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Today's News

  • Column: My pessimism about Congress keeps growing

    I have been watching the actions in Washington for the past several weeks with great interest and have come to some conclusions.
    First, regardless of how you feel about Donald Trump, he has been the catalyst to prove what we have suspected about our government – that we the people have very little control of the “government by the people.” We are the “sheeple” that are needed to justify career politicians’ existence.

  • Thwarted shoplifter tries Plan B

    Sometimes when the first plan doesn’t work, it pays to improvise.
    Two women walked into the Lowes home improvement store at U.S. 521 and S.C. 160 about noon July 22 and made their way to the lawn tool section, where one of them picked out a backpack blower priced at  $259, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
    The women then went to the garden-section exit, where one of them tried to leave with the blower, but was stopped by a cashier and told to go back inside the store to check out.

  • Sewage spill danger ends on Catawba

    The bacterial danger from a massive sewer spill into the Catawba River nearly three weeks ago has passed, S.C. environmental officials said Tuesday, but they urged ongoing caution among the river’s recreational users anytime there’s heavy rain.
    The state Department of Health and Environmental Control posted no-swimming notices at the Catawba Nation landing and Landsford Canal on July 15, the day after a 21-inch pipe ruptured and dumped untreated sewage into Kings Branch in Charlotte for 11 hours.

  • Pageland cops explain entering officer’s home

    Don Worthington
    Landmark News Service

    Pageland’s top two police officers, suspended with pay since early June, told state investigators they entered the home of an absent officer without permission because of their concerns about his alleged marital problems.

  • 2 charged in toddler’s shooting death

    A Lancaster woman and her boyfriend were arrested Tuesday after her 2-year-old son was fatally shot Monday evening at their home on East Dunlap Street.
    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office identified the child as Jacarion Antonio Gladden. He was pronounced dead from a single gunshot wound about 8 p.m. Monday at Springs Memorial Hospital.
    Toni Lashay Gladden, 26, and her boyfriend, Shazeem Tyrell Hayes, 18, both of 509 E. Dunlap St., were charged with unlawful conduct toward a child.

  • Heath Springs' mayor, 2 councilmen calling it quits

    It’s time for some turnover in Heath Springs’ municipal government.
    The three town council members whose terms end this year won’t seek reelection, and the other two are running for mayor.
    Mayor Ann Taylor and longtime at-large council members Ted Sowell and Mark Bridges will not file for their seats.
    “It’s gonna be interesting,” said Taylor, who has served as Heath Springs mayor since 1991.
    Taylor said she decided several months ago not to seek a new term.

  • Dominating Darlings!

    The Lancaster County Darlings all-stars are dominating on the diamond this week.
    The team continued their stellar play Monday night with a 10-6 win over Jena, La., in the Dixie Softball World Series at Sumter’s Patriot Park. The win left Lancaster’s 8U all-stars as the only unbeaten team in the double-elimination, 11-team field.
    Today could be World Series Championship day for Lancaster, as the tournament’s teams play their last games.

  • Cops investigate toddler's shooting death

    Grieving family and friends gathered outside Springs Memorial Hospital Monday night after a 2-year-old was fatally shot at a Lancaster home in the 500 block of East Dunlap Street.

    Lancaster County Coroner Karla Deese responded to SMH about 8 p.m. Just before midnight, her office issued a statement confirming the shooting death.

    At midday Tuesday, the coroner’s office identified the victim as Jacarion Antonio Gladden of Lancaster and said he died from a single gunshot wound. The coroner's investigation is continuing.

  • Darlings stars unbeaten to open Series play

    The Lancaster County Darlings stars, age 8U, are off to a dandy start in the Dixie Softball World Series at Patriot Park in Sumter.
    The Lancaster County Darlings stars, the 2017 S.C. state champion, opened the double-elimination tournament with three straight wins, including a 13-11 victory over Montgomery, Ala., on Sunday night.
    The Darlings, 14-0 in postseason play, bolted to a 9-3 lead on the Alabama state champion, but the Bama team rallied to take a 10-9 edge.
    Lancaster County rebounded to with four runs in the fourth inning to take a 13-10 lead.

  • Darlings stars 3-0 in Series play

    The Lancaster County Darlings stars, age 8U, are off to a dandy start in the Dixie Softball World Series at Patriot Park in Sumter.

    The Lancaster County Darlings stars, the 2017 S.C. state champion, opened the double-elimination tournament with three straight wins, including a 13-11 victory over Montgomery, Ala., on Sunday night.

    The Darlings, 14-0 in postseason play, bolted to a 9-3 lead on the Alabama state champion, but the Bama team rallied to take a 10-9 edge.

    Lancaster County rebounded to with four runs in the fourth inning to take a 13-10 lead.