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Today's News

  • Man loses up to $100K in scam

    An 89-year-old Kershaw man over the past nine months withdrew as much as $100,000 from his credit union and sent it to scammers who promised him millions in sweepstakes winnings, according to a sheriff’s report.
    The man’s daughter in New Jersey reported the crimes Sept. 7 after discovering during a visit that her father had been sending cash and numerous money orders to recipients overseas and in the United States.

  • $6 million in pledges for school initiative

    A coalition of Lancaster County partners has raised $6 million in local pledges and have applied for an equal amount in federal Promise Neighborhood grants to help kids growing up in the Clinton Elementary attendance zone.
    The application deadline, extended from the original Sept. 6 because of severe weather around the country, was Friday.
    Sharon Novinger, executive director for Lancaster County Partners for Youth, said she is excited after having completed the application. It took about two weeks to write the 80-page narrative.

  • Inspiration for our 650 first responders

    Lancaster County's United Methodist Churches have joined together to place the daily devotional book "Strength for Service" in the hands of every first responder in the county.
    This edition of the book, a collection of inspirational passages that Methodists first started sending out during World War II, includes the story of a Lancaster sheriff's deputy wounded in 2011.

  • McCorkle to sign book on Milt Chaney

    The Lancaster County Historical Commission is hosting local author and retired educator Don McCorkle for a presentation on his latest book, “Milt Chaney’s Tavern,” from 3 to 5 p.m. today in the Historic Lancaster Courthouse (circa 1825) at 100 N. Main St.
    McCorkle’s book is fiction based on local history. It tells the story of Chaney, a notorious innkeeper and a number of travelers who stayed at his tavern, never to be seen again.

  • Aspiring designer showing at Charlotte Fashion Week

    As a little girl, Teresa Jennette Faulk stripped her dolls down to their bare plastic skin and sat on the floor with her mom, armed with a sharp pair of scissors, a vivid imagination and pile of old clothes.
    Teresa could see the new clothes in her mind. Together, she and her mom cut scraps from their discarded wardrobe to make new, fashionable outfits for the dolls.  
    “I cared more about the clothes than the dolls,” Faulk recalls.

  • National Hunting and Fishing Day celebration Sept. 24

    Duke Energy’s World of Energy education center at Oconee Nuclear Station near Seneca will host a family event celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day  on Saturday, Sept. 24.

  • Poet brings creativity to middle schoolers

    A crowd of seventh graders sits enthralled as Glenis Redmond floods the room with passion and history, her animated voice and hands telling stories that spark their creativity.
    She scans their faces through red cat-eye glasses. She describes her 109-year-old grandmother, who smoked cigarettes and caught the long ashes in her hand when they fell.
    Poet Glenis Redmond visited South Middle School and the University of South Carolina Lancaster this week to give lessons and share her poetry with seventh grade students from Lancaster County schools.

  • Main Street! 5:15 a.m.! Be there!

    Lancaster’s F3 Nation workout group for men has expanded its Saturday daybreak workouts to Wednesdays on Main Street, and a women's group might be coming soon.
    Wednesday morning's turnout was 18, including five new to F3. They met in the Lancaster County Administrative Building parking lot at 5:15 a.m. for an hour-long workout.
    Jamie Jones, from F3 Rock Hill, led the workouts up and down Main Street. Jones, known as Apache to his F3 brothers, said the turnout exceeded his expectations.

  • Small drops out of school board race

    Lorenzo Small, a candidate for the District 2 Lancaster County school board seat, withdrew from the race Thursday, citing personal reasons.
     “I’ve come to the conclusion that the best way for me to serve the Lancaster community is solely focused on the role as pastor for Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church,” Small said. “My wife and I are currently heavily involved here in Lancaster County schools, especially Clinton Elementary, and we will continue to offer our services to the Lancaster County School District.”

  • VFDs snag $116K grant for high-tech radio gear

    Three Lancaster County volunteer fire departments have received a $116,005 federal grant to purchase radios compatible with the county’s new Radio System Project.
    The Assistance to Firefighters Grant will go to the McDonald Green, Bell Town and Gooches fire departments.
    The grant money will buy 11 mobile 800 megahertz radios for trucks and 26 portable radios, or walkie-talkies, for the three fire departments, said Darren Player, the county’s director of emergency management and fire service.