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Today's News

  • Creative school fundraiser? Let parents give directly to schools

    A federal nutrition program that places new restrictions on snacks and beverages sold in schools also provides an opportunity for some fresh thinking about school fundraisers.

    As reported by The State newspaper recently, The Smart Snacks in Schools program creates a dilemma: how will schools raise private dollars if they can no longer sell snack foods?

    How creative would it be simply to stop selling?

  • Inaction council impacts our local pets

    I have been reading and watching Lancaster County Council’s 1-cent tax debacle and all I can say is it is a fiasco from start to finish.

    It seems the county is playing “Johnny come lately,” as is their usual mode of operation. Wait until the problem is so severe that only a rushed-through agenda with a poorly thought-out plan is their only way out.

  • Library board to reconsider policy on meeting room use

    The Lancaster County Library Board has agreed to take another look at a policy banning after-hours meetings at local libraries by outside groups and will call a special meeting to announce what it finds.

  • Citizen’s tip leads to drug arrest

     A Lancaster man was arrested July 28 following a citizen’s tip to authorities of suspected drug dealing.

    Cornelious Joe Winchester Jr., 48, 601 W. Meeting St., was charged with trafficking heroin and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

    The arrest came as investigators were conducting surveillance on Winchester outside his home after receiving the tip, the report said. 

  • Stolen car found submerged in pond

     A 911 call led authorities to a stolen car found submerged in a Lancaster pond last month. 

    Deputies responded at 8:48 p.m. July 16 to the 2300 block of Gateway Drive in the Edgewater subdivision about a report of a vehicle found in a pond, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

    Deputies spoke with two men at the scene who said that while they were driving past the pond, they noticed the top of a car poking up from the middle of the water.

  • Best Burgers in the South

    All the world’s problems could be solved in the small back room tucked away behind the counter at Sambo’s 903 Diner and Drive-In on Flat Creek Road. Steeped in the sound of crackling grease, nobody is a stranger here for long.
    For 45 years, local residents have celebrated anniversaries, proposals and birthdays – one woman even went into labor – over roast pork sandwiches and hand-cut french fries with Sambo Faile behind the cash register.

  • Rain washes out action at Speedway

     

    Lancaster Super Speedway suffered another race out this past Saturday, Aug. 2 as heavy rain on Friday and throughout the day on Saturday forced speedway officials to cancel the race.

  • Hinkle, Sowell shine in Small field

     

    Brady Hinkle and Logan Sowell continued their stellar play as the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association capped its 2014 season with the two-day Roy Small Junior Championship at the Lancaster Golf Club on July 28-29.

  • Coaches see early progress

     

    Early prep football practices have Lancaster County coaches with an upbeat feeling.

    Preseason workouts opened Friday, Aug. 1 and teams have progressed to the point they are ready to begin full contact and open their scrimmage schedules.

  • Business Briefcase 8-6-14

    IL business hosts family fun day
    PRO Martial Arts, 8390 Charlotte Highway, Suite 104 in the Cross Creek Shopping Center, Indian Land, will host a free family fun day from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8.
    Families are encouraged to take a mini class, learn a self defense move from the ARMOR program, enjoy local food and walk away with a party favor bag. Spin the prize wheel for a new backpack, pizza party, T-shirts, gift cards and a reusable string bag. For details, call (803) 403-9693.
    Mackey offers health programs