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Today's News

  • Alzheimer's car show surpasses $2,000 goal

    White Oak Manor raised $2,896 for the S.C. Alzheimer’s Association during the Cruise-In for Alzheimer’s and Walk-a-thon on Oct. 17.
    Alison Graves, White Oak actiivities director, had made a pact that if supporters could raise $2,000 before 7 p.m., she would allow her head to be shaved.  
    By 6 p.m., supporters had raised a little more than $2,200.
    “So yes, I’m bald,” Graves said..

  • Red Ventures incentives haven’t created local jobs

    I would like to respond to the article, “Red Ventures not hiring locals?,” in the Aug. 20 edition of The Lancaster News. The article mentioned that Red Ventures’ move would bring 1,000 new jobs to the Lancaster area. And now, one year later, with the countywide unemployment rate still about 15 percent, we learn that only 27 jobs have been awarded to local residents.

  • Hog Jam Committee grateful for support of this year's event

    The Hog Jam Committee would like to thank all of our sponsors who contributed to make the Hog Jam possible.
    The sponsors were Founders Federal Credit Union, Haile Gold Mine, the town of Kershaw, the Stevens Foundation, Baker Funeral Home, Robert Davis, First Palmetto, IGA, Kershaw Health, Kershaw News Era, The Lancaster News, Springs Memorial Hospital, Southern Properties, Thomas Drug Store, Harry K. Truesdale, Wachovia and Windstream.
    These businesses always donate to our projects and events and we appreciate their support in Kershaw.

  • Roberts plays big for LHS

     

       

    Antquavious Roberts quite likely isn’t the most well known Bruins’ player on the 2010 Lancaster High School football team.

    Most know him simply as “Q” Roberts.

  • Mayoral candidates agree and disagree

    The four Lancaster mayoral candidates answered similarly on some questions, but differed when it came to use of the city’s hospitality tax money.
    Their takes were apparently amusing as well, as audience members chuckled when the candidates debated the issues and argued why he or she is best suited for the position.
    Donnie Birchfield, City Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace, incumbent Mayor Joe Shaw and Mary Helen Yarborough agreed that the city:
    u Should support the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, in hopes of Lancaster becoming a college town

  • McCoy addresses police report issue

    A candidate for the state House District 44 seat responded Tuesday about a dispute he’s having over a payment for vehicle repairs.
    Republican candidate Rob McCoy, who is hoping to unseat Democratic incumbent Jimmy Neal, discussed a dispute over repairs he’s having with Lancaster’s Koss Motor Sports.
    The Lancaster News has received several anonymous calls over the last week about the dispute and a police report that was filed on the incident.

  • Saturday is night for trick and treats

    Trick-or-treaters usually have just one thing on their mind – which doors to knock on.
    But with Halloween falling on a Sunday this year, trick-or-treaters and their parents are wondering when they should collect their candy. Should they go Sunday or Saturday?
    Both the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and the Lancaster Police Department said Saturday is the official day for trick or treating.

  • Mayoral candidates headline last forum

    Attracting business to the city of Lancaster, supporting economic development and changing Lancaster to a college town were hot-button topics on Monday evening.
    The four candidates running for mayor of Lancaster discussed those issues and more as they appeared at the Before You Vote 2010 Candidate Forum at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.
    Incumbent Joe Shaw, Donnie Birchfield, City Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace and Mary Helen Yarborough are the mayoral candidates.

  • Downtown preps for arts draw

    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts annual Dark Arts Draw and adult costume contest is this Friday at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., Lancaster.
    The costume contest has three categories:  Best Dressed Man, Best Dressed Woman and Best Dressed Couple.
    The event starts at 5:30 p.m., with live music provided by jazz guitarist Ken Blinko. An exhibit featuring the “dark art” of various local and regional artists will be on display, and refreshments will be served.

  • Warm pound cake trumps fireworks

    If my daughter, Betty Jo, goes trick-or-treating on Saturday, her first stop will be the homes along Buford Circle, where homeowners like Robert Sistare and Diane Gaskin will greet them with sweet treats of every size and flavor.