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Today's News

  • Hospitality tax draws crowd of supporters

    In a reversal of the usual script, a dozen passionate citizens urged the Lancaster County Council to raise their taxes at Monday night’s council meeting.
    The taxpayers showed up to support the proposed 2 percent hospitality tax to fund a centrally-located county sports complex with a gym, walking and cycling trails, and fields for baseball, soccer and football.

  • County schools celebrate Great Teaching

    Cheerful, rowdy teachers in matching outfits from all over Lancaster County kicked off the school year Tuesday morning during the annual Celebrate Great Teaching event.
    After a welcome from Superintendent Gene Moore, each school had the opportunity to show their school spirit.
    Erwin Elementary School won overall for their originality, costumes and 30 seconds of spirit. The Erwin staff was dressed as elves in red and green as they sang and threw fake snow in the air.

  • First day of school is in sight for Lancaster students

    School supplies are being purchased and floors are being waxed this week as summer comes to an end.
    The first day of school for most students is Monday – sixth and ninth graders have a half day Friday – and Lancaster County schools have their goals set for the year.
    Clinton Elementary School’s goal is to work with literacy and writing by embedding it into the curriculums for all classes, Principal Michelle Crosby said.

  • Kershaw woman dies in crash

    Kimberly Harrington
    Landmark News Service

    A Kershaw woman died before dawn Monday after the car she was driving was hit by an 18-wheeler on U.S. 601 near the Walmart Distribution Center in Pageland.
    Clara Wall, 55, was driving her 2016 Volkswagen east on Dove Sutton Road about 5:45 a.m. when she stopped at the stop sign at U.S. 601, said Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller.

  • Man charged with shooting into Central Avenue house

    A Monroe, N.C., man is jailed without bond after being charged with shooting up a home in the 700 block of Central Avenue on Friday night because he thought the person who had just shot him was inside it.
    Jackie Dewone Threatt Jr., 36, is charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling. There was a woman in the living room when Threatt allegedly opened fire.

  • Coming Events

    First responders to perform ‘A Camp Show’

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Youth Sunday

    New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 2393 New Hope Road, Heath Springs, will have Youth Sunday at 10 a.m. today. Church school begins at 9 a.m. The Rev. Daniel Reed will bring the message. Everyone is invited.

    Union Baptist homecoming

  • News Briefs

    I&R committee to meet

    The Lancaster County Infrastructure and Regulation Committee meeting is 4 p.m. Aug. 22 in the Lancaster County Council Conference Room of the County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St.

    County Council to meet

  • Column: ‘Right wing nut’? I actually prefer conservative kook

    I noticed two letters in Wednesday’s paper responding to one of my columns, and I wanted to share these thoughts with my critics.
    Neil Couch and Jim McManus take exception to my opinion, and I would just like to say that that is really all right. I even encourage them to continue. What I felt from them was both dislike and disagreement.

  • Column: New evidence that S.C. is changing

    In sports, the Gamecocks wear garnet and black, and Clemson wears orange and purple. In politics, South Carolina is red and deep red.
    These are self-evident truths. Things that just are.
    While the garnet and orange will probably last until the Second Coming, the red in South Carolina politics is changing – and changing faster than most folks think.