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  • Green Book of S.C.

    From release
    COLUMBIA – The first-ever mobile travel guide to S.C. African American cultural sites, the Green Book of South Carolina, has been launched by the state’s African American Heritage Commission, offering residents and visitors a user-friendly guide to discovering and celebrating cultural experiences across the state.
    You can access the free guide at http://www.GreenBookofSC.com.

  • Firefighter saves son found face-down in pool

    Josh McCoy’s training as a firefighter with the Heath Springs Volunteer Fire Department may have saved his own son’s life this weekend after a swimming mishap.
    According to McCoy, the incident happened during a birthday party at his sister’s house in the Unity community Saturday afternoon when McCoy’s 5-year-old son, Emmett, slipped away from the family and got back in the pool.

  • Motorcycle wreck kills man south of Lancaster

    A Lancaster man died in a motorcycle accident Friday night after running off S.C. 200 south of the city and hitting a tree.
    Lancaster County Coroner Karla Knight Deese identified the victim as 35-year-old Keith Edward Armstrong Jr.  She said Armstrong was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident but died at the scene due to multiple blunt-force injuries.

  • Honoring the fallen

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    A small crowd gathered Sunday afternoon at Lancaster Memorial Park for the county’s annual observance of Memorial Day.
    Robert Jones, 69, a member of the Marine Corps League, said Memorial Day should be about honoring brave soldiers who have given their lives for America. It’s not a curtain-raiser for summer vacation season.
    “That’s what people have forgotten,” Jones said. “It’s not a holiday for having a party.”

  • Mulvaney: ‘100 mph all the time’

    For Mick Mulvaney, it’s yogurt for breakfast, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch, and if he gets there in time, late-night fish-of-the-day from the Harris Teeter in the basement of the Crystal City, Va., condo he rents.
    He has lost almost 15 pounds and is working 15-hour days, but he isn’t complaining.
    Mulvaney calls it the high life of a cabinet member.
    “I eat breakfast at my desk and lunch at my desk,” said Mulvaney, who resigned from the U.S. House in February when President Trump named him White House budget director.

  • Get ready for library summer programs

    Ashley Lowrimore
    For The Lancaster News

    The Lancaster County Library and its branches are “Building a Better World” during its building-themed Summer Reading Program this year.
    From June 1 to July 28, readers of all ages can register for their summer reading log online or at the library’s circulation desk.

  • ‘60 Minutes’ spotlights S.C. survivor of Bataan march

    Ken Scar
    Clemson University

    CLEMSON — Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus Col. (Ret) Ben Skardon, a survivor of World War II’s Bataan Death March, will be featured on the “60 Minutes” this Sunday.

  • IL Legion honors vets found in old cemetery

    Denise Johnston
    For The Lancaster News

    So often we hear about history being lost, but this story is about history being rediscovered.
    Three veterans were honored this week in the newly cleared Old Six Mile Cemetery on Henry Harris Road in Indian Land. They were:
    ◆ Col. John William Hagins (1727-1790) – His is the oldest grave in the cemetery. Hagins served under Thomas Sumter at the Battle of Hanging Rock. His headstone, featuring crossed sabers, had been lost for about 16 years.

  • Unpaid city fines top $1M

    For more than three decades, the city of Lancaster has allowed those with limited incomes who owe municipal court fines to make small payments over time instead of paying the entire amount within 90 days as the law stipulates.
    But far too often, people have not kept up with those payment plans, and the city hasn’t done much about that.
    No one knows exactly how or when this started, but the amount in back fines continues to balloon and today probably tops $1 million, city officials say.

  • Grammy winner Regina Belle, Clint Black in concert lineup

    See Lancaster has announced the 2017-18 Lancaster Performing Arts Series line-up, featuring six concerts that will kick off in August and run through March.
    Upcoming performers are Eddie Money, Clint Black, Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show, Second City, Regina Belle and Jo Dee Messina.
    “This season’s line-up consists of a multi-award winning mixture of county, pop/rock and R&B performers,” said April Joplin, Performing Arts manager. “I believe it is possible to see sell-out performances this year.”