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Today's News

  • Woman hurt avoiding deer on highway

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    An attempt to avoid an accident with a deer led to a trip to the emergency room for a Lancaster woman involved in a single-car accident Wednesday morning.
    The accident occurred about 5:30 a.m. as Tammy Starnes, 42, of Old Woodlawn Road, drove southbound on McIlwain Road, S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said.
    Elder said Starnes swerved to avoid a deer that stepped out in front of her 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser, ran off the left side of the road and hit a tree.

  • Changes to affect HS rec teams

     Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     Folks in the Heath Springs area still have a chance to voice concerns about proposed changes that will affect recreation teams there.
    Sherry Wilson, director of Lancaster County Parks and Recreation, said talks began over the summer about consolidating the Heath Springs programs into the Andrew Jackson system in Kershaw.
    That area has seen minimal participation compared to other parts of the county. For instance, there were only enough registrants to field teams in T-ball and fall soccer.

  • Elgin Grammar students gather for reunion

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews
    A few leaves are falling from the big water oak tree in front of the picnic shelter at St. Luke United Methodist Church.
    The tree has started to shed its foliage, a sure sign that cold winter days are ahead.
    In no time at all, all of its slivered-shaped hardwood leaves will be gone, just like the Elgin Grammar School building that it used to provide shade for.    
    But the love of that small community schoolhouse and the friendships made there never fade with the seasons.

  • BHS' Duncan plays big

     

       

    BUFORD – Don’t be fooled by the size of Buford High School senior defensive end Donnie Duncan.

    Duncan, at 5-10, 180 pounds, plays big for the Yellow Jackets.

  • Lady Warriors top Lady Vols for title

     

       

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors bounced back in the rubber match to down Andrew Jackson to capture the Region IV-AA volleyball title in a special play-off match Wednesday night at the Lancaster High gym.

  • Coaches salute Lancaster's Williams

     

       

    Lancaster High School senior quarterback Shaq Williams was the lone Lancaster County player honored at the weekly meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association.

  • Gladys Bell Duncan, 87

    Gladys Bell Duncan, 87

    Gladys Bell Duncan, 87, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011.  

    She was the daughter of late James and Annie Bell Reeves Duncan.

    Survivors include a sister, Mildred Duncan McGriff of Orangeburg; and a special care giver, Dorothy Ann Isreal of Lancaster.

    Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Crawford Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Gary Steven and Bishop Walker Tucker.

  • Creating jobs top priority

    If you travel early mornings on White Street during the work week, you can see them. Dawn has barely faded and they’re already lined up, waiting for the doors to open to the S.C. Employment Security Commission.

  • We should show support for our local congressman

    As I wander around our area (the Panhandle and Lancaster), listening and talking to all different types of people, I am coming across a universal thread of discontent. Some of it legitimate (based on the wants and needs of the individual), some just complaining.
    It’s time that we put aside our allegiances to party, etc., and remember that we are Americans first. The labels that we all seem to love are just getting in the way.

  • Country ham a true jewel of the South

    Some things don’t need fixing and can’t be improved on.

    Take country ham, for instance.

    I’ll wager your mouth is watering right now. 

    To me, country ham is the ultimate ingredient of Southern cuisine. Molasses finishes a close second.

    Forget the macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, meatloaf and mashed ’taters. I’ll take country ham every time.