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  • 180 jobs cut at Resolute mill

    Resolute Forest Products, owner of the Catawba paper manufacturing plant once known as Bowater, on Thursday announced the closing of one of its two remaining paper-production machines, resulting in the loss of 180 jobs.
    Debbie Johnston, the company’s director of regional issues, blamed the permanent shutdown on the “ongoing market decline and price erosion” for the lightweight coated paper that the machine produces.

  • Tribute at Buford site

    More than 150 people came to the site of Buford’s Massacre last Saturday in remembrance of the Revolutionary War battle’s fallen soldiers.
    During the fight, 113 soldiers under the command of Col. Abraham Buford, for whom the Buford community is named, were killed and 150 wounded in less than 15 minutes in a battle against British and Loyalist forces.

  • 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.