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Today's News

  • Team nets two-shot win in McMackin tournament

     

       

    The winning foursome carded a two-shot win in the seventh annual Neil McMackin Memorial golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club last Friday.

  • Baker, Blackmon duel for Young Guns crown

     

       

    Andrew Baker vs Brandan Blackmon Young Guns V8 Points Championship To Be Decided On The Last Points Race Of The Year.

  • Good week for cause of good government

    I was sitting at my desk recently when I got a call I had long awaited: The city of Greenville had decided to post its spending details on its web site.

    It had been more than a year since I’d driven to Greenville to meet with Mayor Knox White and city staff to talk with them about posting their spending details online as part of a local government transparency initiative I had launched. The initiative encourages cities, towns and counties to give their constituents easy Internet access to information about how they are spending public funds.

  • Fall into fun at fall festival

    It’s almost show time for the sixth annual Fall into Fun festival in Indian Land.

    Saturday’s festival at Indian Land Middle School promises to be a lot of fun for everyone from toddlers to teens and older folks, all for a good cause. 

    This year’s event will raise funds for the Indian Land Rotary Club’s local projects, such as Del Webb Library programs, school media center materials, dictionaries for IL third-graders,  scholarships for local students and more. You can do your part by coming to the festival.  

  • Two shot in Kershaw

    One man has died and another was injured after a double shooting in Kershaw on Wednesday afternoon. 

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said Harry Edward Blakeney, 69, was killed after he was shot near the intersection of East Church and Ingram streets in what may have been a robbery. 

    Another man was also shot, but managed to drive away from the scene, Faile said. He was later met by sheriff’s deputies and flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment of his injuries. 

  • No rest for firefighters

    A Lancaster man died last weekend after becoming trapped inside a house fire and detectives are searching for the cause of the blaze. 

    Clinton Yarborough Harris, 52, died Friday night after a fire spread through his Ruth Street home. Lancaster Fire Department Battalion Chief Chuck Small said Harris’ body was later found by firefighters who were tackling the fire. 

  • County fair rescheduled

    Maybe you noticed the lack of activity at the fairgrounds on Kershaw Camden Road earlier this week, or the absence of a glowing midway where a fair should have been. Maybe you didn’’t.

    Either way, there’s something to the lack of rides at the site of the annual Lancaster County Fair – it’s been delayed.

    Originally set to run Tuesday, Sept. 20 through Saturday, Sept. 24, the fair has now been rescheduled for Oct. 4 through Oct. 8.

  • Kershaw pledges more support in Carolina Thread Trail effort

    The town of Kershaw is the first Lancaster County entity to take the latest step in formal support of the Carolina Thread Trail. 

    Kershaw Town Council voted 6-0 on Monday to adopt the master plan for the trail, which will feature greenways and other natural sites throughout 15 counties in both Carolinas. 

    Councilman Morris Russell arrived at the meeting after the vote was taken. 

  • Lancaster man charged in string of burglaries

    Deputies have arrested a Lancaster man they say is responsible for a string of burglaries and larcenies last month. 

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office charged William James Blakeney, 25, 4000 Alee Lane, with two counts of second-degree burglary and one count of breaking and entering into an automobile. 

    He is being held at the Lancaster County Detention Center. 

  • Armed robbery suspects arrested

    Selling meat can apparently be dangerous. 

    Authorities have nabbed two Lancaster men suspected of armed robbery last week near Great Falls Highway. 

    Glendale Zerderrick Bufford, 2283 Airport Road, and Jarvis Kenyall Hammond, 3472 Oakridge Road, were both charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and pointing and presenting a firearm.