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Professor taught history at USCL for 37 years; he also served on school board

Community remembers Peter Barry

By Jenny Arnold

After more than 37 years of teaching history at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, Dr. Peter Barry became an important part of the college’s history himself.


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Oct. 3 is Family Promise Day in county

By Jesef Williams

Families with nowhere to go have been able to turn to Family Promise for help getting back on their feet.

Family Promise of Lancaster County, a network of churches that provide housing for the homeless, has served 11 families (41 individuals) since it began February 2009.

Now a day, Oct. 3, has been established to recognize the success of the organization, thank those who’ve helped and let the community know that continued assistance is needed.


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Still time to sign up for state chili championship

By The Staff

INDIAN LAND – Plans for the first S.C. Chili Championship are progressing as the cook-off date of Sept. 25 approaches.

Organized by the Indian Land Rotary Club, the cook-off will be held in conjunction with the fifth annual Indian Land Fall into Fun Festival at Indian Land Middle School.

The winner of the state championship qualifies for the international championship to be held at Terlingua, Texas, in November.


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Council to consider resolution pledging to raise USCL millage

By Chris Sardelli

County Council will consider supporting the addition of a new classroom building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster at its Tuesday meeting.

As part of its agenda, council will look at adopting a resolution to help the college in its efforts to build a new general education classroom building on its campus. The resolution is in response to a presentation at last week’s meeting from Dr. John Catalano, dean of USCL.


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Commission says conditions ripe for wildfires in state

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COLUMBIA –  The S.C. Forestry Commission is urging residents and visitors to the state to be aware of favorable conditions for wildfire ignition over the Labor Day weekend.  

Due to low humidity, dry conditions and increased outdoor activity, the chance of fire in all counties statewide increased Friday, the commission said.

The Forestry Commission is operating at a reduced capacity due to recent budget cuts.  


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Volunteer fire department has been serving community since late 1950s

Camp Creek chief: ‘You have to trust each other’

By Barbara Rutledge

It still works. If you look just above the roof line of the Camp Creek Volunteer Fire Department, you’ll see it. It’s a metal cylinder with a louvered, triangular metal cap. The siren.


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Officials will determine long-term solution later

County Council approves plan to shore up jail

By Chris Sardelli

County Council has agreed on a short-term solution to make repairs at the county’s historic jail in downtown Lancaster.

Council unanimously approved hiring a structural engineer to design a temporary shoring and bracing plan for the top floor and ceiling of the jail. This was the latest of several options council has considered after cracks were discovered in the jail’s ceiling this summer.

County Administrator Steve Willis presented the new option to council at its Tuesday meeting.


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Former shop owner remembered as stylish, kind lady

Love helped young beauties pick perfect pageant dresses

By Jenny Arnold

Many people remember seeing Anasue Love walking her beloved dog, Trooper, around town.

But many women in Lancaster will remember Love, retired owner of The Dianne Shop, for the role she played in the lives of girls competing in beauty pageants.

Love died Friday morning. She was 86.

Love was the owner and buyer of The Dianne Shop in Lancaster, having inherited the children’s clothing shop after the death of her mother, Beulah Mae Roddey, in 1992.


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USCL dean believes it can with county’s help

Can Lancaster become a college town?

By Chris Sardelli

Dr. John Catalano needs the county’s help to turn Lancaster into a college town.

Catalano, dean of the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, enlisted the help of County Council on Tuesday night to help fund a new classroom building on the college’s campus. With high unemployment and a lack of available jobs in the county, Catalano said the key to improving the Lancaster area’s economic situation begins at USCL.


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Patrol cracks down on DUI with checkpoints on U.S. 521

By Jenny Arnold

INDIAN LAND – Drivers may have seen more blue lights than usual in the Panhandle on Friday night into Saturday.

The S.C. Highway Patrol, along with several other law enforcement agencies, participated in a crackdown to get drunk drivers off the road, Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said.


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