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Today's News

  • Up close and fun!

    About 250 Lancaster County kids celebrated summer’s grand finale during a career-day event at Springdale Recreation Center Friday.
    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Department offers a summer camp each year at the county’s four recreation centers. On Fridays, kids from across the county come together for field trips such as skating, swimming, bowling and going to see movies.
    But not all of the families can afford the added expense.

  • TV host saves wolf-dog from euthanasia at shelter

    An Animal Planet TV crew swooped into Lancaster last weekend and saved a wolf-dog that was likely to be euthanized after being stranded at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter for six weeks.
    It is illegal to own a wolf-hybrid in Lancaster County, so Gunner’s time at the shelter was ticking down rapidly. He couldn’t be adopted out, and no rescues around the country were responding to the shelter’s requests for his removal.

  • Buddies wounded in Vietnam get standing ovation from vets

    It makes sense that the local Purple Heart Initiative and the “Thursday Talkers” recognized Vietnam War veterans Wayne Eubanks and Robert Jones at the same time this week.
    They grew up as friends on Lancaster’s mill hill, with their homes separated by an alley that ran between 14th and 15th streets near Brooklyn Avenue. Not only that, they enlisted in the Marines together.

  • 3 towns’ voters will try out new voting machines in fall elections

    A select group of voters in Heath Springs, Kershaw and Van Wyck will get to use the state’s new paper-based ballot machines this fall for their municipal elections.
    “They should be picking up the old equipment, with us getting the new around Aug. 28,” said Lancaster County Elections Director Mary Ann Hudson.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Helping Hearts Health and Wellness Informational Fair

    Helping Hearts Senior Services will host a Health and Wellness Informational Fair and its annual fish fry and hot dog sale fundraiser 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 17 at 3238 John G. Richards Road, Liberty Hill. 

    The event will include games and activities for all ages and free school supplies for elementary school students. For details or to find out about participating as an exhibitor, sponsor or donor, call (803) 427-5206. 

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Free clothes closet at Pleasant Hill Baptist Aug. 17

    Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 4357 Kershaw Camden Highway, Heath Springs, will host a free clothes closet from 9-11:30 a.m. Aug. 17.  

    Back to school bash Aug. 17

  • News Briefs

    Library hours at Barnett Building

    The Lancaster County Library is open at the Barnett Building, 128 Colonial Commons, Lancaster, while the main library is being renovated. Hours of operation are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thurday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. 

    LCCoA board meets Aug. 19

  • Entertainment List

    Food Truck Invasion set for Aug. 17

    Food Truck Invasion is 4-8 p.m. Aug. 17 at the American Legion Fairgrounds, 823 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster. The free admission event will feature live entertainment and a kids’ zone. Remember to bring lawn chairs and blankets. For vending information, call (803) 448-7508 or (803) 246-9327, or email anomalies@comporium.net. 

    Pirate Day at The Museum of the Waxhaws

  • Extreme 4 has $1,000 purse Aug. 24

    The Extreme 4 Division at Lancaster Motor Speedway will be racing for $1,000 to win Aug. 24.
    This race marks the second time the Extreme 4 Division will be racing for $1,000 to win, because the second annual Phillip Knight Memorial race, held Aug. 10, was also a $1,000 to win.
    Chris Baker posted his second straight Phillip Knight Memorial race win and the $1,000 payday last Saturday night at LMS.
    Baker said he’s hoping the win will provide key momentum as he seeks his second straight win for another big payday at the half-mile dirt track.

  • Buford High set to host second annual Good Samaritan Scholarship volleyball

    Buford High School will be the setting for the second annual Lancaster County Good Samaritan Scholarship Foundation volleyball tournament today at BHS, 4290 Tabernacle Road.
    The volleyball fundraiser, which begins in the BHS gym, is 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The fundraiser features scrimmages between the four county junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams, and a friendly afternoon competition among teachers’ teams from Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster high schools.