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Today's News

  • AAA all-stars top Union, 16-0

    Staff Reports

    The Dixie Youth AAA National all-stars, ages 9-10, claimed the first win of the district tournament play in Union on Monday night.

    The Lancaster team defeated Union America, 16-0, in four innings, after implementing the mercy 10-run rule.

    There are four teams participating in the district play – Lancaster National, Union American, Lockhart and Clover.

  • Kershaw council gives first OK to rezone Bojangles' lot

    KERSHAW – In front of two opposing sides, Kershaw Town Council gave unanimous approval on first reading to rezone a Bojangles' restaurant parking lot Monday night.

    Before a packed audience at the Kershaw Recreation Center, council discussed the implications of approving the rezoning request from residential to the general commercial B-3 zone.

    The parking lot lies next to a handful of residential properties on Neal Street.

    The noise and trash that's been coming from the parking lot are already too much to bear, some residents said.

  • Man gets 30 years in killing

    PAGELAND – Gary Miles avoided a death sentence, but will spend the most of the next 30 years in prison for the death of a man whose body was found dumped near Heath Springs in 2006.

    Miles, 24, of Pageland, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter during a July 2 hearing in Chesterfield County.

    Miles also pleaded guilty to malicious injury to property under $1,000 for kicking out a windshield after Chesterfield County deputies arrested him Oct. 18, 2006.

  • Writer thanks supporters for Jerry Baker benefit

    Writer thanks supporters of Jerry Baker benefit

    I would like to thank everyone who came out to the benefit for Jerry Baker on June 28, 2008 at Camp Clyburn.

    A special thanks to my wife Wennie, my brother Roger, Preacher Mitchell Ingram and all the church ball teams that participated.

    I also thank Pastor Ingram, who got hurt during the ball game and said he would do it again next week if he could.

    Thank you to everyone.

    May God Bless you all.

  • Van Wyck native earns spot on 200-meter team

    Van Wyck native and Olympic medalist Shawn Crawford will get another shot at Olympic gold this summer.

    Crawford, 30, qualified for the Beijing Olympics in the 200-meter race at the Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore., on Sunday.

    Crawford had the best legal times in all of his heats.

    In the final race, he came in second by five-thousandths of a second. Three-time NCAA champion Walter Dix just beat out Crawford at the finish in 19.852 seconds. Crawford had 19.857. Wallace Spearmon also qualified for the Olympics with 19.90.

  • Dollar General coming to Heath Springs

    HEATH SPRINGS – The town of Heath Springs will welcome another business into its merchant ranks in the coming months.

    Dollar General has a store under construction on U.S. 521 North, about a mile north of downtown and across the street from S&G Mini-Mart. It should be completed in late summer or early fall. Carolina Retail Development Services is the contractor.

    "We are very excited about coming to Heath Springs," said company spokesperson Emily Weiss. "We think we can offer the people there a convenient shopping choice."

  • Medicare to test electronic personal health record in S.C.

    Question: With all of the technological advances today, I have been wondering why we are not able to keep up with our health care information and records on the Internet like we do with banking and bills. My wife and I take care of almost everything online since we learned how to do it, and I would love to see this as an option as well.

    Will this ever be an option for us in South Carolina?

  • First Citizens awards $250,000 to loan program

    First Citizens Bank has awarded $250,000 to a group that provides loans for local businesses.

    The bank announced last month that it was allocating funding to the Catawba Regional Development Corp.'s Community Development Financial Institutions Program.

    The CRDC helps meet the financial needs of businesses in Lancaster, York, Chester and Union counties through various types of loans. This is the fourth time First Citizens has provided funding to support the CRDC's initiative.

  • Slideshow! July 4th celebration slideshow!

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  • State denies $200,000 for IL library

    INDIAN LAND – It's back to the drawing board for the new Indian Land library.

    With less than six months to go before the library is scheduled to open, it still doesn't have the money it needs to pay for furnishings and books.

    Lancaster County Library Director Richard Band was hoping that a $200,000 grant from the state would help complete the new Del Webb Library at Indian Land, but recently learned that the library did not get the grant.