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  • AJ Middle salutes hoops success with awards, family night game

    The Andrew Jackson Middle School basketball teams capped their seasons with a  basketball banquet and family night March 1.

    Family members were invited to a meal and a time of basketball and fellowship after the awards.

    The 2009-2010 AJMS girls’ team consisted of Ananda Cloud, Allison Beckham, Amber Douglas, Emily Ek, Scotti Gandy, Marketta McIlwain, Courtney McManus, Frances Whitesides, Anne Marie Barton, Cameron Jordan, Jasmine Marsh, Macy Gaither, Anslee McDow and Brittney Harris.

    A host of girls were presented special awards for their achievements.

  • Police reports - March 24, 2010

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • Almost $10,000 in lawn equipment was reported stolen from the grounds of Eastside Academy on March 18.

    A Ferris zero-turn lawnmower, a Husqvarna push mower, a lawn trimmer and edger, shovels and rakes, and the 6-foot by 10-foot trailer they were in, were stolen, the report said. The items have a total value of $9,052.

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    • A mother and son were taken to jail on March 19.

  • IL Middle School makes us proud

    Indian Land Middle School has been in the limelight a lot lately. The school stepped into the national spotlight last month when it was named a National School to Watch, an honor given to high-performing middle schools.

    ILMS is one of two schools in the state to win the honor this year and one of just six in the state to ever receive it.

    Fewer than 350 schools in the nation have received the designation since its inception in 1999.

  • Couple grateful for medical care at hospital and at home

    My husband has been in the hospital four times since December. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Springs Memorial Hospital for going the extra mile to make sure he had the best of care.

    First, we would like to thank Lancaster County EMS for its prompt and wonderful service. We would like to thank the doctors for the knowledge and their extra effort to diagnose and treat my husband.

  • See Lancaster takes comments as constructive criticism

    Editor’s note: The following is See Lancaster’s response to Gil Small’s Feb. 24 letter, “Santa Train event was a disappointment.”

    Dear Gil, Nancy and Anne:

    On behalf of the Santa Express and the city of Lancaster, I want to thank you for your letter and comments. Please note that we work hard each year to provide an exciting and memorable experience for our fine city and community.

  • 'State titles don't just happen,' says coach

    Winning a state championship is special. Winning two state championships is extra special.

    That’s just what happened at the Class A-AA state wrestling tournament in Rock Hill late last month.

    Buford High School senior 130-pounder Rashad Cunningham capped a 46-1 mat season, winning the state title in his weight class.

    Indian Land’s Trevor Jones, in the 140-pound weight class, did the same as he captured the state crown.

    Both wrestlers achieved the ultimate goal for a high school wrestler in exciting fashion.

  • Annexation, rezoning smacks of Edenmoor

    A local developer got his way with the city of Lancaster last week. Just as area residents of Arrowood Estates were in an uproar about the annexation of four neighboring properties and the slim reality of their own annexation, a very real deal was quietly completed for a property across town.

  • Call center training is an asset to Lancaster County

    Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. That’s the hot topic of discussion. Over the past 10 years, we have lost close to 10,000 jobs with the closing of Springs Industries. This has caused great hardship on the local citizens as they scramble to find a replacement for their lost income.

    The Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., Lancaster County Council, the city of Lancaster and all of the employment agencies have been working overtime to attract new industries to our county. This is not an easy task, but we continue to go after all those that show an interest in moving here.

  • 2010 Helen Robinson Memorial Music Recital is Sunday

    Angela Gwinn did not choose music as a career. Music chose her, and, she’s glad it did. 

    “When God gives you a gift, you have to do with it what you can,” said the Cedar Falls, Iowa, native who now lives in Fort Mill.

    The talented opera soprano is one of nine musicians who will perform here Sunday in the annual Helen Robinson Memorial Music Recital at First United Methodist Church.

    While Gwinn has performed on stages from New York to New Zealand, she is right at home standing on a church pulpit.

  • Candidate filing under way

    Candidate filing with the county’s political parties began Tuesday for those who intend to seek office  in several races this year.

    Republican or Democratic candidates who wish to run are required to file with their parties by noon March 30.

    Offices that are up for election this year include County Council Districts 2, 4, and 6, probate judge and state House seats for District 44 and District 45.