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Today's News

  • Kershaw to buy street sweeper

    KERSHAW – Cleaning and maintaining roads in Kershaw will be a lot easier now. 

    Town Council voted unanimously Monday to buy a used street sweeper. The equipment, which costs $29,000, will come from a supply company in Monroe, N.C., said Kershaw town Administration Tony Starnes. 

    This will be the town’s first street sweeper, which will remove dirt and debris from streets, as well as take up grass that grows over curbs. 

    The town’s current clean-up process is a lot more tedious. 

  • School board rolls back millage at meeting

    The Lancaster County school board amended this year's general fund budget during Tuesday night's monthly meeting, giving county property owners a small break on their taxes.

    Board members also heard an update on the district's safety and security measures.

    Prior to the budget amendment, Lancaster County property owners expected to pay a total of 140.5 mills worth of taxes this year toward Lancaster County School District's $70.5 million general fund budget, which was approved in June.

  • Double shooting leaves one dead, one injured

    Storm clouds rolled overhead as deputies strung a piece of yellow crime scene tape around a Kershaw street Wednesday afternoon.

    The scene, near the intersection of North Ingram and East Church streets, was chaotic, as investigators spoke with witnesses and a large crowd peered past patrol cars at the body of man lying in the street. A helicopter buzzed nearby. 

  • Coaches salute county prep football standouts

    An ace quintet of Lancaster County football players was recognized by the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association for stellar play in games from Sept. 16.

  • Jackets' Catledge gets physical

    If one wants to get physical with a member of the Buford High School football team, then look no further than senior two-way starter Scott Catledge.

    Catledge, a 5-10, 195-pounder, will tell you he relishes the hits.

  • Team nets two-shot win in McMackin tournament

     

       

    The winning foursome carded a two-shot win in the seventh annual Neil McMackin Memorial golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club last Friday.

  • Baker, Blackmon duel for Young Guns crown

     

       

    Andrew Baker vs Brandan Blackmon Young Guns V8 Points Championship To Be Decided On The Last Points Race Of The Year.

  • Good week for cause of good government

    I was sitting at my desk recently when I got a call I had long awaited: The city of Greenville had decided to post its spending details on its web site.

    It had been more than a year since I’d driven to Greenville to meet with Mayor Knox White and city staff to talk with them about posting their spending details online as part of a local government transparency initiative I had launched. The initiative encourages cities, towns and counties to give their constituents easy Internet access to information about how they are spending public funds.

  • Fall into fun at fall festival

    It’s almost show time for the sixth annual Fall into Fun festival in Indian Land.

    Saturday’s festival at Indian Land Middle School promises to be a lot of fun for everyone from toddlers to teens and older folks, all for a good cause. 

    This year’s event will raise funds for the Indian Land Rotary Club’s local projects, such as Del Webb Library programs, school media center materials, dictionaries for IL third-graders,  scholarships for local students and more. You can do your part by coming to the festival.  

  • Two shot in Kershaw

    One man has died and another was injured after a double shooting in Kershaw on Wednesday afternoon. 

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said Harry Edward Blakeney, 69, was killed after he was shot near the intersection of East Church and Ingram streets in what may have been a robbery. 

    Another man was also shot, but managed to drive away from the scene, Faile said. He was later met by sheriff’s deputies and flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment of his injuries.