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Today's News

  • Fletcher is S.C.’s best caseworker

    Julie Graham

    For The Lancaster News

    Lancaster County’s Chaundra Fletcher has been honored as the S.C. Caseworker of the Year at a recent foster care conference.

    Nominated for the award by the children she serves, Fletcher has worked at the Lancaster County Department of Social Services since April 2007. 

    The honor was given to a surprised Fletcher during the Independent Living Conference by the S.C. DSS and the University of South Carolina.

  • Animal rescue group moves into new home

    Friday was a good day for Paws in the Panhandle, as volunteers began moving into the organization’s new home base.

    Located at 10681 Barberville Road, the oak tree-shaded property includes a 121-year-old, three-bedroom home with more than enough room for expansion as the organization grows, Paws in the Panhandle founder Gloria Davey said. 

    The organization, dedicated to creating a no-kill animal shelter in Indian Land for Lancaster County, closed on the 3-acre property Thursday, Aug. 4. 

  • Consider serious options for improving our roads

    John Baker

    During the last few months, there have been several letters to the editor in respect to the deplorable condition of the roads in Lancaster County.

    None of us are happy with the deteriorating pavement, potholes and the increasingly questionable safety of the bridges, small and large.

    However, before we can come to terms with the problem and enact a solution, we must first come to terms with the costs to be incurred (i.e., what is the real cost of road maintenance).

  • Faris left her mark on Indian Land High

    The start of the 2011-12 school term will feature David Shamble in the principal’s office at Indian Land High School. Shamble, a former assistant principal since 2007, is replacing Kathy Faris.

    Faris, the IL principal for the last five years, resigned her post in mid-July, about a month before the start of the upcoming school term.

    Shamble, who considers Faris his mentor,  will no doubt continue many of the initiatives she started. But he will also have his own  agenda for the Class AA high school.

  • Stolen register found under home

    Lancaster police officers made a surprising discovery last week when a cash register stolen from a restaurant almost 10 months ago was found under a mobile home. 

    Officers arrived at a Westgate Circle home, located in a mobile home park near S.C. 9 Bypass, on July 27 about a report of several items found under a vacant rental unit, according to a police department incident report. 

  • Help needy students get school supplies

    It’s hard to believe that school is starting in just a few days. It seems like it was just yesterday that students and teachers were wrapping up the school year and looking forward to summer break. 

    Now teachers and other school personnel are busy preparing classrooms, unpacking books and planning study lessons.

    And many students and their parents are busy preparing for the new year by buying clothes and school supplies.

    But many families struggle getting back-to-school wardrobes and school supplies.

  • Tax-free what?

    By now you’ve no doubt heard of South Carolina’s annual back-to-school tradition called the Sales Tax Holiday.

    Now in its 12th year, the first weekend in August event has become the time for savings-conscientious parents to stock up on all their children’s back-to-school needs from crayons to corsets.

    Locally, the sales and use tax holiday means a savings of 8 cents per dollar ... Wait a minute. Corsets? 

    Yes, corsets. You didn’t read that wrong. 

  • Sumter honors Don Crolley

     

       

    Sumter District 2 Memorial Stadium is getting a new name with a familiar ring.

    The stadium, built in the 1980s, is now known as Donald L. Crolley Memorial Stadium.

  • Larry Davis to guide Lions’ hoops

     

       

    RICHBURG – He grew up in Denmark, South Carolina and now lives in the Charlotte area, but when he first visited Lewisville High School, Larry Davis said he felt right at home.

  • Prep teams scrimmage today

    A trio of county teams will launch their 2011 prep football scrimmage schedules today.

    Lancaster, after returning from preseason camp at Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton, will travel to Chesterfield to face the Class A Rams and Class AA Lee Central Stallions at 6 p.m.