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Today's News

  • Operation Clean-Sweep targets 2 Kershaw streets

    KERSHAW – There’s nothing clandestine about Kershaw’s “Operation Clean-Sweep.” Its goal is to literally clean up the town’s two main streets this summer, from the north end to the south end.
    The work will include weed removal and sidewalk edging, as well as dirt removal along roadside curbing along Matson and Hampton streets.
    Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman said the town plans to spend about $10,000 on the cleanup.

  • Three auditor candidates face off at forum

    Among the 2016 Republican candidates participating in the 2016 Before You Vote Candidates Forum on Thursday evening at Indian Land’s Inspiration Ministries/CrossRidge auditorium were three candidates running for one of Lancaster County’s least-known elected positions – county auditor.
    Allen Blackmon, Suzette Connell Murphy and Susan Hunter Wallace all represent new blood for the office, as each seeks to fill the position of current Auditor Cheryl Morgan, who announced in January she would not seek re-election after more than 30 years.

  • Charges in Palmetto Place murder

    A man accused of shooting another man to death at Palmetto Place Apartments  last month surrendered to authorities over the weekend.
    The suspect, 28-year-old Rashad Demon “Shorty Cake” Johnson, of 408 Pardue St., turned himself in at the Lancaster County Detention Center at 12:19 a.m. Saturday.
    Johnson was wanted for the May 21 murder of Deangelo Markeith Kirk, 25, of 549 Gingercake Road. He is charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

  • IL to keep free use of Foxhole

    Lancaster County is finalizing a plan with Mecklenburg County to provide stickers to Indian Land residents that will allow them to continue using South Charlotte’s Foxhole Recycling Center at no charge until Indian Land’s new convenience center opens later this year.
    The agreement comes as the Mecklenburg Solid Waste Department prepares to implement a $50 annual “nonresident availability fee” July 1.

  • Missions Day event is Saturday

    The Citadel of Love Christian Fellowship in Lancaster is hosting an effort to raise awareness about poverty, homelessness and crime in Lancaster during its 2016 Missions Day event Saturday.
    Scheduled for 1-6:30 p.m. at 1789 Lynwood Ave., the event is intended to be an afternoon of cookouts, family-friendly activities, gospel music, preaching and presentations by various public safety departments and community organizations.

  • Born to write

    It's not unusual to spend the first day of summer vacation at Walmart with your family. It is unusual if you are holding a book-signing. It's even more unusual if you are 12.
    That is exactly how 12-year-old Christina Moses spent last Saturday. Surrounded by family and friends, she sat at a table selling and signing copies of her book, "Camp Sweet Tea – Adventures of Christina and Friends."
    She signed and sold over 30 books in the first hour of the four-hour event. By the end, the total was almost 60.

  • Lancaster native targets Food Network

    Chef Blair Mingo returns to his Charleston home after work.
    He drops three bags from a local farmer’s market on his kitchen counter and begins unloading the night’s dinner, reflecting on the day as he rolls out an onion and begins to chop.
    At work he gave about 35 tourists a cooking lesson with a little Lowcountry history. The Lancaster native works at Charleston Cooks, which sells high-end kitchen gear and teaches cooking lessons.

  • Monster Mini’s set for Saturday run at LSS

    Lancaster Super Speedway action was rained out Saturday night, but a special attraction is on tap this week after the May 28 postponement.
    LSS racing Saturday was halfway through the heat races when the rain came.
    Following the rain out, track officials are focusing on Saturday, June 4 when Lancaster Super Speedway is set to host one of the most popular series in the Carolinas, the Race Engineering Monster Mini’s 4-Cylinder Series.

  • Elliott says USC working for success

     The University of South Carolina Gamecocks’ football program isn’t dwelling on the past.
    USC posted a 3-9 mark last season, but Gamecocks’ offensive line coach Shawn Elliott says the future is bright for the SEC East team.
    Elliott, the guest speaker at the Lancaster County Gamecock Club spring meeting May 16 at the Catawba Fish Camp, said despite the tough campaign in 2015, the Gamecocks will benefit from the challenges they endured.

  • Four in final soccer poll

    Four Lancaster County high school soccer teams finished the season ranked in the final EurosportScoreboard state soccer polls.
    The EurosportScoreboard is the scoreboard for S.C. scores and updates on soccer teams.
    Both Indian Land teams capped the season with a top three ranking in Class AA soccer.
    The Indian Land High School boys of veteran coach Adam Cole finished No. 2 in the final Class AA boys state poll.
    The Warriors, who were 17-6 on the season, fell to Bishop England for the Class AA boys state title May 13 at Irmo High School.