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Today's News

  • I have really lost my marbles

    My idea of shopping usually involves a mall bench. 

    Recently, while sitting on one, itching for the stores to cut out the lights, I spied an electronics store right across from my perch. I couldn’t help but notice young people going in and out of it. 

    You know, sometimes an old man’s curious nature gets the best of me. 

    In my case, that nosiness – uh, curiosity – dates back to summer evenings in 1942. 

  • Meet your Neighbor – Linda Bell

    Name: Linda Bell

    Age: 64

    Address: The Buford community

    Family: A son, Travis and a grandson, Hunter, 7

    Job: Retired elementary school teacher

    Church: Pleasant Dale Baptist Church

    Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my grandson, watching Gamecocks football, gardening and exercising

  • Supporting Thread Trail is a key step

    The town of Kershaw has taken the first step on the trail.
    The trail, in this case, is the Carolina Thread Trail, which will feature greenways and other natural sites throughout 15 counties in the Carolinas.
    Kershaw and other area entities have pledged their support in theory, but Kershaw’s latest backing of the master plan means the chance for funding that will go for the creation, or enhancement of pathways here.
    In this day of “going green,” it’s a natural move now and for our future.

  • Still here

    The jet-setting lifestyle came easy for J.T. Franklin. It’s no wonder he was smiling.

    His grin came from helping estimate, design and oversee the electrical components of facilities like the $143 million Mecklenburg County Courthouse with its 39 courtrooms, the $27 million Billy Graham Library and 44 hospitals from coast to coast.

  • Community mourns for Seth

    The facial expressions told the story.

    There was an unwelcoming blend of fear, disbelief and anxiety that filled the air just outside Buford Middle School on Thursday. That’s where 14-year-old Seth Muennich had just been injured in a one-vehicle accident a little after 3:47 p.m. 

    Some students witnessed the accident while others had arrived at the scene as  Muennich was being treated by first responders. 

  • SouthPark Madam has a different mission now

    You could hear a pin drop by Sallie Saxon’s riveting words at the Celebrate Life Banquet fundraiser for Lancaster Pregnancy Care Center (PCC) on Sept. 22.  

    Saxon, once known as the infamous “SouthPark Madam,” candidly shared her story of teenage pregnancy and domestic abuse during and after a marriage that ended in divorce.  

    She then told the audience how she supported herself and her son through prostitution.   

  • Bristish couple visit 50 states

    By Nita Brown

    For the Lancaster News

    Not many Americans can say they’ve been to all 50 states, but Michael Cotgrove of East Sussex, England, can. He and his wife, Sheila Wood, have been on an adventure spanning 32 years, to visit every state in the United States. It’s taken 59 trips, logging almost two years in America. In June this year, visits to Rhode Island and Michigan completed Cotgrove’s goal. Wood, a retired flute instructor, has traveled with him much of the time. She lacks a trip to one state to round out her 50. 

  • Two teens injured in wreck Friday

    A single-car accident injured two Buford community teenagers Friday morning.

    Injured in the accident were 18-year-old Kayla Lindsay of the the 3300 block of Lamplight Road and Chelsie Pitman, 19, of the 4600 block of Camp Creek Road.

    The accident occurred just after 9 a.m. in the 3800 block of Camp Creek Road in the New Cut community, less than two miles from Pitman’s home.

  • Sheheen receives award

    COLUMBIA – The Conservation Voters of South Carolina ( CVSC) recently honored Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D-Kershaw), among other state legislators, for their conservation roles in the General Assembly at the third annual Green Tie Award Luncheon in Columbia.

    Other legislative honorees included Reps. Mike Pitts (R-Laurens) and Robert Brown (D-Charleston).

    Speakers praised the legislators for their conservation efforts.

  • Springs Hospital earns top performer recognition

    Springs Memorial Hospital

    Springs Memorial Hospital was named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. 

    Springs was recognized by the commission based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and children’s asthma.