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Today's News

  • The Failes take their dream vacation

    Wilma Faile
    Special to The Lancaster News

    My husband, Ronnie, and I finally completed our dream vacation(s).

    We’ve always wanted to go out west. Ronnie retired from Springs of 42 years and I retired from Wilma’s Daycare in Monroe, N.C., after 40 years.

    We’ve been married 20 years and live in the Taxahaw community.

    Ronnie said we were not getting any younger and needed to go on our trip. Ronnie has health problems, so it was now or never.

    Our first adventure to the American west was two years ago.

  • Alzheimer’s a devastating disease

    Every 68 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease. Do you know an individual or family who has been impacted by Alzheimer’s? Chances are you do.
    In fact, South Carolina is home to more than 80,000 people living with Alzheimer’s or a related disease. To put the figure into perspective, that number could completely fill Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia.
    From my own experience, I can attest to how challenging the disease is for a family. My brother, sisters and I struggled with watching our mother fight this terribly cruel disease.

  • Elections: Lessons for S.C. Republicans and Democrats

    Although I suspect that we’re all glad it’s finally over, the recent election may well turn out to have been a watershed of sorts, with lots of important lessons for both Democrats and Republicans in South Carolina.
    Put simply, this election shows that in South Carolina both parties are heading down a losing path, and it’s only through changing their current parties and challenging their own party leadership that either party can win in the future.

  • Vols net Invitational title

    Heath Joplin
    For The Lancaster News
    BUFORD – Andrew Jackson kept its court focus and earned an early-season goal Tuesday night, Nov. 20, at the Buford High School gym.
    The Volunteers, who set winning the fifth annual Buford Preseason Invitational as an early-season goal, swept to the crown with a 73-66 win over Class A foe McBee.
    AJ opened play Monday night, taking a 63-52 win over North Central.
    North Central, rebounding from the opening round loss to AJ, captured consolation honors with a 54-50 win over tournament host Buford.

  • Jackets hopeful for hoops season

    Heath Joplin
    For The Lancaster News
    BUFORD – Considering all the challenges facing the 2011-12 Buford High School varsity basketball team, BHS head coach Neil Couch enters his third season optimistic and upbeat.
    The 3-21 record paved the way for many players to gain valuable experience and court time.
    “I’m excited about this year’s team,” Couch said. “We have probably the deepest team since I have been here. That will allow us to play more of the style we want to play.”

  • Picks caps season with tight races

    Staff Reports
    How is it that Thanksgiving has passed and still there are turkeys among us?
    The fine flock of football forecasters is still here, but not for long.
    These bumbling birds are on their final week of pecking, uh, picking.
    Picks rules state that if there are no area teams in the high school football playoffs, then the Picks ends with the USC vs. Clemson game.

  • HOPE volunteers help the hurting

    Each day, it takes HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster 15 volunteers to make the agency flow and keep the doors open.

    A faith-based, nonprofit volunteer-driven organization, HOPE provides short-term emergency assistance for those in crisis.

    While they assist with utilities, mortgages, rent and food, they also provide a shoulder for hurting families to lean on.

    That means its 75 unified volunteers stay plenty busy behind the scenes, especially this time of year.

  • City’s 911 center to stand alone

    The city of Lancaster will not be consolidating its 911 center with Lancaster County.

    After a closed-door session at its Nov. 13 meeting, Lancaster City Council voted 6-1 to maintain its stand-alone 911 dispatch center, housed at the Municipal Justice Center on East Arch Street.

    Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace cast the lone dissenting vote.

  • Resident launch effort to change IL ZIP code

    A Panhandle resident with a Lancaster address is exploring an effort to have her neighborhood and others incorporated into Indian Land’s 29707 ZIP code.

    Jan Tacy lives in Walnut Creek, a neighborhood located off Jim Wilson Road near the state line.

    Tacy and the other 68 homeowners in Walnut Creek have Lancaster addresses ending in a 29720 ZIP code. Most homes, and all nearby neighborhoods, such as Carolina Reserve on the north side of Jim Wilson Road and Belair farther west, have an Indian Land ZIP code.

  • Council considers tax relief for L&C Railroad

    A plan to reduce taxes by thousands of dollars for L&C Railroad received unanimous first approval at Lancaster County Council’s Nov. 12 meeting, though council members still have several questions about the proposal. 

    Council voted during the meeting to approve first reading of two ordinances related to the Lancaster & Chester Railroad, including one to place the company in a joint industrial and business park and another to approve special source revenue credits for the company.