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Today's News

  • School fall festival Saturday

    Jesef Williams

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com

    If you’re looking for a good time as well as a chance to win a coveted video game system, come out to McDonald Green Elementary School on Saturday.

    The school is hosting its second annual Family Fall Festival, which will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Children will have access to inflatable rides, rock wall climbing and the highly anticipated Whizzer ride, in which four occupants move a lever forward and backward to propel themselves.

  • Firing range to be updated

    Jenny Hartley

    jhartley@thelancasternews.com

    A recent federal grant hit the bullseye for the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

    The $89,435 grant, from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs, will allow the sheriff’s office to do state-of-the-art renovations at the existing firing range, at the Lancaster city limits. The range is shared by the Lancaster Police Department.

    The grant does not require a match from Lancaster County.

  • Stay warm, $ave money

    Although winter doesn’t start until Dec. 21, there are some no-cost and low-cost steps that can be taken to reduce household energy consumption and costs on a daily basis.

    Take advantage of heat from the sun

    – Open curtains on your south-facing windows during daylight hours to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home. Close them at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.

    Cover drafty windows

  • County agrees to maintain two more roads

    Jenny Hartley

    jhartley@thelancasternews.com

    County Council recently approved taking care of more roads.

    There has been recent debate over what roads Lancaster County will accept for maintenance.

    County officials say the county has little money for road maintenance. Council voted 4-2 to accept roads from the Arlington and Clairemont subdivisons in Indian Land at its Nov. 2 meeting.

    Arlington resident Jim Campbell asked County Council to accept the roads.

  • School drops nuts from menu

    Chris McGinn

    For The Lancaster News

    When Nathan Powell was just a toddler, his mother, Cristy, tried to gave him a peanut butter cracker for a snack. He wasn’t interested in eating it, but where it touched his skin, he immediately developed hives.

    At the doctor’s office later, Cristy learned how close she came to losing her son. If he had ingested it, he likely would have died, she said.

    Nathan is one of nine Indian Land Elementary School students with a potentially fatal peanut allergy.

  • Teen, 15, saves brother, 10, from fire

    Buford High School freshman Corey Funderburk stayed home from school on Monday to help care for his 10-year-old brother, Justin.

  • Yap Ye Iswa Festival Saturday

    Jesef Williams

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com

    Native American pottery, cuisine, music and other customs will be in close reach for locals on Saturday.

    For the second straight year, the Yap Ye Iswa (Day of the Catawba) Festival is coming to the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be held at USCL’s Bradley Building.

    Yap Ye Iswa focuses on the nearby Catawba Indian Nation, which is the only federally recognized Native American tribe in South Carolina.

  • Repaying a great debt

    Crowds of residents packed Main Street in downtown Lancaster on Saturday for the annual Veterans Day Parade. American flags waved in the wind along the street as cars full of those who served in every branch of U.S. Armed Services drove past the crowd. 

    Posted on the cars were the names of the veterans inside, as well as which branch of the military they served in and in which wars they fought.

    There were veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq, as well as several former prisoners of war. 

  • Park offers kids chance to be Junior Rangers

    Children across the state have one more reason to get outdoors this fall with the S.C.

  • Brooklyn Springs Elementary observes Veterans Day

    A sea of students waved American flags proudly during a Veterans Day program at Brooklyn Springs Elementary School on Tuesday. The school’s students and faculty gathered in front of the building for the ceremony, which began with a presentation of the colors by the Lancaster High School JROTC.