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Today's News

  • 'Cancer thing' inspires AJ student to pursue medical career

    KERSHAW - Surviving brain cancer can bring not only a big sense of relief, but it can also inspire one to pursue a higher calling.

    For Riketa Williams, 17, a senior at Andrew Jackson High School, that has certainly been the case.

    Williams will graduate with a nearly 4.0 grade point average from the school and will attend Converse College in the fall to major in biochemistry. She wants to eventually become an obstetrician/gynecologist.

  • Sally Deese cooks by faith

    Sally Deese sat beneath the giant trees in her front yard on Monday that give her 40-acre Four Oaks Farm in the Camp Creek Community its name, watching two of her grandchildren play in a nearby swing.

  • Give some serious thought to 60/40 split

    It’s not rocket science. If you clearcut the land, build multi-housing developments and move people in, you are going to increase the need for services. Those services include adequate infrastructure – roads, utilities, etc. – more law enforcement and emergency medical services.

    And it’s a good bet that many of those moving into the new housing developments are children, children who need to be educated – in our schools that are already bursting at the seams.

  • Playoff decides LCH title

    In one of the most exciting finishes in the 10-year history of the annual Lancaster Children’s Home Endowment golf tournament, former club champion Phillip Knezevich and his partner Steve Hoke captured the  title.Knezevich, a former Lancaster High golf standout who is also a top golfer at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, teamed with Hoke to shoot a two-day total of 132,Knezevich-Hoke posted a 64 on Saturday and shot a 68 on Sunday.The eventual victors had to beat the team of Scott Caskey and Tim Beckham in a four-hole playoff.

  • Air show delights crowds with tricks, vintage aircraft

    The 2008 Palmetto Thunder Air Show at McWhirter Airfield at the Lancaster County Airport on Saturday and Sunday featured gravity-defying feats of aviation.

    It was one trick after another and the pilots made these thrilling displays look like a cakewalk.

    The aerobatics of the Red Eagle team was a coordinated series of timed "near misses" and other crazy upside-down stunts.

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  • Post 31 takes two wins in Dalzell tournament

    Lancaster Post 31 captured two wins in the Dalzell Preseason Legion baseball tournament, downing host Dalzell-Shaw 17-7 in five inning and Bishopville 8-4.

  • Crate late models spark LMS racing

    Under Carolina blue skies, fans began filling the stands Saturday at Lancaster Speedway to witness some of the best local crate late model talent.

  • Willis posts ace at Waynesville

    Lancaster native Pat Willis recently carded a hole-in-one while playing the Dogwood Course at the Waynesville Country Club in Waynesville, N.C.

  • Fire destroys Kershaw business

    KERSHAW – A fire destroyed Brenda Kay's Catering Cafe on Main Street in Kershaw on Tuesday.

    The fire was reported about 9 p.m.

    Firefighters from Kershaw, Heath Springs, Flat Creek, Pleasant Hill, Rich Hill, the city of Lancaster, as well as Buffalo, Mount Pisgah and West Mill in Kershaw County, responded to the scene.

    The city of Lancaster's ladder truck played a central role in fighting the fire. Tanker trucks formed a water bergaide with the ladder truck.

    A crowd formed to watch as firefighters fought the fire in the downtown area.

  • Miller touts experience, passion and work ethic

    Recently, I received a mailer from my Republican opponent. It was excellently prepared, and was an example of the value in hiring professional campaign management.

    As a fiscally conservative Republican, I chose not to expend my resources for this style of campaigning. I write my own material, without the aid of experts and express my own thoughts and feelings on the subjects I address.