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Cedar crosses tell story for Great Falls church

Three wooden crosses

By Nancy Parsons

GREAT FALLS – The Bible tells us of a crucifixion that took place nearly 2,000 years ago on a hill called Golgotha in Jerusalem.


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Clemson University

Charlie Duke honored at Clemson graduation

Clemson University


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Travis Jenkins, Landmark News Service

New movie may be filmed in Chester

Something “Strange and Unusual” may be coming to downtown Chester next month.

At its last meeting, Chester City Council discussed a request from Visionscape Media to film portions of a feature-length film in downtown Chester. Anil Dhokai is the writer and director of the movie, which has the working title “The Strange and Unusual.”

“It’s a feature-length movie about a supernatural TV reality show that is being cancelled,” Dhokai said.


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Just a Pinch by Janet Tharpe

Zesty Mexican soup brightens winter table

Homey, wholesome and hearty, this pork posole – a soulful Mexican soup – is perfect for a winter dinner.
Chock full of pork, veggies, herbs and spices, it’s as flavorful as it is filling – a cold-weather pick-me-up the whole family will love.
See step-by-step photos of Geoffry’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks everywhere at www.justapinch.com/posole.


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Tour draws out-of-town visitors and locals

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Thanks to the efforts of the Lancaster Garden Club, the Christmas Tour of Homes on Dec. 2 attracted over 100 visitors, who spent the afternoon marveling at Rosewood, Craig House, and the Privette and Chastain/Zschoche homes. This twenty-sixth annual event featured private homes, historic points of interest, and beautiful gardens and pools.  


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Habitat’s “Topping Out” New Year’s Eve Party

Welcome 2013, help us build

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Advance tickets are now available for Habitat’s Third Annual “Topping Out” New Year’s Eve Party. Get your tickets now to “Top out” 2012 and bring in 2013 with us. The “Black tie optional” party will be Monday, December 31, 2012, in the ballroom of the Lancaster Moose Lodge, 200 Moose Dr., Lancaster, SC. Everyone is invited to join the fun.


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It's not just a shag 'thang'

The Lancaster Shag Club presents The Embers' Christmas show

By Nita Brown

The Embers are coming to town on December 9. People around here past a certain age will recognize that name – a well-known beach band that’s still entertaining audiences across the Carolinas. But they’re not coming to Lancaster for beach music, even though the Lancaster Shag Club is sponsoring the event. They’re coming to do a Christmas Concert.


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Holiday fun kicks off Saturday

By Julie Graham

It already looks like Christmas in Van Wyck, with its streets lined with old-fashioned light poles.

The small community between Indian Land and Lancaster will spread holiday cheer with a Christmas parade at noon Saturday, Dec. 8, and the Lighting of the Way candle-lighting and worship event at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.

The two events, routinely held on the second weekend in December, are holiday traditions for those who like the charm of small-town gatherings. Both are organized by the Van Wyck Community Development Club.


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See ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ this weekend

By Chris McGinn

Chris McGinn
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Add a little cheer to your holiday season by seeing the Community Playhouse of Lancaster  County’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” this weekend.  

This year’s performances feature 28 local actors, most of whom are children. Indian Land residents Sandy McAlister and Sydney and Sally Strader are among the cast.


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Kerr attended all three First Presbyterian Church locations

Teeny Kerr remembers

By Sherry Archie

Imagine what it would have been like in Lancaster when the main means of travel were walking or horses and buggies.


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