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Today's News

  • Charlesboro, Heath Springs to host July 4 parades today

    Do you love a parade?

    Well, you're in luck today, as there will be two Fourth of July parades in the county – one in the Charlesboro community on Taxahaw Road and the other in downtown Heath Springs.

    The Charlesboro parade starts at 10:30 a.m. in front of New Haven Baptist Church and runs one mile to the Charlesboro Fire Station.

    The only requirement to participate in the parade is to display an American flag for entry.

  • Program gives Heath Springs seniors something to do in the afternoons

    HEATH SPRINGS – Senior Hilda Phillips is thankful that GoldenCare Adult Day Care is now coordinating an afternoon program at the Heath Springs Senior Center.

    If it didn't have it, Phillips said she'd be at home napping or would be bored during the afternoons.

    "I just like all the activities here and the friendliness," she said.

    Margaret Robinson is also pleased that GoldenCare is offering the program. She said last week she plans to start attending it because she "wants to be sociable with people."

  • Taylor receives Navy's commendation medal

    Lt. Cmdr. Corey Taylor, an Indian Land High School graduate and 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, was recently awarded the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps’ Commendation Medal for his meritorious service while serving as the USS Shiloh’s engineering officer.The ship’s commanding officer, Capt. A.J.

  • Sharks win, cap unbeaten season

    The Lancaster County Sharks put the final touches on a unbeaten regular season, taking a 459-77 win over the Kershaw Stingrays on Monday at the Kershaw Pool.The Sharks had plenty of help in taking the swim win as Gracie Scott, Pagan Glenn, Jonah Faile, Kaylen Thorne and Cody Brown each posted four firsts in the individual competition.Tyler Digh and Elizabeth Catoe each registered three wins.

  • Belles win district crown

    The Lancaster Southern Belles softball stars are headed back to the state tournament to defend their state crown.Lancaster, rebounding from a first-round 6-5 loss to Union, earned its revenge and the District II championship with a 12-0 win over the Union all-stars on Monday night in Chester.Lancaster scored at least one run in every inning but one on the way to the shutout victory.Right-hander Jena Hallman, who worked five innings, hurled a four-hitter and fanned six. She walked two. Hallman, for the tournament, was 2-0 with 12 strikeouts.

  • AAA stars earn district berth

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars, on the heels of a thrilling win, are bound for the Dixie Youth district tournament.The AAA stars, who went 3-0 in the double-elimination sub-district tournament, captured the championship with a 5-4 win over Union National at the Chester County Complex.The AAA stars’ crown sends them to the Dixie Youth district tournament in Union where play opens Monday at 8 p.m.

  • Knight became policeman because 'he wanted to help people'

    It’s a pleasant evening and he agrees to take his granddaughter on a bike ride. She’s only 9 years old and not allowed to ride by herself – it’s not safe. Minutes later tires squeal, a car flips and decisions are made. Their lives will never, ever be the same.

    When Ray Knight was asked during the interview process at the Lancaster Police Department in 1985 why he wanted to be a policeman he said what a lot of people say.

  • Post 31 juniors split twin bill with Gaffney

    The Lancaster Post 31 American Legion junior baseball team split a home twin bill to cap regular-season play Tuesday night at Eggleton Field.P-31, 11-7, 10-4, opened the twin bill with a 13-3 win over Gaffney, but the visitors turned the tables in the nightcap with a 6-4 win.In the opener, which was scheduled for seven innings, Lancaster closed out the win in six innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.Dillon Hydrick, who had two hits, scored three runs and three runs batted in, sealed the verdict as he stole home for the final run in the bottom of the six

  • Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks displays

    Looking for some Fourth of July fireworks? You won’t have to look far. From neighborhood gatherings to professional fireworks shows, there’s plenty of fun nearby. Here are some area events:– Rock Hill is hosting Red, White and Boom at 5:30 p.m. July 3 at the Old Town Amphitheater on Black Street. The Heavy Sandwich and Sticky Fingers bands will perform until the fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. There will be a children’s area and refreshments.

  • Exploring gold mine is worth the effort

    Squatting in a gentle-flowing stream. Sifting the gravel in a pan ever so slightly until the small shiny flecks became visible. That’s how it began. Gold fever.

    Before the California gold rush it began right here in Lancaster County. Just three miles north of the town of Kershaw, Col. Benjamin Haile found just enough of the shiny flecks to seek out their source. The year was 1827. According to local historian Louise Pettus, in 1828, Haile sent a shipment of gold to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia – the first domestic gold sent outside South Carolina.