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Today's News

  • Douglas-Clyburn Engagement
    Henry L. Curry announces the engagement of his daughter, Yokoco Douglas, to James Clyburn, all of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Lancaster.
    Miss Douglas is the daughter of the late Debra D. Douglas and the granddaughter of the late Mary C. and Joe L. Douglas of Great Falls and the late Jessie Curry and Elmer Manning.
  • Langley-Moree Engagement

    Joyce and Phil Forbis and Vernon and Martha McManus, all of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Donna McManus Langley, of Heath Springs to David Alexander Moree of Kershaw.

    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Chapel at Andrew Jackson State Park.

    Ms. Langley is the granddaughter of the late Ira and Margaret McManus of Lancaster and the late Donald and Lillian Branner of Charlotte. She is a graduate of Lancaster High School. She is the municipal clerk for the Town of Heath Springs.

  • Willard-Hammond Engagement
    Scott and Teresa Willard of Chester announce the engagement of their daughter, Melia Joye Willard, to Khoury Lynn Hammond, both of Rock Hill.
    The wedding is planned for 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018, at the Dairy Barn in Fort Mill.
    Miss Willard is a 2004 graduate of Chester High School and a 2008 graduate of Lander University with a degree in business administration. She is a project control specialist with Duke Energy.
  • The Princes 'Die'aries

    Community Playhouse of Lancaster County and See Lancaster Live presented “Princess ‘Die’aries” at a murder mystery dinner theater event at USC Lancaster March 30.

  • It’s the law: Quick special election no sleight for Howard

    County election officials spent Friday fending off complaints that it was disrespectful to schedule a special election so quickly to fill the rest of the late Mayor John Howard’s term.
    People called in, walked in, posted online and collared elections officials around town, peppering them with indignant comments. The special election is July 10, and the 10-day filing period starts April 20.

  • 3 arrested in Kershaw with drugs, guns, cash

    Three Kershaw residents were arrested March 30 on drug trafficking and weapons charges at a home on Fork Hill Road.
    Leonard King Jr., 26, Megan Melissa Woodward, 27, and Brandon Lee Payne, 34, all of Kershaw were charged with trafficking crack cocaine 100-200 grams, trafficking heroin 4-14 grams, trafficking hydrocodone 4-14 grams, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, three counts of possession with intent to distribute alprazolam and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

  • Henry Johnson, mayor in 1970s, dies at age 95

    Henry Johnson, who served eight years as Lancaster’s mayor in the 1970s, died Friday. He was 95.
    He was elected in 1974 and ’78, serving two terms between Reece Funderburk and Joe Shaw.
    “Henry was a conscientious public servant in every sense, who did us well,” said Charlie Bundy a former president of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce. “He was a visionary who always looked ahead….                 

  • Schools adopt text-alert system

    The Lancaster County School District has installed a new emergency alert system that can send information to parents, teachers and students instantly via text message.
    “It’s very similar to what’s used on university campuses. That’s the model we’re after,” said Bryan Vaughn, the district’s safety director. “This give folks immediate info, and it’s good because I can access it anywhere… whether I’m on the side of the road, in a classroom or in the middle of a situation.

  • Winds whip Buford blaze

    Four volunteer fire departments raced to New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Buford at mid-afternoon Friday when a fire destroyed a storage shed and spread to nearby woods. Thick smoke and ash covered the area as firefighters from Buford, Antioch, Tradesville, Rich Hill and Lancaster County Fire Rescue scrambled to douse flames fed by strong winds, with assistance from an S.C. forestry crew. They were on the scene for about two hours. No one was injured. The church was not damaged, and no other structures were threatened.

  • Oh, yuck! Sewer glitch earns Erwin kids day off

    Erwin Elementary School was closed for repairs Friday after a sewage backup the day before affected half the school.
    Two classrooms and the teacher’s conference room actually had raw sewage on the floors.
    “It really isn’t that bad. Our plumbers probably made a bigger mess trying to fix it” said school district Facilities Director David Small.