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Today's News

  • I never run out of things to do

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  • Belair UMC welcomes Gayle Summey as its new pastor

    For only the second time in more than a century, Belair United Methodist Church will be pastored by a woman.The Rev. Gayle Summey took over the pulpit June 22 as its first woman minister in almost 20 years. Patty Parrish served as pastor in 1989.“I told them [the congregation] ‘Don’t worry.

  • Report: Market local culture arts

    A report on how Lancaster County should focus its efforts to attract tourists to its cultural and heritage attractions is out after months of preparation.

    The County Tourism Report was prepared by consultants hired by See Lancaster last fall with a $25,000 competitive grant from the S.C. Budget and Control Board. The report seeks to highlight the county's assets for cultural heritage tourism, defined as "visits to a community motivated in whole or in part based on the community's history and culture."

  • Prospective buyers invited to tour Harbor Point on Saturday

    A bird's-eye view of the Edgewater property is all Patrick Josey needed to be convinced that the development was for him.

    Josey and his wife, Dawn, are in negotiations to buy a tract of land on the development, 10 miles southwest of Lancaster. After touring the lake-front property from a helicopter last week, the Joseys feel more assured that this will be the site of their future home.

  • Juniors look to rebound after first-round loss

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball team will have to battle back to stay alive in the state tournament at Lake City.Lancaster, the fifth-seeded team in the eight-team field, dropped an 8-5 loss to fourth-seeded Conway on Wednesday afternoon in the opening round at Lake City High School.Lancaster, 13-9, held an early 5-0 lead on Conway, but couldn’t hold on in dropping the loss.Will Gaston, the third of three Post 31 hurlers in the game, took the loss. He worked three frames and allowed three runs, four hits and no walks.

  • HS gets $500,000 for waterlines

    HEATH SPRINGS – You might call it a big splash in the bucket for the town of Heath Springs – $500,000 in federal grant money to help overhaul its water system.

    Mayor Ann Taylor said the town recently got word that it was awarded a Community Development Block Grant to finance the second phase of its waterline improvements. The project will finance new lines for nearly half the town's population, or about 450 residents.

    "I am thrilled out my mind. I know the people endured low-water pressure for a long time," Taylor said. "I am very delighted."

  • 'We need a senator who will listen to the people'

    As a retired state employee, I was bewildered to read Mick Mulvaney’s July 4 column “Trading short-term benefits for long-term security is wrong.” I could not believe that he did not better understand how public pension plans work. They pay benefits out of the assets of the retirement system, not tax money, and they use the average of the good years and the not so good years in deciding how much to pay retirees.

  • Great Falls dual office issue over

    We are going to repeat a few things we said very recently, but we think, thankfully, an ongoing issue has finally come to the correct conclusion.

    We think the dual office ban in the state’s Constitution is a good thing, but it has, sometimes, unfortunate implications.

    It is no guideline or recommendation. It is actually not just a law. It is a provision of the state’s constitution. The ban says no person can hold two offices “for honor and profit.”

  • First phase of S.C. 160 project nearly done

    INDIAN LAND – It will be at least nine weeks before the Indian Land intersection of S.C. 160 and U.S. 521 is complete, due to an accident June 19.

    A Pike Electric Co. truck was delivering new traffic signal mast arms to the S.C. 160 widening project that day. The truck driver and a worker were unloading a mast arm from the truck, parked on the northbound side of U.S. 521, when another of the large arms shifted and fell from the truck, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

  • Pageland watermelon festival starts today

    PAGELAND – The 57th Pageland Watermelon Festival is offering dozens of events this weekend for people of all ages.

    The festival, the largest annual event in neighboring Chesterfield County, kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday.

    Today

    Craft and vendor displays open at 3 p.m. Friday on Pearl Street in downtown Pageland and amusement rides open at 5 p.m. in downtown.

    The festival pageant is 5 p.m. at the Pageland Community Center.