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Today's News

  • Celebrate farmers markets during month of August

    What a busy summer it’s been at the S.C. Department of Agriculture. Plus, it’s been a typical South Carolina summer, which can be unbearably hot, sometimes rainy, sometimes dry. We certainly feel sympathy for so many parts of the country that are absolutely parched.

  • Summer heat and drought can cause serious trouble for trees

    Most of S.C. remains in a moderate to severe drought. The effects of drought on trees can be either short term or long term. Short dry periods might cause wilting, leaf scorch (edges turned brown) and possibly defoliation in hardwoods or dropping of yellowed needles in pines. Generally, healthy trees have built-in mechanisms to cope with short term lack of water.

  • Despite Hollywood, the Ringo Kid lives on

    The late 1930’s were the heyday of the Saturday morning cowboy picture shows.

    Just when I was getting big enough to walk from Chesterfield Avenue to the Imperial Theater on Main Street all by myself, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, changing things forever.

    Our Western heroes of the silver screen were known as much by their attire as their looks.
    All the fellas had their favorites.

    Mine was clean-cut Hopalong Cassidy, who in real life was William Boyd.

  • LCSD creates faculty/staff lip dub

    Before the district-wide meeting, Lancaster County School district faculty and staff created a "lip dub" video to "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina & The Waves and "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey.

    The video, as well as previous Lancaster school lip dubs by Lancaster High and South Middle, is available for view at Learn TV's YouTube page, http://www.youtube.com/learntv18 .

  • Thornwell in Elite 24 game Aug. 25

     

       

    Former Lancaster High School basketball star Sindarius Thornwell has been selected to play in the Under Armour Elite 24 game at Venice Beach Courts in Los Angeles, Ca.

  • LHS Bruins' Mack in Clemson's Elite Camp

    Lancaster High School freshman basketball player Keonte Mack had an exciting Saturday before startng his high school career.

    Mack, a 6-6, 205 player, was one of 53 players invited to participate in the Clemson University basketball elite camp.

  • Warriors shave Bruins

     

       

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land garnered the biggest grid scalp Friday night, taking a 19-12 win over Class AAAA foe Lancaster High School in the ninth annual Founders Federal Credit Union Kickoff Classic at IL’s Reservation.

  • Classic Notes

    The Indian Land Warriors had plenty to celebrate Friday night in the ninth annual Founders Federal Credit Union Kickoff Classic at IL’s Reservation where the host IL team knocked off Class AAAA county foe Lancaster High School, 19-12 to cap the prep football jamboree action.

  • Low bid leads to new lights

     Lancaster City Council has agreed on a bright idea regarding the latest phase of its Streetscape beautification project – literally.
    The city is working with a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant it received to go toward beautification efforts on South Main Street, to run from Emmons Street south just past the city limits near South Avenue.
    The city is putting up $354,000 of its own money for the work, which will include new sidewalks and curbing. This is the sixth phase of the city’s Streetscape series.

  • HOPE in Lancaster unveils 600-plus recipe cookbook

    “I need 15 of these!”
    “They’re wonderful!”
    “Can I get a deal if I buy 10?”

    Surprised volunteers gathered in the office of HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster Director Elaine Adkins the morning of Thursday, Aug. 16, to see their cookbook for the first time.
    “HOPE for All Seasons,” which has been in production for more than two years, features 600-plus recipes from 92 food enthusiasts.