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  • Not your average cop car

    The sight of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office’s newest vehicle is, simply put, awe-inspiring.
    Battleship gray with “Lancaster County Sheriff” and “SWAT RESCUE” spelled out in thick black letters along each side, as if somehow someone might need more of a reason to take it seriously, the behemoth towers over almost everything else on the road short of a semi at 10 feet tall, 8 feet wide and 21 feet long.

  • Gloves, heads-up play fuel World Series run for Darlings

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Dixie Softball Darlings All-Stars have been perfect this postseason and hope to continue on that diamond path as they open Dixie Softball World Series play in Sumter this weekend.
    The 11-0 Lancaster County Darlings stars will launch their series quest against Texas at 10 a.m. Saturday.
    “Defense has been the hallmark of this team,” said stars coach Gene Knight.

  • NTACT Band to play at Finally Friday

    See Lancaster

    See Lancaster continues its free concert series, Finally Friday, tonight with a performance by the NTACT Band, part of the series’ “Decades of Summer” theme.

    Celebrate the 1970s with the NTACT Band & Show from 6 to 9 p.m. today, with a mix of R&B, soul, pop, rock, disco, funk and country. 

    The nine-member group includes Charlie Brown, a former member of The Drifters. 

    The Hot Dog King of Lancaster and The Craft Stand will be on hand selling food and beverages. 

  • Rock Hill man faces drug and traffic charges

    A Rock Hill man was arrested Wednesday night on multiple charges, including drug trafficking, after running from police.

    The Lancaster Police Department charged Heyward Wurdemann, 24, with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute heroin, trafficking methamphetamine (86.4 grams), possession of drug paraphernalia, third offense driving under suspension, habitual offender, improper turn, alighting from a moving vehicle and hit and run with property damage.

  • The pros and cons of fitness magazines

    This week a client and I had a conversation about all the misinformation in the health and fitness industry.
    She told me that in her old life, meaning before she was a member of Healing Strength Personal Training, she would read magazines and try to piece together a diet or a workout plan.
    The only problem was that each magazine, and sometimes articles within the same magazine, contradicted one another. In one she would read that paleo was the way to go, and yet another told her that being vegan was the only true answer.

  • Remembering July 17, 1967 – A fateful day for Jacky Bayne

    This is an edited excerpt from Don McCorkle’s upcoming book, “The Buddy Plan,” which is expected to be published later this summer or fall. The dialogue in the “Vietnam: The sickening sound” section are a dramatization from the book. Although McCorkle and Bayne entered the U.S. Army in 1966 together on the Buddy Plan, McCorkle was not present when his friend was injured.

  • Howard to serve on S.C. Mayors board

    Lancaster Mayor John Howard was voted onto the Association of South Carolina Mayors board of directors Friday.
    The first Lancaster mayor to serve on the board, Howard was selected by a nominating committee and approved by board members during the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s annual meeting.
    Howard, who was elected mayor in a special election in February 2016, said joining the state board is an honor.
    “It’s going to be fun,” Howard said. “I assure you that.”

  • Kershaw to build bandstand

    The town of Kershaw plans to build a bandstand on a 5-acre property given to the town by Lancaster County School District.
    It will cost the town $102,000 to build the bandstand.
    The lot, once the Kershaw High School football field, is beside the Kershaw post office.
    The space will be available for citizens to use through the Kershaw Recreation Department.

  • New fire marshal right at home here

    Newly appointed Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers has lived in Lancaster County all of his life. He began his new position with Lancaster County on July 10.
    “It feels like home,” he said. “This is where I live and I know a lot of people here.”

  • Motorcyclist dies in multi-vehicle accident

    A three-vehicle accident on S.C. 5 claimed the life of a motorcyclist Tuesday afternoon.
    Jason Lee Sims, 27, of Lancaster was killed in the accident, said Lancaster County Coroner’s Office spokeswoman Jennifer Collins. Sims, who was wearing a helmet, died at the scene.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Bill Rhyne said the accident happened about 4:45 p.m. just north of Tam Lane. The location is about a mile south of the Catawba River bridge.