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Today's News

  • Thomas, Starnes file for House seat

    Two Democrats are competing for the state House District 45 seat.

    County Council District 2 representative Fred Thomas, 44, and Kershaw Town Administrator Tony Starnes, 58, have both filed for the seat with the Lancaster County Democratic Party.

    Fighting for jobs

    Thomas is serving his second term on Lancaster County Council.

    Before serving on County Council, Thomas also served as the state ombudsman for SCDAODAS, one of Gov. Jim Hodges' cabinet agencies.

  • 911 Driving School opening soon

    By Chris McGinn For The Lancaster News

    Parents of wannabe teen drivers can breathe a sigh of relief. A new business serving the area offers to take the task of training student drivers to the next level.

    The 911 Driving School, located in Fort Mill, offers teen driving courses taught exclusively by law enforcement professionals, including state troopers and local police officers.

    S.C. Highway Patrol officer Jeremy Sisler, an Indian Land resident, is the school's training director. His brother, Matt, owns the driving school.

  • USCL reveals master plan

    Nearly a dozen new buildings could adorn the campus of the University of South Carolina at Lancaster in the near future.

    In September, The Boudreaux Group, an architectural firm in Columbia, began working on a master plan for USCL that includes more administrative and classroom buildings, new health services facilities and student housing.

    The master plan sketches were developed based on USCL's newly created strategic plan, which USCL Dean Dr. John Catalano introduced before Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce members on Thursday at the Carole Ray Dowling Center.

  • Arts Draw seeks to draw a crowd

    Lancaster resident Savannah Cudd is a little nervous about Friday night.

    For the first time, Cudd's art will be on display in her hometown, as part of the Lancaster County Council of the Arts' Spring Arts Draw. Cudd's work will be on display at Bob Doster's Backstreet Studio on East Gay Street.

    Cudd, 24, said her interest in art began early.

    "Ever since I was old enough to hold a crayon," she said.

  • Great Falls Rescue Squad rodeo a success

    I am very pleased to report that our first IPRA sanctioned professional rodeo on March 14 and 15 was a success.

    The crowd on Saturday was much smaller than anticipated due to inclement weather, but the crowd on Friday night demonstrated that this rodeo will not be our last.

    If you enjoyed the show, please let us know. We would like to have as much feedback as possible. If you would like to be a sponsor for our next rodeo, please call us at (803) 482-4315 or visit our Web site www.greatfallsrescue.com

  • Adopt a Leader deserves award

    Folks across the Palmetto State are learning what many here have known for years. The Adopt A Leader program is working well, shaping young lives and building future leaders.

    The program, led by organizer Bobby Bailey, was recently honored by the S.C. School Board Association with the Champions for Public Education Award.

    When something is working well and having a positive impact on youngsters, as this program does, it's hard to keep it secret. The S.C. School Board Association made the presentation during a recent Lancaster County school board meeting.

  • Use balance with body-building protein

    High protein diets have triggered an explosion of interest, but just how much protein is enough or is too much?

    According to the Harvard School of Public Health, adults need a minimum of 0.8 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight per day to keep body tissues from slowly breaking down.

    That works out to a little more than 7 grams of protein for every 20 pounds of body weight.

    But the numbers can fluctuate.

  • Family grateful for community support

    Larry Sims and family would like to thank everyone who participated and attended the chicken bog in honor of him on March 1 at Liberty Freewill Baptist Church.

    Thanks to everyone who gave up their time, money and prayers. We would like to extend a special thank you to Sherwood Baptist Church, Larry Smalls, Mike Johnson and Donald Boone.

    God bless.

    Larry Sims and family

    Lancaster

     

  • IL festival this Saturday

    By Jane Alford

    Carolina Gateway Editor

    Come celebrate spring at the 10th annual Indian Land Spring Festival on Saturday, March 29.

    The festival will offer a full day of activities for children and adults, beginning at 10 a.m. and winding down at 4 p.m.

    The festival will be held, rain or shine, in the elementary school's bus parking lot, behind the school on Doby's Bridge Road, just off U.S. 521.

    This year's event will offer plenty of festival favorites, including arts and crafts, sillent and live auctions, raffles, business vendors and live entertainment.

  • Economic stimulus package in a nutshell

    How much "stimulus" are you going to receive from this package? Your wallet may not get quite as stimulated as you think.

    For the past month, you've been hearing figures all over television saying the rebates will be either $300 or $600 for individuals and $600 or $1,200 for married couples filing jointly.