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Today's News

  • Plots available in Community Garden

    If you’ve got a green thumb and want to help your neighbors, the United Way of Lancaster County can help you grow vegetables this spring and summer.

    The United Way is taking applications for its second annual Community Garden, situated at the Springdale Recreation Center next to the Melvin Steele soccer fields.

  • City won't help fund new Charlotte mag

    Lancaster City Council members don’t like the idea of  helping fund a new Charlotte business magazine.

    City Administrator Helen Sowell asked council Tuesday to consider providing $7,000 to support the Charlotte USA Economic Development Guide, a startup publication that would promote business expansion and job creation for the 16 counties part of the Charlotte Regional Partnership.

    Lancaster County is one of the four South Carolina counties in the partnership.

  • Camp Creek woman continues to battle rare liver illness

    Carson Powers Jr. hates to see his mother sit in her living room all day, depressed about the host of illnesses that have weakened her body.

    Rhonda Powers, who lives in the Camp Creek community, is battling a rare liver disease called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or “NASH.” The illness results in weight loss, weakness and fatigue.

    On top of that, Powers, 44, also has diabetes, lupus, high blood pressure, vitamin deficiency and thyroid deficiency, as well as fibromyalgia – which causes chronic pain throughout the body.

  • Woman, 47, accused of taking church funds

    KERSHAW " A woman has been charged with taking more than $137,000 from Kershaw First Baptist Church over the last few years.

    Brenda Marie Coates, 47, of 223 Youngs Bend Road, Kershaw, has been charged with 46 counts of forgery, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

    Coates is accused of forging the checks between October 2007 and last month, according to an incident report. The checks totaled $137,297.22.

  • Reboot

    Each year, the Relay For Life puts a face on cancer victims, survivors and their caregivers for everyone to see.

    For Hampton “Hamp” Sherrin, 21, cancer now has a face, but he doesn’t know it belongs to. And Sherrin won’t know who it belongs to until next spring.

    But it is a face he wants to see.

    The Buford High School graduate and senior at Presbyterian College has changed, and hopefully, saved someone’s life.

  • Mission team found trip inspiring

    A mission team from Flint Ridge Baptist Church recently visited Glenwood Heights Baptist Church to minister about their mission trip to Baja, Mexico, last year.  

    The team consisted of 12 youth and adults.

    Michael Anderson, youth minister at Flint Ridge Baptist in Heath Springs, and several team members shared testimonies of their experience. A slide show of pictures and video of the trip were shown.  

  • Local Republicans get more active

    Ryan Payne first became interested in politics about the time of the 2008 presidential election.  

    Still in high school and not yet old enough to vote, Payne wanted to learn more about what each political party had to offer. He watched both the Republican and Democratic primaries and the presidential debates with then U.S. Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain.

    After listening to both sides’ views on everything from government spending to health care, he decided to become involved in the Republican Party.

  • More benefits available to vets

    Local Vietnam War veterans will soon be eligible for additional benefits associated with exposure to Agent Orange.

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that veterans will be able to file claims for benefits if they have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, B cell leukemia and ischemic heart disease.

    Ischemic heart disease includes several types of cardiovascular illnesses, which often result in heart attacks, said Robin Helms, Veterans Affairs officer for Lancaster County.

  • Banks-led Lancers third in region field

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster men’s golf team, sporting the nation’s No. 5 golfer, is Alabama-bound to play in the District IV golf tournament in Greenville, Ala.

    The Lancers, who finished third in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region X golf tournament earlier this week, are led by freshman Trevor Banks.

    Banks, eight-under for three major tournaments this spring, helped the Lancers garner a third-place finish in the region tournament.

  • Lancers notch sweep of Junior Bulldogs

    The USCL Lancers stepped out of Region X play and squashed the Wingate University junior varsity baseball team in a sweep Thursday at the Lancaster High School baseball field.

    The Lancers, 22-18, chained the Junior Bulldogs, 12-2 and 8-3.

    In the opener, former Indian Land High School ace hurler Shawn Thomas, 5-3, worked three innings for the win. Thomas allowed three hits, two runs, with two strikeouts.

    Jacob Hill hurled two scoreless frames in relief and gave up a hit and fanned one. Chris Wall also pitched a scoreless inning to cap the 10-run win.