Local News

  • Fort Lawn 2015-16 budget reflects decreased revenues

    By Brian Garner
    Landmark News Services
    FORT LAWN – Fort Lawn Town Council held first reading at its May meeting on a $391,000 fiscal budget for 2015-16 budget that reflects the decrease in revenues coming into the town’s coffers. This budget is lower than the previous year’s approximately $421,000.
    According to financial records, this current fiscal year, the town exceeded its estimated 2014-15 budget by $15,137.

  • ‘Click’n 4 Chicken’ aims to get S.C. to buckle up

    From S.C. Highway Patrol

    Troopers will be on the lookout this summer for motorists who are obeying the state’s primary seat belt law.
    Everyone knows that buckling up saves lives and can save you a ticket, but now, a simple click may also mean a free chicken sandwich or frosted lemonade, courtesy of Chick-fil-A restaurants.

  • Resident voices concerns over sidewalk, drainage

    HEATH SPRINGS – Safety concerns about others, as well as first-reading approval of the town’s budget was discussed Tuesday, May 19 at the Heath Springs Town Council regular monthly meeting.
    Town resident Randolph Truesdale addressed council about an interest of safety on a local street.
    “My concerns relate to property on Perry Street,” he said. “I saw a mother pushing her child (in a carriage) and she was almost in the street. Overgrowth has taken the sidewalk.”

  • Kershaw Council gives 2015-16 budget initial OK

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council approved first reading for a $3.7 million budget for fiscal year 2015-16 at its meeting Monday, May 18.
    Mayor Wayne Rhodes said the council will meet for a one-hour budget workshop at 5:30 p.m. June 8 to discuss more issues before its second and final reading of the budget June 15.
    “This budget incorporates a rate increase on water and sewer by 5 percent,” Rhodes said. “It has a 1.6 percent salary increase.”

  • Gas prices have some opting to stay home over holiday

    By Cathyleen Rice

    With Memorial Day just around the corner, many South Carolinians will be packing up their vehicles and taking road trips to visit family and friends or sight-seeing.
    With the travel app, GasBuddy, a study has predicted, “most U.S. travelers will pay the cheapest Memorial Day gas prices since 2009 because they can’t get enough of vacations.”

  • Remembrance of Buford’s Massacre is Saturday

    Based on his tactics and notorious brutality, British Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton – the man history records as being accountable for Buford’s Massacre – was never a fan of tradition.
    That said, the overly ambitious Tarleton shouldn’t have been taken aback some 17 months later when his Continental counterparts broke ranks with long-standing military tradition after the American Revolution ended.

  • Arrests made in armed robbery

    By Kimberly Harrington
    Landmark News Services

    PAGELAND – Pageland police made four arrests Thursday, May 21, in connection with an armed robbery/shooting at La Tienda Mexicana store, where a clerk was shot in the head on May 17.
    Devonte Rivers, 19, of Pageland, was charged with attempted murder, armed robbery and use of a weapon in a felony/violent crime.

  • Memorial Day observance

    The 24th annual county Memorial Day program is 3 p.m. Sunday, May 24, at Lancaster Memorial Park, 1389 Memorial Park Road.

  • Morning accident causes havoc

    A single-vehicle accident without injuries caused a major headache for drivers on Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) north of Lancaster Thursday, May 21, rerouting traffic miles around the Taylor’s Grove community for more than eight hours.
    The accident in the 2700 block of Charlotte Highway happened shortly before 5 a.m. about a half a mile north of the intersection at Shiloh Unity Road when the driver of a southbound Chevrolet Avalanche struck a power pole and two fences.

  • Council defers moratorium vote

    Mixed feelings and a slew of questions resulted in county officials deferring a proposed Indian Land rezoning moratorium Monday night, May 18, until they have more information.
    Lancaster County Council was originally set to consider first reading of an ordinance to impose a nine-month moratorium on the acceptance and processing of rezoning applications for all properties north of Rock Hill Highway (S.C. 5).