Rosie’s Easter Bash 19

By David Kellin,

On Saturday, Rosie held the annual Easter Bash on the Armory grounds. The cool weather did not keep the egg hunts away. There were four age based hunts. Eggs were spread inside a marked off area. Some of the eggs had tickets that allowed the finder to get a donated Easter Basket.

Llama, and goats kept the kids pulling grass to feed them by hand. Crafts were available for the kids to make. The Easter Bunny posed for pictures. Inflatables and rides were set up at the bottom of the hill. Food trucks served up warm treats for the families.

Photos are available at

Missing Teen-Safe Update

From Release

Lancaster, South Carolina January 3, 2019

Missing Teen

            UPDATE: Ms Thames has been located and is safe

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office seeks the public’s assistance in locating a missing teen.  Ryanna Calli Thames, age 14, was last seen at her home at 2295 Sunshine Road, Lancaster, about 11:00 p. m. last night, Wednesday, January 2, 2019.  She was discovered missing about daylight this morning.  Ms. Thames stands five feet tall and weighs 115 pounds.  She has long red hair.  She was last seen wearing navy blue and pink shorts and a tie dyed shirt.  Ms. Thames has acquaintances in Charlotte and Concord, North Carolina, and could be in those areas.  Please contact the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office or your local law enforcement agency if you see Ms. Thames or have any knowledge of her whereabouts. 

            Anyone with information about this or any other case should call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388 or contact Midlands Crimestoppers in one of the following ways:  dial 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372), log onto and click on the “Submit a Tip” tab, or download the P3 Tips App for Apple or Android devices.

The Weather Outside is..

By David Kellin,

It was a dark and rainy night. The cold wind whipped the raindrops from their course to fall at angles. The weathermen were forecasting 0-20 inches of snow by morn. It was a night not fit for man nor beast, But the Lancaster Parade, No problem!

At 5pm, I found my spot next to the Judging tent, and with a little help from my friends, I set up my 10 x 10 Gamecocks tent and waited. Other years, the streets filled up. Cold or pleasant, the Meeting Street would fill up with people starting about 5 pm. Quarter past. Half Past, Quarter Till, and the first people arrive, and a few more and that is all. 

I am not sure the total number of people who attended. There were about twenty five near me. There were more people on the Buford Cheer float, than on my side of the block. 

Tradition in important, and the Lancaster Parade is a tradition. To have not held it would have felt so wrong. The power of a parade is not often observed. Under my tent, a mother and her very young daughter sought shelter from the rain. It was the little girl’s first parade. I watched in amazement at her amazement. She stood watched all the cars and floats go by. I am sure it really did not make a lot of sense to her, but she was fascinated. She probably will lose the memory of this parade, but I hope she begins a lifelong love of parades. I know it was a difficult decision to hold a parade in the weather conditions such as they were. For that little girl, it was all worth it. 

Joining The Redneck Yacht Club

There is something about integrity that makes listening to a singer more meaningful. On Friday Evening Craig Morgan came to Lancaster to perform at the Bundy Auditorium at USCL as part of the Performing Arts Series

As I arrive prepared for the usual Meet and Greet that is held before the concert, I learn that the singer has been going back and forth on whether to hold one, and has decided no. I respect that we humans can have a less than perfect day. 

As the concert begins, it is clear that he is not feeling well, and he says so. A cup of something was placed beside him, and he begins to bring the house down with gentile personal interactions. He would sing some and then just stop and change directions, all the while talking to the audience like we were in a practice rather than the concert.

He defined himself as a songwriter first, and later in the show he found a couple in the front row who were about to get married. Gathering a few details from the couple, he wrote and sang a song right there on stage. 

If this was Craig Morgan when he was sick, heaven help us if he comes back and is feeling 100%. The crowd was very appreciative of his efforts and gave him a lasting round of applause. Well, I am off to meet with Bob (He’s the President) and get my BassTracker cleaned up. See you down at the club. 

Thanks Lancaster.

Last Second Denial of LHS Score Sends Vols To Overtime

By David Kellin,

The Andrew Jackson Varsity basketball teams won games over the Lancaster High Bruins on Friday night at AJHS. The Lady Vols won with a score of 56 to 50. The Vols won with an overtime victory with a score of 73 to 70.

The boy’s match was difficult from the opening tip-off. The Lancaster Bruins were successful in using passing to control the game.  The Vols struggled to find an effective response. The Vols kept the game close. The game was tied 62-62 in the final seconds of the fourth quarter. The Bruins moved the ball to the basket and shot what looked like a scoring basket. The referee denied the basket, and the game went to overtime. In the 4-minute overtime, the Vols outscored the Bruins 11 points to 8 points. Vols won 73-70.

