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Today's News

  • Out of the Earth

    Sherry Archie

    For The Lancaster News

    The Haires built their home in 1970. Many of the original boxwoods and hollies kept neatly trimmed continue to thrive in the yard – a direct result of Judy’s green thumb.

    “Growing plants has always been easy for me,” Judy said. “Many times I have just stuck a small cutting from a plant in the ground and it really takes off.”

  • I could use a little ‘mow money’

    In another realm, I was a ball of fire, always full of energy.

    Why, I took on all kinds of projects and tasks of all sorts and sizes around our Charlotte Road Camelot.

    Now, I get up in the morning with the best intentions of getting our yard in better shape.

    No, I don’t mean that blue ribbon, Yard-of-the-Month frenzy.

    While I enjoy lookin’ at the pictures, once you win that distinction, you are under pressure and the lawn is under neighborhood microscope.

  • Griffen new ILES assistant principal

     A Fort Mill fifth-grade teacher with family ties to Indian Land has been named assistant principal at Indian Land Elementary School. 

    Jad Griffen, a teacher at Fort Mill’s Pleasant Knoll Elementary, was pegged to fill the position vacated by former ILES Assistant Principal Steven Puckett, who was named principal of the Harrisburg Elementary School.

    Griffen’s first official day on the job is July 28.

  • Work at Harrisburg Elementary site at brisk pace

    INDIAN LAND – Harrisburg Elementary School project manager Jimmy Wilhide of Moseley Architects said after some concern about rain and other delays in the past two months, work on the school is moving at a brisk pace in anticipation of the August opening. 

    Wilhide said contractors would begin pouring asphalt at the school Wednesday June 25. 

    The project’s final stage inspection is scheduled for July 10, he said, with furniture move-in set to begin July 14. 

  • City’s home garbage service is in the red

     Lancaster City Council members and a city employee literally talked trash to each other during a meeting Tuesday, June 24. 

    Marty Cauthen, director of sanitation and maintenance operations, told the council the municipality will lose about $250,000 in its residential garbage operation unless steps are taken to modify services or increase fees for services.

    “We can’t continue to operate and lose this much money,” he said.

  • United Way exceeds campaign

     

    The United Way of Lancaster County celebrated its 2013-14 campaign finale Thursday, June 19, at The Coker Ranch.

    About 80 donors and volunteers attended the barbecue, where  United Way announced its 2013-14 pledge total and presented awards to its donors, businesses and volunteers in various categories.  

  • Tempers flare at special meeting

    There were more questions than answers at a special called meeting of Lancaster County Council on Friday, June 27, to discuss funding for Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. 

    Among the questions were why was Lancaster County rejected from the I-77 Alliance?

    Did a secret recording take place during an executive session of an Alliance meeting?

    Will the county reinstate the frozen LCEDC funds?

  • Angels National all-stars fall short in district play

     

    Host Chester played the spoiler as it defeated the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Dixie Softball Angels National League all-star softball team Thursday, June 26.

    The National Angels, ages ages 9-10, were eliminated from the Dixie Softball District 2 tournament with the loss to Chester.

  • P-31 seniors seeking to rebound

     

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior squad will seek to get back on track in League V American Legion baseball play with a home twin bill with Clover Post 38 on Monday, June 30.

    Lancaster, 3-5 in League V play, had a tough week as it dropped three games.

  • Evans nets second win in LJGA play

     

    Baylee Evans posted her second straight win in the girls 14-18 age division of the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association tournament Monday, June 23.

    The chapter played a split tournament with the age 13-over golfers competing at the Edgewater Golf Club and the 12-under golfers playing at the Lancaster Golf Club.