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Big crowd for ‘Milt Chaney’ book signing

Amanda Harris
For The Lancaster News


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AJ grad Rachel Hovis takes top FFA honor

'Nothing better than a homegrown tomato'

By Hannah Strong

For the past seven years, farming has been a passion for Rachel Hovis. Her work and dedication to farming led her to receive the 2016 American FFA Degree, along with 18 others in the state.
“It’s the highest honor an FFA member can get,” Hovis said.
The Future Farmers of America Degree is awarded to students based on their leadership abilities, their participation in at least 50 hours of community service with three different organizations, their supervised agricultural experience and their time and cost investments.


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Melinda Myers/Special to The Lancaster News

Column: Now’s the time to help lawns recover from summer stress

As summer fades into fall, it’s time to help lawns recover from summer stress and prepare for the winter ahead.


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Artist-in-residence Keith Brown begins work at Native American Studies Center

Hand-crafting pottery in the Catawba tradition

By Hannah Strong

Catawba Nation potter Keith Brown is coming to the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center for four-month artist-in-residence program sponsored by the S.C. Arts Commission.


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Landscape architect and conservationist to speak

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Do 3 specific things every day, and watch your life improve

Train Hard, Eat Healthy: A better blueprint for healthy living

We all have heard of blueprints or patterns. They’re basically maps that we follow to physically build something, like a house or a piece of clothing.
The kinds of blueprints I’ll talk about today give us directions to constructing better thoughts, actions and emotions.
I’ll give you three specific things you can do to help take your health blueprint to a higher level.


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Southside Literacy Project wraps up program that helps students retain what they’ve learned

Summer camp for ‘Shining Minds’

By Kayland Hagwood

The Southside Adult Family Literacy Project wrapped up its third-annual youth summer camp with the theme Shining Minds.
The camp, which had 31 participants throughout the month and ended on July 28, was created to help at-risk youth retain information that they learned in the previous school year.
Participants worked on interactive-learning activities in the Literacy Project’s Preston Blackmon Center computer lab on Sowell Street in Lancaster.


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Clinton first woman nominated for president; Springs first woman nominated for vice president

Making History

By Hannah Strong

As Hillary Clinton made history for women in politics this past week when she was nominated for president at the Democratic National Convention, Lancaster’s very own Lena Jones Springs is remembered as the first woman nominated for vice president in United States history.
Though her nomination was a largely symbolic gesture from the Palmetto State delegates, it was something Springs said she wouldn’t treat lightly.


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Students learn skills for life in dance class

The Art of Dance

David Kellin
For The Lancaster News


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Amanda Harris/For The Lancaster News

Poetically Connected: IL woman shares her family’s link to famous World War I poem

Sun City Carolina Lakes resident Ann Spitzer had heard the World War I poem “In Flanders Fields” before, but never knew the special connection it had to her family.


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