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Today's News

  • Girl in good condition after dog attack

    A 9-year-old girl was attacked by a pit bull at her Legacy Road home on Thursday.

    Lancaster County Animal Control Director Joel Hinson said the attack happened during a family get-together.

    The girl and other children were jumping on a trampoline.

    Hinson said the male pit bull, named Powder, broke free from his chain on a runner and charged the children, biting the girl on her left leg.

    "She's going to have to have skin grafts," Hinson said Friday. "She was tore up pretty good."

  • Mothers deserve their own special day

    Today is special. We pause to pay tribute to those extraordinary women we know as mother, mama or mom.

    No matter her parental title, she is to have all the honor she deserves.

    Mom does it all – a little bit of everything – cook, cleaner, washer, doctor, cheerleader, driver, coach and teacher. That’s just the short list. The duties for this lady are endless.

    Through the years, the roles may have been different, but mom has always had a special place in our lives.

  • Help save Kershaw trees

    Kershaw’s mayor and Kershaw Town Council are cutting down many of the beautiful healthy trees on historic Matson Street in Kershaw. Matson Street is the bypass or alternate U.S. 521 route through Kershaw.

    It is the street most people think of when they think of Kershaw. This should not be done. The town council and mayor should look at the impact this drastic move will have environmentally, economically, historically and aesthetically in our town.

  • Color explosion: VIncents' Camp Creek Road yard a sea of brilliant shades

    With an entire yard filled with brilliant color, it's easy to see how the home of Ray and Margie Vincent at 2469 Camp Creek Road received the designation of May Yard of the Month by the Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs.

    The Vincents will receive a $25 gift certificate, compliments of Ace Hardware and Garden Center of Lancaster.

    Thirty-seven years ago, the Vincents purchased the former home of Margie's late mother.

  • No one seriously hurt in wreck on U.S. 521

    Christopher Crook got a 2008 Kia Spectra as an early high school graduation present.

    It sat wrecked in the middle of U.S. 521 on Wednesday.

    Crook, a senior at Parkwood High School in bordering Union County, was driving to Pizza Hut in Lancaster during a lunch break from final exams when the accident occurred.

    As he drove west from Craig Manor Road across U.S. 521, he collided with a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier that was trying to make a left turn onto U.S. 521 from Hubbard Drive – the opposite direction. The accident happened about 1:30 p.m.

  • Man gets 40 years in shooting death

    A Lancaster County jury found a 38-year-old Lancaster man guilty of murder after about 30 minutes of deliberations Wednesday.

    The jury convicted Jerry McGriff of the December 2006 shooting death of Lamont Witherspoon, 32.

    McGriff was also convicted of possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and unlawful carrying of a pistol after two and half days of testimony.

  • Schools would like a cut of developer fees

    School district officials talked with County Council members Monday about receiving a piece of the pie when it comes to the development fees the county collects.

    Council and school officials have suggested a 60/40 split in the development fees the county collects from developers per new house. If the county collects $10,000 per home, for example, $4,000 of that would go to the school district.

  • Warriors' Hunter earns Class A state medalist

    Indian Land High School senior golfer Chase Hunter etched his name in Warriors’ athletic history at the Class A state golf tournament earlier this week.Hunter, with a three-over 147, won the Class A individual state championship at The Links at Stoney Point Golf Club in Greenwood.

  • New IL grad site pricey

    With Indian Land High School's graduation now at Winthrop Coliseum in Rock Hill, you may wonder how the change affects the cost – and who's picking up the tab.

    The school's May 30 graduation ceremony was planned for Winthrop's Byrnes Auditorium, but that building will be closed for renovations. The school's graduation had been held at Byrnes for the past several years.

    After a senior class vote last month, Winthrop Coliseum was picked as the new venue over Indian Land High's gymnasium and stadium.

    Money matters

  • Blazers sign Trueheart

    When Lancaster High School girls basketball star Miteka Trueheart made her recent recruiting visit to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, it was, in basketball terms, “a slam dunk.”“The school is nice and I felt like part of the family,” said Trueheart, who signed with the Conference USA Blazers on Wednesday at LHS. “There was a nice vibe there. We just seem to bond.“The basketball program is up and coming,” she said. “I like the team and coaches.