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Today's News

  • Spencer signs with Greensboro College

    Lancaster High School standout swimmer Lauren Spencer is headed to Greensboro College with her sport and future in mind.

    Spencer, who was a LHS swim team member for seven seasons including one as a team manager, said GC offered what she sought in her college future.

  • Coaches pick Pats in ‘good game’

    Lancaster County high school football coaches give the edge to the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl LI tonight in Houston.

    The AFC champion Patriots, 14-2, will battle the NFC champion Atlanta Falcons, 11-5, in the NFL championship game, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at NRG Stadium.

    FOX Sports (Charlotte channel 46) will carry the game, with the Patriots a three-point pick to win their fifth Super Bowl title in nine appearances.

  • Barton IV-AA Wrestler of the Year

    Buford High School senior 220-pound wrestler Dakota Barton is the Region IV-AA Wrestler of the Year.

    Barton, the defending 220-pound Class A-AA state champion, was selected for the honor during the region wrestling coaches meeting held Thursday night at the Buford Sports Bar, a central location for the region coaches.

  • Kershaw improves new water line

    KERSHAW – The town has tweaked the design for the massive new water line serving Haile Gold Mine, and the change might benefit Kershaw’s existing water customers later.
    “Eventually the town can use the 12-inch line as a main trunk line to put new water lines down Main (Hampton) Street and some other places we need them,” said Town Administrator Mitch Lucas.
    “We will be a better city for future development when we get ready to talk about those kinds of things.”    

  • Rogers - Crews Engagement

    Dennis and Jennifer Rogers of Heath Springs announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Rogers, to Jeremy Crews, both of Myrtle Beach.

    The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. June 10, 2017, at Thompson Farm in Conway.

  • Gambrell - Harris Engagement

    Mary Gambrell of Greenville and Arthur Johnson of Buford, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Darien Gambrell, to Christopher Harris Jr., both of Columbia.

    The wedding is planned for March 25, 2017, in Blythewood.

    Miss Gambrell is a 2015 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in public health. She is an emergency medical technician at Lexington Medical Center.

  • Blackwell - Bigham Wedding

    Amanda Dawn Blackwell and Jody Scott Bigham were married Nov. 26, 2016, in Monroe, N.C.

    The bride is the daughter of Dawn and Lewis Blackwell of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Iris Blackmon and the late Bob Blackmon, and the late Johnny and Mary Blackwell, all of Lancaster.

    She is a graduate of Buford High School, and earned an associate degree in business in 2007. She is an office manager at the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office.

  • You might be rich! Check state website

    The state government is trying to give away a big pot of money, and maybe some of it is yours.
    The Unclaimed Property Program, managed by S.C.  Treasurer Curtis Loftis, returned $27,924,549.95 in unclaimed assets in 2016, and there’s a lot more where that came from.
    That’s $27.9 million worth of windfalls from dormant bank accounts, stock certificates, insurance proceeds, utility deposits and uncashed checks, including – as hard as it is to imagine – forgotten and uncashed paychecks.

  • Time for nonprofits to sign up for Give Local Lancaster event

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation has opened registration for local nonprofit groups that want to be part of the 2017 Give Local Lancaster campaign.
    The 24-hour online fundraising event will be held May 2. Nonprofit agencies in Lancaster County, Great Falls and Fort Lawn can sign up through Feb. 24.
    Last year, in its first-ever campaign, Give Local Lancaster raised more than $93,000 for 36 nonprofit organizations through donations by individuals and local businesses.  

  • ‘Oh God, somebody’s trying to kill my dog!’

    A Lancaster woman reported that someone shot her pet Chihuahua in the neck beside the street near her home.
    Sharlen Vanwerst of 1204 Phillips St. told Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies she was visiting a friend around the corner on Ashley Way Street with her year-old Chihuahua, Chowder, about 10 a.m. Jan. 27, when she heard a gunshot.
    Vanwerst said hearing gunfire isn’t uncommon in the area, but this time, it sounded close by.