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  • Grateful accolades for Margie Crockett

    Last Saturday, 70 family members and friends gathered to celebrate the 96th birthday of my aunt Margie Ree Massey Crockett.
    She has always been a role model to me and her other relatives, a blessing to her church and her community, and an inspiration to generations of her home county’s preschoolers.
    “This is bigger than a birthday party,” her son Cary Crockett said Saturday. “This is a reunion of family, friends and love!”

  • HVAC malfunction smokes up classroom at Harrisburg school

    A smoking HVAC system put a damper on back-to-school preparations Monday morning at Harrisburg Elementary School.
    Shortly before 9 a.m. Monday, firefighters responded to the school, to find a classroom filled with smoke.
    The classroom was quickly ventilated, with minimal damage, Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said.

  • For longtime speedway owner, it was about more than racing

    FORT LAWN – Herbert Murray loved dirt racing so much that he bought his own racetrack.
    The Fort Lawn resident, who owned Lancaster Motor Speedway from 1986 to 2002, died Sunday at his home after a bout with cancer. He was 80.
    “Herbert is the best friend that I ever had,” said Sherrill Haney. “He called me to come see him last Tuesday. We talked for a long time, and for about 15 minutes, we just held hands as he cried. Leaving that day was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life.”

  • LSPCA eyes office space, a change in its emphasis

    The Lancaster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is raising money to buy office space on Lancaster’s Main Street, equipped with a spay-and-neuter clinic and an emergency pet-food pantry.
    LSPCA Director Diana Knight said having a physical place to call home has been a dream of the nonprofit for a while.
    “We’re all very excited about what we’re doing,” Knight said. “We want to make things better for dogs and cats in Lancaster County. We are trying to stop all of the animals ending up in shelters with no homes.”

  • Mulvaney: We’re ready for the fight, and Trump wins it

    COLUMBIA – Mick Mulvaney, a fixture at the president’s side and on network news programs, came home to South Carolina on Friday to address the state GOP’s annual Silver Elephant Gala.
    The acting White House chief of staff, a former 5th District congressman from Indian Land, was flanked by Gov. Henry McMaster and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham at the event, which drew more than 750 staunch supporters of the Republican Party.

  • 'We've got to stop the violence'

    Award-winning local artist Bob Doster brought home the top prize from this year’s Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition in Boone, N.C., with a piece dedicated to the victims of mass shootings nationwide.
    Doster’s sculpture “A Memorial” will be set up at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts on Appalachian State University’s campus for a year. The piece features five separate 10- to 12-foot-tall posts, created out of more than 1,600 human-shaped figures. Each figure represents a person killed in a mass shooting since 2014.

  • York Tech to ex-students: Come back and finish up

    Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service
    Former York Tech students, the school is calling you. No, you don’t still owe anything for that library book, the college wants you to come back to campus and finish your degree or certification.
    And they’re even willing to pay for it.

  • Anna Bagby wins fire chiefs’ scholarship

    Anna Bagby, 22, was surprised July 25 to find out she was the lone recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from the Lancaster County Fire Chiefs Association this year.
    Bagby was told the news during the monthly Fire Chiefs Association meeting. The annual scholarship is usually split among multiple students, but Bagby, a Lancaster High School graduate, was the only one to apply this year.
    “It feels a little crazy,” she said of finding out she would receive an additional $1,000.

  • Fire damages Jim ’N Nick’s in Indian Land

    A kitchen fire got out of control and interrupted preparations for the lunch crowd Wednesday at Jim ’N  Nick’s Bar-B-Q in Indian Land.
    No one was injured, but there was smoke damage through most of the building. The restaurant is expected to reopen after a few more days of repairs, Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said Friday.

  • Fire damages Jim ’N Nick’s in Indian Land

    A kitchen fire got out of control and interrupted preparations for the lunch crowd Wednesday at Jim ’N  Nick’s Bar-B-Q in Indian Land.
    No one was injured, but there was smoke damage through most of the building. The restaurant is expected to reopen after a few more days of repairs, Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said Friday.