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  • Select the right potato variety

     Potatoes can be a mystery. With many stores now carrying multiple varieties, trying to figure out what potato works best for what can be a guessing game.

    Potatoes usually fall into two categories (baking and boiling). The chief difference between the two types is the starch content. 

    Baking potatoes are relatively high in starch. Boiling potatoes are lower in starch and waxy, which holds them together when boiling or in soup and stews.

  • Soup of the Devil

    In the late 1860s, chili was frontier food. 

    The mixture of dried beef, suet, chili peppers and salt was pounded together into compact bricks and left to dry in the hot sun was a regional dish enjoyed by those in Texas and neighboring Louisiana.

    Easily transported, these bricks could be dropped into a pot of boiling water on the trail to make a stew-like soup for settlers and cowboys trekking across the Midwest.

  • Man clips power pole, flips car near downtown

    Reece Murphy 


    and Chris Sardelli


    A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after dramatically flipping his car Monday on a downtown-area street in Lancaster.

    The accident was the second of a similar nature in less than two weeks. 

    Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith said Monday's accident occurred around 2:25 p.m. on West Barr Street between Catawba and Main streets. 

  • BHS wrestlers confident about season



    Buford High School wrestling coach John Mahaffey, with the return of seven wrestlers, is confident the Jackets can have their share of mat success this season.

  • Soccer stars set for state



    Three Lancaster County Parks and Recreation youth all-star soccer teams will travel to Sumter on Saturday to compete in the South Carolina Athletic Programs state championship tournament.

  • Gamecocks in control for state championship



    A coveted Southeastern Conference championship is a prize the University of South Carolina football team seeks in this day and age of college football.

  • Willie Robert Foster, 57

    Willie Robert Foster, 57

    Willie Robert Foster, 57 died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011.

    He was the son of the late Willie and Lucille Barber Foster.

    Survivors include a son, Derrick Foster of Lancaster; a daughter, Jerrika Foster of Lancaster; six sisters, Wilma Limous, Diane Foster, Debra Foster and Octavia Grier, all of Lancaster and Sharon F. Dorsey of New Haven, Conn., and Martha Foster of Rock Hill; two brothers, Dickey Foster of Van Wyck and Thomas B. Foster of Lancaster.

  • Man shot on porch

    Christopher Sardelli
    Police are on the hunt for two men wanted in the shooting of another man Sunday night.
    Lancaster police officers responded to a house in the 100 block of S. Gregory St. at 8:20 p.m. about a man shot on a porch, according to a police department press release.
    The victim, an 18-year-old Lancaster man, was sitting on the front porch of a friend's home when two men he knew walked toward him.

  • Highway turnoffs can be confusing

    Most of us have had an experience or two that we really can’t figure out. 

    I was reminded that I as watched and read about the tornado in neighboring York County on Nov. 16 that took three lives.

    All it takes is something like that to bring forgotten memories to mind.  

    Married servicemen often find it tough to secure housing for their families when reporting to a new duty station. 

    I was no different.

  • Lost & Found

    When Beverly Dozier’s family went around the table to say what they were thankful for during Thursday’s Thanksgiving meal she didn’t hesitate.

    Dozier is thankful for her gently-used brown corduroy coat and how it’s taken on a new meaning in her life.

    Andrew Garris may not have been at the Columbia home of Dozier’s brother to hear her sentiments Thursday, but he is just as thankful for that coat.