Today's News

  • Lancaster man charged with criminal sexual conduct

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Lancaster man was arrested this week on two charges of criminal sexual conduct relating to two separate assaults this month.
    Nicholas Blake Rallings, 20, 2095 Powell Ave., was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct first degree connected to two cases being investigated by the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. According to a sheriff's office press release, both victims are acquaintances of Rallings.

  • Cooking for '1' can be a real challenge

    With family-packages and buying in bulk the norm, cooking for one or two people can be an exercise in futility.
    Most recipes are written for families of four or for six to eight people.
    That’s especially true of dinner recipes, said Joe Yonan, author of “Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One.”

  • School awards reflect teamwork

    Administrators, teachers and students at three county high schools have every reason to be proud these days.
    The S.C. Department of Education recently awarded Palmetto Awards to a trio of Lancaster County high schools.
    The awards, which have been presented for 10 years, honor schools that attain high levels on their report card’s absolute performance and growth ratings and substantial progress in closing the achievement gap between groups of students.

  • Senior Lifestyles 2011:Make your home more senior friendly

    One of the more frustrating facts of aging is the likelihood that the dream home you and your spouse bought back when you were young and spry has slowly become a royal pain to live in.
    What was once a front walkway is now an uneven stumble-trap, the front doorknob is a hard-to-turn chunk of metal, the snug, comfy den is a dark maze of clutter and the staircase is a creaking uphill journey of dread.
    Then there’s the bathroom. Need we say more?

  • Senior Lifestyles 2011:'The Nine Conversations To Have With Your Aging Ones'

    An 85-year-old man loses control of his truck. A family can't help their mother with her finances because of her dementia. An elderly man skimps on prescriptions because of the cost.
    These situations range from healthcare to nutrition to independence, but there’s one common thread. They all involve issues families might have to address one day with their elderly loved ones.

  • Senior Lifestyles 2011:Charlie Cheney always willing to help

    The shiny pins on Charlie Cheney’s baseball cap begin to tell the story of just how much he enjoys volunteering for the local Veterans Affairs office.
    Cheney is one of eight people who drive Lancaster County veterans to doctor appointments at the Dorn VA hospital in Columbia. A former military serviceman himself, Cheney said he’s happy to be of assistance.

  • Senior Lifestyles 2011:Senior Circle adviser reaches out to seniors

    As the new adviser of the Springs Memorial Hospital chapter of Senior Circle, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and tell you how excited I am to be a part of this wonderful community resource.   
    I began my working career in banking and most recently worked in the funeral industry. In both of these positions, the most enjoyable part of my job was getting to know my customers and serving their needs.  During this time, I have made many lasting friendships.

  • Senior Lifestyles 2011: Seniors stay in step, active with Zumba

    Sixty-eight-year-old Kitty Ormand is determined to keep active.
    Having survived a brain aneurysm in 2008 followed by brain surgery, Ormand wasn’t sure if she’d be able to continue her regular workout at Curves. Today, she not only continues that workout, but she has joined the Zumba class there.
    Zumba is an aerobic fitness program that originated in Colombia, South America in the 1990’s and incorporates Latin rhythms.

  • The bereaved need help to cope

    Bereavement is a powerful, life-changing experience that most people find overwhelming the first time.
    Although grief is a natural process of human life, most of us are not inherently able to manage it alone. At the same time, others are often unable to provide aid or insight because of discomfort with the situation and the desire to avoid making things worse.
    The following explains how some of our “normal” assumptions about grief may make it more difficult to deal with.
    Five assumptions that may complicate grief

  • Sun City celebrates International Pickle Ball Week

    INDIAN LAND – If exercise and socializing are key to good health, then Sun City Carolina Lakes residents are determined to be healthy while actively enjoying life.
    One of the best examples of this duality is the pickleball enthusiasm explosion.
    Recently, the Sun City Pickleball Club, in recognition of International Pickleball Week, called upon all community residents to join them in celebration.
    The Festival of Fun began with all interested community members arriving at the Lake House Courts with a pickleball paddle for a photo shoot.