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Today's News

  • Local AKA chapter celebrates forty years of service

    From release
    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the oldest African American service organization for professional women in the U.S. It was founded at Howard University in 1908.

    The Lancaster chapter, Iota Theta Omega, was chartered in 1972. The sorority’s legacy of sisterhood, education, service to humanity and support of numerous non-profit organizations continues today. The local chapter has given over $100,000 in scholarships to local youth.

  • Stability and motion equally important

    It is vital to maintain the characteristics of joint stability and joint mobility throughout life regardless of your age or physical stamina.
    It doesn’t matter if you are young, old, a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior.
    Understanding core and joint strength, as well as joint mobility can save us from years of joint pain, arthritis and limited mobility as we age.
    Some of you may actually already have stability and mobility exercises added to your daily schedule.

  • Saving baby Susan

    Ginger Petty
    Special to The Lancaster News

    In July 2011, here in Lancaster, residents started seeing fund-raising jars for a little girl with “Saving Baby Susan” etched on them, not knowing the whole story behind the girl or those jars.
    Well, here is that story from her mother’s words and heart.

    On Dec. 16, 2010, Susan, or “Bean” as she was known by family and friends, was a healthy and normal 18-month-old child.

  • 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.