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Today's News

  • Police ‘beating the bushes’ to solve Great Falls murder; no arrests made

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Service
    Six weeks have passed since the murder of Alfreda Wertz Hinson.
    But no arrests have been made yet.
    Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith wants to see someone charged in the homicide.
    “We’re still trying to gather information,” Smith said. “We’re out there beating the bushes. We are not going to give up.”

  • Absentee GOP primary voting open through Jan. 20

    Absentee voting is open for the S.C. Republican Primary through Jan. 20.
    To vote absentee, you may visit the Lancaster County Voter Registration Office to cast your ballot in person or contact the office to request an an application for an absentee ballot.
    The office is in Room 158 of the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster. It is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
    To request an absentee ballot application, call (803) 285-2969; fax your request to (803) 416-9364 or e-mail it to mahudson@lancastercountysc.net.

  • Local area out of drought

    The Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group (CW-DMAG) announced Friday the Catawba-Wateree Basin is starting the new year with an improved drought condition.
    The 4,750-square-mile basin has improved to Stage 0 drought level of the Low Inflow Protocol (LIP), compared to Stage 1 during the fall of 2011. Local water suppliers will provide additional guidance on actions for their jurisdictions as appropriate.

  • Vols’ rallies notch sweep

    Kevin Sims
    For The Lancaster News
    KERSHAW – Final period flurries fueled host Andrew Jackson to a Region IV-AA basketball sweep of county rival Buford High School on Friday night.
    The Lady Vols ignited late to post a 61-46 win over the Lady Jackets in the opener.
    The nightcap was a tale of two halves as the Vols, facing a 17-point halftime deficit, rallied to notch a 66-49 victory for the league hoops sweep.

  • Gaffney’s charge halts LHS hopes

    GAFFNEY – In a battle of state-ranked teams, Gaffney’s last run was the difference in the Indians’ 72-56 Region III-AAAA win over Lancaster.
    The GHS victory gave the home team a split as the determined Lady Bruins rallied for an exciting 35-34 victory.
    The fast-paced boys game, played before a loud and packed gym, saw Gaffney use a pivotal 10-0 spurt to open the final period to gain control of the game.
    The sixth-ranked Indians, 10-4, 2-0, held a 47-44 lead after three, but they ignited to take control.

  • Fast-starting IL Warriors top Braves for region split

    Dylan Knight
    For The Lancaster News
    CHERAW – Indian Land’s overall 5-9 basketball record doesn’t stand out, but the Warriors all-important Region IV-AA mark does.
    The Warriors, in a region road split with Cheraw, pushed their league mark to 2-0 with a 78-68 win over fourth-ranked CHS on Friday night.
    In the opener, the Lady Braves had matters their way in a 57-30 win over the IL girls.
    The boys’ game was a different story as coach Nate Smith’s club cruised to the 10-point region win.

  • County deputy arrested for burglary

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster County sheriff's deputy found himself on the other side of the law this week after he was arrested on burglary charges Thursday.
    The sheriff's office began investigating the case after deputies were called to an unfinished home in the 10000 block of Lakeshore Drive about a theft of construction materials, according to a sheriff's office press release.

  • Kershaw mill is now history

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Large pieces of history are now in scrap form at the site that once served as Springs Industries’ Kershaw plant.
    For decades, residents in the southern end of Lancaster County turned to the textile mill for jobs, thus providing opportunities for their families and frankly a way of life for the community.
    But the building that once employed more than 1,000 people is being torn down. Soon, hardly any traces of the site will remain.

  • Norrell to vie for House 44

    Improving economic prospects for Lancaster County residents is just one of the reasons Democrat Mandy Powers Norrell announced her decision to run for the S.C. House District 44 seat this week.
    Norrell, 38, made the announcement Wednesday on her Facebook page.
    “Friends, I have decided to run for S.C. House District 44. I’m sure this is not a surprise. I loved your encouraging comments,” she said in the Facebook post.

  • County Farmer’s Market gets a makeover

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A fresh coat of paint can liven up a building, so just think what an building-wide mural can do.
    With scenes of green fields, apple trees, tractors and colorful vegetables, the county’s newly spruced-up Farmers Market at 1920 Pageland Highway is attracting attention. And that’s the point, said Julie Walters, who represents the county’s second district on the Farmers Market Commission.