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Today's News

  • Kershaw’s foot-dragging almost cost it $1M from state

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw’s procrastination almost cost it two state grants totaling $1 million to build a water tank at Haile Gold Mine, but the project is back on track and the town will get to keep the money.
    The two S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) grants were awarded to the town in July 2015 for infrastructure projects at Haile Gold Mine that will help bring jobs to that part of the county.
    Kershaw provides water service to the mining operation, which is about 3 miles east of the town on Haile Gold Mine Road.   

  • ‘Crazy aunts’ get muddy

    A special commentary

    Until last week, my three “crazy aunts” – Judy Dingler, Toni Flynn and Carolyn Summers – had never heard of a Bastrop, La.
    Now it’s a place they won’t ever forget. They spent some hard days there, as well as in West Monroe, La., washing laundry at American Red Cross shelters as part of an S.C. Baptist Convention Disaster Relief team effort for the victims of deadly flooding of the Ouachita River.

  • McCoy retracts strategic plan

    PLAGIARISM DEFINED
    pla•gia•rism [pley-juh-riz-uhm] Noun. An act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author’s work as one’s own, as by not crediting the original author.
    Synonyms: Appropriation, infringement, piracy, theft, counterfeiting, borrowing, cribbing, passing off.
    – Dictionary.com

  • Editor's Column: Come join the jousting match of ideas

    I encounter angry people often in this job, and that’s OK.
    Usually it’s because of something we published, like a recent story about a young man charged with several violent crimes. His mother called to scream at me that we had no right to drag him through the mud this way, that we should wait to see if he’s convicted. I listened for a while, but when she started repeating herself, I told her I understood why she was angry and said goodbye.

  • USCL honors OSPy winners

    The TRiO program at USCL honored its past and its finest at the annual OSPy (Opportunity Scholars Program) awards ceremony on Wednesday. Former TRiO Director Thelathia “Thee” Bailey was honored for her years of service, and top honors for Best All-Around Student went to Kera Stroner.   
    Students and staff filled the special events room in the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building, which was decorated with a Mardi Gras theme. Smooth jazz filled the air, adding a feeling of celebration.    

  • Clemson launches effort to tell its full history, slavery included

    Cathy Sams
    Clemson University

  • So far, no filers for District 5 seat

    So far, no candidates have filed to run for the vacant District 5 seat on Lancaster City Council.
    “Nobody has even called to ask about it,” said Rick Crimminger, chairman of the Lancaster County Election Commission. “I’m surprised that some folks in one of the neighborhoods of the district haven’t come together about who they want to represent them on city council.”
    The filing period ends at noon Friday.

  • IL group: VW incorporation wouldn’t derail our proposal

    A spokesman for a group pursuing incorporation for Indian Land says recent progress on a similar effort in Van Wyck will not change the group’s plan regarding the size of the proposed town limits.
    Voters for a Town of Indian Land has proposed an incorporation area that would include nearly the entire Lancaster County Panhandle.
    The proposal prompted an outcry from residents of rural Van Wyck, who almost unanimously oppose becoming part of an incorporated Indian Land.

  • Panthers visit Broncos to open 2016 season

    CHARLOTTE – The 2016 NFL season will begin with the same matchup that capped the 2015 season – in historically unique fashion.

    The Carolina Panthers will visit the Denver Broncos on Sept. 8 to kick off the season.

  • LHS girls win track meet

    The Lancaster High girls prevailed in a seven-team meet, topping the field with 159 points at Buford High School on April 5.

    The Lady Bruins were followed by host Buford and Cheraw, who tied for second with 89 points each.

    Metrolina Christian Academy was third with 87 points. Central, with 54.5 points, was fifth and followed by McBee (32.5) and Great Falls (18).

    In the boys meet, Central led the way with 127 points and was followed by Lancaster with 124.