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Today's News

  • Evidence of forgery found floating in creek

    A Charlotte man is facing 28 felony counts of forgery in Lancaster County after local investigators found evidence of his crimes in a bottle floating in a creek.

    Lancaster County investigators have also prepared warrants against a Lancaster resident who they say helped the Charlotte man cash other forged checks.

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested William Randolph Umstead, 50, of Charlotte on April 13 at the Anson County, N.C., jail on 28 warrants for forgery.

  • School board OKs bond sale

    The Lancaster County school board met Tuesday night for the first time since the bond referendum passed last month, approving $199 million for school construction, safety and technology projects. 

    The board unanimously approved the resolutions to declare the results of the bond referendum and to allow the issuance and sale of the bonds.  

  • Relay for Life’s community of caring

    More than 200 cancer survivors were honored April 16 at the annual Relay for Life Survivor’s Luncheon at Covenant Baptist Church.  

    Debra Steen shared with an audience of cancer fighters and their supporters her story of struggle and survival in her husband’s fight against cancer. 

  • Harris takes foot care to Nigeria

    Dr. William Harris IV is a beloved husband, father, son and a podiatrist with Carolina Podiatry Group in Lancaster and Indian Land. Behind the persona of the soft-spoken bow-tie-wearing doctor beats the warm heart of a man of international good will.
    Only after being prompted by several of his patients did Dr. Harris agree to talk with me about his trip last year to Lagos, Nigeria, to train local health-care professionals.

  • Remember When: ‘Papa, act your age’ – Don’t want to quite yet

    Like a thief in the night, he came and messed stuff up.
    I began to notice little things, shortness of breath when bending down, but that didn’t last long after taking a short break. The breaks became more frequent, and walks around the yard became fewer.
    My doctor said my heart was good for a man of my age. I could have figured that one out all by myself.  Getting up real quick sometimes made me a might dizzy. Shucks, that happened bunches of times.

  • Buford Schools on 2-hour delay

    The Lancaster County School District has issued a 2 hour delay for Buford Elementary, Buford Middle and Buford High School due to power outages in the Buford area. All other schools will operate on the regular school schedule.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Family reunion

    The “Doc” and Emma Catoe Baker family reunion is 1 p.m. today at Gates Ford Community Building, S.C. 341 Southeast, Kershaw. Please bring a well-filled picnic basket. For details, call (803) 475-7224.

    Employability and computer classes begin May 2

    Free employability and computer classes will begin May 2 at Lancaster Adult Education/Literacy, 610 E. Meeting St. To register, call (803) 285-7660.

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Founder Day service

    Pleasant Dale Baptist Church, 133 S. Potter Road, will observe Founder Day beginning at 9 a.m. today with an old-fashioned gospel singing, followed by preaching with baptism at 10 a.m. and lunch. All members and former members are invited. 

    Sherwood Baptist homecoming

  • Column: Give Local: Fundraising goes digital

    One of my favorite children’s books is Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree,” which chronicles the life of a child growing up beside a tree.
    It is a story of how the tree provides for the boy throughout his lifetime. First the tree offers apples, then climbing branches, finally shade and rest for the older man as he reflects on his life. In this tale, the tree is the teacher or coach, the boy is the student. Viewed another way, the tree is the community, the boy its citizen.

  • Vols blank Jackets booters

    KERSHAW – Host Andrew Jackson won a defensive struggle to down county rival Buford, 2-0 on Thursday night at Volunteer Stadium.

    The match was the regular-season soccer finale for both county teams. BHS edged AJ, 3-2 in the first match this season. BHS came to AJ on a four-match winning streak, with second place in the region sowed up.

    The Jackets opened the week with a 5-0 win over Chester and then blanked Lewisville, 7-0.