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Today's Features

  • Some of the best Christmas gifts ever received and given bear the touch of a child.

    Here are two low-cost ornaments that you can make with the help of your children that require little fuss and effort.

    Kids will have a jolly good time crafting non-edible Cinnamon Ornaments and Candy Trains for the Christmas tree and for their friends and family members.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • You're about to panic.

    If work, marriage, young'uns, homework and school projects and ball practice wasn't enough, you just found out that the office Christmas party is tomorrow.

    Somehow, you have to find the time to make a holiday treat that wows everyone. Yeah, right.

    So what do you do when time isn't on your side and you know that everyone is looking forward to seeing what you can come up with?

    First, take a deep breath, and start with a little planning.

  • 'Easy as Tater Pie'

    Ingredients

    2 cups of sweet potato (not yams)

    4 teaspoons unsalted butter

    3 eggs

    3/4cup of whole milk

    1 cup granulated sugar

    1 teaspoon cinnamon

    1/4teaspoon nutmeg

    1 teaspoon vanilla

    1 9-inch pie shell (baked)

  • 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.

  • By GREGORY A. SUMMERS

    Features Editor

    A quality turkey net is half the battle to catching a good gobbler, said Justice Haynes.

    Justice is the second generation of the Haynes' family who has bought into the "get a turkey with a net" hunting method.

    "My daddy did that," Justice said, nodding his head with authority. "He caught one with a net. It took him about an hour."

    Justice and his 18 classmates are in Midenna Anderson's (aka Chief Runnin' Water) and Pam Craig's kindergarten class at McDonald Green Elementary School.

  • Kraft Foods

    The hardest part of making a turkey dinner isn't the cooking; it's the carving.

    But it doesn't have to be that way.

    If you follow these six helpful hints, you can carve a turkey with the best of them using a knife and carving fork.

    -Let the turkey settle for at least 20 minutes after it has finished cooking. This allows the juices to settle. If the turkey was stuffed, remove the stuffing and place it in a serving dish.

  • If it seems like Thanksgiving is coming a week ahead of time, blame it on the calendar.

    The holiday is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month and since Nov. 1 was a Thursday, it has the feel of being seven days early.

    But regardless of when it falls, some things – like the traditional Thanksgiving turkey – never change.

    And now – not Nov. 21 – is the time to get started.