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Today's News

  • Family grateful for law officers monument

    We would like to thank the Raos, the Lancaster County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Committee, the sponsors and all who contributed to the law officers memorial in any way. We were so pleased with the memorial service and dedication on April 16 and honored that our dad, B. Frank Sowell’s name was placed on such a beautiful monument. Thank you all for such a wonderful tribute to these fallen officers.

    The Sowell family (Reba Sowell Hallman)

    Lancaster

  • Support Relay for Life Friday

    Lancaster County is known as a place where caring and giving people live. Those with even a slight hint of doubt about the citizens of Lancaster County need to be at Lancaster Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

    Your doubt will fade as the sun sinks and droves of people file in to continue to battle cancer.

    That’s when the annual Relay for Life unfolds. The stadium is spacious and that’s good because Relay draws a packed field as people from all walks of life gather to continue the fight to defeat cancer.

  • Vaughn dissents on referendum issue

    Most of County Council agreed to appoint a committee that will determine the needs of the county and write a bond referendum question for voters in the November election.

    Council passed a resolution at its April 7 meeting to form the Lancaster County capital projects sales tax commission. The vote was 6-1, with Councilman Bryan Vaughn voting against it.

    The committee will be made up of three members appointed by County Council and two from Lancaster City Council. The two members from City Council will appoint one more member, who will be from either Heath Springs or Kershaw.

  • Heath Springs streets look like landfills

    Something needs to be done about littering in the southern end of our town. I live in this part of town near the projects.

    Ride down these streets any time of day or night and you will see liquor bottles, beer bottles, diapers, marijuana bags, couches and mattresses strewn in ditches.

    After I got home from work Tuesday, someone had discarded a headboard in the ditch behind my home. A little way down the street are piles of trash and mattresses that have been there for months.

  • Founders’ commitment is evident

    More than 50 years ago, a man known as a philanthropist, textile magnate and World War II ace pilot wanted to help his employees come out from under the throes of finance companies high interest rates.

    Springs Mills owner Col. Elliott White Springs knew that many of his employees were borrowing money from finance companies that were “very prevalent and unregulated.”

    At that time, banks were not into consumer lending.

  • Coalition to hold town hall meeting

    Did you know that nearly three out of every 10 high school seniors in Lancaster County reported being drunk at least once in the last month?

    The Lancaster County Prevention Coalition, which conducts studies on underage drinking, is holding a town hall meeting Thursday in hopes of reducing those numbers.

    The Underage Drinking Prevention town hall meeting will be 6 p.m. at Lancaster High School auditorium. The community is invited to attend.

  • Lady Warriors win crown

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors captured the Conference III-A softball championship, topping McBee 2-1 in a special play-off at Andrew Jackson High School on Tuesday.Indian Land’s Paige Brugh drove home Kelsey Young with the winning run to lift IL.Kristin Campbell, 7-3, was the winner, allowing three hits and three walks.

  • Teamwork key in Partners for Youth tournament win

    Mason Barber said he enjoys playing in the annual Crenshaw Oil Company Partners for Youth golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.Barber probably likes the tournament a little more after he was a member of the winning foursome in the 17th tourney on Friday afternoon.“We love this tournament,” said Barber of Prosperity. “It’s a great event for a great cause.

  • Teen shoots another teen in leg

    A Lancaster teenager was shot after he and another teen were playing around with a gun on Friday, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.

    The teens' names are not being released because of their ages.

    Sheriff's office spokesman Tom Holland said the two teens were "messing around with a gun" on York Street, with one teen shooting the other in the leg.

    "That's the indication right now, that it was just accidental," Holland said Saturday.

    Sheriff's investigators and Lancaster Police Department detectives worked to interview witnesses Friday afternoon.

  • CCA students win awards

    Carolina Christian Academy has a statewide spelling bee champ and he isn't ready to stop competing anytime soon.

    Papa Odita-Honnah, a fourth-grader at CCA, recently finished first in the S.C. Association of Christian Schools' upstate spelling bee. He came in first place in the bee in 2007, as well.

    Odita-Honnah is just one of dozens of CCA students to participate in various statewide competitions last month.

    About 30 CCA students won awards in academic and fine arts contests sponsored by the Association of Christian Schools.