Today's News

  • Strain paces CPTC in district track meet

    Kadedra Strain, a girls 13-14 age division competitor, paced the Columbus Parker Track Club’s showing in the 14-under Hershey District track meet held in Columbia.

    Strain captured firsts in the 100-meter dash, softball throw and ran a leg on the 4 x 100 relay team, which included Zankel Stevens, Daneka Degraffenreid and LaDasia Blakeney.

    The meet was the first competition for the CPTC this season.

    In the 10-under girls, Alexis King won the long jump, while Tyesha Perry was the winner in the 200-meter dash.

  • Post 31 Legion team off to 1-1 start

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team is 1-1 after its opening two games.

    P-31 opened the 2009 senior team season with a 13-6 home win over Bishopville on Wednesday, but then dropped a 9-5 loss to Pineville, N.C., on Thursday.

    In the seven-run win over Bishopville, Lancaster rallied from an early 4-0 deficit to take the comeback win.

    P-31 used an eight-run fifth inning to take control.

    Bishopville scored a single run in the sixth to make it 8-5, but Lancaster responded with a three-run charge to build an 11-5 edge.

  • Tractor Supply opening soon

    Lancaster will soon be getting “the stuff it needs out here.”

    Tractor Supply Co., the largest retail farm and ranch supply store chain in the country, is opening its 19th South Carolina store in Lancaster. The chain is known for its slogan, “The stuff you need out here.”

    Work began on the former Sweet Union Furniture store building next to Bi-Lo at 593 S.C. 9 Bypass East on April 20, though signs announcing the chain was moving in have been up for months around the store.

  • Council to hold budget hearing Monday

    The public will have a chance to comment on the county’s proposed 2009-10 budget at Lancaster County Council’s meeting Monday.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said County Council will hold off on the third reading of the budget, but will hold a hearing to receive comments.

    “We’re moving forward with the hearing and we invite the public to come up and make comments,” Willis said.

  • Thinking inside the shrine box

    Using a variety of discarded objects, art supplies and boxes, students in a recent workshop at the Artisans Center learned how to sort through the subconscious world of their dreams.

    The workshop was taught Saturday at the center by San Francisco artist Barbe Saint John.

    Saint John met local artist Heather Mullins-Teasley through etsy.com, a Web site where artists share and sell their work worldwide.

  • Take time to care for lawn mower

    As soon as the rain lets up and it’s dry enough to cut grass, the sound of running lawn mowers will fill the air.

    Until that time gets here, why not take advantage of the lull by servicing your mower?

    Most rotary mowers are simple to maintain, according to Clemson University’s Home and Garden Information Center.

    Just like taking care of an automobile, taking care of a mower by following a regular maintenance schedule keeps it in optimal condition.

    It can also save money by prolonging its lifespan.

  • Man who coached celebrated Titans' team gives motivational speeches here

    KERSHAW – Denzel Washington didn’t stroll in the auditorium at Andrew Jackson High School on May 21, but some students may have thought they got the next best thing.

    Retired football coach Herman Boone – who guided the much-celebrated T.C. Williams High School football team to a Virginia state title years ago – visited AJHS.

    He also visited Lancaster High School, giving motivational speeches to the students at each school.

    He was also the keynote speaker at the district’s Honor Beyond the Field banquet May 21.

  • I'm not wild about boats

    I never thought the day would come when a boat (not made from a refrigerator box) would be parked in my backyard.

    Don’t worry; it’s not mine; I don’t have any use for a fishing boat.

    I’ve always been a creek-bank fisherman.

    I don’t swim and certainly don’t walk on water.

    When I just about drowned at the old Lancaster Pool on Gay Street many years ago, that cured any fascination I had with water.

  • Fort Lawn to adopt budget Tuesday

    FORT LAWN – The town of Fort Lawn will give final approval to a budget that keeps the same level of taxes as the past year.

    Mayor Clif Ferguson said the public can weigh in on the budget at a public hearing at 7     .m. Tuesday, June 2.

    The budget and the town’s two major projects are moving along.

    The town is finishing the legal paperwork to join a regional sewer system with the city of Lancaster and the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District.

  • Mirror Image

    Like many homes built in the late 1970s and early '80s, azaleas once surrounded the foundation of Carolyn Plyler’s home at 505 Gillsbrook Road.

    While the blooms were beautiful in the spring time, Plyler opted to transplant them to other areas of the yard and replace them with a larger variety of shrubs.