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Today's News

  • Lancaster County stars open play in Central District tournaments

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Department will have six youth basketball teams in action this weekend.All six squads will be vying for the Central District championships Saturday.The 10-under girls team, coached by Derek Vick, travels to Forest Lake Park in Columbia to take on Fairfield County in a first-round game at 11:15 am.The 10-under boys have two teams traveling to Columbia and both will play at Trenholm Park.

  • Red Cross merger inevitable

    They are the first to help after a house fire. They are the first to help after a natural disaster. They provide training for lifeguards who watch our children in area pools.

    They are the staff and highly dedicated volunteers of the American Red Cross.

    They distribute food, clothing and shelter for those who have lost their homes through fire, flood, hurricanes and tornadoes.

    The Lancaster County Chapter of the American Red Cross has provided these services since 1917.

  • Man faces charges in fatal wreck

    Imagine getting a phone call that your sister was in a wreck and then having to go to the hospital to identify her body. Teresa Kinsey lived that nightmare over the weekend when her sister, Mary Beth Johnson, died from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident on S.C. 341 just south of Kershaw on Saturday. “I couldn’t believe it,” Kinsey said. “I thought it was just a crazy game, but it was real.”

  • Matt Blackwell Foundation awards five high school seniors scholarships

    Five Lancaster County high school seniors were spotlighted at the seventh annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Scholarship banquet Feb. 19 at the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    The five scholarship recipients included two from Lancaster High School –  Danielle Gainey and Steven Khoury. Blackwell Foundation Scholarships were also presented to Rebekah Bowers of Andrew Jackson High School, Nathan Folks of Indian Land High School and Taylor Threatt of Buford High School.

  • Siblings reflect on being among first blacks to attend BHS

    Peggy Wright-Porter said her experience at Buford High School in 1966 was more enjoyable than what some friends and family feared.

    Porter and her brothers, Roderick and Frederick Wright, were among the group of black students who desegregated the school that year. The Wrights, who lived in the Buford community, came over from Hillside Elementary and High School, an all-black school that served students mainly in the Heath Springs and Kershaw areas of the county.

  • Man rescued from burning home

    INDIAN LAND – An Indian Land man was taken to a North Carolina burn center after a fire broke out at his Henry Harris Road home late Tuesday morning.

    Fire departments were called to the fire at 11:14 a.m., said Stephen Blackwelder of Lancaster County Fire Service. Indian Land, Pleasant Valley, Fort Mill

     and Wesley Chapel, with 32 firefighters in all, responded to the fire. Lancaster County Fire Service officials also responded.

    The fire was reported by a neighbor who saw smoke and flames coming from the 57-year-old man’s house.

  • Chiropractor goes out on his own

    INDIAN LAND – Southern States Spine and Muscle Rehab has a new identity. It is now Carolina Chiropractic and Wellness.

    Owner Dr. Adam Cooper says the name change reflects his new ownership of the business, as well as its new offerings.

    The business first opened at its 8763 Charlotte Highway location in May 2004 and has grown along with the community. Originally a satellite location of Lancaster-based Southern States Spine and Muscle Rehab, the business became an independent entity in January.

  • Riverside Road rezoning closer to being finalized

    A Texas company is closer to developing 2,000 acres on Riverside Road.

    LGI Group has requested that its property be rezoned from heavy industrial to low-density residential, which allows for 1.5 homes per acre.

    Some County Council members believe developing the property for homes will help rejuvenate the Riverside Road area.

    Other councilmen think the property should remain heavy industrial in hopes that it will attract a manufacturing company – and jobs – to the county.

  • Feasting on God's word; inspiration, ingredients for Scripture Cake found in Bible verses

    No one knows when or where the idea for Scripture Cake came from, but its ingredients are rooted in Bible verses.

    The late Charlemae Hill Rollins believed it was so significant in her own life that she included the recipe for it in her book, "Christmas Gif': An Anthology of Christmas Poems, Songs and Stories, Written by and about Negroes."

    Disappointed that there were so few written resources about the Christmas traditions she learned as a child in Yazoo City, Miss., Rollins wrote the anthology in 1963 to pass along what she had learned from her grandmother, a slave.

  • Classic kicks off play Friday

    The first Rose City Soccer Classic kicks off play Friday at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

    The two-day-event, which involves all four county high school boys' teams, will continue Saturday with four matches on tap starting at 11 a.m.

    The Classic's opening match has tournament host Lancaster meeting Indian Land at 5:30 p.m. The second match of the opening night pits Conference VIII-AA foes Andrew Jackson against Buford at 7.

    Play opens Saturday with four matches on tap.