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Kenny Hinson will show you the secrets of Forty Acre Rock

2,956 acres of solitude

By Greg Summers

“How many places can you go where the only thing you hear is the wind moving through the trees and songbirds singing?”


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Celebrate AJ’s 250th birthday Saturday

Andrew Jackson State Park

Andrew Jackson State Park will host Andrew Jackson’s 250th Birthday Celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 25.
Stroll around the lawn to meet traditional crafters and re-enactors. Listen to the blasts of black-powder guns during firing demonstrations by Revolutionary War re-enactors. See how everyday items that we can get in any retail store today were made by hand during Jackson’s time.


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Injured woman trapped after hitting tree off S.C. 9

By Greg Summers

An injured woman was trapped in her car early Tuesday after it veered off S.C. 9 in Buford and hit a tree.
S.C. Highway Patrol Gary Miller said Mariah TyShae Patrick’s  2004 Honda Civic was headed west toward Buford Crossroads when it ran off the road about 9:05 a.m. in the 4800 block of Pageland Highway (S.C. 9) near the intersection of Coot Sistare Road.


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Protects 9,300 acres in 5 counties, planning greenway

Katawba land trust celebrates 25-year anniversary this week

By Greg Summers

On March 22, 1992, local conservationist and historian Lindsay Pettus pitched an idea to safeguard local watersheds and keep the area’s most significant pristine natural areas and farms as undisturbed as possible.
He shared it with friends Paul Gettys, Mark Grier, Jimmy White IV and Ralph Garris, giving rise to the Katawba Valley Land Trust (KVLT).
Now 25 years later, that grassroots effort is protecting more that 9,300 acres in five S.C. counties. And no one is more pleased than Pettus as the land trust celebrates its silver anniversary this week.


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‘There was never a dull moment in Lancaster this year,’ judge says

TLN scoops up 31 S.C. press awards

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The Lancaster News brought home 31 awards, and its three sister newspapers another 27, from Saturday’s S.C. Press Association annual meeting in Columbia.
Among the Lancaster News staff’s first-place honors were best election and political coverage, best special edition for its Honoring Veterans section, and best reporting-in-depth for coverage marking the death and legacy of Mayor Joe Shaw.


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Gamecocks shock Duke, going strong into Sweet 16

SINDARIUS SHINES

By Robert Howey

After a landmark comeback win over the Duke Blue Devils, the Gamecocks’ bandwagon is barreling toward Madison Square Garden this weekend for the third round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Led by Lancaster’s Sindarius Thornwell, the University of South Carolina men’s team is getting its first taste of March Madness in 13 years, and they’re into the Sweet 16 after beating Marquette and Duke last weekend in Greenville.


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Weekend Recap: March 21, 2017

The Lancaster News brought home 31 awards, and its three sister newspapers another 27, from Saturday's S.C. Press Association annual banquet in Columbia. Among the Lancaster News staff's first-place honors were best election and political coverage, best special edition for its Honoring Veterans section, and best reporting-in-depth for coverage marking the death and legacy of Mayor Joe Shaw.

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Lancaster man gets 20 years in child-sex case

By Reece Murphy

A Lancaster man received the maximum sentence of 20 years in prison Friday for molesting a 5-year-old child in 2010.
Albert Lee Witherspoon, 26, was to have stood trial last Monday, but instead pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, Sixth Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman said.
Witherspoon, whose case was prosecuted by the S.C. Attorney General’s Office, was taken from court Monday and held at the Lancaster County Detention Center until Friday’s sentencing.


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Sims Foundation brings in partner with track record of helping communities

Helping towns rediscover their spark

By Mandy Catoe

More than 150 local leaders gathered Wednesday at USC Lancaster to explore a new idea for bringing pride and growth back to the towns in Lancaster and Chester counties.
The J. Marion Sims Foundation announced a partnership with the Vermont-based Orton Family Foundation, which has created  Community Heart & Soul, a field-tested process for helping small, rural towns rediscover their spark.
“I see heart and soul at every table,” said Susan DeVenny, president of the Sims Foundation, as she scanned the audience of movers and shakers.


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Randy White is county’s 1st Firefighter of the Year

38 years of firefighting for ‘backbone of Elgin’

By Greg Summers

At 67, Randy White has been jumping into his turnout gear in the middle of the night for almost four decades. Last year, he was at 78 percent of the fires the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department responded to.


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