• Springs Hospital earns top performer recognition

    Springs Memorial Hospital

    Springs Memorial Hospital was named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. 

    Springs was recognized by the commission based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and children’s asthma.

  • Alice C. Robinson, 81

    Alice C. Robinson, 81

    Alice Culp Robinson, 81, widow of the late Arthur G. Robinson, passed away Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Springs Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 11, 1930, in Lancaster, a daughter of the late John Paul Culp and Myrtle McKeown Culp.

    A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Robinson will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Clark officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

  • Rosa Lee Hall, 80

    Rosa Lee Hall, 80

    KERSHAW – Rosa Lee Hall, 80, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.

    She was the daughter of the late William Early and Ettie Mae Payne Norton.  

    Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Don C. Hall of the home; daughters, Barbara Ussery of Kershaw, Myra Grau of Lancaster and Christy Broughton of Conway; a son, Dennis Hall (Kathy) of Lancaster; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and one sister, Azilee Morgan of Lancaster. 

  • Taking the reins

    Jesef Williams
    A horse-powered red stagecoach rounded Woodland Drive and traveled parts of Main Street before making its way to the parking lot.
    There, dozens of onlookers gathered for a special moment – an occasion so special that four horses had to be included in the festivities. The intent was to remember the past and celebrate what lies ahead.

  • An assist for old Barr Street

    Jesef Williams
    The sawdust was heavy at times, making it uncomfortable to walk through the auditorium at the old Barr Street school.
    A few teens and young men were there cutting pieces of wood to serve as planks for the stage, which is being renovated along with other sections of the room. The plan is use the space to showcase stage plays and other performances for the community.

  • County approves amended budget

    Christopher Sardelli
    There was applause, there were groans, even standing ovations, but it seemed residents weren’t quite sure what side they were on as Lancaster County Council approved its amended budget Monday night.
    Months after approving a bare-bones budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year, and weeks after proposing to add many line items back in, council approved its amended budget Monday by a vote of 5-2. Councilmen Jack Estridge and Larry McCullough dissented.

  • Council OKs zoning request

    Jesef Williams
    The spot on Chesterfield Avenue that was once Catawba Pest Control may serve another purpose in the near future.
    City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to rezone the property at 704 Chesterfield Ave. from residential to neighborhood commercial (B-2). The .25-acre parcel is owned by Jerry and Geneva Pope, who ran the pest control business from 1981 to 2006.  

  • Sheriff’s office planning under way

    Christopher Sardelli
    Plans for renovating a complex to house the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office are under way.
    Lancaster County Council recently discussed details of moving the sheriff’s office to the former Thaxton complex, located along Pageland Highway, and council members have approved funding sources for the project.

  • Unemployment rate drops in Lancaster

    Jesef Williams
     Lancaster County’s jobless rate took a slight dip in August, according to recent figures from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.
    The county unemployment rate for August was 15.2 percent, compared to 15.3 percent in July. And it’s more than a point below the rate for August 2010, which was 16.5 percent.

  • Family Promise Day Oct. 2

    Family Promise
    Sunday, Oct. 2, has been declared Family Promise Day in Lancaster County by Lancaster County and City councils.
    The organization that provides temporary housing and assitance for homeless families is asking for continued support from local churches on that day.
    Church congregations throughout the county help make Family Promise possible by providing shelter, meals and support services on a weekly rotating basis.