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Today's News

  • Kershaw mill is now history

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Large pieces of history are now in scrap form at the site that once served as Springs Industries’ Kershaw plant.
    For decades, residents in the southern end of Lancaster County turned to the textile mill for jobs, thus providing opportunities for their families and frankly a way of life for the community.
    But the building that once employed more than 1,000 people is being torn down. Soon, hardly any traces of the site will remain.

  • Norrell to vie for House 44

    Improving economic prospects for Lancaster County residents is just one of the reasons Democrat Mandy Powers Norrell announced her decision to run for the S.C. House District 44 seat this week.
    Norrell, 38, made the announcement Wednesday on her Facebook page.
    “Friends, I have decided to run for S.C. House District 44. I’m sure this is not a surprise. I loved your encouraging comments,” she said in the Facebook post.

  • County Farmer’s Market gets a makeover

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A fresh coat of paint can liven up a building, so just think what an building-wide mural can do.
    With scenes of green fields, apple trees, tractors and colorful vegetables, the county’s newly spruced-up Farmers Market at 1920 Pageland Highway is attracting attention. And that’s the point, said Julie Walters, who represents the county’s second district on the Farmers Market Commission.

  • Plans continue for Brook Drive

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster City Council has subscribed to the latest infrastructure plans on Brook Drive. However, its decision didn’t come before much debate about other city roads that need attention.
    At their first meeting of the year, City Council members heard a presentation from Brian Tripp of W.K. Dickson – the engineering firm overseeing plans to build a new sewer line and widen the road on Brook Drive.

  • Man sentenced on drug charges

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster County man pleaded guilty to several drug charges Monday, the same day his case was scheduled to go to trial.
    James Blake Rivers, 22, was arrested July 21, 2011, and charged with several drug offenses after a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office drug surveillance operation.

  • Great Falls police chief attacked by dog during arrest

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Service
    As a law enforcement officer, Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice is aware of the dangers he faces every day.
    He is trained to keep a watchful eye and look for the unexpected.
    And the unexpected is just what happened last Thursday afternoon. Rice was attacked by a Pit Bull.

  • Freaky phobia

    If you feel like pulling the covers back up or staying home today, don’t worry.

    You aren’t alone. Friday the 13th has a way of doing that. 

    According to research, as many as 25 percent of the population believe Friday the 13th is a day of calamity.

    The fear of Friday the 13th is known as paraskevidekatriphobia (“para-ska-vee-decka-tri-phobia”), which stems from the Greek words for fear, Friday and 13. Friday the 13th happens three times in 2012 – today, April 13 and July 13.

  • Jackets honor Muennich

     

       

    BUFORD – The annual Buford High School fall sports awards night had its share of emotion Wednesday night.

  • IL Warriors win for split

     

       

    INDIAN LAND – Coming off a road win over Class AAA foe Chester High School on Saturday, Indian Land was hoping the momentum would carry over and make a difference.

  • Lancaster wrestlers seeking to rebound in senior night match

    The Lancaster High School wrestling team will host Bruins’ wrestling senior night as LHS faces Region III-AAAA rival Gaffney tonight.

    The Bruins, 9-5, are coming off a split at home on Tuesday night.