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Columns

  • Veterans Day tribute to 'Ol' Harry' Slagle

    It isn’t often that someone would purposely pay tribute to a man most thought of as “just an alcoholic.” But that is precisely what I have chosen to do.
    Harry Slagle lived in a non-pretentious place called Slagle’s Happy Acres, identified by a small wooden sign hung nearby. It was little more than an old, pale green, single-room, cinder-block building, which sat off the gravel road a couple hundred yards or so from the old wooden Doby’s Bridge.

  • We learned some lessons this election

    First, let me say thank you to the people who worked the polls on Tuesday.  We had more than 160 people who went through the training and were there from 6 a.m. to after 8 p.m., with several staying almost to 10 p.m.
    We have a group of dedicated public servants working with us on election day who catch a lot of heat for long lines and slow machines that they have absolutely no control over. But I had no complaints about anyone who was not treated with the utmost care. For that I say thank you.

  • Crawford shows true kindness, generosity

    Betty Broome’s article about Shawn Crawford being honored by Clemson University was very interesting. Crawford deserved his recognition as a great athlete and a kind, caring, down-to-earth individual.
    Especially since he is a resident from Lancaster County’s Van Wyck community. Very few residents from Lancaster County have ever had this honor bestowed upon them.

  • Lancaster County long overdue for courthouse

    In 1771, President George Washington spent two nights in Lancaster in the home of James Ingram.  That home was also Lancaster’s very first courthouse.
    The second courthouse was built in 1828 on Main Street. This courthouse sported a basement, first floor and second floor.
    This courthouse served 180 years. The latter years beyond its suitability to serve and there was no funds with which to build a new, adequate courthouse.

  • Red Ventures incentives haven’t created local jobs

    I would like to respond to the article, “Red Ventures not hiring locals?,” in the Aug. 20 edition of The Lancaster News. The article mentioned that Red Ventures’ move would bring 1,000 new jobs to the Lancaster area. And now, one year later, with the countywide unemployment rate still about 15 percent, we learn that only 27 jobs have been awarded to local residents.

  • Hog Jam Committee grateful for support of this year's event

    The Hog Jam Committee would like to thank all of our sponsors who contributed to make the Hog Jam possible.
    The sponsors were Founders Federal Credit Union, Haile Gold Mine, the town of Kershaw, the Stevens Foundation, Baker Funeral Home, Robert Davis, First Palmetto, IGA, Kershaw Health, Kershaw News Era, The Lancaster News, Springs Memorial Hospital, Southern Properties, Thomas Drug Store, Harry K. Truesdale, Wachovia and Windstream.
    These businesses always donate to our projects and events and we appreciate their support in Kershaw.

  • Writer disputes Knapp’s assessment of Mulvaney

    I read with interest the editorial by Frank Knapp Jr., CEO of the S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce, that was published in the Oct, 15 edition of The Lancaster News.
    He slanted his article in such a manner that it appeared all South Carolina small business owners had been harmed by Sen. Mick Mulvaney’s decision to vote against legislation brought before both the House and Senate.