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Color explosion: VIncents' Camp Creek Road yard a sea of brilliant shades

By Sherry Archie

With an entire yard filled with brilliant color, it's easy to see how the home of Ray and Margie Vincent at 2469 Camp Creek Road received the designation of May Yard of the Month by the Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs.

The Vincents will receive a $25 gift certificate, compliments of Ace Hardware and Garden Center of Lancaster.

Thirty-seven years ago, the Vincents purchased the former home of Margie's late mother.


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Stingers sign AJ's Phillips

By Robert Howey

KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers’ softball connection to Florence-Darlington Tech added another solid link Monday afternoon.


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IL's Scott leads state qualifiers

By Robert Howey

A trio of Indian Land High  athletes captured firsts at the Class A Upper State track meet at Landrum.IL also claimed three seconds and a fourth. The Warriors have seven athletes set to compete in the Class A state meet on Saturday at Spring Valley.Wes Scott, IL’s ace distance runner, won the 3200-meter run in 11:02 and 1600-meter run in 4:58.8. IL freshman Mariah Williams also placed in two events, finishing first in the 100 meters hurdles in 17.66 and fourth in the high jump with a 4-foot, 10-inch effort.


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ILES celebrates Earth Day

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INDIAN LAND – The EcoWarriors of Indian Land Elementary School held their third annual Earth Day celebration on April 22 to encourage students and residents to do what they can to help the planet.

Fifteen kindergarten through fifth-grade students are in the club, which sponsors the school's recycling efforts.

The group reported that it has collected 3,570 bottles and 867 cans this school year, in addition to 1,690 pounds of paper.


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Talking to roses not a thorny subject for Mary Daniels

By Greg Summers

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Cathy Hendrick to speak at Douglas

By Greg Summers

There aren’t many people around whose lives haven’t been touched in one way or another by cancer. It is no respecter of person, race, creed or income.Take Cathy Hendrick for instance. She could be the “Job” of our generation. Her life was changed forever on Oct.


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Yard of the Month: Coopers mix gardening tricks with know-how to make yard thrive

By Sherry Archie

Underneath the tall pin oak trees, the crisp white blooms of azaleas and daffodils welcome guests to the home of Don and Cynda Cooper at 806 Crescent Drive in Lancaster.

The contrast of these blossoms against the bright green blades of winter rye grass is just a small example of how this yard earned the designation as April Yard of the Month by the Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs.

The Coopers will receive a $25 gift certificate compliments of Ace Hardware and Garden Center of Lancaster for turning their yard into a showplace.


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Routine vehicle maintenance can cut gas expenses

By Greg Summers

Next to buying a home, an automobile is the second largest investment for most consumers.

April is National Car Care Month, the time of year to focus on taking care of that investment.

It’s especially important in light of record high gasoline prices.

According to AAA Carolinas, the average price per gallon of unleaded regular gasoline in the Lancaster area was about $3.20 on Monday. The AAA survey, updated daily, tracks prices at roughly 80,000 service stations across the country, including five in Lancaster.


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Spring rabies clinics begin Thursday

By Greg Summers

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control usually partners up with local veterinarians this month to provide rabies shots for pets at reduced cost clinics throughout the state.

But that won’t happen in Lancaster County this year. The clinics here won’t be sponsored by DHEC or the local health department.

Dr. Forrest Faulkner of Faulkner Animal Hospital is going it alone to provide rabies shots at 11 clinics between Thursday and May 6.

The issue, said Bill Sims of DHEC in Lancaster, is the $3 cost set by the State General Assembly.


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Wild Things: What to do when you find a baby wild animal

By The Staff

As spring approaches, the wildlife in our area will once again begin the timeless ritual of finding a mate and raising their young.

The Animal Rehabilitators of the Carolinas (ARC) is requesting your help, on behalf of these wild creatures should you or your friends come across an orphaned, injured or sick wild animal.


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