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Today's News

  • Concerns addressed at joint council, LCEDC meeting

    “Clearing the air” seemed to be the theme of the day during a joint meeting March 24 between Lancaster County Council and the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.
    Held in council chambers, the special meeting was the culmination of months of concerns, conversations and accusations from a slew of county officials about the state and structure of the LCEDC.

  • Good students shine at annual Principals’ Choice Awards

    South Middle School Principal Joyce Crimminger stood before a crowded Bundy Auditorium at the University of South Carolina Lancaster on March 19, with one of her 534 students, a beaming young man named Chandler Hinson.
    Chandler is a special needs student, Crimminger explained, with a developmental disorder characterized, in part, by a smiling, happy demeanor and sweet disposition.
    Crimminger said Chandler has overcome some significant obstacles in the years he’s been at South, struggles balanced in the scope of things by his ability to light up a room.

  • Sims Foundation awards grants

     The J. Marion Sims Foundation, Inc. has made awards totaling $417,695 to 10 different community organizations through its responsive grants program.  

    The foundation awarded grants to the following organizations:

  • 'Spruce Up' planning meeting draws 25

    KERSHAW – About 25 local business owners gathered at the Kershaw Recreation Center on Thursday, March 26, for a meeting sponsored by the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce to discuss revitalization plans to “spruce up” the downtown district.

  • Muennich foundation awards first scholarships

     When student evangelist Mark Shelley stood on the stage inside the Unity ARP Church Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, March 24, and gave the keynote address during the Seth Muennich Scholarship Awards Dinner there was little doubt who he was talking to.

  • Methodist churches unite for Stations of the Cross

     As we celebrate Palm Sunday today, March 29, marking Jesus Christ’s entrance into Jerusalem during Passion Week, several United Methodist churches of Lancaster have united hearts and hands to present “Stations of the Cross,” an artistic representation of the last days of Jesus’ life.

    The stations are housed inside the Norrell & Powers Norrell Center (the old Bank of Lancaster building), 206 S. Main St. The windows of the Gay Street side of the building are also decorated.

  • Long way down

     Peering up at the steel behemoth towering in front of me, I got my first glimpse of Carowinds’ latest roller coaster, the Fury 325, on Wednesday morning, March 25, and boy, was it a doozy.

    With a maximum lift height of 325 feet (the equivalent of driving up and then down the side of a 30-story building), the ride’s initial peak would have been lost amidst the grey sky if not for the bright splashes of teal blue and neon green emblazoned across the coaster.

  • Vols soccer hopes high for 2015

     

    Expectations are high for the Andrew Jackson  men’s varsity soccer program after two consecutive appearances in the quarterfinals of the Class AA Upper State playoffs.

  • Lady Vols booters seek consistent play

     

    Andrew Jackson High  girls soccer coach Lee Hanna said the key for the Lady Vols’ booters this season is consistent play.

    Hanna, assisted by Kim Threatt, has his share of experience this season, including 13 returnees.

  • Martial arts tourney action-packed event

     

    A chilly, rainy March morning greeted competitors and spectators for the 41st  Universal Martial Arts Championships at the Springdale Recreation Center in Lancaster on Saturday, March 14.

    The event is sponsored by Hanshi James E. White and the Universal Karate Studios.