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Today's News

  • ‘Between the Springmaid Sheets’ coming in November

    From release
    “Between the Springmaid Sheets,” an exhibit of works of art from legendary Col. Elliott Springs’ daring 1940s and 1950s ad campaign will be on view from Nov. 4 to Dec. 29 in Lancaster. The controversial campaign is credited with rescuing a struggling textile business and helping Springs Cotton Mills become a giant of the industry.

  • From yard to table

    Dori and Dan Schaupp married 37 years ago and have had vegetable garden every year. At their home at 1310 Crestfield Drive, they faced a challenge. The backyard retained water when it rained and became marshy, making gardening next to impossible. Their solution was to create raised garden beds.
    In 2004, they began with four raised beds with mainly vegetables and a small space for herbs. Over the years the number of beds has grown.

  • SchoolTools drive collects supplies in county

    As the summer of 2015 draws to a close, many families are trying to find that moment to take the last family trip to the beach or to their favorite vacation spot before kids return to school.

    For Lancaster County residents, school is set to start on Aug. 17, so time is running out for family vacations, but most importantly, getting ready to return to school.

    Every year, many Lancaster County students come to school unprepared, lacking vital tools and resources needed to do the classwork assigned to them. This is where you and I can make a difference.

  • County receives $1M

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    There’s one word that came to Morris Russell’s mind when he learned last week Lancaster County had received a more than $1 million federal grant to help with the recruitment and retention of local volunteer firefighters – ecstatic.

    As director of Lancaster County Fire Rescue, Russell has been anxiously waiting to find out if the county would be awarded a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

  • Filing underway now for elections

    Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@thelancasternews.com

    Candidate filing has opened for the upcoming non-partisan Heath Springs Town Council and Kershaw Town Council races. Filing opened at noon Monday, Aug. 3, and closes at noon Aug. 14.

    In Heath Springs, where voters choose a mayor and four at-large seats, the two at-large seats now held by Eddie Moore and Iva LeeDrakeford are up for reelection Nov. 3.

    The Heath Springs mayor’s seat and the other two at-large seats will be up for reelection two years from now in 2017.

  • In with the new

    Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers

    @thelancasternews.com

    As former Lancaster Fire Department member Hazel Cauthen stared at the city’s new high-tech Engine 4 parked inside Station 2 on Hubbard Drive, all he could do was shake his head and smile.

  • Bed race Saturday

    By Terri Ferguson Smith

    tsmith@thelancasternews.com

    Beds will again race down Main Street on Saturday, Aug. 8, as part of a fundraiser for the United Way.

    It’s the return of the annual bed parade and race for the United Way of Lancaster County, according to Melanie Outlaw, executive director.

  • Indian Land VFW named All American

    Indian Land VFW Post 12136

    After only one full year of operation, Indian Land Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12136 not only took top honors in South Carolina, but also earned All American recognition from the national VFW.

    The Indian Land post, chartered Feb. 22, 2014, began full operations July 1, 2014.

    It now boasts a 100 members, along with an active Ladies Auxiliary.

    The post garnered All State honors, the highest award a VFW post can receive at the S.C. VFW state convention June 6.

  • Shriner poker run Saturday

    Nancy Parsons

    Landmark News Service

    GREAT FALLS – The Great Falls-Kershaw Shrine Club will hold a poker run, “Rollin’ on the River,” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. Boats and bikes are welcome.

    Participants will pick up their cards at Creekside at Beaver Creek, Clear Water Cove Marina, Colonel Creek Boat Landing, 97 Kickstand, Wateree Creek at the mouth/red bank (boat on the water) and Dutchman Creek Marina.

  • Realignment puts LHS, IL in new classes

    The historic S.C. High School League’s realignment, which will begin with the 2016-17 school term, has the biggest impact on Lancaster and Indian Land high schools.
    The LHS Bruins, with the League’s first-ever five-class plan, will compete in Class AAAA, while Indian Land is moving to Class AAA in an all-new region.
    Lancaster, which competes in the Class AAA ranks under the present four-class system implemented with the 2014-15 school term after playing in Class AAAA,  will play in Region III-AAAA starting with the 2016-17 school year.