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Today's News

  • Options for care centers important in our state

    Across South Carolina, options for care for senior citizens and persons with disabilities are dwindling, while our escalating population continues to place a greater reliance on our state’s available resources.
    Helping to fill part of this void is adult day care, which gives family members who care for a loved one the ability to have a break in their caregiving responsibilities to maintain their normal work schedule while a dependent family member receives valuable services at a day-care center.

  • County mining district inches closer to reality

    As a new mining zoning district edges closer to reality, Lancaster County Council members are hoping the word “landfill” is just as quickly leaving the minds of county residents. 

    During its Monday, March 25, meeting, council unanimously approved second reading of a two-part plan to first create a new mining designation within the county code and to also rezone almost 5,000 acres of Haile Gold Mine Inc. property. 

  • School district, Rotarians salute 57 ‘role models’

    Lancaster County honored its best students last week, not for their athletic abilities, though some were athletes of note; and not for their academic prowess, though nearly all were very bright.

    No, these 57 children – three from each county school – were celebrated because they were, first and foremost, just outstandingly good kids: kindhearted, well-mannered, delightful, acquisitive, encouraging, helpful, determined, dependable students.

  • Judge denies McIlwain motion of self-defense in Clyburn murder

    The Lancaster man charged last year in the killing of a former professional baseball player had his motion for self-defense dismissed last week.

    Derrick McIlwain, 38, appeared before Circuit Court Judge Brooks Goldsmith in General Sessions court on Thursday, March 21, to see if he could avoid prosecution on the grounds of the “Castle Doctrine.”

    That law justifies use of deadly force when a person feels his or her life is threatened.

    McIlwain is charged with murder for the Feb. 7, 2012, shooting death of Danny Clyburn Jr.

  • Kershaw gets grant for skatepark

    KERSHAW – Funding is in place for the long-awaited skatepark in Kershaw.

    Town Council voted unanimously at its March 18 meeting to put $6,464 toward the construction of the park, which skateboard enthusiasts will be able to use at Stevens Park.

    The vote was 6-0. Councilman Morris Russell was absent.

    That money will supplement a $22,374 grant the town has received from the S.C. Department of Parks and Recreation & Tourism. Also, the Kershaw Community Park Council is contributing more than $3,000.

  • All-Star Vantage Point

    Travis Bell had one of the best seats in the house at last month’s NBA All-Star Game in Houston. 

    No, the Lancaster native wasn’t sitting in one of those pricey courtside seats. Rather, he was capturing the action with his camera for ESPN. 

    Bell, who runs his own photography business in Columbia, has been photographing events for the popular sports network for more than a decade. Past events include College GameDay and Monday Night Football. 

  • Humphrey shoots for success as new LHS girls soccer coach

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins’ soccer team has a new look this spring as veteran assistant Ed Humphrey is leading the LHS squad as the Lady Bruins’ head coach.

  • Team Langley enjoys opening night success

     

       

    The Lancaster Super Speedway’s opening night featured Team Langley – Josh Langley and Timbo Mangum – dominating in two race divisions, Pure Street and Super Street.

  • Lancers split with Fire Ants

     

       

    The USCL Lancers split a pair of Region X baseball games with USC Sumter on Saturday, March 24

    USC Sumter took a 6-4 win in the opener.

  • City employee shoots self at work

    A city employee committed suicide at work Tuesday, March 26.

    Lancaster Police Department and Lancaster Fire Department responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting at the Lancaster wastewater plant at 1150 Lockwood Lane at 3:46 p.m.

    Lockwood Lane is off West Meeting Street near Plantation Road.

    When officers arrived, they found 45-year-old Kim Burbach unresponsive in her car in the parking lot, the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release issued Wednesday.