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Today's News

  • Seegars set for Clemson Hall of Fame induction Saturday

    Former Clemson All-American Stacy Seegars returns to the field where he made a huge impact with Clemson football on Saturday afternoon.

  • Ethics Cojones 101 – the people, politicians, press

    Our state is on the front end of what should be a huge fight about ethics reform.
    To say this fight is important to the future of our state is like saying an oasis is important to a man in the desert. Our duty, as citizens with a huge stake in the outcome of this contest, will be to ensure that the reform we wind up with this time isn’t just another political mirage. And that’s going to take what one well-respected South Carolinian recently called cojones.

  • On the Ballot

    Following are the contested races in the Nov. 6, 2012, general election
    Lancaster County Sheriff
    u Barry Faile (D-i)
    u Scott Case (R)
    Lancaster City Council
    (non-partisan)
    * District 3
    u Linda
         Blackmon-Brace (i)
    u Jackie Harris
    * District 4
    u Tamara Green
        Garris (i)
    u Jean S. Cureton
    Lancaster County Council
    * District 5
    u Kathy Sistare (D-i)
    u Steve Harper (R)
    Statehouse

  • Voting not only a right; it’s your duty as a citizen

    In a matter of weeks, voters have to make some important choices. Who will lead our nation? Who will represent us in Congress? Who will be our new state legislator?
    Locally, voters will choose a sheriff, a County Council member and two City Council members.

  • Butter Pecan Cake

    Ingredients
    Cake:
    2 and 2/3 cups chopped pecans, plus extra for frosting
    2 cups sugar
    3 cups all purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 teaspoons vanilla
    1 and 1/4 cup softened butter
    4 eggs
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 cup milk
    Frosting:
    1 cup butter
    8 to 8 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
    1 (5 ounce) can evaporated  milk
    2 teaspoons vanilla

    Directions:

  • Fall into soups this season

    There are so many reasons to love this time of year: cooler temperatures, chunky sweaters and trees ablaze in color.

    But perhaps most thrilling of all – at least to us comfort foodies – is the arrival of soup season.

    And to kick the season off right, there’s no more decadent starter recipe than Amber Franks’ Potato Bacon Soup.
    A rich and silky combination of all things creamy, Amber achieves her pot of perfection by incorporating two different types of prepared soup bases and a full brick of cream cheese.

  • Ratcliffe still makes a difference

    INDIAN LAND – How often have you found yourself wanting to make a difference?

    BJ Ratcliffe is a person who has done just that—she has made a difference.

    As a registered dietitian, Ratcliffe knows the importance of fresh foods. She also knows that having access to them can be challenging. Educating the public to the benefits from fresh produce can be a full-time job. That is exactly how she spent many years of her career.

    Ratcliffe was a nutrition educator at the Mecklenburg County Health Department for 18 years.

  • ILHS spearheads concussion program

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Indian Land High School freshman Shaw Knight seemed fine when his mother, Jennifer Knight, an English teacher at the high school, picked him up after junior varsity spring football practice last semester. 
    The two shared the usual small talk about their days during the ride and when they got home Shaw did what he always did – hit the door and went straight upstairs to his room.

  • Fall into Fun: No sun, but lots of fun

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    For the second year in a row, the threat of an overcast sky and occasional drizzles didn’t stop the fun at the Indian Land Fall in to Fun Festival and S.C. Championship Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Sept. 29.
    Sponsored by the Indian Land Rotary Club to support its community efforts, this year’s seventh annual festival and third annual chili championship had a larger than average crowd, thanks to new events and its new venue at the City of Lights, organizers said.

  • Robinson Road shooter still at large