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Home and Garden

  • Gardening a hobby all can enjoy

    Area garden clubs will celebrate National Garden Week from June 1-7 by showcasing, touring and improving some of the most beautiful gardens in the county.

  • Fact versus friction: Is synthetic oil really better?

    If you’re in a quandary about whether to use synthetic oil or conventional motor oil in your vehicles, you aren’t alone, said Billy Mosteller of Mosteller’s Automotive and Wrecker Service.

  • Vets offer advice to fight pesky pests

    As North America wipes away winter’s residue and temperatures begin to rise, fleas and ticks again emerge in the ecosystem.Veterinarians Dr. Race Foster and Dr. Marty Smith, co-founders of PetEducation.com, have insight on fighting these pesky pests.Research shows that tick and flea saliva can cause allergic reactions in some pets.Cats and dogs rarely become desensitized to flea or tick bites once they develop the allergy, chewing at the base of their tails and scratching.

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

    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.

  • Jackets notch state tourney bid

    The Buford High School golf team finished fourth in the Class AA Lower State tournament at Sweetwater Country Club in Barnwell on Monday to earn a bid to the Class AA state tournament.The Jackets shot a 335 team total to finish behind Waccamaw, Bishop England and Central of Pageland.Waccamaw shot a 307, while Bishop England had a 313. Central, the Conference VIII-AA champion, finished with a 326. BHS, the VIII-AA runner-up, followed the Eagles.Buford was led by Trevor Banks’ 77 (36-41) and Taylor Banks’ 79 (39-40).

  • IL's Scott leads state qualifiers

    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.

  • Stingers sign AJ's Phillips

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

  • ILES celebrates Earth Day

    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.

  • Talking to roses not a thorny subject for Mary Daniels
  • Cathy Hendrick to speak at Douglas

    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.