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Today's News

  • Links battles highlight play in annual Roy Small championship

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association wrapped up its 2015 tournament season with the two-day Roy Small Junior Championship at the Lancaster Golf Club on July 27-28.
    The tournament is held in memory of the late Mr. Small, a Lancaster Athletic Hall of Famer and an avid supporter of junior golf in his lifetime.
    The season-ending tournament featured a host of links battles to decide age division crowns and chapter all-stars.
    Trey Crenshaw captured the boys 10-12 age division, shooting a 75 (36-39) over two-days for an eight-shot win.

  • Nelson to lead LHS boys soccer

    The Lancaster High School boys soccer program will be under new leadership with the 2016 season.
    Adam Nelson, an assistant in the LHS program, has been promoted to head coach.
    Nelson replaces Alex Tarque, who coached the LHS Bruins for three seasons, after he announced he was moving to lead the Andrew Jackson High School boys soccer program.
    Nelson, who served under Tarque, said he’s ready to lead the Bruins’ soccer program.

  • ‘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.