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Today's News

  • Christmas basket short of $10k goal

    The last donations for the Ward Faulkenberry Sr. Christmas Basket are in with a grand total of $8,465.25, short of the $10,000 goal.
    HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster, the nonprofit that’s spearheaded the project since 2008, received two donations this week.

  • Driver crashes into house, flees, leaves mess

    There is a gaping 28-square-foot hole in the back wall of 530 Miller Street.
    Local florist Linda McCray, who rents the neat 2-bedroom brick home to her nephew, knows how it got there. She just doesn’t know who did it.
    Someone drove a car into the foundation of the Southside community home on Christmas Eve.
    Then, they drove away, leaving an empty gin bottle and discarded beer bottle on the ground, along with a mess for McCray to deal with.

  • $40K repairs paying off at Kershaw golf course

    KERSHAW – The repairs and refurbishments at Kershaw’s municipal golf course have cost $40,000 since they started in May, putting the course’s expenditures 21 percent over budget halfway through the fiscal year.
    But revenues and rounds played have shot up because of the improvements, and Mayor Mark Dorman is giving the project a thumbs up so far.
    “We’re doing really well,” he said. “Without it (the improvements), I don’t know where we’d be today. It was money well spent.

  • Pet ‘sanctuary’ planned

    The pieces are falling into place for Gloria Davey, a cheerfully obsessed 64-year-old Indian Land retiree.
    Six years ago, she started the nonprofit animal-rescue group Paws in the Panhandle, with a thrift shop to generate revenues. In 2014, the group paid $92,000 for 12 acres near Fort Mill. Now, with architectural plans ready, she is raising money to build her dream – a no-kill shelter that would save more than 1,000 dogs and cats each year.
    “I feel so blessed to have such great people helping make this much-needed facility a reality,” Davey said.

  • Youth football star Sims in Diamond Games

    MYRTLE BEACH – Kershaw area recreation youth football standout Fuller Sims is playing in the Diamond All-American Games in Myrtle Beach this week.
    The games, open to youth football standouts, are played Dec. 29-31.
    In the Dec. 29 game on Thursday morning, Sims’ sixth grade white squad dropped a 33-12 loss to the sixth grade red squad.
    Sims, from his linebacker post, had a tackle, four assists and forced a fumble.
    The elite youth football all-star games have drawn 1,235 nominations from across the world since May 1.

  • Crenco honors AJ’s Gandy

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior football standout Heath Gandy is the first recipient of the Crenco Food Stores Player of the Year Award for high school football.
    Gandy played a key role for the Volunteers who posted an 8-3 record, their first winning season since the 1997 campaign.
    Gandy, an all-region pick, had 26 catches for 543 yards and two scores. He ran for 804 yards and eight touchdowns on the season. He also was 15-33 passing for 144 yards.

  • Rock Hill tops Buford in York holiday tourney

    YORK – Buford’s opening night in the Cougars Holiday Classic was rocky against Class AAAAA foe Rock Hill.
    The Bearcats, in the three-day tournament at York Comprehensive High School, took a 65-44 win over the BHS Yellow Jackets on Wednesday night.
    Rock Hill opened a 13-3 lead after one period and extended its edge to 30-13 at the half.
    The Cats led 51-34 after three periods before taking the 21-point win over the Yellow Jackets.

  • Column: The Hope of Christmas

    Chapter 2 of Luke records many details surrounding Jesus’ birth. It shows that Joseph took Mary on a journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem to obey a decree of the Roman emperor Caesar Augustus. When they arrived, they found the inn so full that their only accommodation was in an area reserved for the travelers’ animals. 

  • Tiger faithful remain ‘paws-itive’ about chances in bowl game

    Lancaster area Clemson football fans are optimistic about the Tigers’ chances of winning and advancing to the College Football Playoff (CFP) national championship game for a second straight season. Clemson, the ACC champion at 12-1, faces 11-1 Ohio State in the CFP national semifinals in Saturday’s Playstation Fiesta Bowl at Glendale, Ariz. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

  • Vandals return to school bus lot

    One or more vandals broke windows on five cars in the Lancaster County School District bus parking lot Dec. 21, one day after six buses were vandalized in the same lot.
    The bus lot is on the home side of Lancaster County Memorial Stadium.
    Each of the five vehicles had one shattered window, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. A cell phone and flashlights were stolen from one vehicle, the report said.
    The car break-ins occurred between 3 and 5 p.m. Dec. 21 and was reported at 10:22 p.m.