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Today's News

  • Mosey on down to cowboy church

    Mention the words “cowboy church” to someone and the usual response is a puzzled look on their face and the question, “What is that?”

    Carolinas Cowboy Church was started by two men, Pastor Jack Nunn and Ben Snipes. Snipes describes it as a place where people can come and see that you can be a Christian and still have a good time.  

    “Look around and you can see the friendship and fellowship among the people,” Nunn said. “There’s such a sweet spirit here.”

  • Council to discuss old jail, capital-improvements list

    Lancaster County Council will continue discussion on possible ways to handle the old county jail at its upcoming meeting Tuesday.

    Council learned more than a month ago that the building, built in 1823, had suffered cracks in its ceiling due to vibrations from road maintenance nearby. A structural engineer has warned county officials that the historic building, designed by notable Charleston architect Robert Mills, could collapse.

    Repairs are estimated to cost nearly $206,000.

  • Babridge turns 105

    Mattye W. Babridge points to her faith as a main reason behind her longevity.

    Babridge, a Lancaster resident, is celebrating her 105th birthday today.

    Babridge, who lives on East Meeting Street in Lancaster, is a retired elementary school teacher. She spent 45 years as an educator.

    She’s a member of Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church and enjoys crocheting, reading, traveling and watching TV. Her favorite movie is the “Wizard of Oz” and her favorite book is the Bible.

    Her favorite foods include tomatoes, ribs and chicken wings.

  • I didn't make the cowboy picture

    Somebody a lot smarter than me once said, “Into every life, a little rain must mess everything up.”

    Well, it was pretty close to that, anyhow.

    And for me, things had gotten pretty messed up and the only one to blame it on was me.

    Mama didn’t have a mean bone in her body, but when I crossed her, she made life around here real rough.

    When I came home from school on Friday, I sorta messed around and didn’t get all my chores done.

  • 15,000 and counting

    For Bill Stokes, nothing matches the serenity of paddling the Catawba River on a crisp, early fall morning.

    “I can talk about it for hours,” Stokes said. “You arrive at sunrise when there’s a little mist on the water before the crowd gets out. There’s just no better place to watch birds and wildlife.”  

    That love of nature is why Stokes took up kayaking a little more than 12 years ago. He paddles somewhere just about every weekend.

    Sure, it’s a chance to get some exercise and enjoy Mother Nature at her best.

  • Unique design for IL station

    INDIAN LAND – The renovated and expanded Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department has been designed to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

    Plans for the station are classified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

    Some of the LEED elements of the station will include energy-efficient lighting, day-lighting, efficient water fixtures, low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints and adhesive, and a masonry and pre-finished metal panel exterior for sustainability and low maintenance.

  • A heartbeat, a pulse

    KERSHAW – Blood pressure and heart rates are just some of the vital signs students at York Technical College’s Kershaw/Heath Springs Center will be able to read in class.

    Nursing students and others taking classes under York Tech’s medical programs will soon have access to two patient simulators.

    The full-body manikins have a temperature, pulse and heart beat – signs students can monitor on a screen display as they would real-life patients.

  • P31 falls in opener

    Marlboro County Post 60 Juniors scored eight unanswered runs to beat Lancaster Post 31 Juniors, 8-4, in the opening round of the S.C. American Legion Junior State Tournament Friday at Eggleton Field.

    Post 31 took an early lead in the second inning as Trai Sanders knocked in two runs with a double. Dalton Johnson plated Sanders with a single. Jonah Crenshaw followed with an RBI single. All three runs came with two outs.

  • Winning ways continue at White Plains Golf Club

    The Lancaster chapter of S.C. Juniors Golf Association took to the fairway of the White Plains Golf Club in Pageland Monday.

    What started as a foggy overcast morning turned into a beautiful day of golf.

    “The golf course was in great shape and as usual John Rivers and his staff made us feel more than welcome,” said Raymon Chisom, director of the chapter. “The course was as good as I have ever seen it and that is saying a lot.”

  • Men lead deputies on chase

    Deputies are searching for two men who led them on a car chase late Tuesday night.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, deputies attempted to pull over a white Buick Century at 11:13 p.m. Tuesday. The car was going almost 50 mph in a 25-mph zone.