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Today's News

  • Man charged in back-to-back store robberies

    A Lancaster man has been charged with robbing two convenience stores within minutes of each other in south Lancaster last week.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s investigators arrested James Antwon White, 26, Wednesday afternoon on two counts each of armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
    White was arrested in connection with robberies at the Stop & Shop, 2147 McIlwain Road, and the Pantry Pack, 2014 Lynwood Drive, between 8:30 and 9 p.m. on Jan. 5. The stores are located within two and a half miles of each other.

  • Rep. Norrell backs medical cannabis bill

    The bipartisan group of legislators cosponsoring a bill to legalize medical cannabis in the state wasted no time introducing it this week during the session’s opening day.
    The S.C. Compassionate Care Act would allow state residents with “debilitating medical conditions and a recommendation from their physician” to use medical cannabis.
    Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell (D-44) said she supports the bill because she’s met people who “have conditions where it can help or have been helped.”

  • More room for industry in Heath Springs park

    HEATH SPRINGS – Lancaster County’s smallest town has one tenant – Rico Industries – in its industrial park.
    But there’s room for more, said Town Administrator Tony Starnes.
    With so much attention being paid to Indian Land to the north and Kershaw to the south, Starnes wants to lay the groundwork to build a second spec building at Heath Springs Industrial Park on U.S. 521 South.

  • Kershaw has full plate of capital projects

    KERSHAW – These days, Town Administrator Mitch Lucas can rattle off a list of already in-progress and future capital projects and upgrades off the top of his head.
    That list includes constructing a water tank and water lines to tie Haile Gold Mine to town utilities, fixing roof leaks at the memorial library building and making restrooms at the country club ADA compliant.
    If it only ended there, Lucas said.

  • Events mark MLK holiday weekend

    The Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday observance is Monday, Jan. 16.
    The following are some of the local events and activities planned to honor the Dr. King, the African American civil rights leader who was born on Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, and assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis.
    Saturday, Jan. 14
    ◆ 9 a.m. – Broadcast television and radio personality Beatrice Thompson is the keynote speaker for the United Citizens Club’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast at the Heath Springs community center, 672 Hart St.

  • TIGERS WIN!

    After a 35-year wait since their last national championship, Clemson fans rejoiced in the wee hours Tuesday morning, celebrating four of the greatest final minutes in college football history.  
    Kevin Sims of Kershaw was there in the pandemonium at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. He said he was certain that the Tigers, down 24-14 to Alabama at the start of the fourth quarter, would come back to win the championship.

  • IL group: Petition drive is complete

    Voters for a Town of Indian Land announced Tuesday that the group has gathered enough petition signatures to move forward with its effort to incorporate much of the Panhandle.
    Meanwhile, a group seeking incorporation for the community of Van Wyck is set to present its proposal to the Joint Legislative Committee on Municipal Incorporation in Columbia this Thursday.

  • Chesterfield men claim they were shot in Tradesville

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a mysterious shooting incident involving three Chesterfield County men this weekend.
    According to the incident report, one of the three men, Phillip Chambers of Mount Croghan, walked into the Pageland Police Department about 7 p.m. Saturday, saying there were two gunshot victims in a car outside.
    Inside the car, police found Diante Hayden of Mount Croghan, who had been shot in the leg, and Michael Heath of Pageland, shot in the chest and arm.

  • The big snow was a no-show

    Last weekend’s snowstorm moved mostly north of Lancaster County, leaving us with a dusting of snow and a bit of ice, followed by bitter cold.
    Parts of the Upstate and most of North Carolina got heavy snow, but Lancaster got only flurries that began around 9:30 a.m. Saturday and continued until about 11 a.m. The clouds then cleared, and the sun was shining through ice on the trees by mid-afternoon.
    Snow and freezing rain caused just 34 customers in the county to lose power Saturday, said Rick Jiran, Duke Energy’s vice president for community relations.

  • Chester County loses Carlisle Roddey at 79

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service

    Carlisle Roddey, who served as the elected Chester County supervisor for three decades and spent 47 seasons as the radio voice of Chester High School football, died Monday after a long illness. He was 79.
    Archie Lucas, a county councilman who served with Roddey for 25 years, said his work has benefitted Chester County greatly and will continue to do so for years to come.