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Today's Features

  • Although winter doesn’t start until Dec. 21, there are some no-cost and low-cost steps that can be taken to reduce household energy consumption and costs on a daily basis.

    Take advantage of heat from the sun

    – Open curtains on your south-facing windows during daylight hours to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home. Close them at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.

    Cover drafty windows

  • Crowds of residents packed Main Street in downtown Lancaster on Saturday for the annual Veterans Day Parade. American flags waved in the wind along the street as cars full of those who served in every branch of U.S. Armed Services drove past the crowd. 

    Posted on the cars were the names of the veterans inside, as well as which branch of the military they served in and in which wars they fought.

    There were veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq, as well as several former prisoners of war. 

  • When 100 of South Carolina’s World War II veterans fly to Washington, D.C., on Nov. 15 to tour the monument placed there in their honor, two Lancaster men will be among them. John Maltese, 86, of Indian Land and L.J. Vincent, 92, of Kershaw were selected for the very first Honor Flight South Carolina. They will visit several landmarks, including the National World War II Memorial in the nation’s capital.  The purpose of the nonprofit Honor Flight South Carolina is to fly veterans like Maltese and Vincent to and from the memorial free of charge.

  • Dr. Renee Bohn never considered the cards, letters and care packages she constantly sent to Sgt. Lavern Patterson in Iraq to be that big a deal. After all, Bohn said Patterson, who worked at Lancaster One Medical as a medical specialist, was part of her extended family. “I was just supporting my girl,” Bohn said. But when Patterson, a Kershaw native with the S.C.

  • The S.C.

  • 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.

  • A smoke detector doubles your chances of surviving a home fire, but only if it works.  That’s why the Lancaster County Fire Chiefs Association is reminding residents to change the batteries in their smoke detectors this weekend to coincide with the 2 a.m.

  • The Lancaster faith community is encouraged to attend the Fifth Annual Lancaster Community Prayer Luncheon on May 1 at Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road.

    This year’s keynote speaker is Kelly McCorkle Parkison, who served as Miss South Carolina 2002 and participated in the television reality show, “Amazing Race.” 

    In addition to McCorkle Parkison, the service will include prayers offered to God for our families, churches, our government leaders, military and civil servants and our nation said Dr. Bert Welch, Covenant senior pastor.

  • When given the opportunity to do a little country cooking, I head straight for the kitchen. It’s no secret to anyone that my idea of a great recipe is keeping things as simple as possible by using basic ingredients found in most cupboards and refrigerators.