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  • University honors Jairy and Sissy Hunter

    Staff Reports

    Charleston Southern University dedicated a new wing of its Hunter Center and renamed the building during a ceremony June 11 in honor of Lancaster natives Dr. Jairy and Carolyn “Sissy” Hunter.

    The Hunter Center serves as both the students services and reception center at the Christian liberal arts school where Jairy Hunter has served as president for the past 30 years.

  • Man wanted in accident that injured mo-ped driver

     Christopher Sardelli


    Police are searching for a Lancaster man in connection with a car accident that injured a mo-ped driver earlier this month. 

  • Childhood memories prompt Luddy book

     Denyse Clark


    Just one day before his 13th  birthday, which would have been June 15, 1968, David Bryan Faulkenberry of Lancaster was killed by a friend in an accidental shooting. 

    Today, June 15, 2014, on what would have been his 59th birthday, his memory lives on.

  • York Tech to open Indian Land center

     Reece Murphy


    York Technical College announced Wednesday, June 11, it will open a new Indian Land instructional site in August.

    Located on the first floor of the Verian Technologies building at 1245 Rosemont Drive, the center will initially offer classes for 120 students. To celebrate the opening, the college is giving scholarships to the first 100 students who sign up

  • Horton drops out of council race

     Gregory A. Summers


    Heath Springs businessman Gary Horton has withdrawn from the November race for the Lancaster County Council District 6 seat.

    Citing personal time constraints, Horton, owner of Horton Machine Shop, notified the Lancaster County Republican Party and the Lancaster County Voter Registration Office on June 5 that he was dropping out of the race.

  • Daddy’s garden produced great times, lessons

    Say “the garden” to me or my brothers, Jimbo and Bill, and one thought comes to mind.

    That’s a patch of fertile ground located off West Springs Street across from our old Normandy Road home.

    “The garden” holds some special memories for me, and when I reflect on it, my father, the late Jim Howey, quickly comes to mind. Though he’s been gone some 35 years, I think of him often and especially today, Father’s Day.

  • Warrior Salute tournament June 28

     Robert Howey


    The Warrior Salute Golf Tournament is set to tee off Saturday, June 28 at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The tournament, which benefits the Wounded Warrior Project, is an 18-hole captain’s choice tournament which has drawn 32 teams for the event with a shotgun start just after noon.

  • P-31 juniors fall to York

     Robert Howey


    Prior to the start of the 2014 American Legion League V junior baseball season, Lancaster juniors coach Paul Caskey noted it would be a battle between the Lancaster Post 31 juniors and York Post 66 each time they met.

    Lancaster took the first two games of the Legion junior season, but fell in the third meeting on Thursday, June 12 at York High School.

  • DNR state deer harvest shows 4 percent increase

     SCDNR release

    Results of the 2013 Deer Hunter Survey conducted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources indicate that the statewide harvest of deer last season totaled 225,806, an increase of 4 percent from last year.

    An estimated 124,482 bucks and 101,324 does made up this total, according to Charles Ruth, Deer and Wild Turkey Program coordinator for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

  • Runoffs needed in three statewide races

    Six candidates seeking statewide offices will send voters back to the polls June 24 for runoffs, but right now, only five of those candidates have been determined.