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Today's News

  • Hospital an outstanding health-care institution

    On March 18, 1970, as treasurer of Springs Foundation, I wrote the final checks to pay the contractor for the construction of Springs Memorial Hospital.

    The total cost paid by the foundation exceeded $12 million, and it was the largest gift Springs Foundation has ever made. All of these funds were provided by the Springs Close family and were processed through Springs Foundation.

    In 1970, little did any of us know what this outstanding health institution would come to mean to Lancaster and the surrounding area.

  • Moore receives glowing review from school board

    Lancaster County Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore received an outstanding grade in seven areas in his annual evaluation from the school board.

    School board Chairwoman Charlene McGriff discussed Moore’s 2009 evaluation at the school board’s meeting Tuesday night.

    “We applaud your tireless efforts to improve district operations, to visit classrooms in all our schools and to provide leadership at every level,” McGriff said, reading from a letter to Moore on the annual evaluation.

  • U.W. effort reflects concern for others

    The United Way of Lancaster County’s 2008-09 campaign fell shy of its $425,000 goal, but the overall effort was a plus.

    The economic downturn and rising unemployment had a major impact on annual UW giving, but pledges totaled $410,184.

    Carolyn Petroski, interim executive director for the United Way of Lancaster County, said she was pleased with the campaign results.

  • Open letter to Inspiration Ministries

    Dear brothers/sisters in Christ:

    It is with sadness of heart that I read the negative publicity concerning the City of Light, located in Indian Land.

    My concern is for the integrity of the Christian witness to the world and the glorification of our Lord Jesus and the edification of the saints in the eyes of man.

  • State forester discusses Horry County wildfire

    A forecast for dry, windy and hot days will always increase the chance for wildfires.

    Accooring to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a wildfire is an uncontrollable fire spreading through vegetative fuels that exposes and possibly consumes structures in its path. They often begin unnoticed, spread quickly and are usually signaled by dense smoke that fills the area for miles around.

  • Pets benefit from kindness of residents

    The Humane Society of Lancaster would like to thank the many people who have helped us this past year. Their generosity has kept us going and made the lives of countless furry friends more bearable. There are too many to list, but you all know who you are.

    We appreciate all who donated their time, energy and money – even in these hard economic times. But our four-legged friends appreciate it even more.

  • Crenshaw's 35 highlights junior golfers' return at Bermuda Run

    Garrett Crenshaw paced play as the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association returned to action after its annual mid-season break.

    Crenshaw, in the boys 10-12 age division, registered the chapter’s first sub-par showing for the 2009 season. Crenshaw shot a 35 over nine holes from the red tees.

    Crenshaw’s effort included an eagle and three birdies.

    Crenshaw’s effort pushed him to second overall in the points with 58.

  • Palmetto Lightning hooping it up in national tournament

    The Palmetto Lightning, a 10-under girls basketball team of Kershaw and Lancaster area players, are going strong in the Youth Basketball of America (YBOA) national championship tournament in Polk County, Fla.

    The Lightning, led by coaches Derek Vick and Jonathan Scott, rolled to their second straight win in pool play, taking a 35-23 win over the Georgia Xtreme on Tuesday morning.

    Elizabeth Scott, who hit eight first-half points, led the Lightning with 10 points.

  • Baker's win part of LMS exciting night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway featured an exciting night at the track Saturday.

    Austin Baker captured the checkers in the Young Guns main event to open action at the half-mile dirt oval. It was a spirited battle that took place between Baker and divisional rivals Nathan Geist and Andrew Yandle.

    Geist appeared to be well on his way to his first-ever dirt track win. The drivers battled often two- and three-wide en route to a thriller for the fans.

    Baker was the winner, Geist second, Yandle third, Brandan Blackmon fourth and Josh Langley fifth.

  • Ozone stars rally to stay alive in tourney

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone stars stayed alive in their quest for the district championship with an exciting 10-9 win over host Lockhart on Friday night.

    The Lancaster stars captured the extra-inning win in the eighth inning when Quadarius Fair singled home Deuce Dunlap for the winning run. Dunlap, who had three hits and drove in a run, drew a walk to open the rally and then stole second and third. Fair, who had two hits and a pair of RBIs, then singled home Dunlap to cap the win.