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Today's News

  • Kershaw calls meeting to discuss contamination

    KERSHAW – Kershaw’s attempt to get abandoned Springs Mills property declared a brownfield site is gaining traction.
    A community meeting to discuss health hazards stemming from the site is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kershaw’s Second Baptist Church.
    The town is applying for federal dollars from the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up the 9.1-acre eyesore, and the public meeting is part of the process.
    “We’re trying to get as many people involved as possible,” said Town Administrator Mitch Lucas.

  • Pension quirk forces town to up salaries for part-timers

    HEATH SPRINGS – Faced with the likelihood of losing the town’s five part-time employees, the Heath Springs Town Council voted Tuesday night to give them an across-the-board 9 percent pay raise.
    But hang on: that doesn’t mean the employees will be bringing home more money.
    It’s to offset the 9 percent contribution that the part-time workers must start paying into the state retirement system.

  • Addiction's deadly allure

    First of four parts
    Chad Carpenter overdosed on heroin only once, and he remembers precisely how it felt.
    He was 26, alone in his bedroom. His parents were only a few steps away, watching TV in their Lancaster home.
    He dumped his usual $30 ball of black-tar heroin into a spoon of water, flicked a lighter and melted it down. He strapped a belt around his arm, pulled the dark liquid into a syringe and shot it into his vein.

  • Sheriff seeks help in identifying woman’s body found near county line

    From release

    The York County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a young woman whose body was found at the county line Thursday off Doby’s Bridge Road.
    YCSO spokesman Trent Faris said workers at a water testing station found the body just before 10 a.m. in a rocky area near Sugar Creek.
    Faris said Thursday afternoon that it was still too early in what he called a “death investigation” to say if investigators suspect foul play or not.

  • Sistare takes Pigskin Picks top spot

    Lori Sistare “Bright” is shining brightest at the peak of the Pigskin Picks this week.

    Sistare’s 13-7 week vaulted her into first place ahead of sister picker Mandy Catoe, who slipped with an 11-9 showing.

    Catoe held a one-game edge, but Sistare shot to first.

    Sistare, an avid Gamecocks fan, was happy with the USC win, but savored it in splendid fashion as the Gamecocks held on to top Rocky Top with a 15-9 road win to give her the Picks lead.

  • Washington expecting solid bodybuilding show Saturday

    Kennett Washington sports high hopes about the third annual NGA Red Rose City Classic Natural Body Building competition Saturday at the Bundy Auditorium on the University of South Carolina Lancaster campus.

    The pro qualifier meet, hosted by Washington, a Lancaster native, will feature divisions for men, women, college students and children.

  • Lady Bruins’ Evans AAAA Upstate tourney medalist

    Lancaster High School senior golfer Baylee Evans, playing as an individual in the Class AAAA Upper State tournament, led the field as the medalist with a 75 on Monday at the Southern Oaks Golf Club in Easley.

    Evans, who earlier in the season finished in a tie for seventh at the High School Invitational by the Women’s South Carolina Golf Association in Beaufort with a 149 (74-75), carded a 37-38, which included two birdies.

  • IL’s Makowski plays hard

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School head football coach Horatio Blades can count on Warriors’ senior defensive lineman William Makowski because, as Blades said, he’s accountable.

    “William is one of the best kids I’ve ever been around,” Blades said. “He’s the epitome of a team player and doesn’t make excuses.

    “William has a lot of ‘want to’ in his play, “ Blades said.

  • Female body found off Doby’s Bridge Rd.

    The York County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case of a body found at the county line Thursday off Doby’s Bridge Road.
    Sheriff’s spokesman Trent Faris said workers at a water-testing station found the unidentified female’s body about noon in a rocky area near Sugar Creek.
    Faris said Thursday afternoon that it was still too early in what he called a “death investigation” to say if investigators suspect foul play or not.

  • Parking changes coming for both AJ schools

    The 186 parking spots in front of Andrew Jackson High are finding a new home because a multipurpose building is moving in.
    The land along U.S. 521 is being cleared to make 432 new parking spots.
    Lancaster County School District is using existing school property and 2.8 acres that was purchased for the new lot.
    “They’re still doing land-clearing and starting on some grading soon,” said David Small, LCSD facilities director. “It’s on schedule.”