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Kershaw couple killed in motorcycle accident

By Reece Murphy

A Saturday evening motorcycle accident claimed the lives of a Kershaw couple.
The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as David McIsaac, 61 and Dana McIsaac, 45.
S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Hovis said the accident happened about 9:30 p.m. Saturday on Memorial Park Road as the McIsaacs were riding westbound on at 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

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Lancaster man dies when truck hits Harley at beach

By Reece Murphy

A Lancaster man died Monday of injuries he received in a motorcycle accident in Myrtle Beach Saturday. 

The Horry County Coroner’s Office said James Starnes, 50, died at Grand Strand Medical Center Monday afternoon from “multiple trauma” sustained in the accident.


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School board names 3 superintendent finalists

School board names 3 superintendent finalists

By Hannah Strong

The Lancaster County school board has identified three finalists for the next superintendent – Dr. Jonathan Phipps, Dr. Carlotta Redish and Dr. Matrell Sturkey.


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Weather service issues storm warning, tornado watch for county

By The Staff

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Lancaster County until 5:15 p.m., as well as a tornado watch for the surrounding areas until 9 p.m. today.

At 4:10 p.m., Doppler Radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms extending from Southpark Mall in Charlotte to 13 miles west of Winnsboro, moving northeast at 60 mph. The National Weather Service said those along the warning area could expect wind gusts up to 60 mph and penny-size hail.

A tornado watch means that conditions may become favorable for a tornado to develop.

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Civil rights documentarian shows new film in Columbia

Kyle Vuille


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Workshop helps food processors comply with federal rule changes

Denise Attaway


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Fire destroys Hunters Ridge home

By Greg Summers

A fast-moving fire tore through a home Monday afternoon in the Hunters Ridge subdivision off McIlwain Road south of Lancaster, leaving a family of five homeless.
The fire at 3245 Silver Fox Circle was reported at 2:20 p.m., said Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder.
“As I understand it, one of the parents was outside waiting on a child to come in from school, and when they went inside, the house was filled with smoke,” Blackwelder said.
Lancaster County Council member Steve Harper reported the fire.


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Safety director: ‘We take this event very seriously’

Restroom note threatens Wednesday attack at AJHS

By Hannah Strong

KERSHAW – Students will face metal detectors and heightened police protection Wednesday at Andrew Jackson High School after a note was found in a student restroom Tuesday afternoon threatening a shooting at the school.
“We don’t have enough information to say this threat is credible,” said Bryan Vaughn, the Lancaster County School District's safety director. “But we take this event very seriously, and we’re going to take the steps necessary to ensure the safety of our students and staff.”

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Missing Indian Land man found

By The Staff

An Indian Land man reported missing Thursday evening was found in good condition, a follow-up alert issued Friday by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff’s office officials issued an alert about 7:40 p.m. Thursday, asking the public to be on the lookout for Michael Edward Baxter, 73.
The alert said Baxter was last seen about 2 p.m. at the Harris Teeter on U.S. 521 in Indian Land. He was driving a gold 2004 Toyota Avalon.

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Driver dies in one-car crash

By Greg Summers

An autopsy will be performed on a Kershaw woman to determine if some type of medical episode led to her death Tuesday in a one-car crash on Beacon Road in Rich Hill.
The victim – 69-year-old Ethel Taylor Hicks of Kershaw – died at the scene, said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome. Hicks will undergo an autopsy Thursday.    

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