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Today's News

  • Heath Springs will replace old, worn-out garbage truck

    The Heath Springs Town Council has decided it’s time to trash the old garbage truck and buy a new one.
    They don’t come cheap. A new truck will cost between $120,000 and $140,000, but the town had been expecting this and the money is already budgeted.

  • Angie’s Closet gives away free clothes this Saturday

    Angela Porter of Lancaster is hosting her sixth clothing giveaway this Saturday, an idea that started with a spiritual inspiration.
    Angie’s Closet will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Upper Room of Jesus Outreach Tabernacle, 311 W. Gay St. in Lancaster.

  • IL elementary school site plan unveiled

    The site plan for a new elementary school in Indian Land was presented to Lancaster County school board members during Tuesday night’s meeting.
    Architect Jimmy Wilhide of Moseley Architects explained details of the plan, which is the same as Harrisburg Elementary School with minor changes.
    Amid many of the district’s upcoming projects, construction for the elementary school will start at the beginning of 2017, public information director David Knight said. The district plans to open the school in fall 2018, Knight said, with a capacity of 970 students.

  • Schools back in full swing

    The hallways of Lancaster County’s schools came to life this week as nearly 13,000 students showed up to begin the 2016-17 academic year.
    Superintendent Gene Moore made his annual rounds to all of the schools on Monday for the 11th year in a row and said the county had a great first day.
    “The first day went very smoothly, and our year is off to a great start,” Moore said.

  • The wide-eyed joy of a teen princess

    A hush fell over the Fort Lawn Community Center this past Saturday as a princess entered the gala hall with her parents.
    “Isn’t She Lovely” began playing, and all eyes were on the featured guest, Teressa Amanda Mackey, whose studded crown was out-sparkled only by her eyes as she took in the adoring crowd amidst the pink and white decorations.

  • Deputy keeps woman alive using CPR – 'That's my job'

    A  Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy likely saved a woman’s life with CPR on Aug. 4 while responding to a call about a possible heroin overdose.
    Deputy Tammy Wolf arrived before EMS at the residence on Lancaster’s 13th Street and found the woman lying on the bathroom floor. She was not breathing, had no pulse, and her lips had turned blue, according to Wolf’s report.

  • Kershaw council axes Matson Street oaks

    The fate of the giant oaks at the intersection of East Matson and North Marion streets in Kershaw was sealed Monday after town council finally accepted an S.C. Department of Transportation safety recommendation to remove them.
    Monday night’s council action followed an update by interim Town Administrator Mitch Lucas, who’d been directed last month to approach the department to appeal a 2014 decision not to install a stoplight at the dangerous intersection.

  • Lancaster woman cited after dogs attack horse

    A Lancaster woman was cited for violations of the county animal control ordinance after a neighbor reported that two of her dogs attacked his horse, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said.
    Kristina Brook Bradley, 23, of 1914 Zion Road was charged with two animal restraint violations following the Aug. 10 incident involving what the report said were two of her three “pit bull-type” dogs.

  • Long days, huge challenges for Gilbert

    Jamie Gilbert knew building Lancaster County’s new economic development department would be a big challenge, but the news he got on his eighth day at work was a punch in the gut.
    Duracell, the county’s seventh-largest employer, announced it would phase out production at its Lancaster manufacturing plant starting next spring, and that all 400-plus jobs would be gone within two years.
    “It’s sure not the kind of news you want to get just starting out,” Gilbert said last week.

  • Kershaw hopes facelift restores course’s profits

    KERSHAW – It’s no secret at Kershaw Town Hall that the town-owned golf course has been bleeding money for about 10 years. In fiscal 2014-15, the course lost $46,000. Last year, the amount tripled to almost $151,000.
    Now town officials are taking a common-sense approach to get the course back on par. They are being proactive in an effort to get back into the black by making it greener and more golfer-friendly.
    Since June, the town has spent an estimated $15,000 to get the 6,031-yard course back into playing shape.