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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.