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  • Jacobus leaving impressive legacy

    When the 2012-13 school year ends at Indian Land High School, it will mark the end of an era.
    For the last 20 years, well over the span of a school career for a student from kindergarten to graduation, Tamara Jacobus has been teaching and coaching at the Lancaster County Class AA high school.
    When the ILHS doors close at the end of the month, Jacobus will be leaving for the final time.

  • Support needed in battle with cancer

    It’s an ominous sight. The flickering glow from the candle-lit bags illuminate the night. On this night they are a visual reminder of those who either lost their battle with cancer or still doing battle.
    The dreadful disease is no respecter of persons and we all know someone – from all walks of life – who have dealt with it or are still dealing with it.

  • Kershaw honors its civic leaders

    A host of deserving people were in the spotlight at the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet at the Kershaw Country Club.
    The awards are a way to honor those who are making a positive impact on business, industry and life in the southern Lancaster County town.
    Beverly Timmons was presented with the chamber’s highest award. Previously known as the Citizen of the Year award, it is now called the President’s Award.
    The award is presented to a Kershaw citizen who has significantly contributed to the betterment of the community.

  • B-3 zoning is on the table again

    Well, it’s about time Lancaster County Council finally took up the controversial issue of B-3 commercial zoning again.
    Since council lifted the Panhandle’s moratorium on B-3 zoning last June (five days before it was set to expire anyway), the issue had been dead in the water, despite several Panhandle residents’ strident calls to bring it back to council’s attention.

  • Help stay on track in battle with KLS

    A highlight of the county high school track season takes center stage, Saturday, April 20, on the Lancaster High School track at the Rice Athletics Building.
    The seventh annual KLS Running for Ryan features the county track meet at LHS. Boys and girls squads from Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and host Lancaster will be there to earn track bragging rights for the 2013 season.
    In the past few years, Lancaster County has produced state champions and state qualifiers, and the annual meet seems to bring out the best from around the county.

  • Collins is a good choice to lead USCL

    The leadership for the future of the University of South Carolina Lancaster will be handled by a familiar figure.
    Dr. Walt Collins III, USCL assistant dean of student affairs, was selected from a field of three candidates to replace Dr. John Catalano and lead USCL into its promising future.
    Catalano, who guided USCL as dean for 11 years, announced his retirement in June, effective the end of the year.
    Collins, a Clinton, N.C. native, has been a key part of USCL since 2002.

  • Congrats to schools for their awards

    There’s a lot of Palmetto pride on display in Lancaster County schools these days and with good reason – 11 of the county’s schools recently won Palmetto Gold and Silver awards for the 2011-12 school year from the S.C. Department of Education.
    And while that total number is lower than last year’s 16 winning county schools, the number of gold award winners actually doubled from four last year to eight this year, despite a more rigourus criteria.

  • HOPE has filled dire need for 30 years

    No one is immune. Loss of a job. Devastating medical issue. Death of a working spouse. Divorce. The list is endless. An individual or family’s economic status can change almost immediately – for numerous reasons.
    Life happens. And when it does, people often find themselves suddenly in need. Elaine Adkins knows. Adkins, executive director of HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster, meets these people everyday.

  • Helicopter pad to make a difference in Kershaw

    In the future, a life will be saved, because of the new emergency helicopter landing pad in Kershaw.
    It might be a car wreck victim, a person suffering from a stroke, heart attack or a youngster bitten by a poisonous snake.
    No matter, quick and efficient help and the helicopter pad, which will allow the patient to be flown to receive critical medical assistance, is going to be vital.
    Direct thanks can be attributed to Talf Wrenn.

  • Three set example as true public servants

    A trio of outstanding people have left us in recent weeks, but their mark will be on Lancaster County for years to come.
    Lib Wilson, Walter Craig Sr. and Jimmy Moreland Sr. died, but their legacy of community involvement will live on.
    Lib Wilson
    Any time a Lancaster woman meets with success, she can be grateful that Lib Wilson blazed the way.