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Local News

  • Input sought on road study

    The public will have a chance to weigh in on the U.S. 521/S.C. 9 corridor study this week.

    There will be an open house Tuesday and Wednesday at the Lancaster County Administration Building in which the study will be discussed.

    The study focuses on transportation and land-use plans for the U.S. 521 and S.C. 9 corridors.

    There will be resource maps and data for the public to review, as well as the opportunity for residents to discuss the study with project team members.

  • Robbery suspect in custody

    GREAT FALLS – Charges are pending against a former Lancaster County woman in the armed robbery of the Great Falls Pharmacy last Thursday.

    Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice said he is waiting for former Lancaster County resident Kimberly Payne Arnold, 26, to be released from the Horry County Detention Center so he can transfer her to the Chester County jail on the Great Falls robbery charge.

    Rice said two people were involved in the robbery and a third person is being investigated for possible involvement.

  • Couple survive crash in creek

    A Rock Hill couple survived after their car ran off U.S. 521 and crashed into a creek Wednesday afternoon.

    William and Mary Hines were in the process of moving their son’s family to live with them in Rock Hill when the accident occurred. The couple had just finished loading their 1997 Dodge Caravan and were heading north on U.S. 521.

  • Breaking News Couple survive crash in creek

    A Rock Hill couple survived a car crash into Bear Creek on Wednesday afternoon.

    At about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, William and Mary Hines were heading north on U.S. 521 when they lost control of their car at the bridge before the 903 interchange. The car cut across oncoming lanes of traffic before plummeting down an embankment into Bear Creek.

    The couple survived after their 16-year-old grandson and several passersby jumped into the water to save them. They were taken to Springs Memorial Hospital.

  • Eat, Drink and Play Saturday

    Lancaster County Council of the Arts is kicking off its annual Membership Drive with the launch of the Young Patrons Circle with the goal of attracting younger patrons of the arts.

    The arts council is offering a special membership for individuals ages 21 to 40. A launch event, Eat, Drink and Play, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., home of the arts council.

    The Young Patrons Circle represents a new giving level aimed at attracting young couples, singles and business leaders.

  • Bear spotted roaming Great Falls

    GREAT FALLS – He was believed to be a young rambling male and was probably just passing through town when he was spotted by several curious onlookers.

    He stood about 4 feet tall and weighed around 100 pounds.

    Preferring to remain out of view, the young male crouched behind tall underbrush and small trees in a wooded area off Pinecrest Avenue last Wednesday evening.

    He remained clear of sight for at least 30 minutes while two police officers and the Great Falls Reporter editor patiently waited for his movement.

  • Kershaw swears in new mayor, members

    KERSHAW – Town Council is now up to full strength.

    Magistrate Van Richardson swore in new Mayor Wayne Rhodes, District 2 Councilman Michael Cook and at-large Councilwoman Genny Hendrix at the start of Monday night’s special meeting.

    The town held a special election July 21. The election was needed after former Mayor Tommy Baker, District 2 Councilwoman Rose Marie Baker and at-large Councilman Jabo Sims resigned in April.

    Rhodes told the council he wanted to start holding work sessions in addition to the council’s regular meetings.

  • Roy Hardin Park could relocate soon

    Plans are moving forward for a new Roy Hardin Park in Indian Land.

    A committee made up of several groups involved in the process met at the county administration building recently to discuss relocating the park from its current location near Collins Road to an area one street over, near Shelley Mullis Road.

    Included in the meeting were members of Lancaster County Council and Lancaster County Recreation Commission, as well as representatives from York Development Group and U.S. Trust.

  • 29 KMG employees laid off

    Humana Inc. has announced layoffs at its subsidiary, Lancaster-based KMG America.

    Calling the insurance company layoffs a “consolidation,” company spokeswoman Nancy Hanewinckel said 29 KMG America employees were laid off last week. Six employees have been offered relocations, Hanewinckel said.

  • McGriff, Funderburk to seek District 2 seat

    Fred Thomas’s county council seat has been empty for just one week, but there are already two contenders for the job.

    Charlene McGriff, chairwoman of the Lancaster County school board, and local business owner Blondale Funderburk announced Wednesday their intention to run for the council District 2 seat. Both will be running as Democrats.

    The seat became vacant after Thomas stepped down to become a magistrate judge following council’s June 22 meeting. He was sworn in as magistrate on June 30.

    McGriff: ‘Time to try other things’