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Today's News

  • Lancaster needs a humane society

    The volunteers for the proposed Humane Society in Lancaster are not rich. They are just big hearted and smart.

    The purpose of the organization is to help people become better pet owners as well as save as many animals as possible.

    Finding a way to give people low cost spay and neutering to cut down on unwanted litters is very important and can be done.

    I had my last shelter rescue spayed and all her shots for $57.50 thanks to B.J. and Krista finding a way.

  • Shovels turn for Indian Land library

    When Indian Land was a rural community, and its population was sparse, few people there probably thought much about having their own community library.

  • Lancaster now 17th largest county

    Lancaster County is the 17th largest county in the state, according to revised Census estimates.

    Lancaster County appealed the 2006 estimated county population, which was 63,628 and showed a .9 percent growth rate. The county building and zoning department and assessor's office put in a lot of work to prove the estimate wrong, said Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis.

    "The estimated growth was just impossible," Willis said.

    Lancaster County has seen a major influx of newcomers in the last several years, most of whom are moving to Indian Land.

  • 2,000 have phone problems

    If you had trouble trying to place calls Monday, you weren't the only one.

    Some Lancaster County and Fort Lawn residents weren't able to place calls from their land-line phones. About 2,000 lines were affected Monday, said Glenn McFadden, Comporium Communications' executive vice president of operations.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office reported that some residents were unable to make 911 calls because of the problem.

    The problem was directly related to line upgrades and network rearrangements Comporium did early Saturday morning, McFadden said.

  • Kershaw residents oppose proposal to reroute 18-wheelers to Matson Street

    KERSHAW – Kershaw's Matson Street residents don't like plans to permanently re-route tractor-trailer traffic on their street, and they let Kershaw Town Council hear about it Monday night.

    An ordinance that proposed to permanently re-route 18-wheelers from Hampton Street to Matson Street was up for final approval, but many residents came to the meeting to express their objections.

  • Ron Paul not flip flopped on stances

    Ron Paul not flip flopped on stances

    With the Christmas season upon us, I would like to ask the citizens of South Carolina to consider giving themselves a gift with some lasting value. Unlike a purchased gift from a retailer, this gift is free. It is the gift of your right to vote.

    On Jan. 19, South Carolina will hold primary elections. I urge all citizens of South Carolina to consider Ron Paul as your choice for nominee in the Republican Primary.

  • Kershaw Town Council gives water department supervisor hiring power

    KERSHAW - Kershaw Town Council gave final approval Monday to a measure that will allow its water department supervisor to hire a full-time wastewater treatment plant operator.

    Council approved second reading of the ordinance, 4-2. Councilmen Harold Williams and Wade Hunter opposed the measure. Councilman Eddie Coates Jr., who voted against first reading of the ordinance at a special meeting Nov. 26, was absent.

  • Candlelight service allows parents to remember their deceased children

    Although many people associate the holiday season with happiness, for others it is a time of sadness as families mourn the loss of a child.

    On Sunday, local families may participate in a worldwide candle lighting to remember children who have died. U.S. Congress has designated the day as a national memorial day to remember these children. The observance started small on the Internet about 10 years ago, but has grown into a worldwide event.

  • Volunteers, paper misguided about animal shelter

    The intent of those wanting to start a no kill animal shelter, and your endorsement of the idea, is admirable but misguided.

    As one having been involved with owning, breeding and showing dogs for over 54 years, I have seen this type of activity in many places and in each case it turns into a disaster after a while.

    They, and the newspaper, speak of the more than 4,200 animals put to sleep at the shelter in a year. And they, and the newspaper, want these animals kept alive indefinitely, or until someone adopts them.

  • 'Easy as Tater Pie'

    'Easy as Tater Pie'

    Ingredients

    2 cups of sweet potato (not yams)

    4 teaspoons unsalted butter

    3 eggs

    3/4cup of whole milk

    1 cup granulated sugar

    1 teaspoon cinnamon

    1/4teaspoon nutmeg

    1 teaspoon vanilla

    1 9-inch pie shell (baked)