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  • McGriff unopposed as she seeks 5th school board term

    Charlene McGriff, who represents District 2 on the Lancaster County School Board, is running unopposed for the fifth time since she initially took the seat in a special election in 1992.

    McGriff, 56, who now serves as chairwoman for the school board, said there are several things she would like for the board to focus on in the upcoming term.

  • INSP double play doubles its reach

    INDIAN LAND - The Inspiration Networks more than doubled its reach in the United States this week.

    Deals signed with both DirecTV and the DISH Network bumped the The Inspiration Networks distribution in the United States to more than 54 million. Both deals take effect today.

    David Cerullo, chairman and CEO of The Inspiration Networks, announced the agreements last week.

  • 'Look Who's Cooking' benefit set for Sept. 30

    There is a saying that goes "Necessity is the mother of invention." That philosophy parallels Evelyn Springs' mission – to find a cure for autism.

    Since her grandson, Malik, was diagnosed with autism at age 2, Springs has tried to educate herself about the brain disorder that affects a child's social interaction and communication at an early age.

    About one out of every 500 children is diagnosed with autism and the disorder is four or five times more prevalent in males.

  • Breaking News Amber Alert canceled for Lancaster girl

    An AMBER Alert issued for a 2-year-old Lancaster girl early Sunday has been canceled.

    Authorities say Jaelyn Elizabeth Hollis was taken from her home by her father, Bryan Matthew Hatchel. The alert was issued after 12:30 a.m.

    Hollis was found safe later that day in Citrus County, Fla. Hatchel, 25, has since been arrested.

  • Installment-purchase plan up for a first vote Monday

    County Council will vote Monday night on the first of three readings to use an installment-purchase financing plan to build a new courthouse.

    An installment-purchase plan involves the sale of bonds, which are then paid back by taxes.

    Before fire damaged the historic Lancaster County Courthouse on Aug. 4, county officials were moving forward with a bond referendum to build a new courthouse. While the 180-year-old existing courthouse has great historic value, officials had already declared it inadequate in space and security for holding court.

  • Teachers urged to 'answer the call' at event

    Many educators may not realize how significant of a role they play in their students' lives.

    For some students, a teacher might be the only adult who gives them continuous positive attention.

    Motivational speaker Dr. Tonea Stewart reminded local teachers that they are shaping the leaders of tomorrow. She encouraged teachers to always put students first and treat them with the utmost respect.

    Stewart, an acclaimed actor and college professor, was the guest speaker at Tuesday's opening ceremony for teachers in the Lancaster County School District.

  • Temporary fix: Tarp covers courthouse

    On the morning of Aug. 4, the sound of the idling diesel engines of fire trucks could be heard around the Lancaster County Courthouse.

    On Friday, diesel engines could be heard around the courthouse again. Only this time, they belonged to Hunter Builders' bucket trucks, with workers making the first small step toward preserving and rebuilding the historic courthouse, which was burned by an arsonist.

    Workers rose in the air in bucket trucks to place a tarp over temporary trusses on the burned roof Friday.

  • Breaking NewsHit-and-run suspect turns himself in

    The Lancaster man accused of fatally rear-ending a motorcyclist on S.C. 903 on Wednesday has turned himself in to authorities.

    Marqevius Deandre Hood, 26, of 408 Fairfield St., turned himself in to Lancaster police Saturday morning, said Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    "He is in custody and will be transported to the Lancaster County Detention Center," Gaskin said Saturday morning.

    Hood has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death, according to the S.C. Department of Public Safety.

  • LHS student one of only 2 from S.C. to take part in Presidential Classroom program

    Laurice Ingram said the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial were nice to see.

    But when he saw Hillary Clinton walk by, that's when he truly realized he was in the nation's capital.

    Ingram, a senior at Lancaster High School, spent a week in Washington, D.C., this summer participating in the Presidential Classroom, a program that provides students from across the nation with an up-close education about politics and government.

  • Curry says helping others is why he enjoys serving on City Council

    For 17 years Audrey Curry Jr. has represented the people of District 3 on Lancaster City Council and he wants to serve another term.

    Curry, 54, will face former City Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace in the Nov. 4 election.

    Curry said the best thing about being on council is the opportunity it gives him to help people, and make good things happen in the community.