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Today's News

  • Man dies in wreck near Kershaw

    KERSHAW – The driver of a 1993 Chevrolet S-10 pickup died early Saturday morning after he lost control of his truck on Flint Ridge Road.

    The man, whose name hadn’t been released by The Lancaster News’ Saturday afternoon press time, was traveling east on Flint Ridge Road when he ran off the right side of the road, overturned and was ejected from the pickup, said Cpl. Bryan McDougald of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    The accident happened at 3 a.m., about 5 miles north of Kershaw.

  • County trio set for scrimmages today

    Three county high school football coaches will have an idea how their respective teams stand today when teams engage in their first preseason scrimmages.

    A week after prep football practice kicked off, a trio of county squads will hit the road to battle another  school.

    Lancaster High School goes to Chesterfield for a three-way clash with the host Rams and Timmonsville at 6 p.m.

    Buford takes the bus to Ridge Spring-Monetta to meet the host Trojans and the Columbia High School Capitals at 6 p.m.

  • Walgreens opens in IL

    The new Walgreens at Charlotte Highway and Jim Wilson Road in Indian Land opened July 16.

    Employees were busy putting the finishing touches on the new drugstore last week.

  • Post 31 honors standouts

    A season of diamond success was highlighted at the annual Lancaster Post 31 baseball banquet in the Fairway Room at the Lancaster Golf Club on Tuesday night.

    P-31 athletic officer Mike Lucas along with the Lancaster Legion baseball coaches honored top performers for the 2009 baseball season.

    The P-31 senior team, which posted a 11-13 mark and earned an Upper State postseason bid, saluted a host of players.

  • Family tradition

    For brothers Damon and Devin Mungo, farming has always been a way of life. Between cattle, turkeys jobs and families, the two third-generation farmers take advantage of every hour in the day. The two took over the family farms in 2000 after the death of their father, Dwight.

    Right now, Devin has 220 beef cows and five turkey barns that house 28,000 birds on close to 500 acres. He gets baby turkeys at the age of five weeks old and raises them for 15 more weeks. If that’s not enough, Devin runs a deer processing operation from September through January.

  • 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.