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Today's News

  • Soldier ships out for 5th time

    INDIAN LAND - Military deployment has made life tough at times for Chris Fite and his wife, Amy.

    Chris, a senior airman in the U.S. Air Force, has just gone overseas again for his fifth tour of duty in five years. He left last week for Qater, Afghanistan, where he will work in a squadron that secures airplane runways.

    He expects to come back in May.

    Amy, an Indian Land native, says it's difficult having a loved one gone so often. The deployments create inconvenience, and when Chris is gone, she worries all the time about his safety.

  • Roads more deadly in '07

    Seven more people died on Lancaster County roads in 2007 than the year before, and the S.C. Highway Patrol points to alcohol use and the failure to use seat belts as major reasons for the spike.

    In 2007, 16 crashes in the county resulted in 17 fatalities. That's up substantially from 2006, when 10 crashes resulted in 10 fatalities.

    About half of the fatal crashes in the county last year were alcohol-related and about 70 percent are tied to non seat-belt use, Lance Cpl. Ron Johnson said. Other key factors have been speeding and failing to yield to other vehicles.

  • Seniors appreciate gifts from churches

    The Heath Springs Senior Council on Aging lunch bunch, both in-house and home-delivered meals, local community seniors and Mount Calvary Outreach Seniors in Kershaw wish to express their gratitude to the Hillside High School Class of 1970 for remembering us in such a warm and special way.

    We only wish you could have been present to experience the thrill and excitement as we received our gifts.

    Our thanks also to Bright Light Baptist and Mount Tabor AME Zion churches who had a part in making this mission possible.

  • 15 more arrests made in drug roundup

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office's Operation Rolling Thunder continued over the weekend with more arrests.

    Twelve people had been arrested in the drug operation on Friday, with sheriff's officials saying that arrests would continue Saturday and Sunday.

    The sheriff's office conducted two search warrants on Friday and confiscated drugs, guns and stolen stereos.

  • BHS student hurt in wreck

    A Buford High School student was injured early Tuesday when he drove in front of a tractor-trailer truck at the intersection of Pageland Highway and Rocky River Road.

    Christopher Wren Jones, 17, of 254 Knollwood Apartments, was the driver, said S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskins.

    Jones was taken to Carolina Medical Center by ambulance. Rescue workers at the scene wanted to fly Jones to the Charlotte hospital, but fog had its flight services grounded for the morning.

    A CMC spokeswoman said late Tuesday that Jones was in fair condition.

  • Sandhill cranes make rare pit stop in county

    A long-legged bird made a rare stop in Lancaster County last week.

    West Doc Garris Road resident Cricket Harper said he saw a group of six strange birds eating in his open fields on Jan. 2. Harper's son, Tim, saw the birds during a deer hunting expedition on Dec. 29.

    At first, Harper thought the birds were turkeys.

    "Then I thought, 'A turkey is not gray,'" Harper said. "We were just so excited to see those birds."

  • Obama lacking experience to be president

    I would not vote for Barack Obama for president of our United States. He does not have enough experience. He could not be effective in foreign affairs or the job of commander in chief of our military.

    Clyde E. Powers

    Heath Springs

  • New county courthouse priority

    A year ago, several members of Lancaster County Council said a new county courthouse was a top priority.

    The process takes time, but some steps were taken to move forward on the issue over the last year.

    The next step in the process is hiring an architect.

    County Council Chairman Rudy Carter said the council committee working on hiring an architect is in the final stages of the selection process, but an announcement on the architect won't be made until a cost for the courthouse is determined. The goal to determine that figure is early spring.

  • Lady Bruins roll by FM for split

    The Lancaster High Lady Bruins stretched their basketball win streak to six games, rolling to a 46-26 win over Fort Mill in Region III-AAAA. LHS, up 14-7 after one quarter, broke open the issue in the second period when the Lady Bruins used a 14-3 charge to gain a 28-10 lead at the break.“We came out and did what we needed to do to get the win,” LHS coach Ronnie Robinson said. “We played with intensity throughout the game.”Lancaster held a 39-21 lead after three periods and coasted to the 20-point win.

  • Elon University's Clyburn tapped to lead AJ football program

    KERSHAW - Andrew Jackson High School has tapped the college football ranks for the Volunteers' new head football coach.

    Louis Clyburn, 35, is the Vols' ninth football coach. He was selected from a field of more than 55 applicants.

    Clyburn, who comes to AJ from Elon University in Elon, N.C., replaces Ernie Hughes. Hughes resigned Nov. 29 at the Class AA school after leading the Vols for five seasons and going 20-35 with four postseason bids.

    "We feel great about coach Clyburn," said AJ athletic director Dale Reeves. "We can't wait to get him here and get him started.