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Today's News

  • Column: DOT Commission: Go. Just go.

    As of July 1, Gov. Henry McMaster has the power to fire any or all of the Department of Transportation’s commissioners. It was a DOT-reform element in the gas-tax bill that was passed this year.
    The commission has been responsible all along for the condition of the roads. Ultimately, it decides what to fix and when, how to do it, and how to spend money allocated by the General Assembly.
    While the gas-tax bill didn’t fix everything, it did give us clearer lines of accountability – if we will use them.

  • Burch-Melfi Wedding

    Jennifer Susanne Marie Burch and Marc Stephen Melfi Jr., both of Fort Stewart, Ga., were married at 5:30 p.m. May 27, 2017, at the Melfi Lakehouse in Eutawville by Margaret Bailey.

  • Gainey-Warfield Wedding

    Macie Kathleen Gainey and Joshua Glenn War-field, both of Lancaster, were married Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the bride’s parents’ home in Lancaster by the Rev. Steve Anglin.

    The bride is the daughter of Chuck and Jill Gainey of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of the late Leo and Lessie Broughton and the late Ray and Frances Gainey. 

  • Harris-Catoe Engagement

    David Harris and Shirley Crockett announce the engagement of their daughter, Sha’Tiya Da’Tryia Harris, to Casey Lionel Catoe, all of Lancaster.

  • Hill-Truesdale Engagement

    Polly Hill announces the engagement of her daughter, Kelly Hill, to Martreal Truesdale, all of Lancaster.

    The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. Oct. 28, at Sandhill Missionary Baptist Church in Kershaw.

  • IL groups honor teachers

    Two Indian Land Middle School teachers were named teachers of the year for S.C. Veterans of Foreign Wars District 5 and American Legion Post 250.

    James Logan was named the VFW District 5 Teacher of the Year, and Kailee Ann Rose was named the American Legion Post 250 Teacher of the Year. Both teach special education at ILMS, where both have taught for three years.

    Logan and Rose both said they are honored to receive the awards.

  • Sullivan leads BHS softball honors

    Buford High School ace pitcher Sydney Sullivan led the Lady Jackets’ softball awards for the 2017 season.

    Sullivan, who signed to play softball at Limestone last fall, earned the Lady Jackets’ MVP along with the Region IV-AA Softball Player of the Year.

    She was named to the all-region team and selected to play in the annual North-South All-Star game last month at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

    Sullivan was also selected to the Class AA all-state softball team.

  • Ozone stars earn state bid

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone all-stars, ages 11-12, have earned a bid to the state tournament in Hartsville.

    The Ozone stars captured the S.C. Dixie Youth Baseball Ozone District II championship and the state bid with a 6-3 win over Union at the Rodman Recreation Complex in Chester County on Thursday night.

    The LDB Ozone stars’ 3-run win over Union avenged their lone loss in the district tournament.

    The Union Ozone stars posted an 8-5 win over the Lancaster stars on Wednesday night at the Rodman Complex.

  • Flynn to play for Patriots

    FLORENCE – Former Buford High School baseball star Evan Flynn, who played the last two seasons at the University of South Carolina Lancaster, is among the 11 newcomers at Francis Marion University announced by Patriots baseball coach Art Inabinet.

    Flynn, a right-handed pitcher at 5-10, 176 pounds, comes to FMU after two years in the  Lancers program.

  • Fort Lawn man arrested for felony DUI after crash

    Landmark News Service

    The S.C. Highway Patrol has charged Fred Coulter, 52, of Fort Lawn with felony DUI with great bodily injury, according to jail records at the Chester County Detention Center.
    Troopers say Coulter, the driver of an 1995 SUV, collided with a 2007 Honda motorcycle driven by Jeffery Cox, 27, of Chester about 5:45 p.m. June 23 on Lazy H Road. Cox was injured in the collision.