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Today's News

  • Falling tree kills Buford woman

    At least one person was killed Thursday when a tree crushed a mobile home about 5 p.m. in the 4700 block of Pageland Highway, about a half-mile east of Buford Crossroads.
    “There is one confirmed fatality and the coroner’s office has been notified,” said Lancaster County Fire Marshall Stephen Blackwelder.

    Officials did not identify the victim by press time, but Patrick Burgess, 17, identified her as his grandmother, Coleen Burgess.

  • Lancaster man dies when truck hits Harley at beach

    A Lancaster man died Monday of injuries he received in a motorcycle accident in Myrtle Beach Saturday. 

    The Horry County Coroner’s Office said James Starnes, 50, died at Grand Strand Medical Center Monday afternoon from “multiple trauma” sustained in the accident.

  • House update: Bills on HOAs, school funding move forward

    As we get closer to the end of the legislative session, I am glad to report that legislation affecting House District 45 has begun to move through the General Assembly. I wanted to give you an update on these three issues: homeowners association reform,  public education funding and school choice.

    HOA reform

  • Column: We won’t defeat terrorists under normal rules of war

    As Westerners, most of us will probably never understand the mentality of terrorists. Nor will we accept their actions. The perversion of a religion seems to be the root cause of so many of these acts around the world.
    Charismatic speakers reach out and touch the lost people of a society. These sad individuals are so desperate for something to give meaning to their lives that they are willing to sacrifice those same lives for the “greater glory,” as espoused by these evil leaders.

  • All hands on deck

    The new Shrimp Boat at Buford Crossroads opened last week to an overwhelming response from patrons that left the owners and employees both astonished and bone tired.

    Much of the time, the parking lot was packed with a line of customers that snaked from the front door to the cash register for those wanting some of the best fried chicken around.

  • Devotional book links hunting to spirituality

    Kayla Vaughn
    The Lancaster News

    Michael Anderson of Kershaw was sitting in a deer stand when he received a text message from a friend, asking had he ever thought of writing a devotional for deer-hunters.
    He began writing in December and finished his book, “Deeper Woods,” in about two months.

  • Preserving the culture of the S.C. mill village

    Mark Manicone
    Columbia Voice

    Sherry Jaco has lived, worked and breathed all things in Columbia’s Olympia mill village. And for the last four years, she has been trying to preserve the history that’s on almost every street ­– the regulars, the locals, the characters woven into a neighborhood that give it life.

  • Watkins dominates in Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model race victory

    Ben Watkins captured the win in the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model race to highlight action at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.

    Watkins, the “Rock Hill Bad Boy,” and Timbo Mangum were on the front row after winning the heat races.

    The LSS fans were on their feet as these two Late Model drivers are two of LSS’s most popular drivers. Watkins, at the green flag, stormed to the lead, while Mangum, Brian Carswell, and Adam Yarbrough battled for second.

  • Riversweep needs volunteers for this Saturday

    From release

    Because of inclement weather, the Great Falls Riversweep date has been changed to this Saturday.
    Volunteers are still needed for the event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. The clean-up will primarily focus on the islands in Stumpy Pond and some of the bank area around the reservoir.
    The event’s sponsors include the Great Falls Home Town Association, Duke Energy, the Catawba Riverkeeper and Palmetto Pride.
    Volunteers will meet at Debutary Landing or Stumpy Pond Landing (Lancaster side).

  • Late-night wreck kills Great Falls man

    A Great Falls man died following a two-vehicle accident on S.C. 200 early Saturday morning, the S.C. Highway Patrol said.
    Killed in the 2:08 a.m. accident 2 miles south of Lancaster was Randolph Edward “Eddie” Lee, 56, the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office said.
    Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said the accident happened when Richard Lane Roberts, 44, of Lancaster, traveling north in a 1999 Chevrolet pickup, crossed the center line and struck Lee’s southbound 2005 Buick sedan head-on.