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Today's News

  • Senior Shield program seeks to protect South Carolina seniors from fraud, scams

    COLUMBIA – Senior Shield, a new program created to protect senior citizens from fraud and scams, has been launched in South Carolina.

  • Habitat for Humanity gains new director

    When a friend told Traci Carnes Watterson about the need for an executive director at the Lancaster affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, she was immediately interested.

    Watterson, 34, of Buford, had been working for Bank of America in uptown Charlotte, but had always been interested in community service. So, she applied for the position and, after an interview process and approval by the board, became the executive director on Nov. 1.

  • Shekinah Word Center to honor pastor for 30 years in ministry

    Shekinah Word Center has slated a weekend full of events to honor its pastor, Apostle LeVerne Duncan Spears, who’s now been in the ministry for 30 years.

    The activities kick off 7 p.m. today with a musical celebration at the church at 1001 W. Meeting St. in Lancaster.

    A pastor’s banquet will be held 6 p.m. Saturday in Fort Mill at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1003 Steele St.

    Tickets for the event are $25 for adults and $10 for children 14 and younger. Supreme Seven, a gospel group from Tallahassee, Fla., will perform that night.

  • Good Will Ambassador: Clarence Witherspoon active in ‘everything’

    VAN WYCK – Clarence Witherspoon isn’t one to sit around.

    The Van Wyck resident works for the Budd Co. as a janitor at the Indian Land schools. He’s an active, lifelong member of White Oak AME Zion Church, where he serves as chairman of the trustee board, a class leader and president of the usher board. He’s also president of the Lancaster District ushers.

  • Man accused of threatening deputy

    HEATH SPRINGS – A Heath Springs man has been charged almost a year after he threatened to kill a  Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy and his family.

    Arkevus Jimon Cauthen, 21, of 201 Reeves St., Heath Springs, has been charged with malicious injury to property and threatening the life of a person or family of a public official, teacher or principal, a felony.

  • Man dies in house fire

    A 60-year-old man died Tuesday night after a fire broke out at his East Dunlap Street home.

    Lucious Waters was killed inside his home at 503 E. Dunlap St. some time after 8 p.m. Tuesday night. Neighbors across the street called the fire department around 8:20 p.m. and the Lancaster Fire Department responded about three minutes later.

    Lancaster County Fire Department Chief Chris Nunnery said the fire most likely started in Waters' bedroom and spread from there.

  • Back yard tranquility

    Most homeowners add a few features to personalize their yards and make them just a little different. Count Robert and Glenda Mungo among them. 

    So much so that their yard at 1651 Craig Farm Road caught the eye of Penny Bailey. Bailey represents the Green Gardeners on the Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs selection committee, which chooses the Yard of the Month.

    The committee chose the Mungos’ yard as Yard of the Month for November.

  • Lady Warriors' Hartley signs with Lander

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior softball player Alyssa Hartley has built a reputation as a tireless worker in her career on the diamond.

    That work ethic paid a major dividend Monday afternoon when Hartley signed a softball scholarship to play at Lander University in the Indian Land High School media center.

    “Alyssa drew a lot of attention over the summer from college scouts watching our games,” said Marci Turso of the Charlotte Cobras’ summer softball team which included Hartley. “Alyssa is the heart and soul of our team.

  • County quartet falls in Buford tournament

    The Buford Jackets’ Preseason boys basketball tournament saw all four county teams tumble in the opening round of play Monday.

    Eau Claire of Columbia rolled to a 70-59 win over Lancaster, Indian Land dropped a 60-50 loss to Lakewood High of Sumter, Lewisville edged Andrew Jackson 51-49 and Buford fell to Class AAAA foe Clover 54-32.

    Eau Claire opened a 44-31 lead on LHS at the half and stayed on top for the 11-point win.

    Dontell Riley led the Shamrocks with 21 points. EC led 49-38 after three periods with each team scoring 21 points in the final period.

  • County teams have tough night in Hardwood Classic’s second round

    KERSHAW – Lancaster County teams had a tough night in the second round of play in the Hardwood Classic at Andrew Jackson High School on Monday night.

    The Chester girls, who defeated Indian Land 40-26 in the opening round Saturday, rolled to a 75-50 win over the Lancaster Lady Bruins, who received a first-round bye Saturday.

    Chester led 17-14 after one period, but used a 29-7 second-quarter spurt to take a 46-21 lead on the way to the 25-point win.

    Chester led 58-35 after three periods.