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Today's News

  • Vols deck Bruins 57-51

    KERSHAW – The unbeaten Andrew Jackson boys bounced back in a hurry to snap a long hoops skid against county rival Lancaster with a 57-51 comeback win on Friday night.

    The Vols posted their first basketball win over the Bruins going back to the 1998 season when AJ downed the Bruins 62-60 in its holiday tournament.

    AJ’s six-point win gave the Vols a hoops split after the Lady Bruins took a 57-38 win in the varsity opener.

  • Deputies find 4 pounds of pot

    A search for a stolen firearm resulted in the discovery of several pounds of marijuana.

    Antwan Shermario Seegars, 21, of 1344 Locustwood Ave., was charged Nov. 26 with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within proximity of a school. He has since been released from the Lancaster County Detention Center.

    Seegars’ arrest stemmed from the investigation of a Nov. 10 burglary of a Cimmeron Road home in which a shotgun was stolen.

  • Officials talk about economy at breakfast

    Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce members heard a gloomy economic forecast from several speakers Thursday morning over breakfast.

    The chamber held a legislative breakfast at the Bradley Arts and Sciences building at the University of South Carolina, featuring state Rep. Jimmy Neal, D-District 44; state Sen. Mick Mulvaney, R-District 16; U.S. Rep. John Spratt, D-5th District; and S.C. Chamber of Commerce President Otis Rawl.

    Each talked about the economy and some even used the ‘R’ word – recession.

    Here are some highlights:

  • York Tech gets grant for area campus

    KERSHAW – York Technical College’s Kershaw/Heath Springs campus will soon have a second classroom with distance-learning opportunities.

    The campus is the beneficiary of a $165,000 Community Enrichment Grant from the state’s Community Development Black Grant Program. About half of the grant will go toward equipment for a distance-learning center, which allows students to interact in real time with instructors at York Tech’s main campus in Rock Hill.

  • Parents gain knowledge at ILMS seminar

    INDIAN LAND – Parents in the Panhandle received a lot of insight Nov. 20 regarding issues that may be bothersome to their children.

    Indian Land Middle School hosted a parent seminar that shed light on four topics – peer pressure, maturing bodies, eating disorders and gangs.

    Local professionals, as well as guests from Charlotte, facilitated the four sessions.

    Peer pressure

  • Abuse victim offers help

    INDIAN LAND – It’s hard to imagine the horrors of a child sexually abused by her father and brother.

    For Indian Land resident Sarah Harrison, it’s a reality.

    Harrison, 65, remembers being sexually abused by her father as early as age 4. It could have begun before that, but she can’t remember.

    When she was 7, her mother made her sleep in the same bed as her 14-year-old brother, because her mother felt the bed Harrison shared with two other sisters was getting too crowded. Her brother also molested her.

  • Center offers bilingual identification cards

    The Multi-Cultural Information Center in Lancaster is now issuing bilingual identification cards to anybody who needs one.

    Sal Estrada, who oversees the center, said the cards will be beneficial to someone living here who’s primary language is not English. The cards cost $25, which will go toward operating costs for the center.

    The cards will include the following information in two languages: the person’s name, address, nationality and emergency contacts.

  • Basket Fund collects $1,075 in two days

    The revived Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund has raised a record amount in its first two days of collections.

    Donations have been streaming into HOPE of Lancaster since Wednesday. The new organizers of the fund say they collected $1,075 in just two days.

    “I’m just really excited,” said Elaine Adkins, executive director of HOPE. “For us to get that much in two days, it’s just wonderful. I just can’t wait to see what happens.”

  • Searching for Paul

    On Dec. 7, 1941, a young Lancaster man – U.S. Army Sgt. Paul D. Robertson – found himself in the center of America’s entry into the World War II.

    Robertson, an electrician in the 259th Quarter Master Corps of the 7th Bomber Command, was stationed at Hickam Field on the island of Oahu in Hawaii when the war broke out. Hickam is adjacent to Pearl Harbor.

    That day, Robertson received a near-fatal chest wound from flying shrapnel when the Imperial Japanese Air Force started its ugly Sunday morning bombing.

  • County soccer stars bidding for state crowns Saturday

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission youth soccer teams, representing the Central District, will compete for state championships Saturday at the Manchester Meadows Complex in Rock Hill.

    The Lancaster County contigent includes three all-star squads which includes the 10-under, 12-under and 15-under teams.

    The 10-under team, led by coach Melvin Lucas, plays Beaufort in the 10 a.m. state semifinals. A win advances the 10-under team to the state title match, while a loss sends them to the state consolation match.