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4-H chicken trio greets returning North students

By Greg Summers

The official mascot of North Elementary School is a no-named, medieval armor-wearing knight.Unofficially, it has to be a chicken, said North Elementary School science teacher Kim Threatt.More specifically, it’s Ashley, Clem and Fluffy, the three chickens that now make their home in a barn-red and white chicken coop built by Jamie Gainer inside a fence beside the school science lab.The rooster and two hens are carryovers from a 4-H science project at North last spring to teach science students about the life cycle.Threatt said three were


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Hammonds head P-31 honorees

By Robert Howey

The Lancaster American Legion baseball teams returned to Post 31 on Monday night to be honored for their summer play.

A host of awards were presented, but the spotlight was clearly on a trio of players brothers Khoury Hammond and Trevor Hammond along with Andrew Smyre.

Khoury Hammond, a first baseman in the P-31 senior team, was presented the team MVP Award.

Trevor Hammond, the P-31 senior team catcher, reaped the David Dagenhart Award.


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Early June heat wave with little rain, severe storm wipes out local corn crop

By Greg Summers

South Carolina’s corn crop is now in season, but there’s not very much of it.


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Small pleased with LGC's junior clinic

By Robert Howey

Area junior golfers took center stage at the Lancaster Golf Club on Friday.The LGC capped its annual junior clinic with the age group golf tournament.In the boys and girls 6-7 age group, “T” Sutton finished first and the junior links standout was followed by Jalen Woodard and Christian Carter.Emily Cox, a Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association standout, took top honors in the girls 8-12 girls age group.


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Floyd and Rhonda Cauthen's blended yard earns high marks

By Sherry Archie

Many family traditions get passed down from one generation to the next.

Could the love of flowers be one of those? Rhonda Cauthen believes so.Although she was only a youngster, Cauthen still recalls strolling through her grandmother’s garden, which was frequently visited by the neighborhood ladies.


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Dixie Boys junior all-stars finish as state runners-up

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The Lancaster Dixie Boys junior all-stars, age 13, fell short in their shot to capture a state championship.Host Lexington defeated Lancaster 10-0 in five innings to take the 2008 Dixie Boys junior all-stars state crown on Friday night in Lexington.Lexington now moves on to the Dixie Boys junior all-stars’ World Series in Bluffton.“Friday wasn’t our night,” said Lancaster Dixie Boys junior all-star manager Brant Barnes.


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Sumner running for second term in City Council District 4

By Johnathan Ryan

Lancaster City Councilman Bill Sumner said he wants to continue serving the people of the district and the city by running for the District 4 seat again.

He announced his intentions on Tuesday, two days after Tamara "Missy" Green announced she would be seeking the seat. Sumner is now finishing his first full term on council, after completing the unexpired term of the late Councilman Frank Harris in 2004.

Sumner said he enjoys the responsibilities of the position and he wants to continue serving during an interesting time for the city.


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Yard of the Month: Sexton reuse glass to embolden landscaping

By Sherry Archie

Instead of trashing old wine bottles, Clara and Thaddeus “Tee” Sexton have incorporated them into the landscape design of their Buford community home. Capitalizing on ideas picked up from home and garden magazines, the Sextons have created a greener garden by adding innovative glass touches throughout their yard. Old wine bottles (angled bottoms up) edge the natural area and sidewalk leading to their front door.


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Yard of the Month: Landscaping improvements complement Mosier home

By Sherry Archie

Janice Smith knows a winner when she sees one.And that’s just what JoAnn and Jimmy Mosier have created at 2352 Country Club Drive.The Mosier home has been selected by the Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs as the Yard of the Month for June. Smith is chairwoman of the selection committee.


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Agriculture Safety Day draws more than 200 kids

By Greg Summers

The giant mowing pan on the SCDOT tractor parked in the hay field at Ben Snipes’ farm off Riverside Road immediately grabbed Clay Coley’s attention during Tuesday’s 4-H Agriculture Safety Day.Sitting under an awning beneath a shade tree to beat the heat, Coley, 6, listened as Bryan Baker, trade specialist for the local SCDOT right-of-way and vegetation management, explained how the tractor’s mowing pan can throw debris more than 300 feet.“That’s as long as a football field,” Baker said.“I like that tractor


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