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  • Make sure pets are ready for cold weather

    With much cooler temperatures expected in the next few days, it's important for homeowners to protect their pets just like they do their water pipes. Here are a few cold-weather pointers to consider:

    •Cats are very susceptible to the cold and can freeze if left outside whenever the mercury in the thermometer plunges. Keep them inside whenever possible. Also, stray cats have a tendency to hide under car hoods to keep warm. Bang on the hood before cranking your car to alert cats to get out so that they don't get injured.

  • Author advises young writers

    INDIAN LAND – Right now, she has 87 books swirling around in her head, on her computer and in boxes of notes she takes.

    But Catherine Ritch Guess prefers to handwrite her books.

    "Computers don't have soul," she explained to Kim Tallent's language arts class Dec. 6. She described for the students how each story travels from her head, down her arm, to her hand and then to paper. Students listened in rapt attention as she spoke of how her fiction is based on real people she meets and places she goes.

  • Man, 19, shot in leg while walking on street early Thursday morning

    A 19-year-old Lancaster man was shot in the leg Thursday evening in what he told Lancaster Police was a drive-by shooting.

    The man was walking on Willowlake Road between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday when a white vehicle with tinted windows drove toward him from the opposite direction, according to an incident report.

    He told police that as the vehicle passed, he heard three shots and realized that he had been struck in the leg, the report said.

    The vehicle turned left onto Arch Street heading east.

  • BHS moves to 3-2 with win over Rams

    Buford again used its comeback attack to up its record to 3-2 on the season. BHS, which trailed county rival Indian Land 20-5 in the early going only to charge to a 55-49 win, rallied to knock off Class A foe Chesterfield on Monday night.The Jackets, down 26-20, used a 19-12 run in the third period to take a 39-38 lead on the Rams. In the final period, Jabari Williams and Qua Reid took over to lead the Jackets to the six-point win. Williams paced the Jackets with 24 points, 17 in the second half.

  • Thomas Edward Price, 68

    Thomas Edward Price, 68

    JEFFERSON Thomas Edward Price, 68, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007.

    Survivors include two sisters, Doris Belk Funderburk and Joyce Price; five brothers, Tommy Price, Ricky Price, both of Jefferson, Jackie Price of Lancaster, John Dick Price of McBee and Marshall Price of Midland, N.C.

    He was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Heyward Price.

    Graveside services were Monday at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

  • USCL students chill during exam week

    Posing like a rock star is one way students at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster have been able to relieve the stress that comes at the end of the semester.

    Some shoot pool and play ping-pong and others simply break to socialize. Inside the student center at USCL's Starr Hall, you're bound to see students engage in a host of activities to take their mind off the pressures of final exams, which began Monday and will run through Dec. 17.

  • Home for the holidays

    If you're looking for a few holiday decorating ideas, the Lancaster Garden Club's 21st annual Christmas Tour of Homes may be just the place to find them.

    Family, friends gather at Bailey home

    By GREGORY A. SUMMERS - Features Editor

    For Bobby and Thelathia "Thea" Bailey, Christmas means family and their Somerset Drive home has become the holiday gathering place for the Barneses, Baileys and their extended family, too.

  • Rhonda Sue Cauthen, 44

    Rhonda Sue Cauthen, 44

    AYNOR - Rhonda Sue Cauthen, 44, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007.

    Born Sept. 24, 1963, in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of Elizabeth Benton Sims and the late John T. Sims.

    Survivors include two sons, Robert Bob Campbell of Myrtle Beach and Louis Taylor of Aynor; a grandchild; a sister, Teresa Annette Sims of Lancaster; and four brothers, Ronnie Benton, Junior Cauthen, Philip Cauthen and John T. Sims Jr., all of Lancaster.

    She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Floyd and Ola Benton.

    No services will be held.

  • Betty Richardson Yandle, 73

    Betty Richardson Yandle, 73

    LUGOFF -Betty Richardson Yandle, 73, formerly of Kershaw, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007.

    Born in Kershaw, she was the daughter of the late Troy and Bertha KnightRichardson. She was a Presbyterian.

    Survivors include two sons, Gerald Ray Rick Yandle Jr. of Buffalo Grove, Ill., and Christopher Chris Yandle of Oceanside, Calif.

    She was preceded in death by four sisters, Mildred Mickie Blair, Polly Epting, Norma Holms and Virginia R. Gardner.