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Today's News

  • Heath Springs depot to be transformed into North Pole

    HEATH SPRINGS – On Dec. 6 and 7, the Heath Springs train depot will be transformed into a North Pole Adventure to accommodate this year’s L&C Santa Express.

    With festive decorations and volunteers in costumes, this area of historic Heath Springs will be a winter wonderland that promises to amaze children and adults alike.

  • A Friday night at Chick-fil-A turned out to be not such a fun night for my kids and me.

    Our baby daughter has severe asthma. Just minutes after sitting down to eat with four of our children, our baby went into an asthma attack. That escalated into a mini seizure.

    I took the baby to the restroom and was unsuccessful in her recovery. I then began to gather the other children as quickly and quietly as I could to get the baby to the car for a breathing treatment.

  • S.C.’s No. 1 industry is homegrown – forestry

    With financial markets reeling and much effort being made to attract new out-of-state and foreign investment, we should not overlook an industry that has been operating in South Carolina since the first settlers arrived and has been considered to be the state’s first industry.

    This business has continually expanded and still has huge growth potential, both literally and figuratively. That industry is our homegrown economic engine of forestry.

  • Hardwood Classic, Jackets Invitational set to tip off play

    The Lancaster County Hardwood Classic, a preseason girls basketball tournament, opens play Saturday night at Andrew Jackson High, but the schedule has a slight change from the campus sites set earlier in the week.

    The opening game is at 7 when Indian Land faces Chester, with host AJ meeting Buford at 8:30. Lancaster and Chesterfield received first-round byes.

  • CCA Cougars volleyball team top cats this season

    The 2008 men’s volleyball season at Carolina Christian Academy is one which won’t soon be forgotten.

    State championship seasons have their special places in our memory banks and trophy cases.

    The fans who back the Cougars’ volleyball team will have plenty to savor in this banner season for the Lancaster private school.

    CCA won its first-ever men’s volleyball state championship, taking a 3-1 win over Union Christian Day School of Union last month.

  • Carter's route full circle

    Lancaster High School senior wide receiver Shane Carter, along with a handful of his Bruins’ teammates, probably has a deeper appreciation of LHS’s 9-3 playoff season.

    Carter, a three-year starter and four-year team member, has seen the Bruins’ football program come full circle.

    Carter, along with linebacker Stephno Drakeford, place-kicker Anna Funderburk, center Tyler Outen and defensive lineman Travis Smith were members of the 2005 LHS team that went 0-11.

  • Official says several call centers are considering locating in the county

    Lancaster is poised to become a “hotbed” for call centers, and local officials want to get potential workers trained before the companies even locate here.

  • USC golfers prevail in scholarship tourney

    The Gamecocks have plenty to crow about, at least when it comes to the annual Big Thursday Scholarship golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The USC golfers, comprised of area Gamecock fans, prevailed for the sixth time in the seventh annual Big Thursday tournament which is annually held prior to the Clemson-USC football game.

    As has been the norm in the golf tournament, if the Gamecocks win, then Clemson prevails on the gridiron.

  • Ashley Hagins keeps her talent in perspective

    It’s been a little more than 10 years since the death of the late Helen “Miss Helen” Robinson.

    But the legacy – and the piano she left behind – is still making its mark in the lives of others.

    It was evident on Wednesday afternoon when Ashley Hagins sat at the keyboard of the Yamaha grand piano in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church.

    Ashley, 17, was preparing for Sunday’s Helen Robinson Memorial Concert there that features performances by her and several local musicians.