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Today's News

  • Red Cross still has presence here

    LocalAmericanRedCrossofficialswanttogetthewordoutthatthey’llstillbeconductingblooddrives,trainingpeopleinCPRandhelpingmilitaryfamiliesandotherresidentsthroughhousefiresornaturaldisasters.TheLancasterCountychapteroftheAmericanRedCrossrecentlymergedwithYorkandChestercounties’chapterduetofinancialwoesthathaveplaguedthelocalchapterforthepastseveralyears.TheLancasterCountychapterisnowpartoftheUpperPalmettoChapter.Withthemerger,afewlocalRedCrossworkerslosstheirpart-timejobs.TeresaAckerman,theLancasterchapter’sdirector,resignedearlierthismonth.Ackermanw

  • Good Friday blessing on Cats' victory

    The late Lester Robinson was in my thoughts Friday. Lester, the former news editor at The Lancaster News, was on my mind for a couple of reasons. Once dubbed as a “walking encyclopedia” in regards to his vast knowledge of local events, no matter the subject, Lester also had a good sense of humor.One reason I was thinking of Lester was because it was Good Friday, the day of holy week to commemorate Jesus’ crucifixion. Lester’s funeral was on a Good Friday.

  • Schools to get field houses

    Threecountyhighschools–insteadoftwoaspreviouslyplanned–willgetnewathleticfieldhousesforthe2008-09schoolyear.TheLancasterCountyschoolboardvotedunanimouslyTuesdaytoaccepta$1.6millionbidfromSouthernBuildersinYorkCountytobuildfieldhousesatAndrewJacksonHigh,BufordHighandIndianLandHighschools.Theschooldistrictonlyexpectedtohavethemoneytopayfortwofieldhousesthisyear.Sowhenthebidfortheprojectwentout,justAndrewJacksonHighandBufordHighwereincluded,withIndianLandHighasanoptiontopickup.SouthernBuilders,whichdecidedtoincludeILHSintheproject,wasoneofnineg

  • Basketball tournament to benefit local support group
  • Fort Lawn seeks money for sewer project

    FORT LAWN - Fort Lawn Town Council says it will need about $300,000 to become part of a regional sewer system and not have rates for in-town residents increase.ThecouncilaskedChesterCountyCouncilforhelpwithfinancingoptions,butChesterCountySupervisorCarlisleRoddeyandCountyTreasurerJackKindlesaythereislittleavailablemoneyinthecountybudget.InNovember,FortLawnTownCouncilvotedtojoinaregionalsewerplanproposedbycityofLancasterandLancasterCountyWaterandSewerDistrictofficials.Theplancallsforusingan8-inchpipecrossingonarailroadbridgeovertheCatawbaRivertogetthewas

  • Jordan's pleased with AJ's progress

    KERSHAW – Graduation last year cost the Andrew Jackson High School boys’ soccer team 12 players including nine starters and the core of 2007 squad.But seven matches into the 2008 season, veteran Volunteers’ coach Randy Jordan is saying things he said earlier he wouldn’t have said in the preseason.“It’s hard to hear me crying about losing 12 players when we’re seven matches in and haven’t lost yet,” coach Jordan said.

  • Local 4-H officials offer wildlife food project

    The Clemson 4-H FACE (Food and Cover Establishment) for Wildlife Project, now in its 28th year, is now accepting entries from youths ages 5-19. The FACE for Wildlife program works through local 4-H clubs to educate children in wildlife habitat needs and encourages the planting of wildlife food plots.

  • Springs executive office workers can apply for aid

    WASHINGTON,D.C.–U.S.Rep.JohnSpratt,D-5thDistrict,announcedlastweekthatadministrativesupportworkerslaidofffromtheexecutiveofficeatSpringsGlobalinFortMillareeligibletoapplyforfederalassistance.Allworkersattheoffice,includingon-siteleasedworkersfromDiverscoInc.andCanteen,whoweretotallyorpartiallyseparatedfromemploymentonorafterJan.28,mayapplyforassistance.SprattsaideligibilityforassistancewasmadepossiblewhentheLaborDepartmentrecentlyapprovedaTradeAdjustmentAssistance(TAA)petitionfiledbythecompanyonbehalfofitsworkers.“IampleasedthattheLaborDepar

  • They're not mad scientists, but they are science fair winners

    Thedangerspeoplefacefromcigarettesmokehavebeenlongpublicized.Buthowharmfularecigarettestoplants?Onestudent’scuriosityaboutthosedangersresultedinatopfinishintheLancasterCountySchoolDistrictsciencefairlastweek.NorthElementarySchool’sHunterFunderburkwonfirstplaceamongallthird-gradeentriesatThursday’sdistrictwidefair,heldattheBradleyArtsandSciencesBuildingattheUniversityofSouthCarolinaatLancaster.Therewerealsofirst-placewinnersinfourothergrades.TheyincludedNorthElementaryfourth-graderKatePetit,McDonaldGreenElementaryfifth-grader

  • Lancaster falls to Cougars

    The Lancaster High School baseball team didn’t have a good Friday, dropping a 9-4 road loss to York in Region III-AAAA play.The five-run loss left LHS at 4-6-1, including a 3-3 region mark.Jordan Workman worked three innings, allowing six hits, two walks and six runs, five earned. He struck out one. Ross Maiden hurled two innings and yielded a run, no hits and two walks.