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Today's News

  • Police search for shooter in Robinson Road incident

    Police are asking the public’s help to find a Lancaster man wanted in connection with a double shooting Sunday afternoon, Sept. 30.

    Arrest warrants have been issued for Dyeshawn Dyaquette Foster, 18, 341 Robinson Road, for four counts of attempted murder, two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime, armed robbery and unlawful carrying of a pistol, according to a Lancaster Police Department news release.

    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said Monday morning that Foster’s whereabouts are still unknown.

  • ‘Mum’s the word’

    Laura Caskey
    lcaskey@thelancasternews.com
    For the months of October and November, The Lancaster Garden Club is asking members of the Lancaster community to plant or display mums of all varieties and colors through their project “Mum’s the Word.”
    Each household or business is encouraged to display mums so Lancaster visitors will see an ocean of fall colors in the town.
    Chrysanthemums, often called “mums,” come in a variety of natural shades, including fall colors like red, yellow, orange and white.

  • USCL has earned top spot

    Most folks in our area know the importance of the University of South Carolina Lancaster in our community.
    Palmetto State residents now know what we’ve known for years.
    USCL, a regional campus of the University of South Carolina, was recently ranked as the most successful two-year campus in the Palmetto State.
    A summary of college and university graduation rates prepared by the S.C. Commission on Higher Education scored USCL at a success rate of 66.9 percent.

  • Foundation welcomes back three trustees

    Three trustees have been re-elected to the J. Marion Sims Foundation’s board.  Robert K. Folks, Charles M. Harrell and Marvin L. Starks were re-elected to their third three-year terms and will begin their service on
    Oct. 1.

  • Christian Services offers monthly food program

    Christian Services is doing its part to end hunger in Lancaster County.

    The Christian Services food pantry is open from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Meet Your Neighbor: Wanda Ewing

    Age: 59

    Address: Hazel Blakeney Road, Pageland (I lived in Lancaster County for 30 years prior.)

    Family: Husband, Jim, 57; two daughters, Meredith Starnes, 30, and Amy Gambrell, 36, of Columbia; two stepchildren, Kristie Starnes, 36, and Jimmy Ewing, 33; and nine grandchildren ranging in ages from seven months to 17 years.

    Pets: Two spoiled cats, Puff and HotRod

  • J. Marion Sims Foundation elects new officers

    Members of the medical and legal professions have been re-elected to positions of leadership by the board of trustees of the J. Marion Sims Foundation.

    Dr. R. Malcolm Edwards, a Lancaster ophthalmologist with The Eye and Laser Center, has been re-elected as chairman of the board.  Robert K. Folks, a partner in the law firm of Folks, Khoury and DeVenny, has been re-elected as vice chairman and Pamela Y. Temple of Great Falls, a medical professional with two decades’ experience in health care, has been re-elected as secretary.

  • Deadline for prioritized funding set

    The U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist for S.C., Ann English, announced the first sign up deadline for priority assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is Oct. 19.

    There will be a second deadline of Feb. 15.

    Lancaster District Conservationist Ann Christie says, “Landowners and farmers interested in the program should contact me immediately.

  • Look Who's Cooking 2012; Autism Speaks

    Laura Caskey
    lcaskey@thelancasternews.com

    Low country boil, macaroni and cheese and cold peach soup.

    Tuesday, Sept. 25, The Fairway Room at Lancaster Golf Course played host to chefs and attendees joined for the sole purpose of finding a cure for autism.

    Held annually since 2006 on the last Tuesday of September, the Look Who’s Cooking benefit unites the community to fund more research for a disorder that affects one in every 88 children.

  • Preserving Catawba Indian history

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Dr. Stephen Criswell glanced over a desk, quickly stepped into an adjoining room and came back with two coveted audio tapes.

    The cassettes contained oral histories in the form of interviews with Native American tribes in the Carolinas. Hours of conversations have been recorded over the years.
    Most of the interviews have since been taken from cassette and digitized for better preservation.