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Today's News

  • Red Ventures to expand Indian Land headquarters

    INDIAN LAND – Red Ventures announced Tuesday, Aug. 7, it has purchased 16 additional acres adjacent to its headquarters with the goal of doubling its workforce over the coming five years.

    According to the announcement, the company will begin construction of its third building by the end of the year, a move that will allow the company to hire an additional 1,000 employees.

    The direct-marketing company currently employs nearly 1,000 employees at its 17-acre, 150,000 square-foot center in the 521 Corporate Center Park in Indian Land.

  • Bringing local history to life

    Jane Alford jalford@thelancasternews.com Combine about a dozen local volunteer actors in colonial dress and a film crew armed with small video cameras and what do you get?

    Four beautifully shot mini-films that bring to life our seventh president, Andrew Jackson, who was born and spent his youth in this area, and highlight the park that bears his name.

    The Friends of Andrew Jackson State Park held a grand film review July 12 to introduce the four mini-documentaries on the young Jackson and the Revolutionary War history of the Waxhaws area.

  • Test Kitchen: Going bananas for sweet dessert treats

    An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but bananas were always what kept us kids coming back for more! Mom would buy them by the bunches to keep us in the yellow. In fact, I never saw a brown banana until I was an adult...because us kids would gobble them up as soon as she brought them home!
    Well, it seems that I’m not alone in my fruit fancying.
    “I’ve got two favorite ingredients – bananas and peanut butter,” says home cook Lorie Roach on www.justapinch.com.

  • Get creative with convenient cake mixes: Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies

    Ingredients
    1 box cake mix, any flavor
    8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
    1/4 cup butter, room temperature
    1 large egg
    1 teaspoon vanilla, optional
    1- 12 ounce bag of semisweet chocolate chips, or your choice of add-ins such as candy, nuts, etc.

    Directions
    - Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    - Cream together butter and cream cheese. Add egg and vanilla (if using) and mix until well-blended. Use an electric blender if desired.
    - Stir in cake mix a little at a time until well-blended, then add any chips, candy or nuts.
    - Bake for 10 minutes, until edges are brown.

  • Healthy after-school snack ideas

    (ARA) - When school starts, kids’ schedules fill up fast, and that means they need the right fuel to keep their growing bodies and minds satisfied. After a long day of learning, kids require a snack that will get them through homework, after-school sports and other activities until dinner is served. Before you reach for the default bag of chips, consider these healthier alternatives that are just as easy and convenient.
    Creative, healthier after-school snack ideas that your kids will gobble up:

  • Local man shot during fight on J.B. Denton Road

    A fight between two men at a J.B. Denton Road home early Saturday, Aug. 4, ended in the street with gunfire.

    One of the men – William Lee Adams, 42, 2120 J.B. Denton Road – was arrested Sunday, Aug. 5, and charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

    Adams is jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center and his bond has been denied.

  • Tears, triumphs and tape delays

    Sometimes, the daily news headlines can get you down.

    Flipping through the newspaper or checking the day’s news online, often it seems as if there’s nothing but bad news to go around.

    Lately there’s been plenty, from the movie massacre in Colorado to depressing economic figures and even the passing of Andy Griffith, a man who embodied old-fashioned values from a bygone era.

  • Lancaster residents cotton to Olympics competition

    Craning his neck toward a flat-screen television high on the wall, Nick Mills checked in on the final minutes of an Olympic volleyball match between the U.S. and Tunisia on Monday afternoon.

    Though not an avid fan of either volleyball or the Olympics, Mills often finds himself caught up into the action. As the seconds counted down, the U.S. team won 3-0.

    It’s one of many matches and events at the Summer Olympics in London he’s watched in between helping customers at Perks Cafe and Creamery along S.C. 9 Bypass. 

  • Kershaw Lions promoting flag campaign

    KERSHAW – A display of patriotism can go a long way in helping Kershaw residents in need.

    The Kershaw Lions Club is still promoting a campaign in which it provides American flags for groups and individuals who donate to the service organization.

    A flag can be rented for $25 a year. There’s no stated limit on how many flags can be requested.

    The money goes toward eye exams, eyeglasses, hearing aids and other forms of assistance for Kershaw residents in need, particularly children and the elderly.

  • Teams continue to work

     

       

    The second full week of high school football practice has teams continuing with scrimmages and working for jamborees at the end of the week.