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Today's News

  • No one stung in sting

    A recent alcohol enforcement sting by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office turned out not to be a sting at all because no one got stung.

    Sheriff’s deputies conducted an operation on Sept. 21 to see whether local convenience stores were checking the identification of people trying to buy alcohol. A person underage working undercover with the sheriff’s office attempted to buy alcohol at stores in the county.

  • Lions foil Warriors' senior night with win

    INDIAN LAND The Lewisville Lions played the spoiler Friday night, putting a damper on Indian Land High School’s senior football night.

    The Lions posted a 22-15 win over the Warriors.

    IL’s troubles began early as the Lions recovered a Warriors’ fumble on the opening kickoff to trigger the Lions’ first points.

    Turnovers and penalties stifled the Warriors’ hopes as three turnovers led to nine Lions’ points.

  • H1N1 vaccine will be available soon

    Julie Graham can tell you about the nasty effects of H1N1, or swine flu.

    The Van Wyck resident was diagnosed with the virus right after her two young children came down with it.

    Her daughter, Rachel, 2, and 7-month-old son, Stuart, both experienced fatigue and high fever. Graham herself suffered from a high fever and a headache like she never felt before.

    “It felt like I got hit by a brick wall,” Graham said. “My head hurt horribly.”

  • Rub of the Green reset for Thursday

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Rub of the Green” golf tournament and the fall Business After Hours was postponed earlier this week and reset for Thursday at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The tournament has a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Space is limited to 88 golfers.

    Any registrants unable to play on the new date are asked to contact the chamber office to request a refund of the entry fees paid.

    The 2009 tournament, presented by Founders Federal Credit Union, has a host of new features and plenty of fun for participants.

  • Series offers vendors a chance to sell crafts, goods downtown

    Because of last year’s success, the Lancaster Street Market is coming to downtown for its second series of Saturday events.

    The street market gives vendors a chance to sell their handmade and handcrafted goods. Jewelry makers, bakers and craft workers are some of the artisans who participate in the market, which will be held on the first Saturday of each month.

    It will run from 10 and 4 p.m. those days on the green space at Main and Gay streets.

    The street market dates for 2009 are May 2, June 6, July 4, Aug. 1, Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5.

  • Kershaw officials hope to move in new Town Hall next month

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Councilman Wade Hunter said the town’s new Town Hall will be something its residents will enjoy for years to come.

    There will be the convenience of the drive-through on one side of the building. At the old town hall, built on the same spot on Hampton Street, customers had to get out to pay their water bills.

    Town Administrator Tony Starnes and his staff will no doubt enjoy their new digs, where the floors won’t flood and the roof won’t leak when it rains.

  • How much has been spent on two courthouse buildings?

    The sight of orange cones, construction equipment and crews at work on two courthouse projects in downtown Lancaster have some residents wondering: How much do these projects cost?

    County Administrator Steve Willis fielded that question at County Council’s meeting Monday.

  • LHS band playing 'Motown Woodstock' this season

    The Lancaster High School marching band members played their instruments with force and pride. They marched with precision and even went back to fix mistakes that may have occurred.

    Everything seemed normal at a recent marching band practice – except one thing: The man guiding the ship was missing.

    Band director John Rhodes has been out on sick leave for the last few weeks. Despite his absence, the band remains determined to perform well this competition season.

  • Water disinfection process on hold

    The start of a new water treatment process designed to eliminate contaminates in the county water supply has been delayed.

    Mike Bailes, director of Catawba River Water Treatment Plant, said the new treatment process, originally scheduled to begin in September, has been delayed due to problems in obtaining a permit from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control to allow the plant to install special waterlines to accommodate the new process.

  • Barbecue the featured attraction at Hog Jam

    KERSHAW – The wooden, pink piggy signs are everywhere, reminding folks with a taste for barbecue to attend Kershaw’s Hog Jam on Friday and Saturday.

    The fourth annual barbecue festival will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The cook-off event will not be held this year, due to a low response from the teams that compete for prize money, organizers say.

    But all barbecue cookers who wish to set up as a food vendor are invited, and a trophy will be given to the top four people’s choices, based on a panel of anonymous judges.