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Today's News

  • Stingers sign AJ's Phillips

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers’ softball connection to Florence-Darlington Tech added another solid link Monday afternoon.

  • Replace smoke detector batteries when you fall back

    A smoke detector doubles your chances of surviving a home fire, but only if it works.  That’s why the Lancaster County Fire Chiefs Association is reminding residents to change the batteries in their smoke detectors this weekend to coincide with the 2 a.m.

  • Thomas: Former Continental workers should have say

    County Council unanimously approved first reading Monday night to approve a fee-in-lieu of taxes agreement with MacMillan Investments.

    MacMillan Investments is likely better known for its lease to a corporate headquarters for Continental Tire. MacMillan Investments is part of Springland and Forsite Development.

    Continental Tire will move 300 employees to a 75,000-square-foot building at McMillan Business Park on S.C. 160, a $10 million investment. Contractors have finished grading, and construction is expected to be completed in early 2009,

  • Love always trumps a good chaw

    In my heyday, (the early 1950s), I was a real football hotshot in the making for the Lancaster High School, or so I thought. However, some of my former Blue Hurricanes classmates will probably refute the notion that I was anyone’s gridiron hero, so I had best not brag too much about my football prowess. Why, you ask? Because nothing is worse than  being exposed.  You know, it’s sorta like loosing your swim trucks while coming through the underwater gate at the old Springs Swimming Pool. Now, back in the o

  • Spurrier: Gamecocks going to keep fighting

    FORT LAWN – The University of South Carolina football team’s slide to cap the 2007 season hasn’t diminished coach Steve Spurrier’s hopes for the Gamecock football program.

  • AJ Vols claim playoff openers: IL girls win

    Andrew Jackson rolled to an impressive 8-0 win over Loris in the opening round of the Class AA Lower State soccer playoffs on Tuesday. The 18-1 Vols' lopsided win sends AJ to a second-round home match against Barnwell on Thursday. Barnwell downed Buford in an opening round playoff match. Jason Faile led the Vols with three goals and Oliver Wall netted two goals. Cory Gardner, O'marr Truesdale and William Bridges each added one goal. Gardner had an assist as did Tyler Stroud.

  • Bond between Lavern Patterson and Renee Bohn goes beyond the call of duty

    Dr. Renee Bohn never considered the cards, letters and care packages she constantly sent to Sgt. Lavern Patterson in Iraq to be that big a deal. After all, Bohn said Patterson, who worked at Lancaster One Medical as a medical specialist, was part of her extended family. “I was just supporting my girl,” Bohn said. But when Patterson, a Kershaw native with the S.C.

  • No rain means LMS top night

    For the eighth straight week, clouds loomed over Lancaster Motor Speedway, again looking as if it would bring the dreaded word all race fans hate – rain. But Mother Nature relented and for the second straight week, the track got in a full event between brief showers. First up was the young guns. Starting on the front row were a pair of previous winners, Andrew Blackwood and Austin Baker.

  • Mitchum organized JROTC program at Lancaster High

    B.W. Mitchum is being remembered as someone who instilled discipline and motivated the people he was around.

    Mitchum, a retired U.S. Army colonel and JROTC instructor at Lancaster High School, died Monday. He was 80.

    Mitchum organized Lancaster High's JROTC program after he retired from the active Army, and served as the program's senior Army instructor for 18 years.

    Ernie Clyburn, a former Lancaster High principal, said Mitchum always pushed to make the JROTC program stronger.

  • Locals share thoughts about historic presidential election

    Barack Obama's win Tuesday night made a lot of people scream and shout, and some were brought to tears.

    Then there were others who watched the TV in amazement, pondering what this moment means for the United States.

    How did you react?

    Several locals chimed in on their thoughts about Obama's historic win and what they think his presidency will mean.

    Kenyell Harris said he believed Obama was going to win all along and felt proud when he was elected president.