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Today's News

  • Summers column: Sun City voters are likely to impact this election

    Numbers never lie.
    It’s easy to measure the impact Sun City Carolina Lakes in Indian Land is making in Lancaster County.
    Since its beginning in 2005, the 1,512-acre active adult community on Charlotte Highway has become one of the fastest growing subdivisions in the nation.
    According to the Charlotte Business Journal, the development led the Charlotte region in the number of new single-family homes, with 205 closings in 2011.
    It’s impact is being felt in other ways, as well.

  • 4-H pullet sale set for Nov. 3

    If you love fresh eggs, read on.

    The 2012 4-H pullet sale is this Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. at Chester County Farmer’s Market, 116 Columbia St., Chester. Eggs don’t come much fresher than getting them straight from the chicken.

  • Fancy Fall pumpkin bundt cake

    We love the bundt.

    Sometimes called a fluted tube pan, these fancy baking dishes dress up any cake.

    This yummy Pumpkin Bundt Cake is from home cook Candy Ayers of Minneapolis.

    It is as pretty as a picture and as easy as pie.

    Spiced with pumpkin pie flavoring, canned pumpkin and butterscotch pudding, it’s a cake we bet you you’ll find any excuse to bake.

    See step-by-step photos of Candy’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks around the country at
    www.justapinch.com/bundt.

  • Fort Lawn Community Center changes under new director

    The Fort Lawn Community Center has a new executive director who is plunging head first into projects that will make the center a place of productivity and pride for the entire town.

    Libby Sweatt-Lambert, on the job since Sept. 18, has literally endured whirlwind on the job training for the past month because she said she wants the community center to truly benefit the community.

    “Our goal is to find out what the community wants so we can provide it here,” Sweatt-Lambert said.

  • Teeny Kerr remembers

    Imagine what it would have been like in Lancaster when the main means of travel were walking or horses and buggies.

    Elizabeth “Teeny” Kerr, now age 93, remembers those days.   

    Kerr is one of Lancaster’s special seniors who experienced those days and all the changes in between that bring us to today. She is also unique in that she actually attended all three First Presbyterian Church locations in Lancaster – from the historic church on Gay Street, to its more modern home on North Main Street.

  • Kershaw area hunter education course scheduled for Nov. 3

    From release

    The Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District, the SC Department of Natural Resources and Town of Kershaw have planned a hunter’s education class on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kershaw Country Club (at the Kershaw Golf Course). The class will be taught by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources for ages 12 and older.

    The class is free. Snacks and drinks are allowed.

    Students may bring their own lunch, or leave for lunch and return if they have transportation.

  • Area sports notes 10/31/12

    Big Thursday golf tournament
    The annual Big Thursday Scholarship golf tournament with proceeds going to scholarships for county University of South Carolina Lancaster and Clemson students will be held Nov. 15, with a noon shotgun start.
    Area golfers are needed for the Clemson (eight slots) and Carolina (eight slots) teams.
    The tournament is a two-man best ball with handicap.
    To enter, call Larry Honeycutt at (803) 283-8387 or (803) 246-0021.
    The entry fee is $50 per golfer.

  • Tri-County honors four county players

    RICHBURG – Four Lancaster County high school football players were honored at the weekly meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday afternoon.

    Lancaster High School players Kaderrious Jackson and Quinshun Evans were saluted for their play, along with Indian Land High School’s Curtis Groll and Jimmy Locklear.

    Jackson, the LHS senior quarterback, was named the Division I Offensive Player of the Week for his play in the Bruins’ home loss to Rock Hill at Memorial Stadium.

  • Game directions

    LHS at South Pointe
    From Lancaster, take U.S. 521 North to S.C. 5 West just below Andrew Jackson State Park. Follow S.C. 5 West into Rock Hill to U.S. 21. Turn left and follow to State Road 250 and turn right. Follow State Road 250 to Neely Road and turn left and follow Neely Road to South Pointe High School. Stadium is on campus. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

  • Unsung heroes

    Lancaster
    Quinshun Evans had 14 tackles, which included two unassisted hits, five first hits and seven assists. David Hilton had a solid game for the Bruins with nine tackles, one unassisted, four first hits and three assists, a sack and a 44-yard interception return for a touchdown.