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  • Agape Hospice ribbon-cutting
  • Bell photo wins statewide award

    COLUMBIA – Sports photographer Travis Bell was awarded a top spot in the recent S.C. News Photographers Association annual Pictures of the Year Contest on Feb. 22.

    Bell’s image of former University of South Carolina Lady Gamecocks basketball team forward Ashley Bruner placed second in the sports action category.

    Bell, a Lancaster native, owns SIDELINE CAROLINA, a sports photography service that photographs college and pro sports.

  • State exporters post banner year

     

  • All-Star Vantage Point

    Travis Bell had one of the best seats in the house at last month’s NBA All-Star Game in Houston. 

    No, the Lancaster native wasn’t sitting in one of those pricey courtside seats. Rather, he was capturing the action with his camera for ESPN. 

    Bell, who runs his own photography business in Columbia, has been photographing events for the popular sports network for more than a decade. Past events include College GameDay and Monday Night Football. 

  • Springs Memorial Hospital gets a fresh look

    Springs Memorial Hospital has a fresh look. 

    On Monday, March 18, staff unveiled a new logo during a special gathering on the hospital’s second floor. The logo features “Springs” written in sapphire blue with “Memorial Hospital” underneath it in chartreuse green. 

    To the left of those words is a continual square pattern that features the two colors. 

    The new look replaces the green umbrella-themed logo that had been used since the mid-1990s.

  • Clearing the way

    Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.
    Site preparation has begun on the location of the future Lancaster Air-Rail Industrial Park.
    In December, Lancaster County Council and Lancaster City Council met on four separate occasions to see that a new business park be established in Lancaster County. The 101-acre park is located on S.C. 9 just east of the Chester County line.
    This park is unique in that it is located across the highway from the county airport and will be served by the Lancaster and Chester Railway. 

  • New laws delay start of tax season

    There’s been a delay to the start of the 2013 tax season. 

    Because of new federal legislation enacted Jan. 2 in response to the “fiscal cliff,” the Internal Revenue Service won’t begin processing individual income tax returns until Jan. 30. 

    In typical years, the process starts around the middle of the month. 

  • Bringing back The Patio drive-in

    Tim Moseley represents the past and the future of The Patio eatery in Lancaster. 

    Back in 1978, Moseley worked as a car hop at the popular drive-in restaurant at 1114 Great Falls Highway, on the southern end of town. It first opened in the 1940s.  

    Those were the days when business was booming. But after a few changes in ownership, the restaurant closed in 2006.

  • Great Falls Propane opens location in Lancaster

    From Release

    Great Falls Propane, 1509 Pageland Highway, has opened its doors. The store boasts a new state-of-the-art, interactive gas appliance showroom and customer service center that  includes a propane filling station (for gas grill cylinders and RV’s) with drive-through service.

  • Chick-fil-A opens in Indian Land

    There’s a party happening in Indian Land.

    In case you wondered, that’s what was going on with all those tents set up in front of the new Chick-fil-A at 10032 Charlotte Highway in front of Walmart last Wednesday

    Though the store officially opened at 6 a.m. Thursday, the franchise celebrated with its famous “First 100” promotion.

    The event was a 24-hour party that began Wednesday morning and ended Thursday morning with a year’s worth of free Chick-fil-A meals for the first 100 people through the doors.