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Today's News

  • Hunter education course set for July 13 in Van Wyck

    The Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources and Clemson Extension 4-H has planned a hunter’s education class on Friday, July 13 from 9 a.m. To 3 p.m. at the Van Wyck Community Building.

    The class will be taught by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources for people age 12 and up.

  • Educational summer camp wraps up in Heath Springs

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    HEATH SPRINGS – What do you get when you mix the soul and rock sounds of George Clinton’s P-Funk with lessons in astronomy?
    The result is a unique experience at a summer function that continues to draw dozens of local youth year after year.
    The United Citizens Club of Heath Springs recently wrapped up its annual summer camp, which ran from June 11 through Friday, June 22.

  • Back-to-back fires damage cars, house

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Firefighters from four departments battled blazes at two back-to-back fires Thursday night, June 21.
    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said firefighters were first called at 6:50 p.m. to a grass fire outside Kersey’s Garage, at 2165 Flat Creek Highway.
    Members of the Antioch, Elgin, Lancaster and Camp Creek fire departments responded to the scene, which began with a brush fire and ended up with fires in several salvaged cars.

  • County Council to consider gold mine ordinances Monday

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County Council will discuss three separate ordinances related to Haile Gold Mine at its meeting Monday night, June 25.
    First up, is first reading of an ordinance to rezone several properties owned by Haile Gold Mine from rural residential to heavy industrial. This includes properties located along Hale Gold Mine Road, S.C. 265, Snowy Owl Road, Ernest Scott Road, Uriah Road and Enchantment Road.

  • Buford High School Senior Awards

    Coker College Scholars: Phillip Jones, James Shehane
    Columbia College Scholars: Chesney Lyles, Olivia Stogner, Savannah Bailey
    Converse College Junior Scholars: Carley Bailey, Savannah Bailey
    Furman University Scholar: Kristen Melton
    Lander Junior Fellows: Kristen Melton, Phillip Jones
    Presbyterian College Fellows: Chesney Lyles, Kristen Melton, Olivia Stogner
    USC Aiken Scholars: Olivia Stogner, James Shehane, Kristen Melton, Chesney Lyles, Savannah Bailey

  • Man arrested for cutting girlfriend

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man was arrested this week after he chased a woman and cut her face with a knife.
    Willie James Stevens, 29, 1331 Spanish Villa Apartment B, was arrested Wednesday, June 20, and charged with high and aggravated assault and battery in connection with a domestic assault that happened only minutes earlier, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Old friends are best friends

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster High School Class of 1962 held its 50th reunion April 27 and 28.
    The event began with a drop-in at Craig Farm House on April 27. The catered event was hosted by Eddie Craig and Johannes Tromp. Music was provided by The Don Murray Blue Grass Players.
    Saturday morning there was a brunch at Covenant Baptist Church and that evening a dinner at Sun City Carolina Lakes. The class enjoyed recorded music from the 1960s and 1970s, as well as a stellar shag demonstration by classmate Ned McAteer and his wife, Anna.

  • Cauthen, Blackwelder deserve hall honors

    To earn entry to a hall of fame is quite a feat. To have two from one area earn election to a hall is extra special. Lancaster County is quite fortunate for the latter in regards to the S.C. Firefighters Hall of Fame.
    The Firefighters Hall inducted two fire chiefs from Lancaster County during its recent enshrinement at Myrtle Beach.
    Retired Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department Chief Paul Blackwelder and the late Elgin Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dennis Cauthen were inducted during the S.C. Firefighters Association Conference in Myrtle Beach on June 4-9.

  • ILMS honors its top teacher, staff member

    Staff reports
    Indian Land Middle School has named its teacher and support staff member of the year for 2012.
    Nominated by their peers, the school’s 2011-12 Teacher of the Year is instructional facilitator Cindy Bush and the 2011-12 Support Staff Member of the Year is administrative assistant Laura Loughry.
    Teacher of the Year
    Bush’s nomination said she works “tirelessly to help the school, staff and students.”

  • Darlings stars win district

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings all-stars capped an impressive run to earn a bid to the state tournament next month in Hanahan.
    The Darlings stars, ages 7-8, completed a 4-0 run with a 15-9 win over the Chester stars.
    The Darlings’ six-run win sends them to the state tournament July 6 at Hanahan of North Charleston.