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Today's News

  • Cupcakes make a comeback

    By now, some of you are still running around trying to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Finding something that’s fresh, foolproof and made with love may be closer than you think.

    It’s not in the shopping mall; it’s cupcakes made fresh from the kitchen cabinet.

    We’re talking flour, sugar, baking soda and butter, blended with the love that every mother appreciates.

  • AJ, IL battling to survive

    Indian Land and Andrew Jackson are battling through the losers’ brackets in their respective softball playoff runs.

  • Spurrier: Gamecocks going to keep fighting

    FORT LAWN – The University of South Carolina football team’s slide to cap the 2007 season hasn’t diminished coach Steve Spurrier’s hopes for the Gamecock football program.

  • Stingers sign AJ's Phillips

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers’ softball connection to Florence-Darlington Tech added another solid link Monday afternoon.

  • AJ Vols claim playoff openers: IL girls win

    Andrew Jackson rolled to an impressive 8-0 win over Loris in the opening round of the Class AA Lower State soccer playoffs on Tuesday.The 18-1 Vols' lopsided win sends AJ to a second-round home match against Barnwell on Thursday. Barnwell downed Buford in an opening round playoff match.Jason Faile led the Vols with three goals and Oliver Wall netted two goals. Cory Gardner, O'marr Truesdale and William Bridges each added one goal. Gardner had an assist as did Tyler Stroud.

  • Man gets 30 years for slaying

    A nearly three-year-old murder case involving the stabbing death of a 90-year-old Heath Springs woman was concluded Tuesday with the sole suspect pleading guilty to her murder.

    Donald Cleveland Brevard, 20, pleaded guilty to five charges relating to the death of Sara Faulkenberry on June 14, 2005. Brevard was 17 at the time of the killing.

  • Officer: Four people tried to take law into their own hands

    Four people are behind bars after authorities say they kidnapped a Lancaster County man and then broke into a Woodcreek apartment home at gunpoint.

    Terrance Jaleel Frames, 21, of 802 Hampton Road; Calvin Webster Gladden, 29, of 1787 W. Meeting St.; Brandon Theodis McIlwain, 23, of 802 Hampton Road; and Sherie Jenita Myers, 25, of 706 Chesterfield Ave. were each charged Friday with first-degree burglary and kidnapping charges.

  • Capital projects slashed in county budget

    Cut back.

    That's what Councilman Wayne Kersey suggested the county do when County Administrator Steve Willis gave council the grim news about the 2008-09 county budget.

    Kersey said he didn't want to continue to burden the people of Lancaster County. The budget right now is $30.2 million, up 5 percent from last year.

  • USDA program helps family buy their first home

    For years, Carolyn Taylor dreamed of being a home owner. And thanks in part to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, that dream is now a reality.

    Carolyn Taylor, who lived in public housing for more than nine years, bought her first home in March.

    She moved into a 1,300-square-foot house on Froebe Drive after being approved for a Section 502 loan from the USDA's Rural Development. The loans are mainly used to help low-income families buy homes in rural areas.

  • Man on trial for '06 shooting death

    The state rested its case Tuesday afternoon in the death of Lamont Witherspoon, who suffered a fatal gunshot on a Lancaster street while others stood close by in December 2006.

    Jerry McGriff, 38, of Lancaster, is on trial for the murder.

    The state alleges that McGriff shot Witherspoon after an altercation outside the Taylor Street residence of Barbara Green, who the two men were reportedly romantically involved with.