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Today's News

  • Opinions on health-care act

    My main thought about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is “It’s a place to start. Finally.” This country has done a lot of talking and no acting on this issue for decades. Finally, the 111th Congress enacted it and off to the races we went.
    Sure, there are parts of it that feel like too much government. Telling people they’ll have to pay a tax/penalty if they don’t purchase insurance smacks of big government reaching into our pocketbooks.

  • Honeycutt’s comments about Lynch are unacceptable

    I guess Lancaster County Council member Larry Honeycutt was right about comments in his guest column, “Lynch’s comments about the county unacceptable,” in the July 1 edition of The Lancaster News.
    It isn’t just one person in this county who has a negative opinion. I have read many articles from individuals all over this county who feel the same way. I, for one, have expressed my opinion in the paper.

  • Koalas sign Walker

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster High School star softball pitcher Erin Walker is taking her game to the next level.
    Walker, who produced a stellar senior campaign to cap a banner LHS softball career, will play at Columbia College in Columbia.
    “I’m really excited about going to Columbia College,” said Walker, who played six seasons for LHS. “When I visited there, I really enjoyed it.

  • Welcome Center gets fresh faces

    Two new smiling faces will now greet visitors to the Lancaster County Welcome Center, located inside the restored historic courthouse at 100 N. Main Street.
    The center was formerly run by Sylvia Hudson, who retired in mid-June.
    “The full-time position was broken into two part-time positions,” said Debbie Hardin, clerk to Lancaster County Council and administrative assistant for the county.

  • We need S.C solutions for S.C. health care

    South Carolina advocates for better health, lower health-care costs and limited government have little to cheer about after the June 28 Supreme Court ruling upheld much of “Obamacare.”
    Instead of providing real solutions, the law simply hides our problems from public view by pouring hundreds of billions of government subsidies into a broken health care system allowing Washington to declare “victory” while continuing to ignore the real health challenges facing Americans.

  • Coy submits petition signatures

    It appears just one of the two men seeking the S.C. House 44 seat via petition will continue his quest.

    Heath Springs resident Joseph Coy issued a press release last week saying he has garnered enough petition signatures to be placed on the ballot for the House 44 race in November’s general election.

    Meanwhile, Bob Cook of Kershaw says he is no longer seeking the seat.

    District 44, which is totally enclosed in Lancaster County, has 20,461 registered voters.

  • Fire guts Kershaw home

    KERSHAW – A Kershaw home is a complete loss after a fire broke out early Wednesday morning, July 18.

    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said members of the Kershaw, Flat Creek, Heath Springs and Rich Hill volunteer fire departments responded at 1:58 a.m. to a house fire at 7147 Kershaw Camden Highway.

    Bright orange flames were already shooting from the roof as a team of firefighters sprayed water on the house from the front yard. Within minutes, a thick cloud of grey smoke billowed skyward.

  • Election for three school board seats set for November

    Editor’s note: A front-page headline in the Wednesday, July 18, issue indicated there would be no school board elections this fall. It should have said there will be no special school board elections this fall, as there will be three school board seats on the ballot in November.

     

  • Farm worker robbed, beaten

    Authorities are looking for a man who robbed and beat a farm worker Tuesday, July 17.

    Deputies responded shortly after 3 p.m. to Circle L Ranch, 2741 S. Potter Road, where they spoke with a man who said he was using a string trimmer in a pasture when he was attacked, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

    With the help of a translator, the 31-year-old Lancaster man told deputies he was working when an unknown man approached him and demanded money.

  • Speedway to host Extreme 4 Fest

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be hosting the M&M Muffler & Tire Stock 4/Extreme 4 Fest with $500 to win paying both the Stock 4 and FWD/UCAR Division on Saturday, July 21.