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  • SouthPark Madam has a different mission now

    You could hear a pin drop by Sallie Saxon’s riveting words at the Celebrate Life Banquet fundraiser for Lancaster Pregnancy Care Center (PCC) on Sept. 22.  

    Saxon, once known as the infamous “SouthPark Madam,” candidly shared her story of teenage pregnancy and domestic abuse during and after a marriage that ended in divorce.  

    She then told the audience how she supported herself and her son through prostitution.   

  • Bristish couple visit 50 states

    By Nita Brown

    For the Lancaster News

    Not many Americans can say they’ve been to all 50 states, but Michael Cotgrove of East Sussex, England, can. He and his wife, Sheila Wood, have been on an adventure spanning 32 years, to visit every state in the United States. It’s taken 59 trips, logging almost two years in America. In June this year, visits to Rhode Island and Michigan completed Cotgrove’s goal. Wood, a retired flute instructor, has traveled with him much of the time. She lacks a trip to one state to round out her 50. 

  • Two teens injured in wreck Friday

    A single-car accident injured two Buford community teenagers Friday morning.

    Injured in the accident were 18-year-old Kayla Lindsay of the the 3300 block of Lamplight Road and Chelsie Pitman, 19, of the 4600 block of Camp Creek Road.

    The accident occurred just after 9 a.m. in the 3800 block of Camp Creek Road in the New Cut community, less than two miles from Pitman’s home.

  • Sheheen receives award

    COLUMBIA – The Conservation Voters of South Carolina ( CVSC) recently honored Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D-Kershaw), among other state legislators, for their conservation roles in the General Assembly at the third annual Green Tie Award Luncheon in Columbia.

    Other legislative honorees included Reps. Mike Pitts (R-Laurens) and Robert Brown (D-Charleston).

    Speakers praised the legislators for their conservation efforts.

  • Springs Hospital earns top performer recognition

    Springs Memorial Hospital

    Springs Memorial Hospital was named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. 

    Springs was recognized by the commission based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and children’s asthma.

  • Alice C. Robinson, 81

    Alice C. Robinson, 81

    Alice Culp Robinson, 81, widow of the late Arthur G. Robinson, passed away Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Springs Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 11, 1930, in Lancaster, a daughter of the late John Paul Culp and Myrtle McKeown Culp.

    A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Robinson will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Clark officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

  • Rosa Lee Hall, 80

    Rosa Lee Hall, 80

    KERSHAW – Rosa Lee Hall, 80, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.

    She was the daughter of the late William Early and Ettie Mae Payne Norton.  

    Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Don C. Hall of the home; daughters, Barbara Ussery of Kershaw, Myra Grau of Lancaster and Christy Broughton of Conway; a son, Dennis Hall (Kathy) of Lancaster; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and one sister, Azilee Morgan of Lancaster. 

  • Taking the reins

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A horse-powered red stagecoach rounded Woodland Drive and traveled parts of Main Street before making its way to the parking lot.
    There, dozens of onlookers gathered for a special moment – an occasion so special that four horses had to be included in the festivities. The intent was to remember the past and celebrate what lies ahead.

  • An assist for old Barr Street

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The sawdust was heavy at times, making it uncomfortable to walk through the auditorium at the old Barr Street school.
    A few teens and young men were there cutting pieces of wood to serve as planks for the stage, which is being renovated along with other sections of the room. The plan is use the space to showcase stage plays and other performances for the community.

  • County approves amended budget

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    There was applause, there were groans, even standing ovations, but it seemed residents weren’t quite sure what side they were on as Lancaster County Council approved its amended budget Monday night.
    Months after approving a bare-bones budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year, and weeks after proposing to add many line items back in, council approved its amended budget Monday by a vote of 5-2. Councilmen Jack Estridge and Larry McCullough dissented.