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Today's News

  • Hi Kee program set to begin at Steele Hill AME Zion

    INDIAN LAND – There are only a few days left to sign up for a summer program that promises to provide educational and fun opportunities for children of various ages.

    The Hi Kee Summer Enrichment Program will run from June 8 to July 17. The annual program, held at Steele Hill AME Zion Church, offers a variety of engaging activities to help students with reading, math and other skills.

    It’s open to Lancaster County children in kindergarten through 12th grade.

    It costs $25 per student to attend the program. The last day to sign up is Friday.

  • Indian Land tower about to get do-over

    INDIAN LAND - The Lancaster County Water and Sewer District is hoping the second time will be the charm for the lettering on its new Indian Land water tower.

    The tower near Indian Land High School was recently painted to include the initials for the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District in big blue letters on two sides.

  • Kershaw man flown to hospital after assault

    jarnold@thelancasternews.com

    KERSHAW – A Kershaw man was airlifted to a Columbia hospital after an assault in there early Saturday.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, deputies responded to East Third Street about 12:15 a.m. Saturday and spoke with the 49-year-old victim. The report said the man was bleeding heavily from the head and mouth.

    The man told deputies that he was walking from his friend’s house on East Fourth Street. He said he passed by a Springs Street home where four men were standing outside.

  • Founders dedicates rebuilt clock tower

    Jim Williams had one word for the restored Lancaster Plant clock tower at a dedication ceremony Friday – fantastic.

    “It’s just fantastic and beyond my expectations,” he said.

    The clock tower, which originally stood at Springs Industries’ Lancaster Plant, was dismantled when the historic mill closed in 2003 after more than a century in operation.

    The Lancaster Plant, one of the first of the company that would evolve into Springs Global, was once considered the largest textile mill in the world under one roof.

  • City approves Streetscape funding

    Lancaster City Council has given officials the OK to proceed with Streetscape – its Main Street beautification project.

    Council voted on Tuesday to approve two different ordinances that deal with the city’s application for a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).  

    That grant is funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • Fort Lawn chief faces charge, loses job

    FORT LAWN – Mike Revels was arrested Wednesday and then fired from his job as Fort Lawn police chief.

    He turned himself in to State Law Enforcement Division agents Wednesday morning. He has been charged with one count of misconduct in office.

    Chester County Magistrate Dianne Moore set a $5,000 personal recognizance bond and he was released after being booked.

    The charge relates to a period when Revels was police chief in Great Falls.

  • Wrestling card set at Buford Rec

    Linx Wrestling Alliance will host a pro wrestling card Saturday at the Buford Recreation Center.

    The card features NWA-WWF superstar Barbarian. In another highlight match, “Fuzzy” Bass will battle Rocky in a dog collar match. The bell time is 7:30, with the doors set to open at 6 p.m.

    Tickets are $7 for adults and youngsters, age 6-12, admitted for $4.

    The card is subject to change.

  • AJ's Wright completes athletic family legacy with Vols' honor

    KERSHAW Andrew Jackson High School senior athlete Daniel Wright made it 4-4 as far as the Wright family was concerned in Volunteer athletic prowess.

    Wright, who graduated with the AJ Class of 2009 on Friday afternoon at the Lancaster County Class AA high school, was the last sibling in his family to play for the Volunteers. He capped his senior year and AJ career, earning the AJ Male Athlete of the Year Award.

    His brother Danny earned the Andrew Jackson High Male Athlete of the Year in 2000.

  • Royal treatment

    Father’s Day is rapidly approaching (June 21) and you don’t have any idea what to get dear old Dad for a gift this year.Not only are your ideas limited, but your Benjamins are, too. However, take heart: there’s more to choose from than boring gold-plated pens, neckties and new socks if your budget is in a bind. Why not consider one of these gifts that are priced below $25?

  • Kershaw Chamber sets goals

    The Kershaw Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who participated in the Spring-a-Thon this year.

    It was through the efforts of many – sponsors, vendors, chamber members, friends and those who attended – that made this another successful year.

    Our town, community and county truly works and pulls together and the chamber appreciates every act of courtesy.

    As the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce’s new president, I have some ideas about the direction the chamber should be going to make Kershaw the productive town it’s destined to be.