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New youth soccer league fills a need for Lancaster kids

Michele Roberts
For The Lancaster News
University of South Carolina Lancaster soccer coach Martin Cantu saw a combination of things in Lancaster that prompted him to create Carolina United Soccer Academy, a soccer league designed to include kids from all walks of life in the community.


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The 2013 Youth Oratorical Expose was a success

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On Sept. 28, the Lancaster District AME Zion churches conducted the ninth annual Youth Oratorical Expose with 17 participants.
The purpose of this program is to promote youth development in research and speech. Each contestant is given three topics to choose to research and is judged on his or her research ability, speech content, organization, delivery and overall effectiveness of presentation.


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Kershaw native serves Bishopville

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Bishopville recently appointed a Kershaw native as its new police chief.


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Sheri Simcox, For The Lancaster News

Digging into a good book

This summer, 860 children participated in the “Dig Into Reading,” summer reading program at the Lancaster County Main Branch and Kershaw County libraries, said Brenda Parker, children’s librarian for the Lancaster County Library.

“The summer reading program is fun for kids because taking home prizes and taking home books is fun. You get to be in the middle of all these books, and I love that. I love books, and books are fun,” said Parker, known in Lancaster as “Ms. Brenda.” 


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Event seeks volunteers

Chemo with Style

By Laura Caskey

Susan Gainey wants to do what she can to make life a little easier for chemotherapy patients. 


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Homecoming : 'Third Herd' welcomed back

By Michele Roberts

Friday, May 31, was a very special day for the family members of the Army National Guard 178th Combat Engineer Battalion, as the group returned home from Afghanistan after a 10-month deployment.


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Local airfield sponsors soaring competition

Up, up and away!

By Laura Caskey

It looks almost like a scene from a science fiction movie. Lines of sleek, white motorless planes speckle a field near the border of Lancaster and Kershaw counties. Anxious pilots wait as an airplane soars overhead, towing one of the machines through the sky.


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Military News

Serving proudly

Hall finishes basic training
U.S. Air Force Airman Michael L. Hall recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. During the eight weeks of training, he completed intensive training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.


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The Hejaz Shriners' 2013 from Lancaster

Parsons elected potentate

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Gary Parsons was elected potentate of the Hejaz Shriners at the annual election held Saturday, Jan. 5.
Hejaz has 4,851 members and the Shrine Center is located on Ranch Road in Mauldin, which also hosts an 18-hole championship golf course on about 300 acres.


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Mums & Poppies lead beautification project

Club tackles IL library landscaping

Beverly Lane Lorenz
For The Lancaster News


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