Joey Walters was the top scorer for the game with 17 points from 4 goals, 1 trey, and making 3 of 6 free throws. Jalen Robinson and Jamie Hinson each scored 16 points. OJ White scored 9 points. Shieme Ricks and Josh Adams each added 4 points. Tyrone Gilford had 3 points. Daymond Cunningham had 2points, and Jaw Quinn Black added 1.

O. Tinsley of the Bruins scored 24 points with 5 goals, 2 treys, and 7 of 10 made free throws. J. Pittman scored 12 points. C. Stevenson had 11 points. K. Cloud and L. McCree each had 6 points. Z. Truesdale and CJ Ealy added 4 points each. C. Woodward added 2 points. S. Truesdale had 1 point.

The Bruins took the first quarter with 19 points to AJ’s 12. At the half bruins led by 3 points 34-31. In the third quarter, Bruins scored 51 points to AJ’s 42. The fourth quarter ended with the teams tied 62-62. AJ took the game in overtime by three points 73-70

The Lady Vols took the lead early with a first-quarter score of 12-10. The LadyVols advanced the lead by the half to 30-21. The third quarter went to the LadyVols 42-30. The final of the game was LadyVols 56 Lady Bruins 50.

Caroline Wrenn was the top scorer for the Lady Vols with 15 points. She had 4 goals, 1 trey and shot 4 of 4 free throws. Ieasha Williams had13 points with 5 goals and 3 of 9 made free throws. Mackenzie Marshall had 10points. Oksana Lathan had 6 points. Annsley Vick, Alexis Roverson, and OshaBlack each had 4 points.

Tikyevah Mackey and Aizya Stradford for the Lady Bruins each scored 16 points. Ny’Keriasia Coleman added 9 points. Kiara Roberts scored 7points. Kendall Caskey scored 2 points.

The Lancaster Bruins travels to Nations Ford for their next game on Tuesday the 4th. The Volunteers travel to Indian Land for their next game on Tuesday the 4th. Both of the Volunteer teams won a recent match over the Indian Land Warriors.

Colorful Dogs To Be Installed Across Lancaster County.

By David Kellin,

Ten colorful dogs have been painted by local artists and will soon be installed in locations across Lancaster County. This “pack” of dogs is just the first. Artists are lining up to paint in the next Pack.

The painted dogs follow similar efforts in cities across the nation. New Bern North Carolina has wooden carved bears across town. Some cities have other animals, and of course Chicago has the “Bean”. The art works help create a destination for day trips.

These are the ten dogs of the first pack.

Sydney Hinson and Huey
Abigail Hunter and Orion
Kristina Humphries and Jacket
Petra Pechova and Patches

Dee Studebaker and Judge
Katelyn Shull and Alpha
Tish Bialecki and Caroline Rose
Fran Gardner with her dog

Strange Things Happened at Scrooge House Last Night.

By David Kellin,

“Ya’ll, you should have been there. I seen it myself. EB done changed. Yeah, Eb Scrooge. That old miser who could get 6 pennies from a rock, he wished me Merry Christmas. He gave the girls over $1000 for the mission. I don’t know what happened, but I am here to tell you the truth, Eb is different.” Said Michael Doneweather of Lancaster, SC.

The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County is in its run of the play Eb Scrooge- A Southern Fried Carol at the Barr St auditorium. The play is the classic Christmas Carol set in a southern town. Eb Scrooge is performed by Chris Smith. He is visited by the three ghosts of past, present, and future. As a result, he has a life-changing epiphany.

The play offers many humorous moments and changes to the original to keep the story fresh. The audience gets involved in part of the performance. The Play will be held tonight (Nov 30th at 7:30), tomorrow night (Dec 1st at 7:30) and Sunday (Dec 2nd, 3pm).

In past years, the Playhouse has offered a performance of Charlie Brown Christmas. This play is the Christmas offering this year. tomorrow night about the change, it was explained that if was felt that Charlie Brown Christmas might become a stale performance, and a variety was a need. CharlieBrown may return in the years to come.

Over the years, the Playhouse has continued to perform quality experiences for the Lancaster Community and continues to plan for the future. If you have a couple of hours in between the shopping trips, this is a family-friendly event. Your attendance helps keep quality performance in our community. If the kids grumble, just tell them this is live YouTube.