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  • If you build it, they will come... to McBee

    Jonathan Wedlock

    Landmark News Service

     Like in a scene from the movie “Field of Dreams,” starring Kevin Costner, Kemp McLeod Jr. went to great lengths to raise money to help the children of McBee play on a field of their dreams. McLeod, owner of McLeod Farms in McBee, imprinted a design in his cornfield to commemorate the University of South Carolina's back-to-back national baseball championships. 

  • Local basin in drought

    Catawba Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group

    The Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group (CW-DMAG) said August’s dry weather has moved the Catawba-Wateree Basin back into stage 1 drought level of the Low Inflow Protocol (LIP). 

    The LIP is the regional drought-management plan that major water users in the basin use to share responsibility and set priorities to conserve the limited water supply during periods of low inflow. 

  • Johnny Albert Walden, 72

    Johnny Albert Walden, 72

    He was the son of the late Johnny “Pappy” and Dorothy Griffin Walden.

  • Jennings “Jake” Paul Knight, 79

    Jennings “Jake” Paul Knight, 79

    Jennings ‘Jake’ Paul Knight, 79, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. 

    He was the son of the late George Dewey Knight and Nellie Grey Knight. He was married to Loraine Sams Knight.

  • County seeks to amend budget

    It was round two for the county’s 2011-12 budget, as Lancaster County Council reversed course and added funding back in for several county services cut earlier this year.

    The amended budget was voted on during two meetings, with first reading held during council’s regular Monday meeting, and second reading held during a special meeting on Tuesday night. Council approved both readings, though the vote was not unanimous. 

    Council will hold a public hearing and hear final reading at its Sept. 26 meeting. 

  • City seeks grants

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com 

    The city of Lancaster is still looking to launch the last phase of its Main Street beautification project. However, work will depend on what type of funding officials receive. 

    City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to allow City Administrator Helen Sowell to submit a $500,000 grant application for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, which has been a familiar source in the past. 

  • Hanging with the stars

    Keri Johnson Bailes has quite a few stories to tell about all the celebrities she recently met. 

    The Buford native spoke with Britney Spears and paused for pictures with Katy Perry, another pop singer who’s enjoyed much success in the mainstream. 

    Bailes was in the same room as hip-hop megastars Jay-Z and Kanye West and also heard from singer Beyoncé about her pregnancy before she announced it to the world. 

  • From the garden to cockpit

    Tara Bowers is proud of her husband, Kevin. She hoped to welcome him home from Afghanistan with a surprise article about him in The Lancaster News. It was a good plan, but she had to keep it a secret.

  • Concrete company appeal continued, may now make move to circuit court

    A Thursday Lancaster County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) meeting set to hear an appeal by an Indian Land concrete plant facing loss of its zoning status has been continued until Oct. 11.

    The company, Thomas Concrete of Carolina, LLC is contesting a ruling on its nonconformance status under the county's zoning ordinances.

    Meanwhile, the company's attorney has indicated the company may take its case to circuit court.

  • Burglar throws bottle at police during chase

    A Lancaster police officer was hit by a flying bottle of liquor after chasing a burglar last weekend. 

    The officer was one of several who responded to an alarm at ABC Spirits Liquor Store, located at 604 S. Market St., after 3:30 a.m. Sept. 10. Officers approached the store with their headlights off as they entered the parking lot, according to a police department incident report.