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Today's News

  • Jury finds man guilty of murdering Chester councilman

    Brian Garner/Landmark News Services

    WINNSBORO – The jury in the Christopher Moore murder re-trial deliberated less than two hours Thursday afternoon at the Fairfield County Courthouse before finding him guilty of the Nov. 4, 2014, murder of Chester City Councilman Odell Williams.

  • Pageland man charged with kidnapping ex-wife

    A Heath Springs woman’s plea for help at a convenience store in Pageland led to her ex-boyfriend’s arrest June 26 for kidnapping. 

    Jeremy Lamar Lowery, 28, of Pageland was arrested by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office on warrants for first-degree burglary and kidnapping.

    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Lowery’s ex-girlfriend walked into a store in Pageland about 1:19 the night of the incident and asked for help.

  • Kershaw honors hometown hero

    KERSHAW – An overflow crowd packed the chapel at First Baptist Church.

    Retired Army Col. Tom Fincher, standing at attention in his dress uniform, snapped a salute to 1st Lt. Jonathan Cook, sitting in his wheelchair as he has for 50 years.

  • Missing IL man found safe

    An Indian Land man who went missing Wednesday evening was found safe Thursday night nearly 100 miles away. 

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw said Friday that Robert Nelson Rawdon, 70, was safe at home after employees at a store in Union called Rawdon’s wife to let her know where he was. 

  • Buds of Promise donates school supplies

    The Buds of Promise completed its second annual outreach program this week by donating school supplies to the Lancaster County First Steps program.
    Buds of Promise works in collaboration with the Lancaster District of the AME Zion Church.
    Superintendents from AME Zion churches across the Lancaster District donated supplies through Buds of Promise in a district-wide effort to ensure the county’s youngest children have the materials they need to be successful.

  • 50 years of family

    This is the story of two Kershaw families joined at the hip for half a century. It’s a complicated tale, so you’ll have to pay attention, but it ends in a happy place.

    Fifty years ago, two brothers walked down the aisle of Thorn Hill Baptist Church in Kershaw, each escorting a sister to give away to two brothers standing at the altar. 

  • Little Free Library comes to town

    The Little Free Library initiative has made its way to Lancaster County with hopes to increase literacy. 

    In 2009, LFL was created by Todd Bol in Hudson, Wisc., in honor of his mother, a teacher. The initiative expanded and is now a nonprofit organization. 

    The free libraries look like birdhouses with a front door and books inside. They function as a book exchange, requiring individuals to replace a book with another. 

  • Column: What Brexit upheaval means to us in S.C.

    Brexit was the vote last week by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. While this one sentence is true, it’s a little like saying “the South lost the Civil War” – true, but there is a whole lot more to the story.

  • Piranhas girls place second in title meet

    The Lancaster Piranhas capped their Metrolina summer swim league schedule competing in the season-ending meet, which involved all six teams June 26.

    The Lancaster girls posted 254 points to place second overall, while the Piranhas boys were fourth with 90.5 points.

    The Piranhas, 2-2 for the regular season, had a combined total of 344.5 to place third overall.

  • Thompson works with Bruins

    The Lancaster High School football team’s summer workout Thursday at the Rice Athletic Complex had a new, but familiar face.

    Former University of South Carolina quarterback Dylan Thompson spent a part of the morning workout working with LHS senior quarterback Jamias “Truck” Shropshire and the Bruins’ receivers.

    Thompson, now with the Los Angeles Rams, was in Lancaster on a visit to his wife’s hometown. Thompson married the former Melanie Helm in June 2015.