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Today's News

  • IL library seeks county funds to cover developers' shortfalls

    Lancaster County Council will consider a funding request from the Del Webb Library at Indian Land at its Monday meeting.

    Richard Band, director of the Lancaster County Library, will ask the county to cover the remainder of construction costs, about $17,000.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said this amount was originally expected from developers, but with the decline in the housing market, the developers’ contributions have dropped significantly.

    Band will also give an update on the new library.

  • Mary Lucas celebrates 101st birthday at eatery

    Doctors can’t be right all the time.

    Mary Ida Lucas celebrated her 101st birthday Friday eating lunch with her son, Arthur, at Leigh Anne’s Restaurant.

    She dined on fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, macaroni and cheese and corn bread.

    “Imagine that – eating fried chicken at 101,” said Leigh Anne’s owner Marc Culler. “I guess that goes to show you the doctors have it wrong – fried chicken can’t be that bad for you.

  • Storage space never lasts

    The genuine metal storage building I recently put together is just about full.

    You know, for some reason, I have trouble parting with a lot of my stuff.

    I’ve always been that way, which is no big secret around our house.

    After all, a man’s toys are a man’s toys and his plunder house is his castle.

    Toys are like old friends.

    We’re supposed to hang on to them as long as we can.

    My wife has been knowing that ever since she helped my parents pack and move from Chesterfield Avenue to Bell Town a number of years ago.

  • Southside Literacy expands

    The American Red Cross is urging individuals to donate blood as soon as possible.  

    The blood supply has dropped critically low throughout the Southeast, said Joyce Brendel, interim chief executive officer of American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region.

    Brendel said while all blood types are needed, there is a critical need for types O negative, B negative and A negative.

    In the summer, blood shortages often occur because individual donations decrease, along with the number of organizations that sponsor blood drives.

  • Input sought on road study

    The public will have a chance to weigh in on the U.S. 521/S.C. 9 corridor study this week.

    There will be an open house Tuesday and Wednesday at the Lancaster County Administration Building in which the study will be discussed.

    The study focuses on transportation and land-use plans for the U.S. 521 and S.C. 9 corridors.

    There will be resource maps and data for the public to review, as well as the opportunity for residents to discuss the study with project team members.

  • Southside Literacy expands after move

    On any given day, you’ll see a number of different activities going on at the Preston Blackmon Family Success & Career Center.

    In one room, several people work on computer-based programs in preparation to earn their GED (general educational development).

    In a second room, three school-age children discuss their multiplication tables, while in another area, a mother reads a bilingual children’s book with her two daughters.

    Here, the name of the game is self-betterment.

  • Ready to pick goodness

    This year, families are looking for ways to save money and cut household expenses at the same time. One way to reduce rising food costs is vegetable gardening. Growing your own food and preserving just seems to make sense for many folks trying to spend less while eating healthy. That's the way Larry Ellis sees it. 

    Newcomers to gardening can learn all those tried and true secrets from local growers like Ellis.

  • Robbery suspect in custody

    GREAT FALLS – Charges are pending against a former Lancaster County woman in the armed robbery of the Great Falls Pharmacy last Thursday.

    Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice said he is waiting for former Lancaster County resident Kimberly Payne Arnold, 26, to be released from the Horry County Detention Center so he can transfer her to the Chester County jail on the Great Falls robbery charge.

    Rice said two people were involved in the robbery and a third person is being investigated for possible involvement.

  • Couple survive crash in creek

    A Rock Hill couple survived after their car ran off U.S. 521 and crashed into a creek Wednesday afternoon.

    William and Mary Hines were in the process of moving their son’s family to live with them in Rock Hill when the accident occurred. The couple had just finished loading their 1997 Dodge Caravan and were heading north on U.S. 521.

  • Breaking News Couple survive crash in creek

    A Rock Hill couple survived a car crash into Bear Creek on Wednesday afternoon.

    At about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, William and Mary Hines were heading north on U.S. 521 when they lost control of their car at the bridge before the 903 interchange. The car cut across oncoming lanes of traffic before plummeting down an embankment into Bear Creek.

    The couple survived after their 16-year-old grandson and several passersby jumped into the water to save them. They were taken to Springs Memorial Hospital.