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  • Little Big Town croons before crowd at USCL

    As the stage lights slowly brightened at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium on Saturday night, the crowd got their first glimpse of country-rock crooners Little Big Town.

  • Mulvaney to make it official

    S.C. Sen. Mick Mulvaney (R-16) will announce his candidacy for the 5th U.S. Congressional seat Monday.

    Mulvaney, a businessman who was elected to the state Senate a year ago, said last month he would probably run for the seat, now held by John Spratt, a Democrat from York.

    Spratt was first elected to the seat in 1982 and has held the seat since.

    Mulvaney makes his bid for the seat official with a campaign tour with stops in Rock Hill, Lancaster, Florence, Camden and Sun City Carolina Lakes.

    The tour stops will be as follows:

  • Recreation department readies for annual carnival

    May the spookiest or most creative costume win at this year’s Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Department’s Halloween carnival.

    The fourth annual event is slated for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday (Halloween night) at the Springdale Recreation Center at 260 S. Plantation Road.

    It will feature three costume contests. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade will have the chance to win goodie bags for best costume, and there will also be two other costume contests – one for babies and another for pets.

  • Honor Flight closer to takeoff

    KERSHAW – Seats are filling up fast for a flight of a lifetime that will take local World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the national World War II memorial.

    Organizers held a chicken bog supper at Kershaw’s First Baptist Church in September to honor local World War II veterans and present information about the Nov. 21 Honor Flight.

  • Interest in veterans parade picks up

    Participation for the Nov. 7 Veterans Day parade has increased considerably over the last few weeks, according to registration numbers.

    Lancaster County Veterans Affairs Officer Linda Blackmon said Wednesday that organizers now have 65 groups or individuals signed up to take part in the parade. Weeks ago, the numbers were only in the 30s, a far cry from expectations.

    “We’re doing good,” Blackmon said about the number of participants thus far. “It’s picked up and it’s still climbing.”

  • Stealth campaign on the radar

    As the number of absentee votes tops 300 in County Council’s special District 2 election, some people are wondering, is someone running a write-in campaign?

    Though the signs point to it, no one has come forward to acknowledge such a write-in campaign.

    Charlene McGriff will be the only candidate on the ballot in the Nov. 3 special election, which is necessary to fill the County Council seat vacated by Fred Thomas this summer. Thomas resigned from council to accept a magistrate’s post.

  • Fann's home to be dedicated today

    VAN WYCK – A little more than four months after a Van Wyck resident found herself homeless, there will be a celebration for the arrival of her new home.

    A new Spirit model mobile home from Clayton Homes of Lancaster rolled onto Rosemary Fann’s rented property in late October, just months after she lost her previous home and was almost forced to live in a tent in her front yard.

    Fann was taken in by her pastor, Jon Morgan, and his wife, Kristine, of Christ Fellowship Community Church, who then helped spearhead several fundraisers for her.

  • Humane Society to dedicate sign Saturday at ceremony

    The Humane Society of Lancaster SC has raised money for a new sign for the Lancaster County Animal Shelter in hopes of raising the visibility of the shelter off Lynwood Drive.

    “Not too many people even know that we have a county-run animal shelter, or if they do, they are not sure of exactly where it is,” said Humane Society president Mary Reimers. “The street sign erected by  the S.C. Department of Transportation is woefully lacking as to size and content.”

  • Boo Fun Fest promises good, safe Halloween tricks, treats

    A fun Halloween event for children is coming along as planned, though organizers say they still need more volunteers.

    The Boo Fun Fest, now a function of See Lancaster SC, gives area youth a Halloween alternative to going door-to-door trick-or-treating.

    The event, from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31, will be held on the City Hall parking lot that faces the Springs House. Activities include a trackless train, various games and opportunities for the children to collect candy in a controlled environment without the potential risks of trick-or-treating door-to-door.

  • City awards $685,000 construction project

    The city of Lancaster is moving forward in its efforts to upgrade its solid waste transfer station.

    City Council voted unanimously Oct. 13 to award the bid for the project to Loveless Commercial Contracting Inc. for $685,662.

    Council also decided to pay $35,750 to W.K. Dickson for administration and part-time oversight of the project.

    The total cost of the project is estimated at $925,000. That cost includes a contingency, which was recommended by city finance director Jim Wilson.

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