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Today's News

  • Golf league awards scholarships

    The Tri-County Golf League recently announced the winners of its first-ever scholarship program.

    The recipients, all 2010 high school graduates, are Jalesa Campbell, James Holmes and Steven Stroud.

    • Campbell graduated from Chester High School and will attend Claflin University in Orangeburg.

    • Holmes graduated from Great Falls High School and will attend Lander University in Greenwood.

    • Stroud graduated from York Comprehensive High School and will attend Presbyterian College in Clinton.

  • Woman reports home invasion

    A Lancaster woman told sheriff’s deputies that two men forced their way into her Logo Street home and stole her money early Saturday.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the woman said she heard a knock at her door about 2:45 a.m., and when she opened it, a man shoved a gun in her face and he and another man pushed their way into her home.

    One of the men told her that he knew she had money and demanded that she give it to them or he would shoot her.

  • Police reports - June 9

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • A Lancaster man was arrested on several charges after a traffic stop on S.C. 9 Bypass early Saturday.

    Gonza Leevenzie Mackey, 26, 409 Glenwood Ave., was charged with carrying a pistol, failure to stop for blue lights and driving under the influence.

    According to the report, about 3:40 a.m., an officer saw a truck that was smoking heavily run a red light at Crestfield Drive and the bypass then make a left turn.

  • 2010 Hurricane Guide now available

    COLUMBIA – The S.C. Emergency Management Division’s 2010 South Carolina Hurricane Guide is now available in English and Spanish for the entire six-month hurricane season at www.scemd.org.

    The guide is the only officially recognized hurricane preparedness guide for South Carolina and is valid for the 2010 hurricane season, which lasts from June 1 to Nov. 30.

  • Arts and sciences camps offer affordable fun times

    There are new and exciting classes being offered for the annual Lancaster County Council of the Arts’ summer arts and sciences camps this year.

    Children in Lancaster County have a great opportunity to attend an affordable week-long summer camp and learn more about the arts in their own communities. The Council of the Arts is holding its annual summer camp sessions around the county in July and August.

    The camps are:

    • Lancaster – July 12-16, First United Methodist Church

  • Hal Crenshaw Jr. strives to improve habitat for quail, turkeys

    Every time Hal Crenshaw looks across the somewhat overgrown field in the middle of an 850-acre tract of private property just off Stacks Road in the Tabernacle community, he knows there is a better way.

    Appearances can be deceiving. That field, with its mixture of red clover, chicory, switchgrass and other prairie grasses is part of finding that better way. It’s not a barren field; it’s a field of dreams.

    An avid outdoorsman, Crenshaw recalls some 35 years ago when this field and many like it were teeming with wildlife.

  • Chamber program to be hosted at Edgewater

    Members of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce are invited to come and see the developments under way at the Edgewater community at this month’s Business After Hours.

    The community is located south of Lancaster on Catawba Ridge Boulevard.

    The event will be held at the Edgewater Club House from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The program is presented by Tribute Homes. During the evening, attendees are invited to take a golf cart tour of the development, including a model home.

  • Busy hurricane season forecast

    The waters of the Atlantic basin are already warmer than normal and weather forecasters are predicting record warm waters before the year is up.

    That signals an active hurricane season, according The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center.

    The NOAA issued its 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook on May 27.

    The forecast calls for an 85 percent chance of an above-normal hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.

  • Courthouse restoration project winding down

    The new plaster is almost dry and workers are putting the finishing touches on the restoration of the historic Lancaster County Courthouse.

    The walls are no longer black and stripped of their plaster and smelling of acrid smoke and mildew.

    Today, they are gleaming white and simply smell new. But contractors and architect Jody Munnerlyn have worked hard to restore the courthouse to its old glory – the days of 1820s when it was designed by Charleston-born architect Robert Mills.

  • A very old Good Book

    There’s a rocking chair next to the fireplace in Bob and Fran Bundy’s home.

    But this isn’t just any cane-bottomed antique.

    It belonged to Fran’s great- great-grandfather, David M. Johnston. Above the fireplace hangs a framed, hand-stitched South Carolina state flag that was a gift from a group of Barnwell students, given to David’s grandson and Fran’s grandfather, Horace Johnston Crouch.

    Every one of the Bundy’s antiques are personal mementos that weave a family story.