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Today's News

  • Fall into fun at fall festival

    It’s almost show time for the sixth annual Fall into Fun festival in Indian Land.

    Saturday’s festival at Indian Land Middle School promises to be a lot of fun for everyone from toddlers to teens and older folks, all for a good cause. 

    This year’s event will raise funds for the Indian Land Rotary Club’s local projects, such as Del Webb Library programs, school media center materials, dictionaries for IL third-graders,  scholarships for local students and more. You can do your part by coming to the festival.  

  • Two shot in Kershaw

    One man has died and another was injured after a double shooting in Kershaw on Wednesday afternoon. 

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said Harry Edward Blakeney, 69, was killed after he was shot near the intersection of East Church and Ingram streets in what may have been a robbery. 

    Another man was also shot, but managed to drive away from the scene, Faile said. He was later met by sheriff’s deputies and flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment of his injuries. 

  • No rest for firefighters

    A Lancaster man died last weekend after becoming trapped inside a house fire and detectives are searching for the cause of the blaze. 

    Clinton Yarborough Harris, 52, died Friday night after a fire spread through his Ruth Street home. Lancaster Fire Department Battalion Chief Chuck Small said Harris’ body was later found by firefighters who were tackling the fire. 

  • County fair rescheduled

    Maybe you noticed the lack of activity at the fairgrounds on Kershaw Camden Road earlier this week, or the absence of a glowing midway where a fair should have been. Maybe you didn’’t.

    Either way, there’s something to the lack of rides at the site of the annual Lancaster County Fair – it’s been delayed.

    Originally set to run Tuesday, Sept. 20 through Saturday, Sept. 24, the fair has now been rescheduled for Oct. 4 through Oct. 8.

  • Kershaw pledges more support in Carolina Thread Trail effort

    The town of Kershaw is the first Lancaster County entity to take the latest step in formal support of the Carolina Thread Trail. 

    Kershaw Town Council voted 6-0 on Monday to adopt the master plan for the trail, which will feature greenways and other natural sites throughout 15 counties in both Carolinas. 

    Councilman Morris Russell arrived at the meeting after the vote was taken. 

  • Lancaster man charged in string of burglaries

    Deputies have arrested a Lancaster man they say is responsible for a string of burglaries and larcenies last month. 

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office charged William James Blakeney, 25, 4000 Alee Lane, with two counts of second-degree burglary and one count of breaking and entering into an automobile. 

    He is being held at the Lancaster County Detention Center. 

  • Armed robbery suspects arrested

    Selling meat can apparently be dangerous. 

    Authorities have nabbed two Lancaster men suspected of armed robbery last week near Great Falls Highway. 

    Glendale Zerderrick Bufford, 2283 Airport Road, and Jarvis Kenyall Hammond, 3472 Oakridge Road, were both charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and pointing and presenting a firearm. 

  • If you build it, they will come... to McBee

    Jonathan Wedlock

    Landmark News Service

     Like in a scene from the movie “Field of Dreams,” starring Kevin Costner, Kemp McLeod Jr. went to great lengths to raise money to help the children of McBee play on a field of their dreams. McLeod, owner of McLeod Farms in McBee, imprinted a design in his cornfield to commemorate the University of South Carolina's back-to-back national baseball championships. 

  • Local basin in drought

    Catawba Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group

    The Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group (CW-DMAG) said August’s dry weather has moved the Catawba-Wateree Basin back into stage 1 drought level of the Low Inflow Protocol (LIP). 

    The LIP is the regional drought-management plan that major water users in the basin use to share responsibility and set priorities to conserve the limited water supply during periods of low inflow. 

  • Bruins swimmers top Rock Hill, York

    The Lancaster High swim team posted two impressive wins at the Lancaster County pool on Sept. 8.