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Today's News

  • Man dies after being hit by car

    A Kershaw man was killed after he was hit by a car driven by a Heath Springs woman Tuesday morning.

    Robert Alan Wilson, 61, of Kershaw, died at the scene of the accident from blunt force trauma, said Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers. 

    The accident happened at 7:05 a.m. Tuesday as Wilson walked south on U.S. 521 at Youngs Bend Road in Kershaw County. Wilson was hit by a 2005 Nissan driven by Deborah Walker, 53, of Heath Springs, who was also traveling south on U.S. 521, said Lance Cpl. Josef Robinson, with the S.C. Highway Patrol. 

  • City allocates money for park repairs

     The city of Lancaster has allocated additional money to go toward improvements at parks throughout the city. 

    City Council voted unanimously March 8 to approve a request for funding by the Lancaster County Joint Recreation Commission, which oversees parks in the county. 

    The bulk of the approved $45,574 will be applied during the 2011-12 budget year, with just $4,184 being allocated this year. 

    Here’s a breakdown of the funding by park and year. 

    2010-11 fiscal year 

  • Stand with us for transparency, accountability in government

    Editor’s note: South Carolina and the nation mark Sunshine Week, March 13-19. Gov. Nikki Haley offers this commentary about the importance of open government.

    In the latter part of Margaret Thatcher’s tenure as prime minister of Great Britain, she said, “No government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first.”

  • South Carolina taxpayers need to see how government spends its money

    It was three years ago this month that I unveiled the state’s first transparency website, giving taxpayers a central site to view itemized expenditures for state agencies. The idea was simple: People work hard for their money, and they deserve easy, click-of-a-mouse access to details about how government uses their tax dollars.

  • Warriors net Rose crown

     

       

    For the second time in three seasons, the Indian Land Warriors’ soccer team has captured the Rose City Classic.

  • Lancers rebound, split with Junior Wolves

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers split a non-region twin bill with the Newberry junior varsity baseball team on Monday.

  • Buford sports key veterans for 2011 softball campaign

     

       

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets are looking to continue their softball success with a veteran group of players this season.

  • Lady Bruins roll over Spartanburg

    Lady Bruins roll

    The Lancaster High Lady Bruins opened Region III-AAAA softball play with a 25-0 win over Spartanburg High on Monday night.

  • Dangerous dog law needs to be more clear

    After several recent dog-bite incidents, we’re glad to see that Lancaster County’s dangerous dog ordinance is back on County Council’s agenda.
    Three years ago, the county passed a dangerous dog ordinance. Lancaster County Animal Control Director Joel Hinson said, for the most part, a dog must first bite a person or other animal before it’s deemed dangerous.

  • Outreach Project director thanks community for support

    On behalf of the Lancaster County Outreach Project and Lancaster County Partners for Youth, I’d like to thank the community so much for whole-heartedly embracing the Outreach Project since it started two years ago.
    The Outreach Project exists to enhance the lives of abused and neglected children in our county, who are in foster care or under the supervision of the Department of Social Services in Lancaster County.