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Today's News

  • Storms cause no severe damage in county

    Lancaster County was lucky, despite tornado warnings and the severe thunderstorms that brought heavy rain Friday night and early Saturday morning.

    Lancaster County Emergency Management Director Morris Russell said while no property damage from the storms had been reported as of Saturday afternoon, people were still on edge.

    “There were a lot of people concerned last night, and for good reason,” Russell said. “But I think we got lucky again.”

  • Lady Vols battling in soccer campaign

    KERSHAW – For the Andrew Jackson High School girls soccer team, the injuries began just over a month ago and it’s been a battle this spring.

    AJ junior Sommer Zusin sprained her leg as the injury bug began to land its hard bite. Then, freshman Rebecca Johnson bruised her hip, sophomore Katherine Killingsworth hurt her leg and junior Brooke Watts sprained her ankle.

    Then, sophomore Allison Kelly limped off the field during a tournament match against Blue Ridge.

    AJ girls soccer coach Ronnie Wall said he knew he had to make a decision.

  • District names contest winners

    The Lancaster County Soil and Water Conservation District announced the winners of its 2007 conservation contests last week.

    The contest, open to students in the Lancaster County School District, carried the theme The Living Soil.

    Elementary school participants made either poster boards or bulletin boards that tied into soil and conservation. Four classes entered the conservation bulletin board contest and 500 students throughout the district entered the poster contest.

  • LHS's Williams retiring

    Lancaster High School baseball coach Steve Williams is hanging up his Bruins’ baseball cap for good at the end of the season.

    Williams, 54, will retire with the close of the Bruins’ 2008 campaign. In addition to his LHS coaching duties, Williams is also retiring as a physical education-health instructor and football coach at A.R. Rucker Middle School.

    Williams, who has taught and coached for 32 years, including 29 in the Lancaster County School District, cited “health issues” as a major reason in his decision.

  • Annual Relay for Life just a few weeks away

    The American Cancer Society has enjoyed consistent support from Lancaster County for 13 years, as  local residents have managed to raise more than $1 million for research during the annual Relay for Life.

    Despite hard economic times, volunteers are confident giving will stay plentiful in this year’s Relay for Life.

  • Mow money, mow money, mow money

    Spring is here again. Up on “the Charlotte Road,” we can tell things are starting to bloom and blossom.

    We’re seeing a few more pickups on the road that are pulling trailers loaded down with string trimmers, lawn tractors and gas cans.

    I guess these folks have begun their annual trek to some of the more affluent homes to manicure lush lawns and trim shrubbery and shape up those ornamental topiaries.

    Times sure have changed; cutting grass has now evolved into mowing and lawn maintenance.

  • KItty Wilson-Evans receives award from Sons of Confederate Veterans

    Slave re-enactor Kitty Wilson-Evans’ scene in Mel Gibson’s “The Patriot” ended up unnoticed on the cutting room floor.

    But her stage performance as “Old Maw” in a Feb. 14, 2008, production of the David Chaltas’ play, “Two Women: One War” grabbed everyone’s attention during two sellout performances at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn. 

    The retired kindergarten teacher who helps tell the story of slavery at Historic Brattonsville recently received an award she never saw coming.

  • Bruin booters trip York in region win

    The Lancaster High soccer team posted its first region win, taking a 3-2 home victory over York on Tuesday night.

    The match was decided on penalty kicks as? Drew Christensen, Michael Simpson, Charlie Harrell, and Matt White scored to give LHS the win.

    LHS keeper O'Neal Simpson made two brilliant stops to aid the win.

    LHS held a 1-0 halftime lead as White tallied on an assist from Graham Taylor. In the second half, White struck again only two minutes into the second half on an unassisted goal.

  • Wayne Carter plays God in latest Community Playhouse production

    Indian Land resident Wayne Carter played Jesus in 2002 and today, he’ll get to play God in “Children of Eden,” opening at the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County.

    “The play is based on the first nine and a half chapters of the Book of Genesis and is really the story of parents and children, and the growing pains they experience as their children grow up,” Carter said. “They learn that they have to let go of the ones they love so they can find their own way.”

  • Routine vehicle maintenance can cut gas expenses

    Next to buying a home, an automobile is the second largest investment for most consumers.

    April is National Car Care Month, the time of year to focus on taking care of that investment.

    It’s especially important in light of record high gasoline prices.

    According to AAA Carolinas, the average price per gallon of unleaded regular gasoline in the Lancaster area was about $3.20 on Monday. The AAA survey, updated daily, tracks prices at roughly 80,000 service stations across the country, including five in Lancaster.