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Today's News

  • 25 years of Thanksgiving fellowship

    In 1983, members of the faith community in Liberty Hill decided they would hold an annual get together to celebrate Thanksgiving.  That was the beginning of a multi-cultural, multi-race, non-denominational event that culminating in hundreds of folks – African American, Caucasian and Native American – gathering at the Liberty Hill Community Center recently for the silver anniversary event.

  • Bruins' season was a banner campaign

    When Lancaster High School head football coach Bennie McMurray was hired as the Bruins’ head football coach in mid-February, 2006, he said his goal was to one day lead the LHS program to a state title. McMurray took over a program which was coming off a winless campaign, so he knew his chore was  going to be a daunting challenge. The Bruins took their lumps in McMurray’s first two seasons, going a combined 7-15, but in his third season – the 2008 campaign – the Bruins came out of their football hibernation. McMurray&rsquo

  • Estrada reopens center

    A local hang-out for area teens and college students is open again.

    Owner Sal Estrada said his business, Estrada Extreme Sports, at 106 Elm St., had become time-consuming, which is why he initially shut the doors.

    He was finding it hard splitting his time between his job as an assistant vice president at Founders Federal Credit Union, coaching the women’s soccer team at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster and spending time with his four children.

  • Residential development slows in IL

    INDIAN LAND – Lancaster County Planning Director Chris Karres updated members of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s Indian Land Council on developments under way in the Panhandle at the Indian Land council’s recent meeting.

    Karres said residential growth has slowed in Indian Land, but commercial development continues.

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  • Living with brittle bone disease a daily challenge

    She heard it when it happened. Waltavous Massey, 21 months old, was playing on the bed when he fell off. When she heard the crack, Waltavous’ mother, Alexis Massey, wanted to run. Waltavous’s father, Walter Massey, picked him up.

    “All I could think about was that my baby had broken his neck and his bone was sticking out,” Alexis said.

    But it wasn’t his neck. It was his leg.

  • Officer briefly adopts poodle in pink outfit

    Lance Cpl. Brian Curry of the Lancaster Police Department strutted across the lawn at the Municipal Justice Center on Tuesday with a newfound buddy – a female poodle named Hope.

    Hope drew the most attention, sporting a bright pink doggy dress that read “Born to bark.”

    Walking with a dog in pink didn’t bother Curry.

    Hope belongs to Sandy Oliver, a Beaufort woman involved in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon at White and Meeting streets.

  • Shoes stolen from patient in emergency room

    This is a letter to the person who stole my shoes from the emergency room at Springs Memorial Hospital on Nov. 25. You are probably all smiles because you think you got away with something that didn’t belong to you. I’m sure you didn’t even stop to think that the person you stole from was so sick that I couldn’t even hold my head up, let alone keep up with my property.

    Folks, if you see anyone wearing leather and mesh navy blue shoes with pink stripes (New Balance) they could be mine.

  • 4 entries singled out in Lancaster parade

    Despite the cold temperatures on Saturday night, a large crowd gathered in downtown Lancaster to see the annual Lancaster Christmas parade.

    The lineup included professional floats, beauty queens, high school marching bands, walking groups and a variety of homemade floats.

    Prizes were awarded in four categories. The judges were Greg Summers, Johannes Tromp and Scott Sistare.

    The winning entries were:

    – Best Use Of Lighting – Lancaster County Department of Social Services Foster Parent Association

  • Dollar stores’ sales rise

    For Leo Jefferies, shopping at dollar stores is all about the price.

    Jefferies, a lifetime resident of Lancaster, says the discount stores help him save money during tough times. In fact, dollar stores have become his top destination for everything from candy to holiday greeting cards.

    “Where else are you going to go and get a box of Christmas cards for $2.50?” Jefferies asked. “It’s much cheaper than other places you go in.”

  • Christmas is a season of giving. It’s a time for love and joy at seeing excitement sparkle in the eyes of children. Nothing can replace the smiles and giggles when children look upon the whimsical magic the Christmas holidays bring to the world.

    For six years, ever since moving to Lancaster, Jan and Jerry of McIllwain Road have opened their hearts to the place they now call home by taking great pains to put up an elaborate display to celebrate the season and bring pleasure to those who drive by to view it. It has become known as the Christmas House.