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  • Twice-dead veteran to share experiences

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land’s own Jacky Bayne will share how God has worked in his life, bringing him back from the dead, not just once, but twice.
    Bayne was declared dead twice during his tour of duty in Vietnam in the 1960s, and although he lost his right leg and is paralyzed on his left side, he’s very much alive today, and happily married.
    He and his wife, Patsy, travel all over the area, sharing his story at churches and schools.

  • Habitat may get $10,000 from anonymous donor

    Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County may soon receive a sizable contribution, but needs the community’s help for it to materialize.
    A Lancaster resident has promised to donate $10,000 to the organization, just as long as the group is able to raise the same amount through donations. The donor wishes to remain anonymous.
    “We know the individual,” said Virginia Biggerstaff, who serves on the board for the local Habitat. “I have been assured that he plans to follow through. He’s assured us he has the money.”

  • Benefits planned to raise money for woman who needs transplants

    Families often pull together in times of need. Sometimes they need a little help from others. The Soliman family does right now.  
    Marlene Soliman is now in Pittsburgh awaiting a double lung and liver transplant.
    Her brothers, Hector Soliman of Lancaster and Miguel Soliman of Miami, along with their families, are trying to help raise $40,000 to cover the costs. So far, the family has raised around $1,300.

  • Ministry seeks to light the fire among Christian leaders

    Christian leaders often experience burn-out and discouragement. Many, especially small congregations and ministries with little material or emotional support, give up and fall by the wayside. Communities suffer as a result.
    But Pastor Marvin Tennant and his church, Christian Assembly Worship Center on S.C. 9 Bypass East, are on a mission – as Scripture says, to “lift up the hands which hang down.”

  • ILHS band 10th in state here

    INDIAN LAND – Band director Mathew Willis said he’s proud of how well the Indian Land High School marching band performed this season, its first year in Class 2A.
    Indian Land finished 10th Saturday at the 2A state finals at Spring Valley High School in Columbia.
    Pendleton High School of Anderson County captured the championship.
    Thirteen bands competed in the Class 2A state finals Saturday – seven from Lower State and six from Upper State.

  • Veterans Day parade will be Saturday

    Get out your red, white and blue to cheer your local veterans this weekend.
    The county’s annual Veterans Day parade is Saturday in downtown Lancaster.
    More than 70 parade entries have signed up participate.
    “What we have now is absolutely wonderful,” county  Veterans Affairs Officer Robin Helms said about the number of entries. “This is right on target.”
    Lineup for the parade will begin at 9 a.m. at the Humana (Kanawha) parking lot on White Street.

  • Ladies Night Out set for Thursday

    Ladie’s fashion, shopping, food, and prizes. Can it get any better than that?
    The first annual Ladies Night Out promises an evening filled with all this and more while supporting the Lancaster County Council of the Arts.   
    On Thursday, the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster will be filled with local and regional retailers presenting the latest fashion designs for women ages 20 and up.  
    Local models will wear casual, business and formal attire accessorized from head to toe.

  • Officers arrest 32 in roundup

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Thirty-two people were arrested last week as part of a joint roundup coordinated by local law enforcement.

  • County water, sewer district wins state award

    MYRTLE BEACH – The South Carolina Rural Water Association named the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District (LCWSD) as its Wastewater Collection System of the Year at its 34th Technical Conference and Exhibit Show on Sept. 23.
    Brad Powers, president of the South Carolina Rural Water Association board, presented the award at the association’s annual banquet,

  • AJ, IL bands to compete for state title Saturday

    Two of the county’s high school marching bands will have a chance to capture the top prize this weekend.
    The bands at Andrew Jackson High School and Indian Land High School are competing at the  2A state championships Saturday at Spring Valley High School in Columbia.  
    The berths came after AJHS and ILHS placed fifth and sixth, respectively, last weekend at Upper State preliminaries at Boiling Spring High School in Spartanburg. The top six bands advanced to the state finals.