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Today's News

  • Springs Memorial lays off 43

    The local hospital is feeling the pinch of a slow local economy.

    Springs Memorial Hospital laid off 43 employees across a number of departments Monday. Sixteen positions are eliminated through attrition, meaning the posts are not being filled after they are vacated.

    The reduction in staff won't impact patient care, a news release from the hospital said.

  • No more patching of city lot

    For those who might be wondering, the mess at the Lancaster Fire Department is a sign of progress being made, not mayhem.

    The Lancaster Fire Department's station on Arch Street may appear dysfunctional, with only dirt and scaffolding in place of where pavement once was for trucks to drive over when headed to a call.

    But the current look is part of a $150,000 project that calls for a new parking lot and retaining wall that the city of Lancaster allocated in its 2007-08 budget.

    It's long overdue, said Lancaster Fire Chief Chris Nunnery.

  • 'Cancer thing' inspires AJ student to pursue medical career

    KERSHAW - Surviving brain cancer can bring not only a big sense of relief, but it can also inspire one to pursue a higher calling.

    For Riketa Williams, 17, a senior at Andrew Jackson High School, that has certainly been the case.

    Williams will graduate with a nearly 4.0 grade point average from the school and will attend Converse College in the fall to major in biochemistry. She wants to eventually become an obstetrician/gynecologist.

  • Sally Deese cooks by faith

    Sally Deese sat beneath the giant trees in her front yard on Monday that give her 40-acre Four Oaks Farm in the Camp Creek Community its name, watching two of her grandchildren play in a nearby swing.

  • Give some serious thought to 60/40 split

    It’s not rocket science. If you clearcut the land, build multi-housing developments and move people in, you are going to increase the need for services. Those services include adequate infrastructure – roads, utilities, etc. – more law enforcement and emergency medical services.

    And it’s a good bet that many of those moving into the new housing developments are children, children who need to be educated – in our schools that are already bursting at the seams.

  • Playoff decides LCH title

    In one of the most exciting finishes in the 10-year history of the annual Lancaster Children’s Home Endowment golf tournament, former club champion Phillip Knezevich and his partner Steve Hoke captured the  title.Knezevich, a former Lancaster High golf standout who is also a top golfer at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, teamed with Hoke to shoot a two-day total of 132,Knezevich-Hoke posted a 64 on Saturday and shot a 68 on Sunday.The eventual victors had to beat the team of Scott Caskey and Tim Beckham in a four-hole playoff.

  • Air show delights crowds with tricks, vintage aircraft

    The 2008 Palmetto Thunder Air Show at McWhirter Airfield at the Lancaster County Airport on Saturday and Sunday featured gravity-defying feats of aviation.

    It was one trick after another and the pilots made these thrilling displays look like a cakewalk.

    The aerobatics of the Red Eagle team was a coordinated series of timed "near misses" and other crazy upside-down stunts.

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  • Post 31 takes two wins in Dalzell tournament

    Lancaster Post 31 captured two wins in the Dalzell Preseason Legion baseball tournament, downing host Dalzell-Shaw 17-7 in five inning and Bishopville 8-4.

  • Crate late models spark LMS racing

    Under Carolina blue skies, fans began filling the stands Saturday at Lancaster Speedway to witness some of the best local crate late model talent.

  • Willis posts ace at Waynesville

    Lancaster native Pat Willis recently carded a hole-in-one while playing the Dogwood Course at the Waynesville Country Club in Waynesville, N.C.