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Today's News

  • Burgess Family Benefit at $2,480 and counting

    The Burgess Family Benefit raised $1,650 Saturday through food sales, a flea market and donations. This money along with earlier contributions takes the total up to $2,480.
    The figure will rise as donations continue to trickle in at Wells Fargo. The money in the donation jars at local businesses had not been tallied up by press time.
    "I'm very tired and exhausted, but it's a good tired," said R.L. Parham Monday morning. He organized the event in a little over a week.

  • Man charged with stealing campaign signs in Indian Land

    A Fort Mill man was charged April 17 after he was accused of stealing campaign signs along Doby’s Bridge Road and Fort Mill Parkway.
    Scott Kodell, 51, is charged with one count of petit larceny for the Easter afternoon crime.
    According to the York County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Kodell was observed stealing signs by Indian Land resident Joe St. John, campaign manager for Republican 5th District congressional candidate Tommy Pope.

  • A day in the life of Jackie Brown

    Jackie Brown starts each day a little differently than most 78-year-olds.
    At about 5 a.m., she makes a round of visits to the homes of eight elderly women ranging in age from 86 to 101.
    Brown helps them get dressed, take daily medicines and eat breakfast.
    “I feel like that’s what I’ve got to do,” Brown said.
    In fact, it’s all she’s ever known – taking care of children and elderly folks.

  • Lancaster seniors enjoy game for life

    Golf keeps seniors in the game and a trio of Lancaster County seniors are playing proof.
    George Flanders, Bill Williams and Dwight Witherspoon enjoy staying active with golf.
    Flanders, 79, said he began playing golf in 1959 when he was in the Army.
    “The game is addictive,” Flanders said. “I was bitten by the golf bug then and I’ve passed it on to my grandson, Steven Carroll. The game just kind of grows on you.”
    Flanders has posted nine holes-in-one, with most of those aces at the Lancaster Golf Club.

  • Aging Matters: Keep your balance as you age

    Studies indicate that one in three senior citizens experience a fall and falls are the leading cause of death, injury and hospital admissions for seniors.  
    Up to half of older adults have fears about falling, and these fears may cause seniors to be less active.  Most falls are preventable and occur during routine activities.
    Falls are usually not caused by just one issue, but being inactive results in a loss of muscle strength and balance.  

  • Babies benefit from stitching hero

    Denise Johnston
    For The Lancaster News

    Meet local hero Rick Bianco, a 79-year-old quilter who lives in the Panhandle.
    Rick, who is originally from New Jersey, and his wife, Sandra, moved here three years ago from Florida. Rick’s health issues spurred the couple to move to South Carolina to be closer to one of their sons.
    Shortly after their arrival, Rick had cancer surgery, followed by radiation treatments, which resulted in a heart condition. He also has low vision from failed cataract surgeries.

  • Senior Circle offers healthy help

    Senior Circle
    Springs Memorial Hospital

    The Senior Circle Association is a national, nonprofit organization that encourages a healthy and active lifestyle for adults 50 and older. Chapters exist all over the country; the local chapter is offered by Springs Memorial Hospital.

  • USCL classes help keep seniors fit

    Seniors looking for a low-cost way to stay fit and engaged with their peers can find both at USC Lancaster’s Gregory Health and Wellness Center.
    The center offers health fitness classes for seniors from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the gymnasium. The classes are designed for seniors, ages 60 and older, but they’re open to anyone.
    Pat Clancy began participating in the program two years ago at age 58.
    At first she was unsure of the classes, but quickly “ate my words,” she said. “I think it’s great!”

  • Finalist Redish sued Cherokee schools

    One of the three Lancaster County School District superintendent finalists filed a federal racial discrimination lawsuit against the Cherokee County School District in 2013 after not being promoted to superintendent there.
    Dr. Carlotta Redish, who is black, filed the suit in January 2013, nearly eight months after filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging racial discrimination, retaliation and a hostile work environment, according to the lawsuit.

  • Norman, Parnell lead fundraising in District 5 race

    With nine days left before the party primaries, Republican Ralph Norman and Democrat Archie Parnell have raised the most money in the race for the state’s 5th Congressional District seat.
    The two are among the 15 candidates vying to replace Mick Mulvaney, who resigned in February to become White House budget chief.