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Today's News

  • Construction-equipment school starts Lancaster classes Oct. 17

    For people looking for a job, a new kind of school is opening soon in Lancaster – Carolina Construction School, offering classes in heavy-equipment operation and commercial driver’s license certification.
    At a kickoff luncheon Aug. 19, more than 50 representatives from government agencies, utility companies, businesses and service groups gathered to hear more about the school’s plans.

  • CWI buys user for Lancaster plant’s wire

    Central Wire’s Lancaster plant just got an additional guaranteed customer for its products, through an acquisition by its Canadian-based parent company.
    The Lancaster facility, at 1552 Cedar Pines Lake Road, manufactures single-strand wire. Central Wire Industries has bought Indiana-based Sanlo Inc., which manufactures stainless and galvanized strand wire. Sanlo strands single-end wire into rope or cable.

  • 2 Kershaw water projects on tap

    KERSHAW – With all the regulatory hoops jumped through, construction will start soon on two utility projects linking Kershaw’s water system to Haile Gold Mine.
    Those projects – running a 12-inch water line along Church Street to the mine property and building a 250,000-gallon water tank on the outskirts of town – should begin this fall. Once the work is complete, the town will have three water towers tied together.

  • KARE wins Fabric of the Community Award

    The Kershaw Area Resource Exchange (KARE) was honored as the 2016 Lancaster County recipient of the Springs Close Foundation Fabric of the Community Award on Aug. 24.
    The awards luncheon was held in the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. The foundation honors one nonprofit agency and one individual in Chester, Lancaster and York counties for exemplary service to the community. The winners receive a $10,000 check and a special Fabric of the Community sculpture made by local artist Bob Doster.

  • Senate candidate brings out the long-guns in Lancaster

    U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Bill Bledsoe visited Lancaster Saturday and held a “long-gun rally” on Main Street in front of the county courthouse.
    The stop was one of several such rallies the Spartanburg veterinarian is holding at courthouses across the state as the U.S. Senate candidate of the Libertarian and Constitution parties.
    Saturday’s noon rally drew only a handful of people, most of whom attended with their rifles strapped over their shoulders.

  • New school will keep ILHS name

    Since Lancaster County school officials first started talking about building a new high school in the Panhandle, they’ve been calling it the new Indian Land high school.
    Now they’ve made it official. The new school, 5 miles farther south on U.S. 521 than the facility it replaces, will keep the name Indian Land High School, said David Knight, the school district’s public information director.
    The elementary and high school locations have sparked a bit of talk about what should and should not be called Indian Land.

  • Captain’s Galley closes after 22 years

    After operating for 22 years, Captain’s Galley restaurant on S.C. 9 Bypass West closed its doors at the end of Monday night’s shift, said manager Danny Zios.
    Leah Mathis, office manager at the company’s headquarters in Statesville, N.C., said it was a corporate decision to close the Lancaster location. She said the owners were unavailable to speak about the closing.
    The company has eight other restaurants around the Carolinas.
    The Lancaster location had 30 employees, who were told Monday night about the closing.

  • 5 house fires in 4 days

    A fatal blaze in the Antioch community Friday evening turned out to be the first of five house fires over four days that displaced at least 17 residents.
    Lancaster County Fire Marshall Stephen Blackwelder said it was “a fluke” to have so many fires in such a short time span. None were related to each other, and all are believed to have had “legitimate” causes, he said.
    “It was just our week to have it handed to us,” Blackwelder said. “It’s cyclical. We’ll go for weeks without anything.

  • Schools target $16M federal grant

    Local officials have their sights set on a federal Promise Neighborhood grant of up to $16 million that would radically improve the lives of children in the beleaguered Clinton Elementary School attendance zone.
    The Lancaster County School District is partnering with Lancaster County First Steps, the S.C. Department of Social Services, the University of South Carolina Lancaster and others to go after the funding, which must be applied for by Sept. 6.

  • Kelly - Capps Wedding

    Sarah Elizabeth Kelly of Tega Cay and Steven “Ryan” Capps of Rock Hill were married June 25, 2016, at The Dairy Barn in Fort Mill by the Rev. Joel McMakin.
    The bride is the daughter of Steve and Leslie Kelly of Tega Cay. She is the granddaughter of Hazel Bolton of Leesburg, Ga., and the late Robert Bolton Sr., the late Helen Kelly and the late Earl Kelly.