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Today's News

  • Volunteers tackle home rehab projects

    INDIAN LAND – With specks of white paint splattered on her hands and clothes, Angie Weeks takes a step back to admire the newly plastered walls and ceilings she and her fellow campers have installed.

    Weeks, a member of Grover United Methodist Church in Grover, has only been in Indian Land for about three days, but she’s already learned how to paint a room, repair holes in a wall and dig a trench for water pipes. And judging by the smile on her face, it’s been a good week.

  • Barbara ‘Cookie’ Reeves Helms, 57

    CATAWBA – Barbara “Cookie” Reeves Helms, 57, died Friday, June 26, 2010.

    Born in Rock Hill, she was the daughter of Shirley Haire Reeves and the late J. P. Reeves. She was married to Vick C. Helms Jr.

    Survivors include her mother of Rock Hill; her husband; and her brothers, J. P. “Buddy” Reeves Jr. and Charles Reeves, both of Rock Hill.

  • Juniors build League V lead

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior team completed a perfect week with a 7-3 road win over Gaffney on Thursday night.

    “The win was huge because it helped us to pad our league lead,” Lancaster P-31 junior team coach Sam Sinclair said. “It’s been a tremendous week for our team and this was a good way to cap it.”

    Lancaster, 11-1, 9-1, wasted no time in getting the edge and taking control of the issue.

  • Unbeaten swimmers dunk Camden

    The Lancaster County swim team improved to 2-0 on the recreation swim season with a 439-115 win over host Camden on June 12.

    The LCST Sharks were paced by Lauren Spencer, Coulter Jackson and Jonah Faile with four wins each. McKenzie Henry, Charlie Brooke Henry and Jory Pettit each posted three firsts.

    Alaina Houghtaling, Samuel Page, Kelly Sullivan, Georgia Moore, Grayson Young, Jonathan Wade and Simon Wright each had two wins.

    Individual medley

    9-10 girls – 1. Alaina Houghtaling, 2. Abbi Denyer, 3. Savannah Small

  • Thanks for Dad, coaches who were a cut above

    A few weeks back, I was summoned to the office lobby where Billy “Clyde” Self, a former Dixie Youth baseball teammate, stopped by to see me.

    He didn’t have to say why. I knew. Some years back, Billy told me he’d come across an old team photo of our Dixie Youth Baseball farm league team.

    The farm league was for those players who were cut from the Dixie Youth teams after tryouts. Billy had told me he had the old photo and I knew one day he’d make a stop at the paper.

  • Lancaster Women’s Ftbol team wins match, friends in Panama visit

    Another day of rising early began with a visit to Colegio de La Salle, the school our coach, Bo Sylvia attended as a child. Being a K-12 school, the building was huge.

    Four stories plus a gym, pool and huge courtyard where all the students mingle during recess. The visit and tour of the school were phenomenal. The kids were welcoming and friendly. Our team felt like movie stars.

  • Evans, Sowell repeat winners in junior golf play

    Baylee Evans and Logan Sowell were repeat winners in the second week of play for the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association.

    The junior golfers played Bermuda Run on Monday after opening the season at Chester the week prior.

    Evans, in the girls 8-10 age division, posted a tight win, shooting a 24 over five holes. Emily Cox followed with a 25 and Kaitlin Mohr was third with a 40.

    Evans’ win gives her 50 points for the season, with Cox second with a 40. Mohr and Savannah Small are each tied at 16 points for the season.

  • Going above and beyond

    Sandra Hinson got a little glimpse of heaven this week.

    She saw it in the pallet of shingles in her Flat Creek Road yard, boxes of roofing nails, new windows and a fresh coat of paint.

    Most don’t see the teenagers and adult volunteers who spent most of this week putting a new roof on Hinson’s small home as angels.

    But those who don’t should see them from Hinson’s perspective.

    That perspective comes from a roof that leaks so bad that water pools inside light fixtures.

  • City will tap reserve funds to pay for raises

    City of Lancaster employees will get a pay increase while the city’s residents will not see a spike in their taxes.

    Lancaster City Council passed final reading of its 2010-11 budget Tuesday. The $22.39 million budget includes a 2 percent across-the-board raise for employees.

    The vote was 6-0. Councilman John Howard was not at the meeting.

    Last week, the city’s finance committee, chaired by Howard, recommended that council approve a tax increase of 2.8 mills to help offset the already-proposed salary increases.

  • More hot temps in forecast

    To all the Lancaster residents lamenting about the frigid temperatures back in January – be careful what you wish for.

    Many folks asked for summer to return during those chilly days, and now summer is back with a vengeance.

    It has been in the 90s in Lancaster County since June 9, according to the S.C. Climatology Office. By definition, the state is experiencing a heat wave, with temperatures reaching 98 degrees or more for more than two days, said Wes Tyler of the climatology office.