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Today's News

  • Grants could have been used for library

    I am responding to the story “Schools get s $4.5 million from feds” in the July 16 edition of The Lancaster News. The grants are to be used to reduce alcohol use, foster more physical activity among students and encourage them to go to college.

    Grants are those gifts from Washington that don’t have to be paid back. Apparently they come like manna from heaven.

  • County schools plan registration

    Registration dates have been set for the 2008-09 school year.

    No general school fees will be charged this year, although some fees may be charged for activities such as band, driver education, clubs and yearbooks. School insurance will not be on sale during registration.

    All students new to the district must complete a student information form and provide two proofs of residency. New students are asked to bring report cards and any other available records from the school attended last year.

    They will not be allowed to register without the following documents:

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  • Breaking News Home of accused killer burns

    Authorities are investigating the early Tuesday burning of the two-story house that accused killer Darren Winchester used to live in.

    Firefighters received a call about 2 a.m. Tuesday that the house near Blakley Crossroads was on fire and the blaze was "fully involved," sheriff's office spokesman Tom Holland said.

    Firefighters were called out later that day to douse hot spots.

    "It pretty much burned to the ground," Holland said.

    The sheriff's office is treating the fire as suspicious and continues to investigate. No arrests have been made.

  • Kids go bananas in 'Jungle Book'

    Six-year-old Caleb Griffin is just so special. He says that's why the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County cast him as Mowgli in "Disney's The Jungle Book Kids."

    "Mama says I'm just so special," he said. "I'm specialer."

    Griffin is one of 60 children cast for the production, which opens Friday.

  • Family Promise appreciates support from community

    Family Promise of Lancaster County would like to thank Darlene Hallman and the Red Hat chapters who gave their time and energy to plan and run a Chinese auction to benefit Family Promise.

    We would also like to thank everyone who came to the auction. Family Promise has been gaining momentum over the past two months with getting into the community and sharing our information with as many people as we can.

  • Unemployed get benefits extension for up to 13 weeks

    With 3,900 letters going out to Lancaster County residents possibly eligible for extended unemployment benefits last week, lines have been long at the local S.C. Employment Commission office in recent days.

    The office on North White Street has been open for special hours since Saturday to handle the new claims, which are good for 13 weeks of additional unemployment benefits.

    Roughly 390 people showed up at the employment office Saturday to sign up for the extended benefits, said local Assistant Director David Veal. Lines snaked around the building on Monday.

  • Charro's serves up Mexican flavor

    Mexican food with flavor and presentation – that's what Charro Mexican Restaurant offers.

    The restaurant on S.C. 200 South opened May 9. Business is slow now, said owner Sebastian Castillo, but he expects it to pick up once people hear how good his food is.

    Castillo offers the same food he grew up eating – the dishes his frugal mother made for him and his five siblings when he was growing up in the mid-south part of Mexico.

  • Stars shine in Aquatics

    Staff Reports

    The fifth annual swimming championship meet was held last week at the Leroy Springs pool. While the storm cut the meet short on Wednesday, the swimmers were able to complete their competition on Thursday.

    Elizabeth Catoe claimed six firsts during the meets. Gracie Scott, Anna Scott, Jory Pettit and Cody Brown each had four firsts.

    Jonah Faile and Bree Morgan had three firsts. Luke Sowell, Emily Durant, Chandler Hinson, Kailee Glover and Logan Phillips had two firsts.

    100 Yard IM

  • Information UpdateFish camp video in national spotlight

    Most of us know the Catawba Fish Camp in Fort Lawn as one of the best restaurants around.Now the 500-seat fish camp owned by the Edwards family is getting some national attention, thanks to a video that’s showing on the YouTube Web site.The 3 1/2 minute video features a young girl climbing inside, and then out of, the stuffed animal vending machine that’s by the front door.Captured by the restaurant’s surveillance system about 8:45 p.m. on Jan.