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Today's News

  • Lady Vols' Twitty signs with Lander

    KERSHAW – Karmen Twitty’s athletic scholarship signing Wednesday at Andrew Jackson High also etched the Lady Volunteers’ track standout in AJ sports history.Twitty, headed to Lander University to run cross country for the Lady Bearcats, became the first AJ Lady Vols’ track athlete to sign a scholarship, according to veteran Vols track coach Robert Lambert.“We’ve had a few others who were on the track team, but signed in other sports,” Lambert said.“This is a monumental step for our track program with Karme

  • Red Cross volunteer helps out after Alabama tornado

    INDIAN LAND - Mike Huffstetler began learning about emergency response as a 12-year-old Boy Scout. He went on to become an Eagle Scout, volunteered with Gaston County Emergency Management for 10 years and even saved a swimmer's life in the 1970s.

    "It's amazing how your training comes back right away," Huffstetler said of facing an emergency situation. He has taken first aid, CPR, Red Cross and FEMA courses.

  • County Council committee to revise noise ordinance

    After all the noise about concrete plants in Indian Land, and an outside study that suggests some of the plants are louder than they should be, Lancaster County Council has appointed a committee to study the issue.

    There are now four concrete plants in operation or close to operation at 521 Perimeter Commerce Park – MacLeod Construction, Concrete Supply Co., CEMEX and Blue Dot Readi-Mix.

    The industrial park is adjacent to the Brookchase and subdivisions.

    MacLeod was operating there years before Brookchase was built.

  • Are we doing enough to protect the river?

    First it was the Carolina heelsplitter.

    Now, Lancaster County can add the Catawba River to its endangered list, according to a river advocacy group.

    American Rivers released a report late last week that listed the Catawba – Lancaster County's entire western border – as the No. 1 most endangered river in the nation. Its main threat – outdated water supply management, according to the report.

  • Chamber moves into new home

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its move to new headquarters at 453 Colonial Ave. with an official grand opening and Business After Hours on Thursday.

    All chamber members and guests are invited. The event begins will begin with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony at 4:30 p.m.

    Food and refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes and tours of the offices offered. The event will end at 6:30 p.m.

  • Cureton to step down from post at Wisconsin university, to return to Lancaster

    RICHLAND CENTER, Wisc. – Dr. Deborah B. Cureton, campus executive officer and dean of the University of Wisconsin-Richland, will retire after the end of the current academic year and an event to honor her is planned for June 1.

    Cureton, who has headed the Richland Center UW campus since July 2001, plans to return to Lancaster to be closer to family.

    Cureton is the daughter of Jethro and Katie Brown of Lancaster. She is the former associate dean at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • Little Ben still comes out to play

    Thank goodness. The cold winter had ended and spring jumped straight into summer.

    School was out until fall. Now, with the daylight hours longer, we found ourselves playing outside awhile after darkness set in.

    Our days were filled with sunshine. You know, it's surprising how a bunch of boys can wake up so early when school is out.

    Why, only the day before, some of us decided that homemade scooters would be our next order of business and it was time to get to work.

  • Taylor Memorial June 14

    The fourth annual Jimmy Taylor Sr. Memorial golf tournament is June 14 at Bermuda Run Golf Club.

    Check in is at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served between 7 and 8 a.m. The Bermuda Run Golf Club is located east of Lancaster off S.C. 903.

    The registration deadline is May 24. The field is limited to the first 36 teams to register.

    The entry fee is $240 which includes four golfers, two Mulligans per golfer, four Jimmy Packs and dinner and awards ceremony. A Jimmy pack includes a ladies tee, closest to the pin and the long drive entry.

  • Man, 22, dies after cycle wreck

    Stephanie Carnes is trying to understand how her son's life was taken away so suddenly.

    Russell Cory Kennington, 22, died Wednesday from injuries he suffered Tuesday in a one-vehicle accident on Palmer Lloyd Road, just feet from his home.

    Kennington, who was riding a 2006 Yamaha motorcycle, was traveling east at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday when he ran off the right side of the road and was thrown into a wooded area, said Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

  • USCL program focuses on Native American studies

    Scholars from throughout the Southeast will gather at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster next week to add new dimensions to the campus' annual Native American Studies Week.

    The celebration, which looks at Native American history and culture in this area, will feature speakers from the Catawba Nation, the University of North Carolina, the University of South Carolina and Warren Wilson College.

    All events are free and open to the public.