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Today's News

  • Flynn to play for Patriots

    FLORENCE – Former Buford High School baseball star Evan Flynn, who played the last two seasons at the University of South Carolina Lancaster, is among the 11 newcomers at Francis Marion University announced by Patriots baseball coach Art Inabinet.

    Flynn, a right-handed pitcher at 5-10, 176 pounds, comes to FMU after two years in the  Lancers program.

  • Fort Lawn man arrested for felony DUI after crash

    Landmark News Service

    The S.C. Highway Patrol has charged Fred Coulter, 52, of Fort Lawn with felony DUI with great bodily injury, according to jail records at the Chester County Detention Center.
    Troopers say Coulter, the driver of an 1995 SUV, collided with a 2007 Honda motorcycle driven by Jeffery Cox, 27, of Chester about 5:45 p.m. June 23 on Lazy H Road. Cox was injured in the collision.

  • Springs Close Foundation awards $580K in grants

    From release
    The Springs Close Foundation announced grants totaling $580,310 to 22 agencies and organizations helping local citizens who need basic services and emergency aid such as food, medical assistance, shelter and early childhood education.

  • Old Kershaw water tank leaking a bit

    KERSHAW – There’s a slight leak in the water tank on Floyd Street.
    And it’s going be fixed. It’s just a question of when.
    The repair delay has nothing to do with costs. The leak won’t be fixed until the new water tower built near the city cemetery is put into service.
    “We can’t repair it until the other tank is online because it would reduce water pressure on the western side of town,” said Mitch Lucas, Kershaw town administrator.

  • Habitat for Humanity plans to open Lancaster re-sale store

    If you need a new living room suit or kitchen sink and don’t want to pay full retail price, you are in luck! Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County is planning to open a re-sale store in the near future.
    According to Habitat Executive Director Nita Brown, an old building has been donated for the project, and once the building-permit process is completed, remodeling will begin. The re-sale store will be a smaller-scale version of the branded Habitat Re-Store and will be open on restricted days and hours until enough volunteers are found to operate it.

  • Burglary at Christian Services solved with walk-in confession

    A Lancaster man has been charged with burglarizing a Christian charity and a dog-grooming business last weekend, after he walked into the police department and confessed to one of the crimes.
    James Matthew Alman, 48, was arrested on two counts of second-degree burglary in connection with break-ins at
    the Christian Services thrift shop and Bubbles and Blades dog grooming, both on Great Falls Highway, according to a statement released Wednesday by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • LHS, Kershaw Elementary get home-grown principals

    The school board this week selected two Lancaster County natives as the new principals for Lancaster High School and Kershaw Elementary.
    Rosalyn Mood, who has been serving as interim principal at LHS since longtime Principal Joe Keenan retired, was named principal of the county’s largest school.
    And Kelli Farmer, a Heath Springs native who has been working in Greenville County, will come back home to lead Kershaw Elementary.
    Both were approved by the school board at Tuesday night’s meeting.

  • 15 charged in big drug roundup

    After a three-month investigation, nine suspects were rounded up Thursday on drug-distribution charges, and six more were being sought in a countywide sweep by sheriff’s office drug task force members, investigators and deputies.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Barfield said the charges stemmed from drug transactions monitored by task force agents since April, based in part on intelligence from confidential informants and citizen tips.
    The transactions involved heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana and other illegal drugs.

  • Pancakes & Politics

    Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service

    RICHBURG – The pancakes were hot, and so were the political opinions.
    Todd Piro, a field reporter for the Fox News morning program “Fox & Friends,” came to the bustling Country Omelet on Wednesday to sample owner Scott Hill’s pancakes and some local political views.

  • Drive-by double murder

    Three men were shot, two fatally, in a drive-by shooting Thursday night at Palmetto Place Apartments on Pardue Street in Lancaster.
    A fourth man is now jailed in connection with the case.
    Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant said 36-year-old Courtney Javon McCain turned himself in early Friday morning.
    He is charged with one count of accessory after the fact of murder and is awaiting a bond hearing.
    Police had been searching for McCain as a person of interest since late Thursday.