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Today's News

  • Police to host toy giveaway

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    As Christmas quickly approaches, families in need will have a chance this week to find much-needed toys for their children.  
    The Lancaster Police Department, in conjunction with  local crime-awareness group Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS), will hold a free toy giveaway event on Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. The giveaway, which is open to the public, will be held at the city of Lancaster’s 15th Street Complex, located at 916 15th St.

  • Santa visits Van Wyck early

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    VAN WYCK –The list may have been smaller this year, but Betty George’s desire to help her community was as big as ever Saturday afternoon.
    George, postmaster of the Van Wyck post office and organizer of the Van Wyck Angel Tree program, donned her Santa hat and headed off to several homes Saturday with bags of toys and boxes of food, hoping to make Christmas a little brighter for several families. This was her 11th straight year helping with the program.

  • Foundation awards $11,060 in grants

    Lancaster County
    Community Foundation
     The Lancaster County Community Foundation has awarded a total of $11,060.67 to four nonprofit groups in Lancaster County.
    The foundation awarded a $7,560.67 grant from the Lancaster County Citizens Law Enforcement Fund to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Warriors place four in L-E tournament

     

       

     The Indian Land Warriors had four wrestlers place in the annual May Plant Credit Union Holiday Classic at Lugoff-Elgin High School on Saturday.

  • AJ's Dixon signs with SMC

     

       

    KERSHAW – For Andrew Jackson High School volleyball star Callie Dixon, her dream came true with the signing of her name in the AJHS media center on Thursday morning.

  • Recreation soccer teams do repeat as champions

    The 2011 South Carolina Athletic Programs state soccer tournament at Sumter’s Patriot Park presented quite a challenge for two Lancaster County Recreation Commission youth soccer teams earlier this month.
    The Lancaster County 10-under all-stars and the 12-under all-stars ventured to Sumter to defend their state titles.
    The teams were each coming off successful Central District title defenses in defeating Fort Mill to earn a repeat trip to the elite state field.
    What the Lancaster County teams accomplished was downright impressive.

  • Humane Society needs your help to build rescue facility

    I want to let you know that I am tired and literally heartsick of seeing so many homeless and unwanted pets every day. Tired of knowing that in the end, at this particular time, there is not much we can do to save them, or at least to save as many as we would like to.

  • Celebrating Christmas without your loved one is very difficult

    For the past five years, each Christmas has been celebrated without the presence of my Daddy. His sudden passing in the fall of 2006 after a diagnosis of terminal cancer left us facing the Christmas and New Year holidays without him.

  • As we break bread – Christmas 2001 in the New Normal: Part 2

    Editor’s note: Author Cole Waddell is a Lancaster resident who was living in New York City during the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001. He moved back here in 2005. This is the second part of a three-part series about Southerners who shared Christmas dinner there each year.

    Part 2

    We are well aware that things have changed. With airline security now ramped up, this year’s Christmas dinner will be different.  

    There will be no jars of Duke’s Mayonnaise or pickled okra.  

  • I always know when I am at

    Although Daddy would’ve argued this point some 60 years ago (at times), I’ve always prided myself in having my head on pretty straight.

    I don’t get all crossed up about situations. 

    Most of my miscues and snafus can be attributed to situations out of my control. This includes accidents to family members and stuff like people stealing my newspaper out of the box.