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Today's News

  • Tractor pull bigger, safer this fall

    Chloe Mungo
    For The Lancaster News

    The leaves are beginning to turn. The days are getting shorter. And the smell of pumpkin spice will soon fill the air. 
    That means it’s time to grab your earplugs and get ready for the annual Rich Hill Fall Festival Truck and Tractor Pull. The festival is this Saturday at the Rich Hill Community Center, with the gates opening at 9 a.m.

  • Postponed Buchanan play back on for Sept. 29

    The Lancaster production of Rock Hill playwright Shelia Burris Buchanan’s play “If I Could Choose My Family,” postponed in July, has been rescheduled for Sept. 29.
    Buchanan’s Shelia B. Productions is bringing the play to USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium for two shows that Saturday, at 2 and 7 p.m.
    The musical production follows a family as they struggle to make ends meet, survive myriad challenges and come to realize what family really means to them.

  • Sign up now for annual Lancaster Scarecrow Contest

    Lancaster’s Scarecrow Contest is seeking businesses, agencies and individuals to participate in creating scarecrows to be displayed on Main Street to compete for great prizes. Scarecrows will be on exhibit from Oct. 3 - Nov. 3 and viewers will be able to vote for their favorites at locations throughout the Red Rose City.
    There is no fee to participate and registration forms can be found online at www.lancastercitysc.com or by calling (803) 289-1498 or emailing jtimmons@lancastercitysc.com. Forms are also available at City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St., Lancaster.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Archie Parnell for Congress Fish Fry set Sept. 26

    The Archie Parnell for Congress Fish Fry has been rescheduled for 6-8 p.m. Sept. 26 at Andrew Jackson State Park, Picnic Shelter No. 1, 196 Andrew Jackson Park Road, Lancaster. The park entrance fee is $2 for adults and $1.25 for seniors. All are welcome. 

    Area blood drives posted posted

    American Red Cross

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    White Bluff Baptist revival

    White Bluff Baptist Church, 3125 Duckwood Road, Kershaw, will host revival services at 7 p.m. Sept. 26. The Rev. Charles Cauthen will speak. 

    Free women’s aerobics classes 

    Bright Light Baptist Church, 4469 Kershaw Camden Highway, Heath Springs, will offer free aerobics classes for women from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept 27. For details, call (803) 285-7785. 

    Temple Solel meets Fridays

  • News Briefs

    Fire hydrant testing

    Lancaster Fire Department will continue semi-annual fire hydrant testing in the city this month. Opening fire hydrants can sometimes cause temporary discoloration of water in nearby homes.

    The discoloration is not harmful and will clear up by running the water for a few minutes. Be aware and drive slowly through testing areas as streets may be wet, and be aware of fire department personnel in the area. For details, call chief Justin McLellan at (803) 283-4385.

    Van Wyck town council meets

  • Still room for vendors at IL Fall Festival

    Chris McGinn

    For The Lancaster News

    When the Indian Land Fall Festival returns Nov. 3-4, visitors will have no shortage of vendors to explore. 

    Want steampunk-inspired jewelry, handmade soap or new gutters for your house? You can find it as you browse the nearly 200 art, craft, business and nonprofit vendors that have signed on for the two-day festival at the Indian Land schools complex. 

  • Heath Springs upping business-license fees

    HEATH SPRINGS – The town of Heath Springs’ bargain-basement fees for business licenses are on the way out.

    Town council unanimously approved an eight-tiered classification system last week that sets a minimum fee ranging from $35 to $70 based on business type, as well as a rate based on gross income. 

    The new fees take effect May 1, 2019.

  • Lancers drop two matches

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster dropped a pair of Region X home soccer matches to visiting USC Salkehatchie on Monday afternoon.

    The Lady Lancers dropped a 4-1 loss and the Lancers fell to the Indians, 1-0 in overtime.

    The USCL men, 2-4, opened the season with a 2-1 win over USCS, but couldn’t complete the season sweep Monday at home.

  • Column: Duke thanks all who are aiding state’s recovery after Florence

    Entire towns submerged. Homes and businesses destroyed. Lives lost.
    Hurricane Florence has devastated communities and impacted thousands of lives across South Carolina, particularly in the Pee Dee region. While some are anxiously waiting for the floodwaters to recede, the clean-up effort is under way in some places as we get through this trying time together.