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Today's News

  • Riverside Road rezoning closer to being finalized

    A Texas company is closer to developing 2,000 acres on Riverside Road.

    LGI Group has requested that its property be rezoned from heavy industrial to low-density residential, which allows for 1.5 homes per acre.

    Some County Council members believe developing the property for homes will help rejuvenate the Riverside Road area.

    Other councilmen think the property should remain heavy industrial in hopes that it will attract a manufacturing company – and jobs – to the county.

  • Feasting on God's word; inspiration, ingredients for Scripture Cake found in Bible verses

    No one knows when or where the idea for Scripture Cake came from, but its ingredients are rooted in Bible verses.

    The late Charlemae Hill Rollins believed it was so significant in her own life that she included the recipe for it in her book, "Christmas Gif': An Anthology of Christmas Poems, Songs and Stories, Written by and about Negroes."

    Disappointed that there were so few written resources about the Christmas traditions she learned as a child in Yazoo City, Miss., Rollins wrote the anthology in 1963 to pass along what she had learned from her grandmother, a slave.

  • Classic kicks off play Friday

    The first Rose City Soccer Classic kicks off play Friday at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

    The two-day-event, which involves all four county high school boys' teams, will continue Saturday with four matches on tap starting at 11 a.m.

    The Classic's opening match has tournament host Lancaster meeting Indian Land at 5:30 p.m. The second match of the opening night pits Conference VIII-AA foes Andrew Jackson against Buford at 7.

    Play opens Saturday with four matches on tap.

  • Buford rebounds, rips Stallions

    Buford rebounded from a pair of losses to blank Lee Central of Bishopville 15-0 on Monday in the North Central preseason baseball tournament.The Jackets’ Colt Ellis was the winning hurler, going four innings and fanning eight. He allowed two hits and a walk.Gavin Flynn led the Buford offense with two hits.

  • Mark Sanford to stump here for Mulvaney's Senate campaign

    Gov. Mark Sanford will be in Lancaster County on Friday to stump for state Senate candidate Mick Mulvaney.

    Mulvaney, a Republican from Indian Land, is touring the Fort Mill, Indian Land and Lancaster areas Friday to formally kick off his campaign for state

    Senate District 16. Mulvaney has served the last two years in the state House for District 45.

    Mulvaney announced his plans to seek the Senate seat earlier this year. He said Sanford will be here to stump for him, but will likely be pushing

    some policy initiatives as well.

  • Ex-fugitive gets life sentence

    A Lancaster County man was sentenced in federal court Friday after being a fugitive for more than three years, U.S. Attorney Reggie Lloyd said. 

    James Blackmon, 38, was sentenced to life in prison by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Matthew J. Perry Jr.

    In December 2002, the Lancaster County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force received a tip that Blackmon had large amounts of drugs in his house

  • Zoglman wrong about Powers-Norrell political aspirations

    Dave Zoglman is wrong to say that Mrs. Mandy Powers-Norrell threw the first dirt in the S.C. Senate seat 16 race.

    Powers-Norrell's statement that every decision she would make as our state senator would be made out of a love for this district and its people first is not from a desire to move up the political ladder.

    I think it was wonderful and refreshing.

    I also know that presidents Washington, Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Kennedy and Reagan loved their respective hometowns and first made a difference there before moving on to other political aspirations.

  • Wells deserves coaching honor

    Beach trips, no matter the time of year, most often result in fun.

    Buford High School head football coach Mike Wells has a beach business trip planned for next December and he's elated with what's in store.

    Wells, the seven-year head football coach at Buford High School, has been selected as a coach for the annual North-South All-Star football game at Coastal Carolina University.

    Wells will serve as a North assistant for the 61st annual clash.

  • Woman dies after wreck in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – Officials say alcohol may have contributed to a fatal two-vehicle accident over the weekend in the southern part of the county.

    Mary Beth Johnson, who lived in Kershaw, died early Sunday morning after the 1986 Buick station wagon she was riding in collided head-on with a 1999 Honda Accord on S.C. 341.

    The accident happened just before 8 p.m. Saturday about 2 miles south of Kershaw.

    Johnson, 43, a front-seat passenger in the Buick, was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. She died shortly before 1 a.m. from blunt force head, abdominal and

  • Cunningham finishes fourth in A-AA field

    Buford High School sophomore Rashad Cunningham had the top finish among the three county wrestlers who competed in the individual state championship matches on Saturday.Cunningham, in the 119-pound class, placed fourth.