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Today's News

  • Remember When: Counting on Blue Horse for a bicycle

    A brand new bike topped my want list. But the bombing of Pearl Harbor just about wiped me out of any hope to have a new bicycle, complete with battery, horn, headlight and custom luggage carrier.
    To this very day, I don’t really believe the government “froze” delivery on all the bicycles that Sears, Roebuck had in stock to help out the war effort.

  • Festival turns away 82 vendors

    This week’s Red Rose Festival will have 90 vendors, but would have attracted nearly twice that many if the event had a big enough footprint to accommodate them.
    Lancaster’s largest annual festival, in its seventh year, will take place Friday and Saturday along five Main Street blocks from Williams Street to Meeting Street.

  • Lady Jackets need one more win to be No. 1

    Buford needs one to be No. 1 on the Class AA softball diamond.
    The BHS Lady Jackets are a game away from a state softball crown after taking a 3-0 win over host Dillon in the Class AA state title series opener Monday ngiht.
    Buford scored three runs in the top of the sixth on two hits.
    BHS hurler Sydney Sullivan, who struck out nine and allowed one hit, held the Lady Wildcats the rest of the way to seal the win, Buford's seventh straight postseason shutout.

  • IL man charged with crushing Chihuahua

    An Indian Land man has been arrested after his roommate’s Chihuahua was crushed and nearly killed.
    Wilson Warner Cropp III, 29, of 7431 Sun Dance Drive, is charged with one count of ill treatment of animals, torture.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said Cropp’s roommate, Kelley Horne, came home from work about 7:25 a.m. and heard one of her two Chihuahuas, which had been locked in her bedroom, barking inside Cropp’s room.

  • SLED takes control of shelter probe

    The S.C. Law Enforcement Division has been called in to investigate allegations of wrongdoing at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter, County Administrator Steve Willis said Friday.
    The shelter will remain closed until SLED completes the investigation, Willis said.
    “If SLED finishes up by Monday, the shelter will reopen then. We have public works and animal-control officers from the sheriff’s office caring for the animals until it reopens,” he said.

  • Los Mariachis cited for alcohol violation

    The S.C. Law Enforcement Division has cited a local eatery for selling alcohol to minors.
    SLED spokesman Thom Berry said one of its alcohol enforcement team agents for the 6th Judicial Circuit cited Los Mariachis Restarante Mexicano, 1217 S.C. 9 Bypass West, on May 5 (Cinco de Mayo) for selling alcohol to minors.
    “A complaint was lodged with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, and our agent went in with some of theirs to check the business,” Berry said.
    The SLED agent issued one citation to a Los Mariachis patron for underage drinking.

  • Kershaw considers ‘splash pad’ at park

    KERSHAW – Stevens Park and Kershaw Recreation Center has rooms to rent, a bowling alley, playground equipment, a skate park, amphitheater, gazebo, walking trails and a swimming pool. A sand volleyball court is under construction.
    But there is a room for more and town officials are considering the notion of adding a splash-pad play area to the aquatic amenities, said town councilman Jody Connell.
    Connell said the idea was discussed during a March meeting with members of the Kershaw Community Park Council over future plans at Stevens Park.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    GAPS to meet

    The Greater Agape Parenting Single (GAPS) community meeting devoted to single mothers is 7 to 8 p.m. today in the Lancaster County Library Conference Room, 313 S. White St. For details, call Ms. Bufford at (803) 804-9022.

    Stumpy Pond paddle

  • Editor's Column: 2 sketchy guys exit a pickup truck

    I had never killed anyone before.
    The two men stepped out of their pickup truck after I stopped them for speeding. One reached inside his coat, pulled out a handgun and pointed it at me. I shot him a half dozen times from 10 feet away.
    The other man was moving toward me, and I saw his hands jerk. I shot him too, pulling the trigger as fast as I could until my sidearm was empty. By the time the last few shots hit the man, he was already on the ground.

  • Buford rules as gem of the Class AA diamond

    FLORENCE – Buford, on an overcast and misty evening, reigned supreme.

    The 24-5 Lady Jackets, bolstered by clutch play, captured their second state softball championship, taking a tough 2-1 win over Dillon High School for the Class AA state championship on a dank Friday night at the South Florence High School softball field.

    The one-run BHS win gave the Class AA Upper State champion Lady Jackets the state crown, taking the best-of-three series, 2-1.