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Today's News

  • Kershaw OKs funds for fire station improvements

    KERSHAW - The Kershaw Fire Department building will get an improvement that's been on its wish list for five years.

    Kershaw Town Council unanimously approved an extra $30,000 for a construction project the volunteer fire department devised in 2002 to make its bay floor safer and the building compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Bass quartet enjoys Breakfast with the Arts

    Neal Zarrelli didn't know whose idea it was to bring the National Symphony Orchestra's double bass quartet to the Lancaster County Council of the Arts Gallery for a Breakfast with the Arts performance, but they got it right.

    After hearing musicians Richard Barber, Paul DeNola, Ira Gold and Jeffrey Weisner play a chamber music concert Tuesday morning, Zarrelli's stance on the effectiveness of the nation's capitol has changed somewhat.

  • Students meet the soldier they've sent care packages

    There appeared to be a strong connection between U.S. Army Spc. Gene Welch and the group of students he visited last Wednesday.

    As the Buford native spoke with a first-grade class at Clinton Elementary School, they listened intently.

    For them, it was good to finally see the person they had helped when he was a half a world away.

    Months ago, the class collected supplies to send to Welch, who served near Baghdad from last September to January. He was part of a platoon that cleared land and buildings, making sure they were safe for other soldiers to occupy.

  • Rape wins in SMC debut

    Former Lancaster High Bruins’ baseball standout Marc Rape hurled a shutout in his Spartanburg Methodist pitching debut on Tuesday.Rape, in a doubleheader with the Limestone junior varsity team, went six innings for his first win. The right-hander hurled a two-hitter in the 4-0 win.The win was the first half of a Pioneers’ sweep.Rape, who also played Legion baseball for Lancaster Post 31, was the Class A-AAAA MVP in the annual North-South All-Star baseball game at Myrtle Beach.LHS went 18-11 and earned a No.

  • Red Cross merges Lancaster with York, Chester chapter

    The Lancaster County Chapter of the American Red Cross has merged with the York and Chester county chapters to form the Upper Palmetto Chapter.

    Teresa Ackerman, executive director of the local chapter, acknowledged that the local chapter has struggled financially in recent years. Being part of a larger chapter will help meet national headquarters' fundraising expectations, she said.

    The goal for a local chapter is always to be self-sufficient, she said Friday after the merger was announced.

  • Cole to seek District 3 seat on County Council

    Buford native and resident Cotton Cole announced his candidacy for the District 3 seat on Lancaster County Council on Thursday, promising to be a "voice for the district."

    "I'm told we need a voice for the District 3, someone who will speak up," said Cole, 52, who will run as a Democrat.

    He said he'll represent the district's interests first and those of Lancaster County second. Wesley Grier, a Republican, now holds the seat.

  • Rucker, South swap revenge wins

    Roundball revenge highlighted play in the packed Lancaster High School gym on Thursday night when middle school rivals A.R.

  • Teams launch playoff hopes

    Lancaster County high school basketball teams open the playoffs this week.A trio of county girls teams launch play Tuesday night.Indian Land, the defending Class A Upstate champ, opens defense of its title as it treks to Calhoun County for an opening round clash. IL is the third seed out of Conference III-A, while Calhoun County is the runner-up in Conference IV-A. The IL vs. Calhoun County winner advances to face the Calhoun Falls vs.

  • Students show they care

    All of the cans that Clinton Elementary School first-graders brought in produced a total that made their teachers proud.

    The school's first grade classes collected canned goods as part of a nationwide food drive called the "Souper" Bowl of Caring. The drive started about two weeks ago and wrapped up Feb 11.

    The cans will be donated to HOPE of Lancaster Inc.

    HOPE, which stands for Helping Other People Effectively, is a nonprofit agency that assists people with food and other expenses.

  • Lions - Foster signs with Coffeyville

    RICHBURG – Lewisville High School’s Dion Foster hopes to play football for Clemson or South Carolina one day. If he does, he’ll have taken the long road to one of his home-state universities.Foster signed Wednesday with Coffeyville Community College in Kansas. At one point, Foster was going to be placed in the school by Auburn, but decided against the move.“That lets me weigh by options,” Foster said. “I want to be able to look at Clemson or USC.