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Today's News

  • Pinky & Tank

    It was all wagging tails and happy barks as Pinky the pit bull mix and Tank the boxer met for the first time on July 21. This wasn’t just any old play-date, though. The two dogs were brought together after Tank’s life was saved through a blood transfusion from Pinky on June 24.

    Tank had a low platelet count and was bleeding internally.
    “His immune system was going haywire,” said his owner, Heather Dickerson.

  • Holt’s return to planning commission short-lived

    Lancaster County Councilman Brian Carnes said he hopes to announce a new nominee for the county planning commission’s District 7 seat next council meeting despite a successful maneuver earlier this month that allowed recently ousted commissioner Jerry Holt to return to his seat on an interim basis.
    A bloc of Lancaster County Council members representing the county’s four central districts voted June 26 against reappointment of the outspoken Holt to his third term on the planning commission representing Indian Land’s District 7.

  • Kershaw man charged in burglaries

    From release

    A Kershaw man has been charged in two burglaries and a shoplifting incident in the Kershaw-Heath Springs area earlier this month.
    Michael Lindsey Faile, 53, was arrested July 20 at an Arbor Drive home in Kershaw, according to a release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. He is charged with two counts of burglary first degree and one count of shoplifting third or subsequent offense.  

  • Foursome takes title with four eagles

    The team of Bryan Turner, Jim Barnett, Trey Crenshaw and Mason Tucker blistered the Lancaster Golf Course on Friday with a round of 53 to take top honors in the Women’s Enrichment Center 11th annual golf tournament.

    The foursome were lights out on all four par-5 holes with 2-under eagles in captain’s choice play.

    “That’s the first time I’ve ever done that,” said Barnett, who’s played his share of golf at LGC. “Somebody stepped up every time a shot was critical. It was truly a team effort.”

  • Darlings give us reason to smile

    It was one of those frozen-in-time, “you had to be there” moments to truly appreciate.

    As soon as I stepped out of my pick-up in the senior parking lot at Buford High School on Thursday evening, I heard a round of involuntary laughter that got my immediate attention. 

    The snickering was followed by a water balloon barrage that splattered on Gene Knight’s back. 

  • Blaney to pilot third Penske car in 2018

    The annual racing dominoes – NASCAR “Silly Season” is in full swing this week. 

    Some of the sport’s top drivers are leaving for new teams next season, some are staying put and others are looking for rides.

    Team Penske announced Wednesday that 23-year-old Ryan Blaney will join the organization as a fulltime driver.

    “This is a huge opportunity for me and my career,” said Blaney. “I’ve always enjoyed racing whatever car I was in and trying to win each and every race.”

  • Darlings win Series opener

    The Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings all-stars launched play in the World Series, rolling to an 11-0 win over Texas in the team's opener on Saturday.

    The Lancaster County Darlings stars, who are unbeaten in postseason play at 12-0, face the Georgia state champion today in Sumter.

    The Lancaster County Darlings stars of coach Gene Knight earned a World Series bid, winning the state championship in Dillon earlier this month.

  • Darlings stars win Series opener

    The Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings all-stars launched play in the World Series, rolling to an 11-0 win over Texas in the team's opener on Saturday.

    The Lancaster County Darlings stars, who are unbeaten in postseason play at 12-0, face the Georgia state champion today in Sumter.

  • Column: Consulting jobs for ex-agency heads costly and unnecessary

    According to a contract obtained by the Post and Courier, the former head of the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, Catherine Templeton, accepted a contract with the agency just one day after she left her position in January 2015.
    As DHEC director, she was paid $13,500 a month. After signing her no-bid consulting contract, she was paid $17,300 a month – a 28 percent increase.

  • Column: We pay more for electricity than any other state, but not all of us do

    In a ranking of states by total energy costs, South Carolina is solidly in the middle, at 24th most expensive.
    When the costs of electricity, natural gas, motor fuel and home heating oil are averaged and combined, state residents spent $278 per month.
    That’s much better than the most expensive state, Connecticut, at $380, and much worse than the least expensive, Washington, at $226. (The District of Columbia is even lower, at $219.)
    More curious is the ranking of states just on monthly retail electricity costs.