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Today's News

  • Honor God by keeping Lord's Day holy

    I am writing in response to the article, “Should Sunday sales of alcohol be OK’d?,” in the July 21 edition of The Lancaster News.

    What we need to remember is that Sunday is the Lord’s Day or what is generally referred to as the Sabbath Day.

    Well, since Sunday is the Lord’s Day, then maybe we need to ask him if Sunday alcohol sales are acceptable to him. God, what is your answer to this question? “My answer is remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy,” that is the Lord’s answer for sure. He is never wrong.

  • Organizers grateful for support

    We want to thank those who made Mt. Calvary Outreach Summer Enrichment Camp a success. They include: John P. Stevens Foundation, parents, group leaders, bus drivers, senior helpers, Mt. Calvary Outreach board members, The University of South Carolina at Lancaster, Kershaw Swimming Pool, Kershaw Community Health Education Center (KCHEC,) KARE, Youth Serve, Kershaw News Area, Kershaw area churches and individual donors.

  • Rain can't wash out blazing points races

    Lancaster Motor Speedway was quiet Saturday night as rain washed out LMS action at the half-mile oval.

    Despite the rainout, points races are tight as drivers gear for the stretch run. Here’s a breakdown on the track divisions.

    NDRA

    Steve Davis has the NDRA points lead over Timbo Mangum, Harold Purser and “The Gambler,” Brandy Baker. Davis has been consistent since he took over the points lead early in the season, but he has been feeling the heat from Mangum, Purser and Baker all season long.

  • Samaritan’s Feet in action

    It was hard to tell who was happier at Renew Church on Saturday morning – the children getting a new pair of shoes or the volunteers fitting the children for their new footwear and washing their feet.

    Renew Church, non-denominational congregation, participated in the Samaritan’s Feet drive in Lancaster County on Saturday. Covenant and Sherwood Baptist churches, and Team Church in Kershaw also participated.

  • 8 district schools make AYP goals in 2010

    Eight of the 19 schools in the Lancaster CountySchool District met their 2010 annual goals (Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP) as outlined by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

    The S.C. Department of Education released data last week.

    Buford Elementary, Discovery School, Erwin Elementary, Heath Springs Elementary, Indian Land Elementary, Kershaw Elementary, McDonald Green Elementary and North Elementary schools made AYP in 2010.

    Sixty-one percent of the state’s elementary and middle schools and 7 percent of its high schools made AYP last year.

  • A field trip for Fields

    Crystal Fields’ recent trip to Washington, D.C., was more eventful than she thought it would be.

    Fields, the lead ESOL (English as a Second or Other Language) teacher for Lancaster County School District, visited the nation’s capital for two reasons June 22 through June 27.

  • BlueFins fourth in all-star swim meet

    The BridgeMill Blue Fins came in fourth with 845 points in the recent Greater Charlotte Swim League Division 6 all-star meet July 10 at the Mecklenburg County Aquatics Center in Charlotte.

    Eight teams competed in the meet. Starclaire came in first, followed by Springfield, Blakeney, BridgeMill, Charlotte Christian, Crismark, Lake Park and Fair Meadows.

    In the three meets leading up to the all-star meet, BridgeMill posted two wins and one loss.

    BridgeMill defeated Lake Park, 340-31; lost to Starclaire, 403-363; and beat Crismark, 297-252.

  • Fire department to check on address signs

    Firefighters in the city of Lancaster will be going door to door in coming weeks to make sure addresses are clearly marked on homes.

    Lancaster Fire Department Chief Chris Nunnery said firefighters canvassed neighborhoods about six years ago, making sure homes were properly marked with house numbers.

    Without numbers on your house, it slows emergency workers’ response to an emergency.

    “Numbers are so critical for us,” Nunnery said. “This is an emergency service-wide problem and we need to address it.”

  • Council to discuss appointees to Farmers Market Commission

    County Council will discuss possible appointees to three open seats on the county’s Farmer’s Market Commission at its meeting Tuesday.

    Four members of the commission – Don Gowan, Stacey Gowan, Nancy Adams and George Roberts – were removed by council July 20 following a series of complaints from buyers and sellers at the market.

    After removing the four members, council  Robert Steele to serve from District 4. His appointment gave the commission enough members to have a quorum at its meetings.

  • Teaching through the arts

    Discussion of drawings, paintings and poetry isn’t being restricted to just art classes.

    Melanie Rick Layne wants educators to know that the arts can be used in all disciplines to help students learn and achieve at a higher level.

    Layne, who works with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, facilitated a seminar last week for teachers in the Lancaster County School District and Rock Hill schools.