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Today's News

  • End distracted driving now

    I confess: I used to make the choice to drive while distracted. Every time we get behind the wheel, we have a choice:  the wise one to focus on the serious responsibility of operating a motor vehicle or the hazardous one to use the “down time” of driving doing other things.
    The worst part is that  we all depend on the other drivers to make the wise choice – conscious or not.

  • Conflicted? Five lawmakers make millions from Medicaid

    Over the past six fiscal years, medical businesses with ties to five S.C. lawmakers collectively have received more than $10 million in Medicaid payments, The Nerve found in a review of state Medicaid records.
    Two of the lawmakers – Rep. Kris Crawford, R-Florence and an emergency room doctor, and Rep. Kit Spires, R-Lexington and a pharmacist – didn’t report any of their Medicaid amounts on their six most recent annual statements of economic interests filed with the State Ethics Commission, though Spires contends he is not required to do so.

  • Taylor’s Deal 1 Crates win pending

     

    Hank Taylor put on a show for the ages Saturday, July 20 during the Deal 1 Auto Sales Summer Slam race for the Crate Sportsman Division at Lancaster Super Speedway.

  • Bruins' Spates to play for VUL Dragons

     

    Lancaster High School head football coach Bennie McMurray said he sees it as a second chance.

    Bruins’ nose tackle Donte Spates said he plans to take advantage of the opportunity.

  • Dixie Boys 14 stars roll

     

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 14 all-stars stayed unbeaten in the state tournament in Aiken, topping McLeod Park of Florence, 13-8 Monday, July 22.

    Lancaster, 3-0 in the field, tallied four runs in the top of the seventh, with Spencer Funderburk lacing a two-run double to highlight a key four-run frame.

  • Like Naaman, we need to heed God’s word

    The Bible contains pictures of saving faith, the faith which brings people into a right relationship with God. In 2 Kings 5, Naaman, a leprous Syrian general, found cleansing through obeying the command of the Hebrew prophet Elisha.
    Naaman was the courageous pagan commander of the Syrian army, highly regarded because through him God had given deliverance to Syria.
    A young Jewish girl worked in Naaman’s home as a servant to his wife. She felt compassion for Naaman and mentioned to his wife that there was a prophet in Samaria who would heal him of his disease.

  • Start by telling the truth

    When I was a young boy growing up and my mother confronted me with something that I knew I had done wrong, I often stammered around, making excuses and trying to avoid fessing up. My mom’s response was always the same: “Let’s begin by just telling the truth.”
    When it comes to the Statehouse debacle over so-called “ethics reform,” they should simply follow mom’s wisdom – let’s begin by just telling the truth.

  • MYN: Dianne Rabon

     Age: 66

    Family: Husband of 50 years, John; three children, Randy Rabon, Patsy Hawkins and Greg Rabon; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren

    Job: Retired from Springs Global after 41 years

    Church: Canaan Freewill Baptist Church

    Hobbies: Spending time with grandchildren, gardening and church activities

    Favorite book: The Bible

  • Investigators look into two Sun City burglaries

    INDIAN LAND – Investigators remain on the case of two high-dollar home burglaries that happened in the Sun City Carolina Lakes neighborhood last month.

    The two burglaries – spaced about 10 days apart and involving somewhere between $32,000 and $200,000 in missing items – are still unsolved, said Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw.

  • DLS Retreading opens in Indian Land

    INDIAN LAND  – DLS Retreading, which specializes in truck tire retreading, cut the ribbon on its manufacturing, warehousing, sales and service facility Friday, July 19.

    The $2.5 million investment is expected to generate 53 new jobs in the next four years.

    “We’re excited about bringing our new operations in Lancaster County online,”said Dave Snyder, DLS Retreading president and CEO.