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Today's News

  • Summers crosses balloon ride off her bucket list

    Jackie Summers has never been on a hot air balloon ride before, so she added that to her bucket list. On the morning of April 13 she got her wish.
    Robert Summers set up the event for his wife, who has a form of cancer. Robert brought a Relay for Life sign with the words “Doctor Driver” to take with them in the basket.

  • Lancers capture one of four wins

    For the third straight series, the University of South Carolina Lancaster baseball team posted a win to dodge a Region X sweep.

    The Lancers, 30-15, 12-12, won the Sunday opener at the Lancaster High School baseball field where they took a 4-2 win over Pitt Community College.

  • Renovation set for LGC

     

       

    The Lancaster Golf Club will sport plenty of activity over the next three months, but it won’t involve golf play.

  • LMS hosts regular card Saturday night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway features seven exciting divisions of racing Saturday night for a regular racing program. LMS will feature the NDRA GM Performance Late Models, Super Street, Crate Sportsman, Pure Street, Vintage, Stock 4 and Extreme 4/Front Wheel Drive.

  • Vols blank Braves, 5-0

     

      

       

      

  • Public safety is top concern

    Public safety surpassed economic development on this year’s county strategic plan, as Lancaster County Council recently ranked the most important issues facing residents and the county. 

    With ongoing efforts by county officials to strengthen the local E-911 system and increase the number of law enforcement officers on patrol, council unanimously decided on making public safety its top goal. 

    “Public safety, that was just No. 1 for everyone,” said County Administrator Steve Willis. 

  • Climbing from forgery to burglary

    A case of forged checks resulted in a muddy foot chase below the Gills Creek bridge on North Main Street.

    Ricky Lynn Hinson, 39, 2100 Camp Creek Road, was charged Wednesday, April 18, with three counts of forgery, larceny and first-degree burglary.

    Authorities say Hinson stole and forged checks that belonged to an 86-year-old man he had done work for.

    The victim’s son, who assists his father with finances, said he recently noticed some discrepancies on his father’s Wells Fargo bank account.

  • Rock Hill man arrested in IL for stolen vehicle

    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Tuesday for driving a car that was reported stolen in a neighboring county. 

    Jimmy Odell Kanipe, 33, of 1296 Dunlap Road, Rock Hill, has been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, first offense driving under suspension and third offense possession of marijuana. 

    Deputies came to the area of Henry Harris Road in Indian Land regarding someone possibly driving a stolen vehicle. 

  • Small gets big honor

    KERSHAW – Fresh produce and a healthy selection of meat aren’t the only things that have allowed Small’s Food Center to be a success for decades.

    Customers and friends of the locally owned Kershaw grocery store say it’s the personal care and commitment that’s made it a mainstay for so long in southern Lancaster County – and the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce wanted to honor that dedication.

  • Blue Jeans and the Cross Fellowship church starts services this Sunday

        Phil “Pappy” Jowers can take a hint.

    Sometimes, things do happen for a reason, although it takes a while to figure that out.

    Diagnosed with non-alcohol septic hepatitis in 2004, Jowers learned in 2007 that the disease had scarred his liver to the point that without a new one, he had a year to live, at the most. His time was limited.

    Jowers’ chances of a liver transplant were limited so he kept his condition a secret from everyone, including his family.