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Today's News

  • Holdens celebrate 40 years

    Billy and Kathy Faile Holden celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on June 23, 2013.
    Their children threw a party in their honor at their home on June 22, 2013.
    They were married June 23, 1973 in Lancaster and are the parents of three children, Jeff and Staci Holden, Jamie and Matt Sistare and B.J. and Lisa Holden. They also have six grandchildren.
    The Holdens are the owners of Westgate Tire.

  • Kershaw hires Walters as administrator

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw has a new administrator.
    Rick Walters was hired June 20 as the successor to Bryan Pettit, who announced he’s stepping down to take a job elsewhere in the county.

    Kershaw Mayor Wayne Rhodes said Walters’ first official day is Monday, July 1, though he’s already been at Town Hall getting acclimated.

    “We wanted to hurry up and get somebody before Bryan left,” Rhodes said. “(Walters is) not going to be starting off in the dark.”

  • Deputies find gaming machines in store

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, along with State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Gaming Task Force agents, seized 22 illegal gaming devices, as well as computer servers, monitors, computer equipment and components from an internet cafe (sweepstakes) operation that were being stored in an closed-down convenience store on Friday, June 28.

     See the Sunday, June 30, edition of The Lancaster News for more details.  

  • Maintaining our roads essential to economy

    In his most recent column, Mr. J.R. Wilt objects to the county road maintenance fee being increased by $5, from $25 to $30. I strongly disagree. Lancaster County residents have complained about the poor condition of our roads for years. While this increase will not improve the condition of our state-maintained roads, it will improve the condition of our county-maintained roads.
    I support the proposed road maintenance fee increase, and I encourage all residents of Lancaster County to do the same. For the record, my home is located on a state-maintained road.

  • McDonald: Thanks for support

    As I complete my final days as principal of Indian Land Middle School and we close another school year, I wanted to take the opportunity thank you for the many years of support provided to Indian Land Middle School – specifically the students and staff – and to me. For the last six years, I have had the honor to serve as the first principal of ILMS and while there were challenges, there have been so many more amazing moments of celebration.

  • Magnolia trees are icons of the American South

    Psychologists have long delved into people’s memories trying to identify early events that influenced later behavior or choices.

    I clearly remember attending a birthday party when I was four years old.

    Several games were played and when I won one, the prize was a very small pocket-sized book about trees. All of the pictures were in full color and I spent hours turning the pages, amazed to see flowering trees.

    My favorite was one with big white flowers that I now realize was a Southern Magnolia.

  • Catawba woman celebrates 100th birthday

    Bertha Harris of Catawba will turn 100 years old on Saturday, June 29. On her birthday, devoted family members and loving friends and neighbors from her church community will gather for a day of celebration in her honor from 10 a.m. to noon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1989 Reservation Road, Rock Hill. The public is invited to attend the gathering.

  • Starnes raised garden has risen eyebrows
  • Mill property remains an ‘eyesore’

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Service
    GREAT FALLS – Gail Baker Stalls remembers well the events of June 6, 2006.
    “I don’t think I thought it was as serious as it was at first, but when I could smell it inside our house, I knew it was something to take seriously,” Stalls said.
    The day etched in Stalls’ mind is the same day many other townspeople have recorded in their minds.

  • School board approves budgets

    Lancaster County School District board members unanimously approved the county school district’s fiscal year 2013-14 general fund and debt services budgets Tuesday, June 25.

    As anticipated during last month’s budget proposal process, offsetting changes in millage for the two independent budgets resulted in a 1-mill increase in total millage for county taxpayers.

    Totaling $94.6 million, the budgets include a $79.7 million general fund to pay for day-to-day operations and $14.9 million to cover debt services on capital projects.