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Today's News

  • FWBC honors senior members with banquet

    From release
    The members of First Washington Baptist Church, 1300 E. Meeting St., honored their senior members at a banquet in June.

    In 1996, Rev. Frank Butler, pastor at First Washington Baptist came up with the idea of a program for senior members of the church.

    An advisory board headed by Mrs. Mary B. Mackey and Mrs. Reola McGriff brought the idea to life through The Golden Agers. McGriff served as The Golden Agers first president.

  • Isn't she lovely?

    On the night of Aug. 25, one man took home the title of Miss Elgin.

    Yes, you read that correctly.

    To raise money for Elgin Volunteer Fire Department projects and necessities, the department’s volunteer firefighters held a womanless beauty pageant at St. Luke Methodist Church, 128 Providence Road.

    The pageant, which was organized by the fire department auxiliary, featured a spaghetti dinner in addition to the pageant.

  • County set to curb public smoking

    Does the future of Lancaster County include smoke-free restaurants and bars, as smokers catch puffs of cigarettes outside?

    With Lancaster County Council approving first reading of an ordinance prohibiting smoking in enclosed public places at its  Aug. 27, meeting, that future is closer to becoming a reality. 

    Council approved first reading by a vote of 5-2. Councilmen Jack Estridge and Cotton Cole cast the dissenting votes. 

  • Breakfast with dad

    As anyone with a busy family knows, the morning rush is usually not the most conducive time of day to stop and have a little quality time with the kids.

    Especially for working dads.

    Offering dads an opportunity to do just that was only part of the reason behind A.R. Rucker Middle School’s National Fathers Take Your Children to School Day breakfast Tuesday.

    But it was an important reason nonetheless for fathers such as Sam Prete of Lancaster.

  • Internet scam costs victim $60,000

    A rash of scams in the county, including one that swindled a resident out of $60,000, has local authorities warning people to be aware of online predators.  

    The warning comes after a Lancaster County resident was scammed after meeting an unknown suspect on an online Christian dating website, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

  • Locals attending DNC in Charlotte

    Erica Simpson said if necessary, she probably would have paid for a ticket to Thursday’s Democratic National Convention event at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

    That’s where President Barack Obama will officially accept his party’s presidential nomination during a speech to culminate a week in which tens of thousands of people from around the country – and abroad – have descended on Charlotte.

    And Simpson has been right there in the mix.

  • Police arrest four after finding drugs inside Pardue Street home

    Four people were arrested on drug charges last week after Lancaster police searched a Pardue Street home that contained marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

    Mandrell Javon Brown, 30, 701 Coldstream Road, Heath Springs, has been charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a firearm.

  • Once in a blue moon

    Tim Deaton caught this photograph of the blue moon from the front yard of his Kershaw home between 10:30 and 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31. The term “blue moon” doesn’t refer to the color, but to the rarity of the occurrence. Blue moons are defined as the fourth full moon of the year or the second full moon of the month. The latter definition covers Friday’s event, since the first full moon of the month was Aug. 1. Blue moons happen every 2.7 years and the next one is set to occur July 31, 2015. 

     

  • Desserts without the guilt

    Cupcakes are all the rage these days, but they surely aren’t the only mini eats making waves. At www.justapinch.com we’ve flipped for some truly sweet small bites lately, and the possibilities are only as limited as your imagination!

    Linda Dalton of Stoughton, Mass. is the perfect example of a cook with an eye for cute creations. Her Mini Cream-Filled Delights are one of our favorite recent finds, and were developed after Linda was taken by another recipe on Just A Pinch!

  • LMS fans treated to exciting races

     

       

    In the Super Street main, Brandy Baker and Jody Bigham produced quite a show for the fans, with the night ending in a protest.