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Today's News

  • Man enters neighbor's house thinking it's his

    A Lancaster man was hurt when his neighbor broke into his house and attacked him early Wednesday morning.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, a Burke Duncan Road resident said he was awakened by someone knocking on his back door.

    As he got up to answer the door, he heard the pounding getting louder, as if someone were trying to kick the door in.

  • Two teachers receive national awards

    The country’s largest exchange program for teachers has given high honors to two educators in Lancaster.

    Brooklyn Springs Elementary School’s Mónica M. Díaz Jiménez is South Carolina’s 2009 International Educator of the Year for the Visiting International Faculty (VIF) Program.

    Verónica Raffin of North Elementary School won VIF’s honorable mention this year.

    Both Diaz and Raffin teach English as a Second Language, or ESL.

  • Kershaw man dies almost two weeks after motorcycle crash

    KERSHAW – A Kershaw man has died after he was involved in a motorcycle crash on April 26.

    Michael Gary Holden, 41, 6373 N. Matson St., died May 8.

    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin said Holden was driving his 1996 Harley-Davidson motorcycle north on Country Club Drive in Kershaw about 8:15 p.m. April 26 when he ran off the right side of the road and hit a ditch.

    Holden was not wearing a helmet, Gaskin said. He was airlifted to Palmetto Richland Hospital in Columbia.

  • Council OKs franchise for private ambulance service

    Lancaster County Council has approved a new ambulance service to operate in the county.

    The private ambulance service, called American TransMed Inc., was given the go-ahead to operate a franchise in the county on Monday. Council voted 6-1 in favor of the measure, with Councilman Cotton Cole dissenting.

    Greg Kirby, president of American TransMed, and Emergency Medical Services Director Lanny Bernard answered questions from council.

  • New traffic light being installed on S.C. 160

    INDIAN LAND – A new traffic light could soon help manage the surge in motorists on S.C. 160 in Indian Land.

    The traffic light is being installed at the intersection of S.C. 160 and Rosemont Boulevard.

    John McKay, maintenance engineer for the S.C. Department of Transportation, said installation is almost complete, and signs have already been ordered for the intersection.

    The light was approved by SCDOT, but work is being completed by a developer.

  • County Council considers Made in the USA resolution

    Lancaster County Council is considering a resolution that would place an emphasis on buying American-made goods.

    But some council members admit it may be a tough guideline to follow.

    Council Chairman Fred Thomas introduced the idea at Monday’s meeting. The idea for the resolution developed from a request by the Alliance for American Manufacturing.

    The proposed resolution, called the 2009 Resolution on the Spending of Federal Economic Renewal Grants, lists several ways the county can help turn the economy around.

  • Man, 23, hit by gunshot while riding in car near Kershaw

    KERSHAW – A Lancaster man was shot in the neck while riding in a car on Fork Hill Road on May 3, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

    According to an incident report, deputies were called to 406 E. Richland St. in Kershaw because someone there had a gunshot wound.

    Officers found the 23-year-old victim inside a car, bleeding from the neck.

    Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services arrived and transported him to the Springs Memorial Hospital emergency room.

  • Korean group tours Lancaster

    As her tour group moved quickly through the ornate rooms of the Hollywood Beach railcar, HeeJong Park made sure to take a few pictures along the way.

    With her digital camera in hand, Park snapped photos throughout the luxury railcar, from the dining car to the cabins to the glass-ceiling sun room. The train, which was one of two deluxe charter trains parked at Lancaster’s L&C Railway, was just a stop along the way for Park and the rest of her tour group.

  • Man takes gun from invasion suspect

    A Lancaster man held a home invasion suspect at gunpoint with the suspect’s own gun while waiting on sheriff’s deputies to arrive Tuesday.

    Ryan Dale Evans, 17, of 1432 Avery Lane, was charged with first-degree burglary, attempted armed robbery, possession of a pistol under 21 and possession of a pistol during the commission of a violent crime.

  • Trio seeks to stay alive

    A trio of county  prep softball teams are bidding to stay alive in the state playoffs.

    Andrew Jackson, Buford and Lancaster each has a loss in the playoffs.

    Lancaster and AJ faced elimination games Tuesday, while Buford travels to Dixie High of Due West today seeking two wins over the Lady Hornets to take the district title.

    Lancaster stayed alive in the Class AAAA Upper State playoffs on Monday night, taking a 7-4 win over Westside High of Anderson.