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Today's News

  • District cuts about 38 jobs

    Some employees are losing their jobs due to funding cuts in the Lancaster County School District’s new budget.

    The school board adopted the $65.9 million budget for 2009-10 on Tuesday night. The vote was 5-0.

    Board members Peter Barry and Bobby Parker were absent.

    The budget calls for the elimination of nearly 38 positions, 25.5 of which are teaching posts.

    An assistant principal, two instructional specialists and six counselors will also be cut, said district finance director Tony Walker.

  • Rocky Creek Trail grand opening set

    GREAT FALLS - Sunlight sparkling on the flowing waters of Rocky Creek, birds singing in the stately hardwoods and the sound of water splashing over rocks are just a few of the pleasures that visitors will experience along the Rocky Creek Trail.

    The Great Falls Home Town Association and the town of Great Falls invite the public to celebrate the opening of the Rocky Creek Trail on Thursday.  

    The 3-mile trail, funded through a grant from the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism department, represents a small step towards the future Carolina Thread Trail.

  • Man shot while at nightclub

    A Lancaster man was shot in the buttocks at a local nightclub early Sunday.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, deputies responded to Grown Folks on Kershaw Camden Highway about 3:30 a.m. because of a shooting. When deputies arrived, they found the 25-year-old victim on his stomach near the road. The man told deputies that he had been shot by an unknown assailant in a black vehicle.

  • Honoring the Animals Day set for this weekend at USCL

    The role of animals in Native American culture will be the focus of a day-long event this weekend at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    Honoring the Animals Day begins at 9 p.m. Saturday and will be held at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building.

    The event will explore the relationship between animals and Native Americans, and the role of certain animals, particularly in Catawba and Cherokee Indian culture.

    The event is free and open to the public.

  • Mobile food banks begin delivery today in Kershaw

    Gathering on the front porch of the Springs House in downtown Lancaster, representatives from several local charitable organizations hoped to get the word out about a new county food initiative.

    The heads of the Springs Close Foundation, HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster, KARE (Kershaw Area Resource Exchange), Christian Services and the Lancaster County Council on Aging were on hand Thursday to discuss their collaborative efforts to eliminate hunger in the county.

  • Work effortless into daily routine

     No matter what your lifestyle, incorporating fitness into your daily schedule is easier and more natural than yothink. Here are a few suggestions that can help make yofit fitness into your daily routine. However, ask your doctor before engaging in strenuous physical activity 

    At work

    Walk, bike or jog to work once a week.

  • Impress Dad without breaking the bank

     

    Past generations turned to low-cost frozen dinners when the money got tight. These days, cutting back means skipping restaurants and cooking at home instead, according to Sloan Trends, which follows changes in eating habits.

    According to a recent report in Food Technology, 53 percent of consumers are cooking from scratch more frequently.

  • New Elks Lodge established

     

    A new Elks Lodge has been established in this area.

    The Fort Mill Elks Lodge No. 2859 was formally chartered  March 29.

    The group, which meets at the American Legion building in Fort Mill, already has 122 members from the Fort Mill/Indian Land area.

  • Breaking News Inspiration Networks denied tax exempt status

    The state of South Carolina has denied tax exempt status for Inspiration Networks City of Light campus in Lancaster County. Check back later for full story.

  • A step forward on courthouse

    Lancaster County Council held a special meeting Monday night to get an update on construction of the new courthouse.

    Chad Catledge of Lancaster’s Perception Builders and project architect Ashby Gressette of Stevenson Wilkinson discussed the plans. This included updates about the budget, design work and floor plans.