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Today's News

  • Junior Ranger program promotes nature

    A way to get outside and take in some of nature’s beauty is one reason behind the Junior Ranger program featured at Andrew Jackson State Park.

    AJ State Park is located north of Lancaster off U.S. 521.

    “Children are not getting in nature like in generations past,” said Laura Ledford, the AJ State Park interpretive ranger. “Parents and communities need to find ways to get kids outside.”

    AJ State Park is one of 16 statewide sites chosen to host the program that seeks to involve children exploring nature.

  • Culinary arts class creates perfect holiday dessert

    Sometimes, the best recipes go through a lot of hands before making it to the table.

    This version of Pumpkin Mousse is a good example of that.

    Kimberly Gulledge of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life sent me a Thanksgiving card that included the recipe.

    Suddenly, the light bulb above my head went off.

    It seems that Wal-Mart had donated some leftover pumpkins to the culinary arts class at Lancaster High School.

  • Prize categories encourage parade entries to get creative

    Residents participating in this year’s Lancaster Christmas parade will have a chance to win a variety of awards.

    Carrie Miller, event coordinator for See Lancaster, said the parade’s organizing committee has announced four categories for this year’s parade, scheduled for Dec. 13. The categories are: best use of lighting, best overall entry, most entertaining walking group and best float.

    A team of three judges will select the winners. The winners will each win an engraved plaque, a certificate and $50.

  • Banners to bring arts downtown

    Lancaster residents will soon see their artwork up in lights.

    As part of a banner design contest spearheaded by the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, more than 80 lucky winners will see their art showcased on Main Street lamp posts.

    The winners will be chosen in January from residents who submit their designs to the arts council. Participants must base their image on the theme “Creativity: The Choice of Our Community,” and each design must be made with bold lines and an image that can be seen easily from the street.

  • Barfield: IL case should be closed

    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield has recommended that a case be closed regarding allegations of misappropriated funds at Indian Land High School that date back to 1999.  Earlier this month, Barfield gave a four-page report to the State Law Enforcement Division about his conclusion on the case involving a former admini

  • Bruins slay Gators

    GOOSE CREEK – Buoyed by clutch defensive play, the Lancaster High Bruins kept their Class AAAA state football championship hopes solidly afloat at Goose Creek on Friday night.

    The big-play LHS defense delivered in the clutch to key a 28-20 win over the Region VII-AAAA champion Goose Creek Gators at the GCHS’s John Fulmer Field.

  • Red Devils' Bumgardner signs with USC-Upstate

    There is a sign clearly posted in the Great Falls High School Library Media Center forbidding anyone to bring food, or drink into the area.

    An exception was made on Monday.

    A brief reception was held in honor of senior Gaither Bumgardner, who officially signed a baseball scholarship with USC-Upstate in Spartanburg.

  • Council to consider $200,000 advance to PV fire department

    County Council could advance the Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department $200,000 to buy land for its new fire station.

    The fire department has been looking for suitable land to build a new station, because the S.C. 160 widening project will eventually take the fire department’s existing station on the highway.

    Merrifield Partners offered a different parcel of land on S.C. 160, but the fire department said it wouldn’t be suitable due to a deep gully.

  • Rematch ahead in Rock Hill

    Rematch ahead

    in Rock Hill

    Lancaster faces a rematch in the Class AAAA Division II state semifinals Friday when the Bruins travel to Rock Hill to battle Northwestern. Lancaster dropped a 27-7 non-region home loss to the Trojans in week five of regular-season play.  Northwestern won the Region III-AAAA regular-season title, meaning LHS will be facing a region champion for the third straight week. Greenwood, which fell to LHS 14-10 in the opening round, won the Region I title and Goose Creek, a 28-20 LHS victim, won the Region VII crown.

  • Gene Moore receives Wingate’s Distinguished Alumni Award

    Dr. Gene Moore often likes to stay in the background – shying away from the spotlight, though not hesitating to speak up when something needs to be said.  

    Given his humble nature, local school board members believed Moore, the Lancaster County School District superintendent, would have tried to prevent a special recognition at the most recent board meeting.