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Today's News

  • Humane Society to dedicate sign Saturday at ceremony

    The Humane Society of Lancaster SC has raised money for a new sign for the Lancaster County Animal Shelter in hopes of raising the visibility of the shelter off Lynwood Drive.

    “Not too many people even know that we have a county-run animal shelter, or if they do, they are not sure of exactly where it is,” said Humane Society president Mary Reimers. “The street sign erected by  the S.C. Department of Transportation is woefully lacking as to size and content.”

  • Beckham is top new teacher

    Josh Beckham, a second-year teacher at South Middle School, says the classroom is where he belongs.

    Beckham worked for Founders Federal Credit Union as a sales representative after graduating college. Though the job allowed him to travel and meet people daily, he said he knew God was steering him in another direction.

    So the Lancaster native started an alternative certification and began teaching history at South Middle last year. His first year went so well, the Lancaster County School District honored him in a big way.

  • Boo Fun Fest promises good, safe Halloween tricks, treats

    A fun Halloween event for children is coming along as planned, though organizers say they still need more volunteers.

    The Boo Fun Fest, now a function of See Lancaster SC, gives area youth a Halloween alternative to going door-to-door trick-or-treating.

    The event, from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31, will be held on the City Hall parking lot that faces the Springs House. Activities include a trackless train, various games and opportunities for the children to collect candy in a controlled environment without the potential risks of trick-or-treating door-to-door.

  • Initiative brings biomedical course to ILHS

    INDIAN LAND – A person is on the ground dead, and it’s your job to figure out how long the body has been there and what lead to the death.

    What are all the parts of the digestive system and what should you be aware of when treating a diabetic patient?

    The answers to those inquiries and more are being unraveled this semester in Jill Haun’s classroom at Indian Land High School.

  • City awards $685,000 construction project

    The city of Lancaster is moving forward in its efforts to upgrade its solid waste transfer station.

    City Council voted unanimously Oct. 13 to award the bid for the project to Loveless Commercial Contracting Inc. for $685,662.

    Council also decided to pay $35,750 to W.K. Dickson for administration and part-time oversight of the project.

    The total cost of the project is estimated at $925,000. That cost includes a contingency, which was recommended by city finance director Jim Wilson.

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  • Teacher to bring history to life with $2,000 grant

    A local educator has been recognized with a national award for bringing innovative ideas to the classroom.

    Hope Figuero, a fourth-grade teacher at Erwin Elementary School, is one of 100 winners of the 2009 Unsung Heroes award program sponsored by financial institution ING.

    ING recognized those teachers for developing innovative programs and incorporating them into lessons.

    Figuero, who also received a $2,000 grant, was presented her award earlier this month.

  • YMCA looking at Indian Land

    INDIAN LAND – Moe Bell wants to find a way to bring the YMCA to the Panhandle.

    Bell, chief executive officer of the Upper Palmetto YMCA, has been closely watching the rapid growth of Indian Land, from its expansive housing developments to its commercial and retail centers. With all the progress the area has made over the last few years, Bell says it’s time the YMCA set up shop in Indian Land.

  • Watching people keeps me occupied

    I was in a Saturday afternoon rut. Me and my buddies had done about everything there was to be done.

    Of course, the recent battle I waged against the Rogers’ boys on Market Street didn’t help. Mama had me on a short leash.

    What started as a mud ball fight ended up in full-blown warfare after somebody put a rock inside a mud ball.

    And it found its mark, too. I took a direct hit; the mud ball popped me square in the mouth, drawing blood from one lip and chipping a front tooth.

    The outcome of that battles was two “nevers.”

  • Teens arrested after fight at American Legion building

    Seven teenagers were arrested after a fight at a party at the American Legion building on Oct. 10.

    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, an officer went to the American Legion building shortly after midnight Oct. 10 to walk through the building.

    A woman hosting a dance there said she did not want the police there, that Crime Prevention, a private company, was working security at the dance.

  • See Lancaster to unveil ornament

    See Lancaster SC and the city of Lancaster are pleased to announce the unveiling of the 10th series of the Lancaster Christmas Ornament.

    See Lancaster is hosting the event at its offices at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., from  5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday to unveil the new ornament.

    The first ornament in the series was released in 2000. Each year, the ornaments feature one of Lancaster County’s historic places.