Today's News

  • Woman asks for return of photos in stolen billfold

    Woman asks for return of photos in stolen billfold

    On Feb. 12, my billfold was stolen out of my purse at the Family Dollar Store in Kershaw at 513 S. Hampton St. My billfold was gray in color with two zippers on each side.

    The billfold and the money are really of no value to me. But the pictures of my family are my world.

    Since I lost my son in 1995, I have very little left of him except the pictures that were in my billfold.

  • Getting there was always half of the fun

    These days, we don't do very much advanced planning for an automobile trip. The Evanses just jump in the car and go.

    But, if the destination is new, we get out a road atlas or let the computer map it out for us in great detail.

    As a youngster, I didn't get to tag along on very many road adventures. Places like Ridgeway, Winnsboro or Charlotte were just about the only places of interest we visited. Those trips were mostly to shop for seasonal clothing or to check on relatives.

    However, I do recall one trip to Tampa to visit Momma's brothers.

  • York Co. group offers shelter organizers guidance

    The Interfaith Hospitality Network of shelters in York County has been helping the working poor with children for nine years.

    Now that some Lancaster County churches are trying to organize a network of homeless shelters, they're looking to the York County group for guidance.

    "We're proud to support Lancaster County," said Jennifer Coye, executive director of the Interfaith Hospitality Network in York County. "We've come down there to the community meetings to talk about how things work here."

  • County wrestlers quest for crowns

    Three county prep wrestling teams head to different mat locales this weekend, but their goals are the same.Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster teams launch state championship hopes in the individual high school wrestling championships.Indian Land and Lancaster will compete in Upper State meets for their respective classes. Buford ventures to the Lower State in launching its postseason grappling hopes.The tournaments open today and continue through Saturday.

  • Reliving the struggles, traditions of slavery

    Slavery frustrated and drained Kessie so much that she asked God to take her life away.

    She had been dragged from her homeland of Africa, brought to America on a ship and forced into life as a slave. Through the process, she was separated from her family and doubted if she would ever see them again.

    Kessie's frequent loud calls to God and emotional hymns represented the pain she had been feeling for a long time.

    She and other slaves were often whipped by their masters, leaving blood running from their backs and mouths. She wondered if life could get any worse.

  • Early run keys Cats by Vols

    DILLON - The first period had a lasting impact on Dillon High School's 68-51 win over Andrew Jackson in the opening round of the Class AA Lower State basketball playoffs Wednesday night.

    The Wildcats, boosted by a 15-1 start, built a 22-6 first-quarter lead on the way to the 17-point win over the Volunteers.

  • Colonial banquet set for March 1

    GREAT FALLS - Come celebrate the Colonial period in upstate South Carolina at the sixth annual Colonial banquet, sponsored by the Great Falls Home Town Association.

    This sixth annual banquet and auction will be held March 1 at the Great Falls War Memorial Building to benefit the Battle of Beckhamville re-enactment and the work of the GFHTA. The event will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

  • Students tune in to Radio

    INDIAN LAND – Chants of "Radio" poured from the bleachers as James Kennedy entered the Indian Land High School gymnasium.

    The atmosphere was that of a rock star making his way on stage.

    Kennedy, who's better known by the nickname Radio, became a national icon after his life story was depicted in a feature film.

    Indian Land High seniors were pumped to see him and hear his story when he visited the school Tuesday.

  • Red Cross lays off workers

    Three part-time Lancaster County American Red Cross workers no longer have jobs after the chapter announced a merger with the York and Chester County chapter last week.

    Sherry Archie, board chairwoman of the Lancaster chapter, confirmed Wednesday that the three positions were cut from the local chapter.

    "It's just part of working through this transition period," Archie said. "Their employment had to end as a cost-saving factor."

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