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  • Kershaw Spring-A-Thon set for this weekend

    KERSHAW – Kershaw’s annual Spring-A-Thon is celebrating its 30th anniversary this weekend.

    Organized by the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce, the festival kicks off Friday at 7 p.m. with Kershaw Legends and gospel music.

    The Legends performance includes impersonations of such acts as Loretta Lynn, the Beach Boys and Dixie Chicks. Vendors will be selling food, and several churches will also be giving away some food, said organizer Sheila Hinson.

  • SPEND $20 ON 20th

    Don’t let that $20 bill burn a hole in your pocket – spend it wisely at local businesses today that are offering specials on products and services as part of a special promotion.

    The list of participating businesses includes several restaurants, home improvement stores, gas stations and clothing and apparel stores. Participating businesses have received a discount to run their advertisements in The Lancaster News, with ads costing between $20 and $40.

  • Jacket fever running high in Buford

    The talk in the Buford community is about how well the girls softball team at Buford High is performing now.

    The Lady Jackets team is one win away from clinching its first-ever state championship in softball. Some of the biggest team supporters will tell you that the fever is at an all-time high.

    Special maroon and gold banners line the walls at Buford High, where students and faculty chat endlessly about their softball team, said school bookkeeper Earline Bowers.

    She hopes the widespread support will propel the Lady Jackets to the state championship.

  • Rare lilies in bloom for Lilyfest

    CATAWBA – One local naturalist encourages residents to come out to the annual Lilyfest on Sunday to view a natural phenomenon.

    Lilyfest, held each year at Landsford Canal State Park, celebrates the peak bloom of the rare rocky shoals spider lily. The lily only blooms in a few places and is listed as a federal species of concern.

    Lilyfest will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Those attending may walk a three-quarters of a mile to an overlook where they may view the lilies in bloom – a blanket of white in the Catawba River.

  • SPEND $20 ON 20th

    For just one crisp $20 bill, Lancaster shoppers will have the chance to enjoy discounts on a wide variety of items during the Spend $20 on the 20th event.

    The event, which promotes spending money at local businesses on May 20 to help stimulate the local economy, involves a broad spectrum of businesses in Lancaster County. The list includes several restaurants, home improvement stores, gas stations and clothing and apparel stores. Participating businesses also receive a discount to run their advertisements in The Lancaster News, with ads only costing $20.

  • News staff wins 11 awards in LCNI contest

    The Lancaster News staffers garnered 11 awards from the annual writing and design contest held by its parent company, Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.

    Employees won a variety of awards, from sports writing, news reporting and page design. The contest was judged by The Roanoke Times in Roanoke, Va.

    Here’s a rundown of the awards and what the judges said about the entries:

  • Police reports - May 20, 2009

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    - A Lancaster man was arrested on several charges after an officer saw him stumble into the street May 16.

    Randy Kirkland, 50, 412 Kershaw St., was charged with public drunkenness, littering and resisting arrest.

    The report said the officer was leaving an unrelated call when he saw Kirkland stumble in the street in the area of Dunlap Street and Willowlake Road. The officer got out of his car and saw Kirkland pour out the contents of a cup, throw the cup in the street and walk away quickly.

  • Bench to guide AJ football

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    KERSHAW – A small-town atmosphere and a football program with “a ton of potential” are key factors that attracted Andrew Jackson High School’s new head football coach, Elmer Bench.

    Bench, a Manning native, was named the Volunteers’ 10th head football coach Friday when he was approved by the Lancaster County school board upon recommendation by AJ Principal Mary Barry.

  • Council could table park plans

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    County Council will vote on tabling an ordinance to relocate Indian Land’s Roy Hardin Park at Monday’s meeting.

    After a review of the property, council realized there is a deed restriction on the park as a result of it being purchased using federal grant money.

  • Overcash discusses park plans with IL Action Council

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    The future plans of Indian Land’s parks and recreation center were the main topics at Thursday’s meeting of the Indian Land Council of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce.