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  • Francis Gary Powers Jr. to speak at Sun City

    Francis Gary Powers Jr. will speak at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at the Lodge at Sun City Carolina Lakes about the downing of his father’s U-2 spy plane while flying over the Soviet Union.
    In 1960, U.S. Air Force pilot Francis Gary Powers Sr. was flying a U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union when he was shot down and captured. The incident was a major Cold War event.
    In his book, Powers documented the true story of his father’s capture and the subsequent  diplomatic efforts to get him released.

  • Small fire extinguished quickly at Keer America

    A small fire caused minor damage but no injuries Friday night at Keer America, and the textile facility was back to full production Saturday morning.
    “We have not had to deal with an emergency situation at our plant since we opened two years ago,” said Leah Lee, Keer America’s director of business administration. “This was our first, and Keer is very appreciative that the fire departments were able to extinguish the fire quickly and clear out the smoke.”

  • Highway named for slain Deputy McCants

    It’s been nearly 25 years since York County Deputy and Lancaster native Brent McCants died in the line of duty on a then-lonely stretch of Dave Lyle Boulevard in Rock Hill.
    Since then, his mother Myra McCants of Lancaster has kept her son’s memory alive through her steadfast support of the law enforcement community, and Tuesday they showed their appreciation by designating a section of the road where he died as the Deputy Brent McCants Memorial Highway.

  • Car hits mom, child at Walmart

    Two peoplepeoplepeople – a 26-year-old mother and her 5-year-old child – were struck by a car Tuesday afternoon in parking lot of Walmart Supercenter, 805 S.C. 9 Bypass West.
    Lancaster Fire Chief Justin McLellan said the child was taken by helicopter to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, and the mom was taken by ambulance.
    Their conditions were not known at press time Tuesday.
    Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant said the incident happened about 3:27 p.m.

  • Motorcycle wreck kills McIsaacs of Kershaw

    A Saturday night motorcycle accident on Memorial Park Road killed 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 a 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

  • $2.2M for mentoring college prospects

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation, Furman University and The Duke Endowment on Monday launched a $2.2 million mentoring program for prospective college students in Lancaster and Chester counties.
    The five-year program will be the Palmetto State’s first participant in the College Advising Corps (CAC), a one-on-one mentoring program in 15 states, and will start in August.
    The Sims Foundation and The Duke Endowment will fund the initiative.

  • Rotting playground wood prompts safety shutdown at Kershaw park

    KERSHAW – The Haile Gold Mine Playground at Stevens Park has been closed until further notice after repeated inspections deemed it as unsafe.
    “It was recommended that we close it, and I closed it,” Kershaw Administrator Mitch Lucas said at a special called meeting of the town council Monday night. “We have $115,000 out there that can’t be used right now.”

  • Weekend Recap: April 10, 2017

    A Saturday evening accident on Memorial Park Road claimed the lives of a Kershaw couple, David McIsaac, 61, and Dana McIsaac, 45. For details, see the full story posted on our website or see Wednesday’s edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Kershaw couple killed in motorcycle accident

    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.

  • Andrew Jackson VI to speak in Lancaster

    As part of Lancaster County’s celebration of Andrew Jackson’s 250th birthday this year, Tennessee Judge Andrew Jackson VI will speak at the Cultural Arts Center this Thursday.
    Judge Jackson is a frequent lecturer on Andrew Jackson at schools, civic groups and at The Hermitage, the seventh president’s historic Tennessee home in Nashville.