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Today's News

  • 23 CPTC athletes qualify for National Junior Olympics

    Staff reports
    The Columbus Parker Track Club had 23 athletes to qualify for the National Junior Olympics at Lucy C. Laney Stadium in Augusta, Ga., on June 23-26.
    The CPTC, a Lancaster area youth track club, earned 34 medals in the competition.

  • Junior golfers visit Edgewater, Lancaster

    From release
    The Lancaster Chapter of the S.C. Junior Golfers Association split up this week to play at two venues.
    The 18-hole players were at Edgewater Golf Course and the younger players were at their home course in Lancaster.

  • DNR rewarding boaters who are using life jackets

    S.C. Department of Natural Resources
    Summer is here and it’s time to get out on the water with family and friends, but safety is always the number one priority. S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Law Enforcement is reminding the public of the lifesaving value of wearing a personal flotation device (PFD) or what is commonly referred to as a life jacket.

  • Coupon-crazy

    These days, when Dale Walker goes shopping, you can count on there being a notebook full of manufacturer’s coupons open on the baby seat in the top of her shopping cart.

    “It’s all about saving money,” Walker said. “You’ll do anything you can to save money these days.”

    A rough economy has reversed a 14-year decline in coupon redemption in the United States.

  • We earn our war games stripes

    The last few days have been miserably hot. It kind of reminds me of when the U.S. Army came to town for a round of war games.

    America was getting a bit antsy with all the saber-rattling going on in Europe.

    Given the situation, somebody up and decided to call out our soldiers in the middle of a really hot summer for military maneuvers.

    You know, it takes two sides to argue, fight or have a war, even if it’s just playin’ war.

  • Meet your Neighbor – Mary Ida Lucas

    Name: Mary Ida Lucas

    Age: 102; I will be 103 on Aug. 7.

    Address: New Hope Road, Heath Springs

    Family: Husband, the late James Lloyd Lucas; four children, Arthur Lucas, Marian McNeely, Mary Powers and Edith Taylor; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and 13 great great-grandchildren  

    Job: Retired, Springs Industries

    Church: Grace United Methodist Church

  • Faris resigns as ILHS principal

    Indian Land High School Principal Kathy Faris unexpectedly announced Thursday she is giving up her position at the end of the month, a position she has held five years.
    Faris’ announcement came in a resignation letter sent to faculty and staff Thursday, a little more than a month before students return to school Aug. 15.

  • Youth Serve program needs help

    KERSHAW – The time to act is now.
    Though that line may sound like a pitch from a TV infomercial, those words also apply to a serious need in the southern end of Lancaster County.
    Youth Serve, which recruits teens to make volunteer repairs to area homes, is $6,000 under budget and has to have that funding to continue its program.
    Youth Serve is part of Kershaw Area Resource Exchange, which provides an array of services to people in the southern portion of the county. The next series of home repairs is set to run this week.

  • Rob Petrucci takes over as new EMS director

    It’s a long way from Las Vegas to Lancaster, but Rob Petrucci, 42, and his family packed up and made the trip to start his new job as director of Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services. His first day was June 15.
    Coming here was not as big a leap as you might think. Petrucci found his calling while he was doing undergraduate studies at California-Polytechnical College in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He got involved with the EMS there, and has been at it ever since.

  • Municipal court to alter work schedules

    There will be several changes to the work schedules for the city of Lancaster’s court employees – moves that are said to improve services and provide more accessibility.
    Municipal Court Administrator Darlene Whitley proposed that all of the department’s employees move to a four-day, 10-hour-per-day work week.
    That allows a judge to be off on either on Monday or Friday, giving that person a three-day weekend.