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  • ILES students watch chicks break out of their shells

    Students in Brittany Crimminger’s second grade class at Indian Land Elementary School didn’t get much done May 7.The students were too busy watching chicken eggs shake, rattle and roll in incubators as part of a project through Lancaster County 4-H.

  • Professional join together, tackle youth substance abuse

    Organizers of the second annual Lancaster County Rural Youth Substance Abuse Conference at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster said Friday it was a success, drawing the same number of attendants as last year with some new faces showing up.

  • ILHS senior rises above tough childhood in foster homes

    INDIAN LAND – Travis Anderson was walking to school with his brother, Danny, in Laurens when the two brothers were picked up by a police officer.

  • Man found shot to death in his home

    A Lancaster man was apparently murdered in his home across the street from the Lancaster Police Department late Wednesday or early Thursday.

    Police didn’t release the man’s name Thursday afternoon, but a family member said it was Harry Frazier. He was 31, and lived in the home by himself.

    Police got the call to respond to 412 E. Arch St. at 3:17 p.m., said Lancaster Police Capt. Harlean Howard. Frazier was found on the floor by a cousin, Howard said.

  • Four teens receive Laura Fleming scholarships

    Females reigned supreme at the announcement of this year’s Laura Fleming Scholarship, sponsored by Founders Federal Credit Union.

    The $1,000 scholarship, now in its fifth year, provides funding every year for four students who plan to attend an accredited college, vocational or technical school. Each senior must also be the child of a member of the credit union.

  • City to pay for Doomsday field improvements

    The city of Lancaster is making an investment in the quality of the Lancaster High School baseball field, giving outsiders one more reason to come to Lancaster.

    Now called “Doomsday Corner,” the home of the Lancaster Bruins high school baseball team, Lancaster City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to fund improvements to the field’s surface.

    Improving the field will make high school play safer and qualify the field for collegiate play that’s coming in the near future.

  • Indian Land mom gets best gift ever

    Chris McGinn

    For The Lancaster News

    Pam Wiltsie had the best Mother’s Day ever.

    Last Thursday, her sons Paul and Michael Swan returned to Indian Land after more than a year in Afghanistan with the 178th Engineer Battalion of the S.C. National Guard in Fort Mill.

    That evening they surprised her youngest son, Jacob, 7, at his Little League ball game.

    Having the whole family reunited was emotional for Wiltsie, who spent last Mother’s Day separated from her two oldest sons.

  • Kershaw Town budget less than last year's

    The town of Kershaw has good news to report. The town budget for 2008-09 is less than last year’s.

    At its meeting Monday night, Kershaw Town Council went over the town’s proposed budget with Town Adminstrator Tony Starnes, and voted unanimously to approve it on first reading.

    Mayor Tommy Baker commended Starnes for his work to tighten up the budget.

    “He has reduced expenses for the town of Kershaw,” Baker said about the almost 2-percent drop in the proposed budget over last year’s.

  • Wilson featured in German film

    Lancaster County resident Kitty Wilson-Evans and the world-class re-enactments she does at Historic Brattonsville are of interest to German tourists, who are increasingly seeking out new and interesting places in the U.S. to visit.

    Wilson-Evans performed part of a scenario in her usual role as the slave Kessie on May 3 for a German television station, GeoSaison, which was touring South Carolina and Georgia to highlight the states’ tourist attractions.

  • Brothers, Doster share love for art

    The Bailey boys look for Cherry Doster’s white truck parked in front of the downtown Lancaster art gallery she owns with husband and sculptor, Bob Doster.

    They live in the big blue house across the KMG America parking lot on Market Street.

    If the truck’s there, the boys – Scottie, 10, and twins, Devonta and Jevonta, 11 – walk over after school for a few hours of art education.

    Or chores around the studio.

    Or a dinner out to Twin Dragon, one of their favorite restaurants.