Weekend Recap: August 7, 2017

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A small group of eight people gathered Sunday afternoon at the Historic Courthouse to pray for youth in the community in light of the recent shootings. Organizer Jose Gonzalez, a member of New Horizon Community Church, said a prayer and talked briefly about making a positive impact on young people. Gonzalez said he plans to be at the courthouse at 2 p.m. Sunday for another round of prayer. He invites anyone interested to attend.

Van Wyck residents will head to the polls next week to decide whether to remain an independent unincorporated community or join together to become the town of Van Wyck. The special election is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Van Wyck Community Center at 5063 Old Hickory Road. The poll is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and voting is open only to the 271 registered voters who live in the community’s original incorporation area. 


Obituaries include John Griffin and Edward Knight. Click here for a complete obituary listing.


Today's Events

American Red Cross blood drive

Aug. 7: 2:30-7 p.m. White Springs Baptist Church, 1249 Grace Ave., Lancaster.

Paws in the Panhandle meets

The monthly Paws in the Panhandle meeting is 6-7:45 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Del Webb Library, 7641 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land.

Pleasant Grove revival services

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 2785 Spirit Road, Lancaster, will hold its revival services at 7 p.m. Aug. 7-9. Pastor Otis Lathan will speak. For details, call (803) 804-5440 or (803) 285-6463.

Moriah singles meeting

White Springs Baptist Church, 1249 Grace Ave., Lancaster, will host a Moriah singles meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 7. Hot dogs and ice cream will be served.

Camp Creek revival services

Camp Creek A.M.E. Zion Church, 4022 Demount Road, Lancaster, will continue revival services at 7 p.m. Aug. 7-9. The Rev. Barbara Benjamin of Greater Frazier A.M.E. Zion Church will speak. All are welcome.

Cedar Rock revival services

Cedar Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 3650 Stoneboro Road, Heath Springs, will hold revival services at 7 p.m. Aug. 7-9. The Rev. Dr. Waldo Robinson will speak. For details, call (803) 273-9638.

American Legion Post 31 meets

American Legion Post 31, 823 S. Main St., Lancaster, meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month. The next meeting is Aug. 7. Veterans who wish to join the legion should bring a copy of their DD-214. For details, call (803) 283-2394 or e-mail AmerLeg31@comporium.net.


Tomorrow's Events

Five-week summer camp

Heath Springs Baptist Church, 101 S. Main St., Heath Springs, will hold a five-week “Roots” children’s summer camp 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every Tuesday through Aug. 8. Courses are for ages 5-12, and include games, crafts, food and learning. For details, call Maggie Partridge at (706) 401-6189.

Class of ’67 meets

The Hillside High Class of 1967 will meet at noon Aug. 8 in the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St. For details, call Howard Mickle at (803) 320-0873.

First Steps board to meet 

The board of directors of the Lancaster County First Steps to School Readiness Partnership will meet at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 8 in the board room of the Lancaster County School District office, 300 S. Catawba St., Lancaster. All are welcome.

Historical Commission meets

The Lancaster County Historical Commission meeting is 6 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Historic Courthouse, 100 N. Main St., Lancaster.

Carrier book signing

The Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., will hold a book signing from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 8. It will feature Don Carrier and his new children’s book, “How Stinky Sneaker and His Family Met the Honey Bees,” which was illustrated by the Andrew Jackson High School Visual Arts Department.

Joint recreation commission meets

The Lancaster County Joint Recreation Commission meeting is 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8 in the Springdale Recreation Complex, 260 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.

City council meets

Lancaster City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 in Lancaster City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St.

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