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Today's News

  • L&C's roots run deep in our area

    Its cargo has run the gamut – from cotton, coal and soybeans to anxious children visiting Santa Claus and adults attending presidential inauguration balls.

    It houses a museum. It has a colorful past and has been a presence in Lancaster County for a long time – 114 years. And it’s belonged to one family for that entire period.

    But that changed on Aug. 31 when the Springs Co. announced that it was selling the L&C Railway to Gulf & Ohio Railways Inc., which is based in Knoxville, Tenn.

    The sale is expected to be finalized in November.

  • Webster deserved his special recognition

    An old line says every dog has its day. If so, then Webster, the Hospice Care of South Carolina in Lancaster office therapy dog, received his just due.

    The 10 ½-year-old Labrador/husky mix, nicknamed “Webbie,” died of kidney failure in September.

    For the better part of his life, Webster brought endless joy to hospice patients. Joan Long, the dog’s owner, took Webster along on visits to help brighten the final days of countless hospice patients.

    Webster, a real trooper, did all he could to produce smiles and bring a little canine sunshine.

  • Lancaster High golf team improves to 8-0

    The LHS girls golf team continues to improve its record with an unbeaten 8-0 mark.

    Lancaster posted its lastest win, downing Northwestern on Thursday at the Rock Hill County Club.

    The LHS girls shot a 204 to NWHS’s 210.

    Anna Jenkins of NWHS was the medalist with a 38.

    Indian Land High participant, Alexandria McCain, led the LHS team effort with a 44, while Carly Funderburk continued her steady play with a 48.

    Carley Snyder improved her score, firing a 53. Rachel Hovis shot a 59 and Madison Sullivan had a 69.

  • Outreach Project grateful for support

    On behalf of The Lancaster County Outreach Project, an initiative of Lancaster County Partners for Youth, I would like to thank United Way of Lancaster County, Communities in Schools, the staff and management of Walgreens in Lancaster and Indian Land and the residents of Lancaster County for their outpouring of support during our recent school supply drive.

    The Lancaster County Outreach Project was able to give 169 children of various grade levels school supplies so they could have a great start in the 2010-11 school year.  

  • Great teachers deserve recognition

    The Lancaster County School District’s Celebrate Great Teaching Award presentations didn’t have the fanfare of past events, but nonetheless four outstanding educators were duly honored for their wonderful work.

    In recent years, the recipients were saluted during a special assembly in front of their peers to launch the new school term.

    This year, district officials still opted to honor the teachers, but the ceremony, as part of a cost-cutting measure with a furlough day, wasn’t held.

  • Show your candidate support with letters

    Today is the first official day of fall, also known as the autumnal equinox. That’s when the sun will be directly over the Earth’s equator, making the length of day and night equal from pole to pole.

    Fall is usually marked with cooler temperatures and vibrant beauty as the fall foliage puts on its annual colorful display.

    However, that colorful display could be impacted by the high temperatures and extreme dry spell we are experiencing. The weather forecast calls for extended heat, no rain and temperatures in the 90s.

  • If Spratt loses this district will sink from sight in Washington

    A friend recently asked me who I was supporting in the 5th District Congressional race. It reminded me that I had the opportunity to play golf at a Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce function with Mick Mulvaney some years ago. I had some face time with him, off the record. He was a good golfer. However, my impression was that he was a lot further right than anything I wanted to be associated with. When I finished the round I resolved to keep as far from him as I could.

  • Coaches honor Warriors' trio

    RICHBURG Three Indian Land High School football standouts reaped honors for their play in week five of the 2010 high school football season during the Founders Tri-County Football Coaches Association weekly meeting on Tuesday.

    Warriors’ standouts Rondreas Truesdale, Marc Morris and Reggie Wyatt were saluted for their play in the unbeaten Warriors (5-0) 49-7 win over North Central in Boonetown.

  • Team Crenco winner in Brooklyn Springs field

    Team Crenco captured the title in the first Brooklyn Springs Elementary School PTO golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Friday afternoon.

    Team Crenco, which posted a 16 under, included Hal Crenshaw, Ronnie Funderburk, Tim Beckham and Ronnie Collins.

    “We just made some key putts,” Funderburk said. “The prizes were nice, too. The tournament was fun and we’re looking forward to next year.”

    Beckham aided his team’s effort with the longest drive on No. 5.

  • USCL playes vital role in future of county

    Some people believe Lancaster’s future is as a college town. One of them is Dr. John Catalano, dean at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. He’s working to increase the size of USCL, which he believes will help transform Lancaster into a college town.

    The first step in expanding USCL is an $8 million classroom building, which the college hopes to break ground on within two years.