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Today's Features

  • Elizabeth M. Hunter has been named the Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District’s Conservation Farmer of the Year for 2010.  
    This annual award recognizes a county farmer who protects natural resources to an unusually high degree or in an innovative way.

  • Name: Maria Campos
    Age: 30
    Address: Holly Dale Drive
    Family: Husband, Hugo Campos, and a daughter, Mabelyn Campos  
    Job: Volunteer for ESL (English as a Second Language)
    Church: St. Catherine Catholic Church
    Hobbies: Reading and watching movies
    Favorite movie: “The Notebook”
    Favorite book: The Bible
    Favorite food: Mexican food

  • Name: Maria Campos
    Age: 30
    Address: Holly Dale Drive
    Family: Husband, Hugo Campos, and a daughter, Mabelyn Campos  
    Job: Volunteer for ESL (English as a Second Language)
    Church: St. Catherine Catholic Church
    Hobbies: Reading and watching movies
    Favorite movie: “The Notebook”
    Favorite book: The Bible
    Favorite food: Mexican food

  • Nine years ago, when Ronnie and Crystal Carnes bought their home at 1228 Kent Drive, the contractor made them an offer they couldn’t refuse. The price of the new home was reduced if they agreed to do all the landscaping themselves.  

    Having a special knack for landscaping, Ronnie welcomed and accepted the deal.   

    Now, by reading do-it-yourself magazines, driving through neighborhoods and picking up a few tips from previous Yard of the Month recipients, he has created quite a showplace at their home. 

  • Nine years ago, when Ronnie and Crystal Carnes bought their home at 1228 Kent Drive, the contractor made them an offer they couldn’t refuse. The price of the new home was reduced if they agreed to do all the landscaping themselves.  

    Having a special knack for landscaping, Ronnie welcomed and accepted the deal.   

    Now, by reading do-it-yourself magazines, driving through neighborhoods and picking up a few tips from previous Yard of the Month recipients, he has created quite a showplace at their home. 

  • They have a wholesalers license and their product is certified as a South Carolina product. In fact, Barbara Lyles and Barbara Hilton even have a certificate from the Department of Homeland Security.

    “We are certified as not being terrorists,” Lyles said.

    Their product is made in South Carolina and they are licensed to sell. Homeland Security might want to rethink their designation, though, because the cheesecakes Lyles and Hilton make in their small business are definitely “the bomb.”

  • They have a wholesalers license and their product is certified as a South Carolina product. In fact, Barbara Lyles and Barbara Hilton even have a certificate from the Department of Homeland Security.

    “We are certified as not being terrorists,” Lyles said.

    Their product is made in South Carolina and they are licensed to sell. Homeland Security might want to rethink their designation, though, because the cheesecakes Lyles and Hilton make in their small business are definitely “the bomb.”

  • Youth-driven Salkehatchie Summer Service ministry reaches out one nail at a time
    Tyler Owens has developed quite a reputation on Plyler Road in the Southside community.        
    When homeowner Bernard Patterson learned that his small frame house was going to be invaded and repaired this week by Salkehatchie Summer Service teenagers and volunteers bearing hammers, saws and paintbrushes, he only had one request.
    Patterson wanted Tyler to be one of them.

  • Name: David Hagins
    Age: 54
    Address: Hagins Road (named for my granddad)
    Family: Wife, Susan, 52; one daughter, Sadie, 17, and a son, D.J., 14  
    Pets: Three cats, one dog and three goats
    Job: Design engineer, Accutrex Products
    Church: St. Luke United Methodist Church
    Hobbies: Andrew Jackson High School sports (all of them)
    Favorite book: The Bible