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  • Goody’s opens in Lancaster Square

    Lancaster bargain hunters have a new place to shop with the grand reopening of a new store with a familiar name.

    Goody’s department store reopened March 23 in Lancaster Square Shopping Center – nearly two years after the closing of Lancaster’s former Goody’s store.

    For shoppers, the sight of the familiar orange and blue Goody’s sign was like a magnet drawing almost 300 people who started lining up as early as 6:30 a.m. to be among the first through the doors when the store opened at 9 a.m.

  • 2010-11 Principals’ Choice winners

    From staff reports

    In Sunday’s listing of 2010-11 Principals’ Choice Award winners, several student names were incorrect or omitted. Here is a corrected list in its entirety. 

     

  • Camp Adventure makes summer learning fun

    Looking for something fun for the kids to do this summer?

    Maybe you want them to learn a thing or two in the process?

    If those ideas appeal to you, then there’s no need to look any further than Camp Adventure.

    Sponsored by the Lancaster County School District’s Gifted and Talented Program and Discovery Charter School, Camp Adventure meshes intellectual stimulation and fun for a unique summer experience.

  • Pizza delivery driver robbed

    Kesha McCain said she was devastated to hear the news about one of her Papa John’s coworkers being robbed at gunpoint during a pizza delivery. 

    That coworker, a 24-year-old Lancaster woman, was delivering at a Forest Glen Drive home about 9:30 p.m. Sunday when she was approached by two men, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

  • Two armed robberies in one day

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Armed robbers threatened and stole money from people in two separate incidents Sunday and sheriff's deputies are investigating whether they are related.
    The first robbery happened at about 6:17 a.m. at the 2100 block of Whaley Street in Lancaster, according to a sheriff's office incident report.

  • Students recognized at awards ceremony

    When it comes to school spotlights, it’s often the academic whiz-kids at the front of the class who get the accolades, the outstanding athletes who gets the press, the kids at the back of the class who get the administrative attention.

    But what about all the other students, the A,B and C students in the so-called “middle rows?”

  • Inaccuracies found in report card

    The S.C. Department of Education upgraded Indian Land High School’s report card after officials discovered inaccuracies in their ratings.

    The change, which also affected 14 other state high schools and four school districts, raised ILHS’s “absolute rating” from “good” to “excellent.”

    Absolute ratings are a measure of overall student performance on standardized tests.

  • Elected officials discuss bleak economy at legislative breakfast

    Elected officials painted a bleak picture of the economy and other aspects of government for South Carolina and the nation during a special breakfast Friday morning in Lancaster. 

    State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, state Rep. Deborah Long, U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney and S.C. Chamber of Commerce President Otis Rawl were the guest speakers at the 2011 Legislative Breakfast, hosted by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce. 

    The event was held at the Fairway Room at the Lancaster Golf Course. 

    Federal problems 

  • Sheriff’s town hall attracts crowd

    Sammie Marshall has seen a lot during his years in the Elgin community, but there’s one thing he wishes he’d never see again – crime. 

    That’s why he and his wife, Fran, regularly attend meetings for the Elgin Crime Watch, held at St. Luke Methodist Church, gathering with local residents to share news and safety tips.

    But this week the Marshalls had another reason to gather, joining with at least 25 other neighbors and friends on Monday to hear a special presentation from Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile. 

  • 4-H offers youth chance to raise chickens

    Clemson Extension
    Raising baby chicks from day one to egg-laying age can be a rewarding experience for 4-H youth in Chester, Lancaster, York and Union counties.
    For the past several years, 4-H has offered this particular animal project to youth between ages 5 and 19. With the success of recent years, 4-H will again be conducting the project through the local Clemson Extension Office.
    Youth can order 25 chicks to grow out over the summer, and return five of the chickens to be auctioned at the Fall Pullet Sale the first Saturday in November.