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Today's News

  • Walking home stirs childhood memories

    While vacationing in Maryland, I got one of those phone calls nobody likes.

    It seems that a hailstorm damaged the roof of our “Charlotte Road” home. 

    Somebody (not me) decided that I should make the trip back south by myself to check everything out and call the insurance company, if necessary.

    So much for my spring getaway. Sometimes this retirement gig ain’t all it’s cracked up to be.

  • Meet your Neighbor – Betty Knight

    Name: Betty Knight

    Age: 78

    Address: Flat Creek Road

    Family: Husband, the late Fred Knight; children, Ronnie Knight and Lynn Knight; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren

    Job: Homemaker

    Church: Hyde Park Baptist Church

    Hobbies: Cooking, crocheting and helping people

    Favorite book: The Bible

  • Papers win 8 awards

    The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway brought home a total of eight awards during this year’s 2010 Landmark Community Newspapers (LCNI) Editorial Contest.

    LCNI, of Shelbyville, Ky., is the parent company of both newspapers and the annual editorial contest includes entries from newspapers across the country.

    Stories entered in the contest ran during the 2010 calendar year.

    In all, The Lancaster News won a total of seven awards in the Tri/Semiweekly division, including three first-place wins. 

  • Traffic calming policy approved

    No speed limits, narrow roads and speeding motorists have some residents wondering how to keep their neighborhoods safe.

    After receiving several requests to slow down traffic in various areas throughout the county, Lancaster County Council discussed enacting a traffic calming policy at its May 9 meeting. 

    Deputy County Administrator Jeff Naftal said the policy would establish a process for county staff to use when they receive a request to help slow down traffic in a specific neighborhood. 

  • Andrew Jackson’s Robinson beats odds to earn his diploma

    Isaac Robinson heard the doubts. He felt the negative energy and was the topic of conversation among naysayers at Andrew Jackson High School. 

    Those people are often called “haters,” but Robinson also saw them as motivators. 

    Robinson, 18, who will graduate Friday from AJHS, faced quite an uphill climb to get to this point. 

  • Kershaw planning 2011-12 budget at special meeting

    KERSHAW – Kershaw residents may see an increase in their water rates as officials begin serious discussion about the town’s 2011-12 budget. 

    Town Administrator Tony Starnes shared preliminary figures with council members during Monday’s meeting.

    A first draft shows the town’s general fund budget for the next fiscal year at $1.17 million. That’s down from the $1.14 million budgeted for 2010-11. 

  • Teens win statewide contest

    Staff reports

    A teen group at the Del Webb Library at Indian Land won a statewide teen video contest

    The S.C. State Library, along with the nationwide Collaborative Summer Library Program, recently hosted a teen video contest. The videos were to promote this year’s teen summer reading theme, “You Are Here.” 

  • Police continue search for armed robber

    Police are still searching for a man who robbed two other men at gunpoint outside a Lancaster home. 

    Lancaster police officers responded to reports of an armed robbery near a Nichols Road home in the early morning hours of May 10. 

    When officers arrived at the scene at about 2:05 a.m., they searched for anyone walking nearby who could be a suspect since they didn’t have a description of the robber at the time, according to a police department incident report. 

  • P-31 seniors edge juniors

     

       

    For an exhibition game, this one didn’t lack for excitement.

  • 'D' nets 'W' in Bruins' spring game

     

       

    The day belonged to the defense in the annual Lancaster High School spring football game at Memorial Stadium on Friday afternoon.