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Today's News

  • Trooper smashes cruiser into tree

    An on-duty S.C. Highway Patrol trooper received minor injuries when he crashed into a tree while trying to avoid a head-on collision Tuesday.

    Lance Cpl. Christopher Logan, 37, was headed west on Pageland Highway about 7:10 p.m. when he encountered a brown or tan Dodge Intrepid in his lane.

  • Study examine brain's wiring

    It’s estimated the average human brain weighs between 2.25 and 3 pounds.

    The body’s lightweight nerve center of thinking and process has been researched, dissected, cataloged and studied for hundreds of years in an effort to figure out how its amazing parts talk to each other.

    To this day, no one is quite sure how that happens, but now, thanks to a ground-breaking study and report co-authored by Lancaster native Dr. Richard H. Thompson, there is a new way to trace those communication routes.

  • September is National Rice Month

    The average American eats 25 pounds of rice per year.

    A healthy, versatile and economical staple around the world, rice made its first appearance in the new world in the late 1680s, according to the USA Rice Federation.

    Rice lore has it that a storm-battered ship sailed into Charles Town (Charleston).

    To pay the colonist for repairing his ship, the captain gave the small quantity of “Golde Seed Rice,” which was named for its color, to a Lowcountry planter.

  • There can be only one

    Happy Lee Ferree was wearing two smiles at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw on Wednesday.

    One, painted on his helmet, is a testament to the name given him by his parents, Patty, and the late Dennis Ferree. 

    “They named me that because they never thought they could have a child,” the Grass Valley, Calif., native said.

    The second smile, worn inside his helmet, is a testament to why the 24-year-old Snap-On Tools Pro Truck Series driver was in Kershaw this week to start with.

  • Tri-County coaches honor county trio

    RICHBURG Three Lancaster County prep football players were honored at the weekly meeting of the Founders Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday.

    The elite trio included Lancaster High School’s Andre Foulks along with Indian Land’s Breyon Williams and Marc Morris.

    Folks, a junior defensive lineman, racked up 15 tackles, a sack and quarterback pressure to earn the Division I Defensive Player of the Week. The 2-2 Bruins dropped a 28-21 home loss to Spring Valley last Friday night in Memorial Stadium.

  • 40-year firefighters not ready to call it a day

    VAN WYCK – Last year, Jim Williams seriously considered hanging up his fireman’s helmet.

    After almost 40 years of service with the Charlotte Road/Van Wyck Volunteer Fire Department, Williams, then 78, felt the time was right. He had assisted in thousands of calls during his years of service and was looking at retiring.

    That was until a call came in over the radio about a man trapped underneath a fallen tree. Williams heeded the call and was the first on the scene.

  • IL bids to stay unbeaten

    Indian Land has built momentum heading into its first-ever Class AA season.

    The Warriors, at 4-0 – its best start since 2005, are hoping to build on it this Friday in their final game before region play begins next week.

    The Warriors, on the road for the second straight week, venture to Boonetown to face former Class A region foe North Central.

    Buford is also on the road as the Jackets take the bus to Great Falls to battle the Red Devils, also a former Class A region opponent.

  • High fives are aplenty in McMackin tourney

    A host of winners were saluted for their play in the sixth annual Neil McMackin Scholarship golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Friday afternoon.

    The tournament’s theme – High Five Friday – featured plenty of celebration among the competing golfers in the 18-hole captain’s choice tournament.

    The winning gross score team, with a 56, included Allen Dempsey, Al Dempsey, Craig Cassedy and Bill Anderton.

    The second-place gross score finisher with a 59 included the team of Matt Pitmon, Bill Faile, Junior Pate and Dale Pate.

  • Trains blocking traffic a concern in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – Truck drivers and residents have called 911 because train cars are blocking intersections in the town of Kershaw.

    Town Councilman Morris Russell said he’s heard from constituents who are concerned about the time it takes for the trains to clear from intersections.

    Russell, a member of the Kershaw Fire Department, said he wasn’t addressing the issue from an emergency services standpoint. He said residents are complaining that it seems that it is taking longer for the trains to move through town.

  • I-77 Speedway, Lancaster Speedway to host back-to-back racing nights

    On Friday night, I-77 Speedway in Richburg will host the NDRA Dirt Wars Finale.

    Drivers such as Ron “The Bull” Parker, Dennis “Rambo” Franklin, Timbo Mangum, Jeff Cooke, Jimmy Schiltz, Mitchell Coble, Steve Hendren and many more will be going for the 2010 NDRA Dirt Wars Championship.