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Today's News

  • Heath Springs Town Park needs upgrades

    County officials say some of the playground equipment at the Heath Springs Town Park isn’t safe to use and want the issue addressed.  
    At its Tuesday meeting, Heath Springs Town Council discussed a letter it recently got from Lancaster County Parks and Recreation. In it, director Sherry Wilson asked the town if it could provide more than $11,000 to pay for improvements at the park and at the town ball fields.
    She said all of the equipment needs to follow National Recreation and Park Association guidelines.

  • Resolute shuts down production line 2 weeks

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Catawba plant of Resolute Forest Products, formerly AbitibiBowater, is shutting down one of three production lines for a two-week period beginning today.
    The company’s human resources manager, Barry Baker, said the shutdown will affect 95 employees and is a response to a traditionally slow time of year for the paper business.

  • IL girls head all-region volleyball honors

     
     

        

     

  • AJ's Cunningham in elite

     

       

    KERSHAW – The new year will present quite an opportunity for Andrew Jackson  High School junior defensive lineman William Cunningham.

  • Matt Blackwell Foundation crowns Holiday Hoops champs

     

       

    The Matt Blackwell Foundation celebrated the Christmas season with its 10th annual Holiday Hoops Classic youth basketball tournament.

  • Flags at half-staff in honor of officer killed in Aiken

    Flags will be flown at half-staff from sunup to sundown on Dec. 27 in honor of Aiken Master Public Safety Officer Scott Richardson, who died after being shot in the line of duty Dec. 21.

  • Lancaster blessed to have Plyler as a friend

    With the recent passing of longtime Lancaster County public servant Fred Plyler, former Lancaster County school superintendent John Wall said he lost a “good friend.”
    The same could be said of Lancaster County, which was a better place because Plyler did plenty of good work here.
    He set a high standard as a magistrate, county road commissioner, an original Lancaster County Council member, a former president and board member of the Lancaster County Farm Bureau and a founding member of the Buford Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Keep Christ in Christmas

    Christmas is a special time to be with family and remind them how much we love them.
    A time to be thankful for our blessings. A time to set aside differences and show good will toward men.
    A time to remember the plight of those less fortunate, and extend a helping hand to those who might be struggling – even if it means simply reaching into our pockets and pulling out a couple of dollars to drop in the Salvation Army’s famous red kettles perched outside grocery and department stores.

  • Baking on a budget

     

    The holiday season is hectic enough without fretting over what to buy for whom and how much to spend on gifts for coworkers, friends, neighbors and teachers. 

    Homemade cookies can make a lasting impression.

    According to a recent survey, 40 percent of consumers plan to spend less this year on holiday gifts. Holiday baking is a great way to tighten your budget without shrinking your gift list.

    Here are a few tricks and techniques to ensure sweet success this baking season.

  • Greetings from U.S. 521

    By Nita Brown
    For the Lancaster News
    If you ever drive north on U.S. 521 toward Charlotte, or come to Lancaster from the Indian Land area, you know Jason Mackey. Well, you might not know him, but you know his front yard, just north of Shiloh-Unity Road.
    At Easter, Halloween and particularly at Christmas, the trees and front yard are always filled with the season’s decorations.