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  • McCorkle to sign book on Milt Chaney

    The Lancaster County Historical Commission is hosting local author and retired educator Don McCorkle for a presentation on his latest book, “Milt Chaney’s Tavern,” from 3 to 5 p.m. today in the Historic Lancaster Courthouse (circa 1825) at 100 N. Main St.
    McCorkle’s book is fiction based on local history. It tells the story of Chaney, a notorious innkeeper and a number of travelers who stayed at his tavern, never to be seen again.

  • Inspiration for our 650 first responders

    Lancaster County's United Methodist Churches have joined together to place the daily devotional book "Strength for Service" in the hands of every first responder in the county.
    This edition of the book, a collection of inspirational passages that Methodists first started sending out during World War II, includes the story of a Lancaster sheriff's deputy wounded in 2011.

  • Man loses up to $100K in scam

    An 89-year-old Kershaw man over the past nine months withdrew as much as $100,000 from his credit union and sent it to scammers who promised him millions in sweepstakes winnings, according to a sheriff’s report.
    The man’s daughter in New Jersey reported the crimes Sept. 7 after discovering during a visit that her father had been sending cash and numerous money orders to recipients overseas and in the United States.

  • 3-vehicle wreck kills woman, 69

    A three-vehicle wreck on S.C. 9 in eastern Lancaster County killed a Pageland woman, injured a Kershaw woman and closed the highway for at least four hours Wednesday.
    Norma Jean Plyler Moree, 69, of Pageland died in the accident, which occurred near Earnhardt Lane about 4 miles east of Buford Crossroads, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller.
    Miller said Moree was following a tractor trailer west on S.C. 9 at 10:24 a.m. in a 2011 Toyota Camry when Heather Marie Rollings, 23, of Kershaw crossed the center line in a 2002 GMC pickup traveling east.

  • VFDs snag $116K grant for high-tech radio gear

    Three Lancaster County volunteer fire departments have received a $116,005 federal grant to purchase radios compatible with the county’s new Radio System Project.
    The Assistance to Firefighters Grant will go to the McDonald Green, Bell Town and Gooches fire departments.
    The grant money will buy 11 mobile 800 megahertz radios for trucks and 26 portable radios, or walkie-talkies, for the three fire departments, said Darren Player, the county’s director of emergency management and fire service.

  • Small drops out of school board race

    Lorenzo Small, a candidate for the District 2 Lancaster County school board seat, withdrew from the race Thursday, citing personal reasons.
     “I’ve come to the conclusion that the best way for me to serve the Lancaster community is solely focused on the role as pastor for Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church,” Small said. “My wife and I are currently heavily involved here in Lancaster County schools, especially Clinton Elementary, and we will continue to offer our services to the Lancaster County School District.”

  • Main Street! 5:15 a.m.! Be there!

    Lancaster’s F3 Nation workout group for men has expanded its Saturday daybreak workouts to Wednesdays on Main Street, and a women's group might be coming soon.
    Wednesday morning's turnout was 18, including five new to F3. They met in the Lancaster County Administrative Building parking lot at 5:15 a.m. for an hour-long workout.
    Jamie Jones, from F3 Rock Hill, led the workouts up and down Main Street. Jones, known as Apache to his F3 brothers, said the turnout exceeded his expectations.

  • Pageland Highway wreck kills woman, injures two, closes road

    A three-vehicle accident on Pageland Highway claimed the life of a Pageland woman, injured another from Kershaw and closed part of the highway for several hours.
    Norma Plyler Moree, 69, of 134 Faulkenberry Road, Pageland, was killed in the accident. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said Moree was following a tractor-trailer west on Pageland Highway at 10:24 a.m. when Heather Marie Rollings, 23, of Kershaw crossed the center line in a pickup traveling east.

  • Pageland woman dies in S.C. 9 wreck

    Pageland Highway (S.C. 9) remained closed at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday as officials investigated a fatal automobile accident this morning near Earnhardt Road.
    According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, the accident happened shortly before 10:24 a.m.
    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office said the accident killed 69-year-old Norma Plyler Moree of 134 Faulkenberry Road, Pageland. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning.

  • Harley runs off road, killing driver

    A single-motorcycle accident killed a Lancaster man Saturday on Suttle Road, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller.
    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 50-year-old Rodney David Cauthen Sr. of Lancaster. Cauthen was pronounced dead at the scene. Police began their investigation at 4:45 p.m.
    Cauthen was traveling east on Suttle Road, near Port Side Road, 2.5 miles south of Lancaster. He drove off the right side of the roadway and struck a manhole, Miller said.