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Today's News

  • Things sure are smelling better

    Here we go again. It’s been a whole week since Easter and the great-grands are still begging me to hide the eggs, one more time.
    Fortunately, somebody invented plastic eggs. The mess of real chicken-produced eggs from the coop in the back yard that came to life thanks to Mama’s boiling and dyeing efforts are a thing of the past.
    As a child, my enjoyment of the egg-hunting didn’t last this long.
    Mama started the spring cleaning right after Easter.

  • Meet Your Neighbor – Amanda Carnes

    Name: Amanda Carnes
    Age: 31
    Address: Providence Road
    Family: Husband, Brad, 31, and two daughters, Olivia, 4, and Lauren, 2  
    Pets: Two labs, Grace and Spirit
    Job: Director of Christian Education at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church
    Hobbies: Reading, walking and spending time with my family
    Favorite book: The Bible

  • Officials optimistic about budget

     

    Lancaster County School District officials are resigned to another tight year, but are cautiously optimistic about some aspects of this year’s budget after Tuesday night’s 2011-2012 budget work session.

    While the district’s budget situation is still tight, officials say it doesn’t appear next year’s budget is going to require the type of deep cuts to personnel that marked last year’s 2010-2011 budget with the loss of 100 positions.

  • Marina possible for county

    Plans are in the works for the creation of a large public-use marina in Lancaster County. 

    As part of its development plan for the Edgewater community, Monroe-based development company Craft Development LLC has petitioned Duke Energy for the right to lease several acres of project land along the Catawba River to create a public-use marina. 

  • Local students participate in Model UN conference

    Lancaster County students from two district high schools are learning the fine art of international diplomacy through a program that simulates the United Nations.

    The students, members of Model UN teams from Lancaster and Indian Land high schools, took part on Winthrop University’s nationally recognized Model UN conference earlier this year with members of the ILHS team walking away with awards for their efforts.

  • Indian Land High sweeps conservation photo contest

    Staff reports

    Indian Land High school photography and agriculture students won every award in the spring 2011 Conservation Photo Contest, sponsored by Lancaster Soil & Water Conservation District.

    Of the 70 entries submitted, ILHS students won all 11 of the awards presented by Amanda Roberts, LSWCD district manager.

    Brandi Reed won first place in two categories, as well as an honorable mention. Ashley Tillman won in two categories.

  • State Senate approves House ATV bill

     

    The S.C. Senate passed a House bill April 26 that places safety restrictions on the use of all-terrain vehicles by juveniles.

    House Bill 3562, better known as “Chandler’s Law” after 16-year-old Chandler Saylor who died in a 2003 ATV accident near his home in Swansea, places minimum age restrictions on juveniles’ use of ATVs and requires safety instruction and the use of helmets.

  • Pledges pour in for HS Vets monument

     

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com 

  • BHS blasts Caps, advances

    The Buford Yellow Jackets rolled in their postseason baseball opener, blanking Columbia, 16-0 on Thursday.

    The win moved BHS, the Region IV-AA champion, to a second round winner’s bracket home clash with Broome on Saturday. The game was completed after The News’ deadline for Sunday’s edition.

    Ricky Lewis, 2-0, was the winner in three frames of work, striking out seven. He allowed three hits and two walks.

    Marcus Broadway worked two frames and whiffed three.

  • Jimmy Winn was a true gem

    Most days when I enter The News’ office, Dianne Sweatt, of our business office, greets me with a smile and big hello.

    Wednesday was different, and with good reason.

    Dianne told me Jimmy Winn, a longtime friend, had died earlier that morning. The tragic news was a real stunner. Jimmy, a vibrant person who embraced life, was gone.