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  • Mullis offers hope

    Macy Mullis is right there when many Lancaster County residents experience their lowest of lows.

    She hears the personal stories of poverty and joblessness that have brought even grown men to tears. For 25 years, she’s taken in all this information, with the task of telling those people if her group can help or not.

    Mullis is an interviewer at HOPE of Lancaster, a community outreach agency that helps county residents with food, utilities and rent.

  • Meet our ambassadors of good will

    Years ago I wrote a feature package entitled “Angels unawares.” It was based on Scripture found in Hebrews 13:2, basically saying that sometimes strangers can be “angels unawares.”

    The package featured several Lancaster County folks who shared their experiences of being helped by a stranger. Almost all of them described these helpful strangers as angels.

    I, also, have encountered similar strangers. And I am eternally grateful to them.

  • County to use old Springs store for court

    A once-popular store where residents bought sheets, towels and other home products will be converted into a temporary hall of justice for Lancaster County.

    Court cases will be held in the old Springs Global’s Wamsutta store on S.C. 9, across from the textile company’s Grace Complex and Customer Service Center. The store closed in January.

    Lancaster County bought the 27,100-square-foot building for $825,000 from money officials reserved for temporary court expenses a few months ago, County Administrator Steve Willis said.

  • IL students show team spirit through food drive

    INDIAN LAND – No matter the outcome of the Carolina-Clemson football game on Saturday, Carolina was the winner at Indian Land Elementary School.

    Students were challenged to do a canned food drive to benefit HOPE in Lancaster on Nov. 17. To take the excitement up a notch, the students were told to bring in cans for their favorite team, either the University of South Carolina or Clemson University. The two rivals face off at noon Saturday at Clemson’s Death Valley.

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  • Prize categories encourage parade entries to get creative

    Residents participating in this year’s Lancaster Christmas parade will have a chance to win a variety of awards.

    Carrie Miller, event coordinator for See Lancaster, said the parade’s organizing committee has announced four categories for this year’s parade, scheduled for Dec. 13. The categories are: best use of lighting, best overall entry, most entertaining walking group and best float.

    A team of three judges will select the winners. The winners will each win an engraved plaque, a certificate and $50.

  • Banners to bring arts downtown

    Lancaster residents will soon see their artwork up in lights.

    As part of a banner design contest spearheaded by the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, more than 80 lucky winners will see their art showcased on Main Street lamp posts.

    The winners will be chosen in January from residents who submit their designs to the arts council. Participants must base their image on the theme “Creativity: The Choice of Our Community,” and each design must be made with bold lines and an image that can be seen easily from the street.

  • Barfield: IL case should be closed

    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield has recommended that a case be closed regarding allegations of misappropriated funds at Indian Land High School that date back to 1999.  Earlier this month, Barfield gave a four-page report to the State Law Enforcement Division about his conclusion on the case involving a former admini

  • Council to consider $200,000 advance to PV fire department

    County Council could advance the Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department $200,000 to buy land for its new fire station.

    The fire department has been looking for suitable land to build a new station, because the S.C. 160 widening project will eventually take the fire department’s existing station on the highway.

    Merrifield Partners offered a different parcel of land on S.C. 160, but the fire department said it wouldn’t be suitable due to a deep gully.

  • Police reports – Nov. 23, 2008

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    – Robert Deon Montgomery, 19, 803 E. Arch St., was charged Wednesday with simple possession of marijuana and driving under suspension – third offense.

    An officer stopped the black Honda Civic that Montgomery was driving because the tag light was out, the report said.

    Montgomery, whose license is suspended, had a bag of marijuana in his jacket pocket, the report said.

    – James Frank Copeland, 46, 1009 E. Arch St., was charged Tuesday with possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Group celebrates 20 years of giving

    A large group of guests gathered at the Springs House on Tuesday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Lancaster County Community Foundation.