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Belair UMC welcomes Gayle Summey as its new pastor

By The Staff

For only the second time in more than a century, Belair United Methodist Church will be pastored by a woman.The Rev. Gayle Summey took over the pulpit June 22 as its first woman minister in almost 20 years. Patty Parrish served as pastor in 1989.“I told them [the congregation] ‘Don’t worry.


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Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks displays

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Looking for some Fourth of July fireworks? You won’t have to look far. From neighborhood gatherings to professional fireworks shows, there’s plenty of fun nearby. Here are some area events:– Rock Hill is hosting Red, White and Boom at 5:30 p.m. July 3 at the Old Town Amphitheater on Black Street. The Heavy Sandwich and Sticky Fingers bands will perform until the fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. There will be a children’s area and refreshments.


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Relay for life surpasses $185,000 goal

By Greg Summers

The 48 teams that participated in the 2008 Relay for Life had exceeded the local goal before the first funnel cake was cooked on Friday night.Together, they raised $187,240.29, which will be used by the American Cancer Society to fund cancer research, along with cancer awareness and wellness programs.The goal for Lancaster County this year was $185,000, said Kimberly Gulledge, community field manager for the South Atlantic Division of the American Cancer Society.“These teams should be proud of themselves,” she said.


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Local Relay for Life shoots for $200,000 mark

By Greg Summers

The 2007 Relay for Life drew more a crowd in excess of 6,000 to Lancaster Memorial Stadium.The goal of the overnight event is to spread awareness of cancer prevention and treatments and cures while honoring survivors and raising money for research to find more cures for cancer.In 13 years, Relay for Life has grown into the county’s largest fundraiser.Relay coordinator Donna Parsons said the reason for such widespread support is obvious.“It continues to grow because people want to support the American Cancer Society and its researc


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The Marvellettes, Platters come to USCL

By Greg Summers

Doo-wop royalty will grace the Bundy Auditorium stage on April 26 when The Platters and The Marvelettes perform for the finale of the 2007-08 Performing Arts Series at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and some $45 tickets are still available at the box office inside the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building.

It is the second time The Marvelettes have come to USCL. They kicked off the inaugural performing arts series with a September 2006 concert here.


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Church transforms basement into 'Holy Ground' for Passage Through Psalms

By Greg Summers

Two years ago, a visiting pastor asked Betty Kay Hudson if he could take off his shoes in the basement of First United Methodist Church.

The pastor had come there for Passage Through Psalms.

Hudson said the man encountered something he never expected –he found his burning bush, just as Moses did.

"He came in sensing the presence of God and said 'this is holy ground,' " Hudson said. "It is a spiritual experience that has that effect on everyone who comes."


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Be ready to cope with winter weather

By Greg Summers

The famous Benjamin Franklin quote "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" certainly applies to dealing with cold-weather conditions.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the best way to cope with icy roads, power failures and weather-related health problems is to prepare your home and car in advance of extremely cold weather.


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Healthy Woman marks first anniversary

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Healthy women all over Lancaster will be celebrating a milestone Thursday.

Healthy Woman, Springs Memorial Hospital's resource program targeted for women, by women, is celebrating its one year anniversary this week. The celebration will be held at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

"This inaugural year has been unbelievable," said Ashley Shannon, director of marketing and community relations at Springs Memorial Hospital.


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Tommy Dorsey swung America's 'Greatest Generation'

By Greg Summers

When he reformed his own dance band in the late 1940s, Tommy Dorsey said that it was about time that somebody got "things" going again.

"You ca't expect to have any real interest in dance bands if the bands don't go round the country and play for the kids," said Dorsey, who was known as the "Sentimental Gentleman of Swing."

Now, almost 60 years later, the band that bears his name will bring the music that influenced "America's Greatest Generation" to Lancaster. Its goal has changed little as it reaches out to attract a new generation of listeners.


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Legacy Five returns to Lancaster

By Greg Summers

Legacy Five is returning to Second Baptist Church on Sunday for a 6 p.m. concert as part of its 2008 tour.

Co-founded by fellow Cathedral Quartet members Scott Fowler and the late Roger Bennett, Legacy Five formed in 1999 in Atlanta after the Cathedrals retired.

The Southern gospel quartet – Fowler, Glenn Dustin, Scott Howard, Frank Seamans and pianist Tim Parton – continue to draw an enthusiastic following.

Legacy Five won four awards in the 2007 Singing News Fan Awards held Sept. 13 during the National Quartet Convention.


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