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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Eat, Drink and Play Saturday

    Lancaster County Council of the Arts is kicking off its annual Membership Drive with the launch of the Young Patrons Circle with the goal of attracting younger patrons of the arts.

    The arts council is offering a special membership for individuals ages 21 to 40. A launch event, Eat, Drink and Play, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., home of the arts council.

    The Young Patrons Circle represents a new giving level aimed at attracting young couples, singles and business leaders.

  • Bear spotted roaming Great Falls

    GREAT FALLS – He was believed to be a young rambling male and was probably just passing through town when he was spotted by several curious onlookers.

    He stood about 4 feet tall and weighed around 100 pounds.

    Preferring to remain out of view, the young male crouched behind tall underbrush and small trees in a wooded area off Pinecrest Avenue last Wednesday evening.

    He remained clear of sight for at least 30 minutes while two police officers and the Great Falls Reporter editor patiently waited for his movement.

  • Kershaw swears in new mayor, members

    KERSHAW – Town Council is now up to full strength.

    Magistrate Van Richardson swore in new Mayor Wayne Rhodes, District 2 Councilman Michael Cook and at-large Councilwoman Genny Hendrix at the start of Monday night’s special meeting.

    The town held a special election July 21. The election was needed after former Mayor Tommy Baker, District 2 Councilwoman Rose Marie Baker and at-large Councilman Jabo Sims resigned in April.

    Rhodes told the council he wanted to start holding work sessions in addition to the council’s regular meetings.

  • Down-home cooking

    Earlier this year, 93-year-old Clara Cannucciari became a YouTube darling for a cooking show filmed by her grandson.

    Many of the segments of “Great Depression Cooking with Clara” have generated more than 250,000 views.

    Her recipes for Pasta and Peas, Poorman’s Feast and Egg Drop Soup have been making the rounds.

  • Roy Hardin Park could relocate soon

    Plans are moving forward for a new Roy Hardin Park in Indian Land.

    A committee made up of several groups involved in the process met at the county administration building recently to discuss relocating the park from its current location near Collins Road to an area one street over, near Shelley Mullis Road.

    Included in the meeting were members of Lancaster County Council and Lancaster County Recreation Commission, as well as representatives from York Development Group and U.S. Trust.

  • Juniors post solid season

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster golfers Gene Funderburk and Tim Woodward have quite a tandem going.

    A month ago, they used a clutch birdie on No. 18 to capture the first flight win in the 31st annual member-guest golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    A familiar formula keyed the Funderburk-Woodward team to the first flight win in the annual member-member golf tournament at the LGC on July 19.

    Woodward’s No. 18 birdie, the team’s seventh on the day, lifted the duo to the member-member first flight win.

  • Track Club in Junior Olympics

    The Columbus Parker Track Club placed 12th in a field of 62 teams at the national qualifying meet at Lucy Laney Stadium in Augusta, Ga., on June 25-28.

    The CPTC garnered 71 medals and qualified 24 athletes to the National Junior Olympics, which is under way now until Aug. 9, at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

    An athlete was required to place in the top four in order to qualify.

    The CPTC’s awards breakdown was seven gold medals, four silver, seven bronze and 53 copper medals.

    8-under girls

  • Racing intensifies at Speedway

    Racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway has picked up with intensity as was evident with the huge crowd this past weekend – even with the absence of the  Limited Late Model division.

    The Young Guns division was won by Andrew Yandle. Fans commented on what a great show this was. Yandle was victorious over last week’s winner Josh Langley, who raced to second place. Nathan Geist finished third, Amanda Bell fourth and Amanda Blackmon rounded out the top five.

  • Duo's birdie buoys tourney win

    Lancaster golfers Gene Funderburk and Tim Woodward have quite a tandem going.

    A month ago, they used a clutch birdie on No. 18 to capture the first flight win in the 31st annual member-guest golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    A familiar formula keyed the Funderburk-Woodward team to the first flight win in the annual member-member golf tournament at the LGC on July 19.

    Woodward’s No. 18 birdie, the team’s seventh on the day, lifted the duo to the member-member first flight win.