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Today's News

  • KARE sees spike in requests

    KERSHAW – The last several months have looked just like an entire year in 2005 at the Kershaw Area Resource Exchange, or KARE.

    That’s because the assistance agency has seen great increases in the number of people in the southern part of Lancaster County who’ve turned to the organization for help.

    KARE operates a low-cost clothing room, gives emergency rent and utilities assistance and hands out food to people who have either a Kershaw or Heath Springs address.

    The organization is now in its 26th year.

  • Outgoing council members to be honored Monday night

    Residents will have a chance to say farewell to three retiring County Council members Monday night.

    A drop-in for outgoing Councilmen Bryan Vaughn, Wayne Kersey and Wesley Grier will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. before council’s meeting begins.

    All three have served one term on council.

    Vaughn chose not to run for re-election this year.

    Kersey was defeated by Kathy Sistare in the Democratic primary in June, and Grier, a Republican, was defeated by Dennis “Cotton” Cole, a Democrat in the November general election.

  • Bruins, Jackets posts wins in BHS preseason tournament

  • Good Will Ambassador: For 26 years, helping Kershaw has been Timmons' No. 1 priority

    KERSHAW – When Beverly Timmons moved to Kershaw in 1976, she knew she wanted to help the community.

    She noticed a lack of organizations to help the needy in the area. So, with help from the community, she founded the Community Clothes Closet in 1982.

    Today that organization has grown into KARE, a nonprofit group that provides assistance to those in need in the county.

  • USCL recognizes scholarship winners; thanks donors at event

    You may think of the University of South Carolina’s main campus as the sun and all the university’s branches as planets that revolve around it.

    Dr. Harris Pastides, who became USC’s 28th president earlier this year, wants to defuse that thought. He sees each campus as an equal star that helps create a unique constellation.

    One of those stars, the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, continues to shine bright, as officials say it offers more scholarships than any other USC branch besides the main campus.

  • Street Market to feature car show

    The next Lancaster Street Market will have one new feature – an auto show.

    The third open-air market, to be held between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, will feature a car show on West Gay Street with an extensive collection of cars from different eras.

    Organized by Koss Motorsports on the S.C. Bypass 9, there is no entry fee to participate in the car show.

    Cars will be judged in several different categories. Trophies will be handed to the winners.

  • School administrator who once worked here faces sex charges in Aiken County

    A former Lancaster County School District employee faces a host of sex-related charges that originated more than three decades ago.

    Stephen Coke Eubanks, 67, of North Augusta, remains behind bars, accused of engaging in sexual behavior with students from the 1970s to the 1990s.

    Eubanks worked as a district-level administrator in Lancaster County from 1982 to 1992.

    The State Law Enforcement Division began an investigation in September after receiving information about Eubanks from an alleged victim, said SLED spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons.

  • Group to host Folk art show

    Southern folk art enthusiasts have a place to go in Lancaster on Saturday.

    The Lancaster Folk Art Society, in cooperation with the University of South Carolina Lancaster, will  host its first show and sale in Lancaster County dedicated to Southern folk art. The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Police reports – Nov. 28, 2008

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    – Keith Bradley Catoe, 33, 2025 Carolina Lane, was charged Nov. 20 with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

    An officer stopped the Chrysler 300 that Catoe was riding in after the driver almost struck the patrol car while changing lanes, the report said.

    The officer found an undisclosed amount of marijuana in Catoe’s possession, the report said.

  • No sponsor for Christmas Basket collection drive

    There will be one less Christmas charity drive this year.

    The Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket fund, an annual drive that had provided assistance to local families during the holidays, is not expected to run this year.

    The local chapter of the American Red Cross, which sponsored the fund during the past five years, has no plans to continue the charity drive.