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Today's News

  • Hilliard leaves legacy of caring

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    HEATH SPRINGS – Jannette Hilliard had long been regarded as a ceremonial leader for Heath Springs.
    The former councilwoman advocated for the town wherever she went and always spearheaded plans for its seasonal parades and festivals.
    Colleagues and family say it seems as if she was born with a great amount of patriotism and desire to serve her community. They also say her hard-working and kind spirit will be sorely missed.

  • Man pleads guilty

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man was sentenced to 15 years in prison this week for the armed robbery of a local convenience store in 2009.
    Antonio Dupree Leach, 23, 363-B Knollwood Apartments, pleaded guilty this week to armed robbery in connection with a June 6, 2009, incident at the Stop-N-Shop convenience store on McIlwain Road in Lancaster. Leach received a 15-year sentence from Judge Brooks Goldsmith.

  • USCL graduation on Saturday

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    There’s going to be a whole lot of happy folks over at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster this Saturday as the college celebrates the graduating class of 2011 during its annual commencement exercises.
    Scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m., the graduation will be held in Bundy Auditorium in the Bradley Arts & Sciences Building.
    In addition to students finishing up this month, Saturday’s graduation will include students who completed their degree requirements in August and December.

  • Treatment plant upgrade near completion

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The city of Lancaster has agreed to buy another piece of equipment that will go toward upgrades at its wastewater treatment plant.
    City Council voted 6-0 at its meeting Tuesday to approve the request for a variable frequency drive (VFD), which allows for pressure control of the non-drinkable water system at the treatment plant.  
    Councilman Gonzie Mackey was not at the meeting.

  • Lancaster woman wins $100,000

    From Release
    Lancaster resident Christine Jackson is in the market for a new home. She secured her down payment cashing in a lottery ticket worth $100,000.
    Jackson won the prize on April 22. She was headed home from work at Tyson Foods when she stopped at Family Food Store at 715 S. Market St. for a lottery ticket. She scratched the Bass Pro Shops® card in her car.
    “I forgot where I was,” she told lottery officials when it was revealed she won $100,000.

  • 'The Veteran in Your Life' essay contest – Ron Wiseman

    Editor’s note – Each Friday in April, The Lancaster News is publishing the winning essays from “The Veteran in Your Life” essay contest sponsored by the Lancaster County Veterans Affairs Office as part of National County Government Month. The theme is “Serving Our Veterans, Armed Forces and Their Families.” Four winners (elementary school, middle school, high school and grand prize) will be selected and announced.

    Ron Wiseman

  • Lawn Candy


    Forty-five years in the making, Vivian Ferguson’s yard at 601 Laurel Court is a  sight to behold.
    After careful planning and lots of tender loving care, her yard is now a true showplace filled with a wide variety of perennials, trees and shrubs that offer colorful blooms year round.
    If you’ve driven along Woodland Drive near Lancaster High School, you’ve probably noticed it, especially in the spring.  

  • Postseason success is Gamecocks' grid focus

    FORT LAWN – Postseason success is the next quest for the University of South Carolina football team.

    That was the message USC assistant head coach Ellis Johnson had for a gathering of 128 Gamecock fans at the annual Lancaster County Gamecock Club spring meeting at the Catawba Fish Camp on Monday night.

  • Lancers sign Lady Vols soccer pair

     

       

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers women’s soccer coaches have been busy in the last week, signing area players for the USCL program.

  • Lady Bruins edge AJ girls

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins capped regular-season play with a 13-12 road win over county foe Andrew Jackson on Tuesday night.

    Erin Walker worked 6.5 innings and allowed 17 hits and hit a batter. She fanned five. Katy Ghent went .5 innings and walked two.