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Today's News

  • United Way expands networking system

    By Nita Brown
    For The Lancaster News
    The United Way of Lancaster County has expanded its networking efforts by asking the local faith community to get more actively involved.
    At its monthly inter-agency luncheon Jan. 20, representatives from service agencies and nonprofit organizations were joined by pastors and leaders from a number of churches in the community.
    Some churches already offer help in a variety of ways. Others came to see how they could help meet needs.

  • Kershaw NAACP annual banquet set for Saturday

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     KERSHAW – A high-achieving business manager is coming to Kershaw this weekend for a special annual event.
    The Kershaw branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is holding its 31st annual banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Andrew Jackson Recreation Center, 6354 N. Matson St. in Kershaw.  
    Gilbert E. Cargill, who once worked in sales management for IBM, will be the guest speaker for the event, which raises money for the NAACP.  

  • Seven arrested in gambling machine sting

     

    Seven people were arrested March 1 in a joint sting for operating gambling machines in the county. 

  • IL Middle School shows its character

    Indian Land Middle School has character and it has the awards to prove it.
    IL Middle School was recently selected as a S.C. School of Character for the second consecutive year.
    The School of Character designation is presented by the S.C. Department of Education for outstanding school climate and academic performance.
    The school’s latest award is special in that Indian Land Middle was the only state school to earn the prestigious honor.
    The School of Character designation is good for three years before the school must reapply.

  • Mound of garbage won’t improve our economy

    There has been much written concerning Griffin Brothers Enterprises and its proposal for a solid waste landfill on the site on Mineral Mining Road where they already have an industrial landfill.
    One of their proposed enticements to Lancaster County officials was the olive branch of a $20 million investment and the promise of creating 15-20 permanent jobs for Lancaster residents at minimum wages mostly.
    Imagine, Lancaster residents being the proud owners of $20 million worth of household garbage and lots of that hauled in from North Carolina.

  • Chester native presents ‘Southern Cold Warrior’

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service
    CHESTER – When people think of a long-serving, influential 5th Congressional District representative, the name John Spratt probably comes to mind. Long before Spratt served, and before he was even born, James P. Richards rose to national prominence as a congressman from Liberty Hill.

  • Going for the Gold

    Summer is just around the corner, which means children will be looking for things to do outside.     

    Lancaster High School senior Holly Ellis may be 17, but she’s never forgotten how much fun a slide can be.

    Ellis is making sure that a special group of children have the chance for a little swing set adventure, too. 

    A member of Girl Scout Troop 3671, sponsored by St. Luke United Methodist Church, Ellis just completed a playground at Family Promise of Lancaster to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award.

  • Remember When: My first phone cost less

    Gettin’ the word out is always important.

    Today’s cell phones and palm pilots are far advanced of my first one. They’re more expensive, too.

    Me and one of the fellas managed to make it home from Mackey’s Drug Store with a couple of Dixie Cups.

    Thanks to a block of Gulf Sealing Wax and a short piece of kite string, we were jabbering away in no time.

    Alexander Graham Bell would be impressed with our choice of raw materials. We knew that a waxed kite string offers the best reception. 

  • Meet Your Neighbors – Paul Neal

    Age: 83

    Address: Pensacola, Fla.

    Family: Wife, the late Donnis Boyle Neal; two children, Merrio Neal Barton and Paul Neal Jr.; five grandchildren, Austen Neal, Alex Neal, Katie Neal, Sarah Neal and the late David Neal

    Job: Retired U.S. Navy officer; I served on nine ships during World War II, Korea and Vietnam (32 years)

    Favorite food: Shrimp

    Favorite getaways: Hawaii and Marco Island, Fla.

  • Officers save man's life

    Three deputies and a city police officer have been credited with saving a man’s life last month. 

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies Jason Catoe, Craig Lilly, Spencer McInvaille and Lancaster Police Department Sgt. Dale Johnson were recently honored by for their lifesaving efforts in the early morning hours of Feb. 25.

    About 4:30 a.m. that day, Lilly and McInvaille responded to a 911 call at a home off Springdale Road.