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  • District to register students for first grade, early-age programs

    Registration for 4-year-old child development, 5-year-old kindergarten and first grade for 2008-09 in the Lancaster County School District is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

    "It's very important that parents register their children so we can begin to prepare for next year," Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore said. "Registering now lets schools know what to expect so teachers, facilities and materials are ready. In addition, it lets us schedule hearing, speech and vision screenings for students who register."

  • Man robbed at gun point

    A 62-year-old Lancaster man told authorities that he was robbed a gun point Thursday night inside a Dolphin Road home.

    The man was at a friend's house when two men carrying guns entered and demanded money about 10 p.m., according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report.

    One robber had a shotgun and the other carried a pistol, the report said.

    He said he gave the men a little more than $500 and then the assailants left the home. The victim didn't hear a vehicle and didn't know in what direction they headed, the report said.

  • Society focuses on art

    Black and white sketches, water painting and abstract photographs comprised some of the art work Lancaster High School students displayed Monday night.

    As family members and others looked at the art, the students talked about how good it is to know that more people in the community will be able to see their work.

    Twenty-one students at Lancaster High were inducted into the National Art Honor Society Monday. The ceremony and reception was held inside the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • Sanford stumps for Mulvaney

    INDIAN LAND – Gov. Mark Sanford said he can count on one hand how many times he’s endorsed a candidate.

    The Republican governor came to Sun City Carolina Lakes to meet with the retirement community’s residents as well as others from Indian Land to endorse Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-District 45, in his bid for the District 16 state Senate seat.

    Mulvaney announced his intentions to run for the seat in January, but toured the district Friday to formally announce his plans.

  • Springs Close grant helps three men go to college

    Three men from the Lancaster Fatherhood Project are getting the opportunity to further their education with the help of a grant from the Springs Close Foundation.

    Each of these men has faced obstacles in their lives and is a testament of the good things that can happen when you are consistent, disciplined and have a positive attitude, Fatherhood Project officials say.

    All three men are non-custodial fathers.

  • Two boys recovering from dog attack

    When Brenda Harrison’s fiance heard screaming coming from the house next door, the couple hurried over to find out what was going on.

    What they saw was two boys being attacked by two pit bulls outside that house on Unity Church Road.

    The boys, both 10, had been in the front yard playing when the incident occurred shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday, Harrison said. The boys are cousins.

    Harrison remembers seeing both dogs attack. However, one pit bull was more vicious than the other, she said.

  • Learning Station star coming here Friday, Saturday

    Get ready for a day filled with dance and song intended to make learning fun.

    Don Monopoli, who leads The Learning Station, a nationally known recording and performing group, is coming to Lancaster on Friday and Saturday for a concert and workshop.

    The group performs songs geared toward young children that teach life skills and educational lessons. Monopoli also facilitates trainings and speaks at programs across the nation, spreading his message of creativity and imagination.

  • County Council to hold planning session Saturday

    County Council members will roll up their sleeves and get to work for a special session on Saturday.

    Council's annual planning session kicks off at 8 a.m. at the Carole Ray Dowling Center at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. Council holds the planning session each year to talk with department heads about their needs, before council members begin formulating the next year's budget.

    The first topic of discussion is fire protection with Lancaster County Emergency Management Director Morris Russell.

  • Some Panhandle residents think they pay more for water

    Carrie Miller said saving water is a waste, since she gets charged the same rate whether she uses 2,000 gallons of water or half that.

    She and her husband cut their water usage to about 1,000 gallons a month at the height of the drought last year, but ended up paying nearly the same amount for half as much water. She wants to know why.

  • Official hurt helping out at accident

    A county official hurt his toe in the line of duty on Tuesday.

    It wasn’t a sheriff’s deputy or firefighter, whose jobs sometimes put them in danger. It was Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis.

    Willis and county Planning Director Chris Karres were driving back from Indian Land on U.S. 521 about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. At the intersection of U.S. 521 and S.C. 9 Bypass at the Lancaster city limits, they came upon a wreck that had just happened.

    They didn’t see the wreck occur, Karres said. But no emergency workers had arrived at the scene.