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Today's News

  • Lawn Candy


    Forty-five years in the making, Vivian Ferguson’s yard at 601 Laurel Court is a  sight to behold.
    After careful planning and lots of tender loving care, her yard is now a true showplace filled with a wide variety of perennials, trees and shrubs that offer colorful blooms year round.
    If you’ve driven along Woodland Drive near Lancaster High School, you’ve probably noticed it, especially in the spring.  

  • Postseason success is Gamecocks' grid focus

    FORT LAWN – Postseason success is the next quest for the University of South Carolina football team.

    That was the message USC assistant head coach Ellis Johnson had for a gathering of 128 Gamecock fans at the annual Lancaster County Gamecock Club spring meeting at the Catawba Fish Camp on Monday night.

  • Lancers sign Lady Vols soccer pair

     

       

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers women’s soccer coaches have been busy in the last week, signing area players for the USCL program.

  • Lady Bruins edge AJ girls

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins capped regular-season play with a 13-12 road win over county foe Andrew Jackson on Tuesday night.

    Erin Walker worked 6.5 innings and allowed 17 hits and hit a batter. She fanned five. Katy Ghent went .5 innings and walked two.

  • Lancaster man charged with criminal sexual conduct

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man was arrested this week on two charges of criminal sexual conduct relating to two separate assaults this month.
    Nicholas Blake Rallings, 20, 2095 Powell Ave., was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct first degree connected to two cases being investigated by the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. According to a sheriff's office press release, both victims are acquaintances of Rallings.

  • Cooking for '1' can be a real challenge

    With family-packages and buying in bulk the norm, cooking for one or two people can be an exercise in futility.
    Most recipes are written for families of four or for six to eight people.
    That’s especially true of dinner recipes, said Joe Yonan, author of “Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One.”

  • School awards reflect teamwork

    Administrators, teachers and students at three county high schools have every reason to be proud these days.
    The S.C. Department of Education recently awarded Palmetto Awards to a trio of Lancaster County high schools.
    The awards, which have been presented for 10 years, honor schools that attain high levels on their report card’s absolute performance and growth ratings and substantial progress in closing the achievement gap between groups of students.

  • Senior Lifestyles 2011:Make your home more senior friendly

    One of the more frustrating facts of aging is the likelihood that the dream home you and your spouse bought back when you were young and spry has slowly become a royal pain to live in.
    What was once a front walkway is now an uneven stumble-trap, the front doorknob is a hard-to-turn chunk of metal, the snug, comfy den is a dark maze of clutter and the staircase is a creaking uphill journey of dread.
    Then there’s the bathroom. Need we say more?

  • Senior Lifestyles 2011:'The Nine Conversations To Have With Your Aging Ones'

    An 85-year-old man loses control of his truck. A family can't help their mother with her finances because of her dementia. An elderly man skimps on prescriptions because of the cost.
    These situations range from healthcare to nutrition to independence, but there’s one common thread. They all involve issues families might have to address one day with their elderly loved ones.

  • Senior Lifestyles 2011:Charlie Cheney always willing to help


    The shiny pins on Charlie Cheney’s baseball cap begin to tell the story of just how much he enjoys volunteering for the local Veterans Affairs office.
    Cheney is one of eight people who drive Lancaster County veterans to doctor appointments at the Dorn VA hospital in Columbia. A former military serviceman himself, Cheney said he’s happy to be of assistance.