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Today's News

  • Christmas caroling series continues tonight at Main and Gay streets

    The effort to make downtown Lancaster a yuletide delight for county residents comes again tonight.

    Here We Come A' Caroling is an event sponsored by the city of Lancaster and See Lancaster. It will feature classic caroling at Main and Gay streets.

    Dressed-up performers from the Andrew Jackson High School Show Choir and the Lancaster County Community Playhouse will mix drama with their singing and try to include the audience.

    The event will take place between 6 and 8 p.m., and refreshments will be served.

  • Lancaster, other counties working to make Catawba a scenic waterway

    Lancaster County residents who fish, canoe, birdwatch or otherwise enjoy the Catawba River probably already find the waterway scenic.

    County Council recently voted to begin the process of making that scenic designation official. The resolution council approved allows the Catawba Regional Council of Governments to apply to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources to become a S.C. Scenic River. The application will be made on behalf of Chester, York and Lancaster counties.

  • Wintertime heat wave about to end

    It's unusual, but then again, it's not.

    Temperatures have been awfully warm the past few days – warmer than average – but fluctuating temperatures seem to be the norm for South Carolina winters.

    Highs reached the 80s earlier this week, and the mid-70s on Thursday, shattering records set in previous years that only reached the lower 70s.

  • Jackets highlight mat split with 42-39 win over Bruins

    Buford High School highlighted a split taking a 42-39 win over Lancaster on Tuesday night.The Jackets, 3-1, were led by Lain Adams, Tyler Douglas, Matt Ray and Lamont McPhearson who each had a pin.The Bruins had pin wins from Casey Truesdale, Joe Craig and Dawan Thompson. Clay Rollings notched a decision for the Bruins, who are now 2-4.Cheraw, which also was part of the tri-match, took a win over the Bruins and Jackets. CHS downed Buford 64-12 and took a 72-6 win over LHS.

  • Christmas Basket tally now more than $4,000

    More than $4,000 has been donated so far to the Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund, which provides food vouchers to families who need support.

    The drive, which began Nov. 19, is sponsored by the local American Red Cross.

    Recipients receive $25 vouchers to use at local grocery stores.

    Christian Services, the Department of Social Services and the Lancaster County Council on Aging are identifying the families in need.

    Through Thursday, the grand total was $4,615.

  • IL halts skid, clips Falcons

    Indian Land snapped a three-game skid with a solid 50-36 win over Class AAAA foe Nation Ford on Wednesday night.

    The Warriors 14-point road win gave IL a split of the twin bill.

    The Lady Warriors dropped a 51-37 loss in the opener.

    Indian Land, up 21-17 at the break, ignited in the second half, outscoring the host Falcons 29-19.

  • Friends honor Joe Stephenson during a hero's memorial service

    Friends of Joe Lee Stephenson honored him earlier this month with a memorial service in front of his Laurel Court home.

    Joe Lee Stephenson, 60, died Nov. 11 after a bout with lung caner.

    The Lancaster resident served in the U.S. Army as an Airborne Ranger. A Vietnam veteran, Stephenson was awarded a Purple Heart after he was wounded during combat.

    His cancer had developed as a result of his exposure to Agent Orange while in service.

    Stephenson's funeral was Nov. 16 in Orange, N.J., and local friends held the memorial service for him Dec. 4.

  • Stage 4 water-use restrictions delayed

    It appears more stringent water-use restrictions can be delayed here with at least normal rainfall over the next few weeks.

    But with any less rain in that period, the county can expect to enter Stage 4 restrictions between mid-January and early February, officials say.

    Stage 4 restrictions would require residential and commercial users to reduce consumption by 30 percent.

  • HS center to retain senior programs

    HEATH SPRINGS – Seniors who visit the Heath Springs Senior Center for hot meals, special programming and recreation were distraught to learn that the Lancaster County Council on Aging would be pulling funds from the center starting in 2008.

    The likely result would be the center being vacated and seniors going to the Kershaw Satellite Senior Center.

    But the seniors who packed the fellowship hall at the center Wednesday morning didn't appear distraught.

  • Easy-to-make ornaments provide holiday joy

    Some of the best Christmas gifts ever received and given bear the touch of a child.

    Here are two low-cost ornaments that you can make with the help of your children that require little fuss and effort.

    Kids will have a jolly good time crafting non-edible Cinnamon Ornaments and Candy Trains for the Christmas tree and for their friends and family members.