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Today's News

  • House fire sparked Shiloh-Zion community

    John Rollins vividly recalls what he saw from a school bus window in 1958.

    Rollins, 10 at the time, was on his way home from school. When the bus stopped to allow members of the Gay family to exit, they found something tragic at their home. The Heath Gay home, on present-day Shiloh-Unity Road, was ablaze.

    “The fire was so hot, you could feel the heat on the bus,” Rollins said. “We really weren’t there long, but that’s what I remember.”

    The house was destroyed, but no one was killed, Rollins said.

  • Fatherhood Project honors top participants

    More than 20 area fathers have been recognized for the strides they’ve made to take a more active role in the life of their children.

    The Lancaster Fatherhood Project, an agency that provides an array of services to low-income, non-custodial fathers, held its annual recognition ceremony Aug. 26 at the Carole Ray Dowling Center at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • Gulf oil spill inspires local artist

    Television footage of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico inspired Fran Gardner’s latest artwork.

    Gardner’s work was on exhibit at the Florida Museum for Women Artists last month. Gardner, who works in fiber arts, created pieces using thread and fabric. The pieces featured the many shore birds affected by the spill and seen on TV covered in oil.

  • Police reports- Sept. 10, 2010

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • A Lancaster man was arrested on several charges after he was discharged from the Springs Memorial Hospital emergency room Tuesday.

    Timothy Wayne Doster, 45, 1704 Parkman Ave., was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and threatening the life of a public official.

    According to the report, officers received a call that Doster was being disorderly and refused to leave the ER.

  • Council commits to USCL resolution

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster received a little help from the county this week to fund a new classroom building on its campus.

    County Council voted unanimously Tuesday on a resolution to help provide funding for a general education classroom building at USCL. The resolution states council’s intent to support the project by providing for 1 mill of property tax beginning in the 2012-13 fiscal year.

    The vote comes a week after USCL Dean Dr. John Catalano enlisted council’s help in funding the new building.

  • Sept. 24 deadline to apply for fund from Farm Bill programs

    Sept. 24 is the deadline to apply for financial assistance from the Natural Resources Conservation Service for two of its Farm Bill programs.

    NRCS provides financial and technical assistance to help South Carolina landowners address natural resource concerns, promote environmental quality and protect wildlife habitat on property they own or control. The cost-share funds are available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP), both administered by NRCS.  

  • USCL, district look to fill void left by Peter Barry’s death

    In the wake of Dr. Peter Barry’s death last week, officials with the University of South Carolina at Lancaster and the Lancaster County School District have been working to determine how they’ll fill his respective roles.

    Barry, a history professor who had been tied to USCL for nearly 40 years, was teaching three classes this semester, with another set to begin in October.

    Dean Dr. John Catalano said a fellow history professor is picking up one, while the other three classes are being covered by adjunct, or part-time, professors.

  • Munn foursome wins Hyde Park Baptist tourney

    The team of Joey Munn, Don Moore, Marvin Faulkenberry and David Vincent earned $600 after capturing first place in the third annual Hyde Park Baptist sports ministry  golf tournament Saturday at the Kershaw Golf Club.

    Proceeds are used to sponsor missions opportunities for all ages at the Hyde Park Baptist.

  • Change Good for Moore

    Lancaster High School senior defensive end Ervin Moore knows all about transition.

    In his Bruins’ football career, the six-foot, 220-pounder has had his share.

    The first came two years ago when his family moved to Lancaster from Hartsville.

    “I was stuck on the Hartsville Red Foxes because that’s where I started and they have a football tradition,” Moore said.

    He recalls playing against Lancaster in his freshman season when the Red Foxes downed the Bruins, 30-19.

  • P-31 honors baseball aces at banquet

    Lancaster Post 31 American Legion senior baseball player Trevor Hammond led the honorees at the annual P-31 baseball banquet at Post 31 on Monday night.

    Hammond, a pitcher-third baseman, was presented the Mr. Post 31 Award to highlight the awards.

    Hammond, a freshman at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster where he plays on the Lancers’ baseball team, is a Lancaster High School graduate. He produced a solid baseball career with the Bruins.