of Carolina Christian Academy has not been paved. Nor has Providence Road. Driving on these roads will jar your teeth.

  • Poor roads deter visit from friends

    I am distraught beyond belief. Because the road that fronts Carolina Christian Academy is constantly spot-patched instead of being fixed correctly, my friends from Indian Land will no longer visit me.
    This upsets me that they can’t visit because they have to travel such poor quality highways here.

    Upset and lonely
    Lynn Powers

  • Festival another success

    On behalf of the city of Lancaster, I would like to send a shout out to everyone who made Lancaster’s fourth annual Red Rose Festival a success. These individuals brought their talents and energy, which created an atmosphere of family and fun, to an estimated 7,000 folks to our beautiful city.