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Today's News

  • Kershaw budget approved at $4 million

    KERSHAW – For the first time ever, the budget for the town of Kershaw will top $4 million next fiscal year.
    The current budget, which runs through June 30, is $3.9 million.
    As unanimously passed by town council Wednesday night, the 2017-18 budget raises the property tax millage rate to 82 mills from 77 mills in the current budget.

  • Spiritual summer

    It’s that time of year again! Kids of all ages are flocking to Lancaster County churches for food, fun and fellowship during Vacation Bible School.
    Churches in our area are offering VBS throughout the summer.
    Myra Boone has directed VBS at different churches for 10 years. Now a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church, she thinks it’s important for kids to participate in church programs like Bible school so they can “grow and learn” and “to make sure those kids who don’t know about Jesus learn about him.”

  • Getting testy down the stretch

    SCETV forum tonight
    South Carolina ETV will broadcast a 5th District candidate forum at 7:30 tonight featuring Democrat Archie Parnell, Republican Ralph Norman, David Kulma of the Green Party and Josh Thornton of the American Party. The moderator is Charles Bierbauer, dean of USC’s College of Information and Communications and a former CNN correspondent.

  • District 5 special election Tuesday

    Voters in the 5th Congressional District can cast absentee votes now or wait until the special election Tuesday, June 20, to replace Indian Land’s Mick Mulvaney in the U.S. House.
    Mulvaney’s seat became open when President Donald Trump appointed him director of his Office of Budget and Management.
    The candidates on the special election ballot will be:
    ◆ Libertarian Victor Kocher
    ◆ David Kulma with the Green Party
    ◆ Republican Ralph Norman
    ◆ Democrat Archie Parnell
    ◆ Josh Thornton with the American Party

  • 18-acre solar farm coming to Kershaw’s industrial park

    Kershaw’s industrial park likely will get its first tenant, after the town council voted unanimously Wednesday to allow a solar-panel farm to be built on 18 acres in Kershaw Commerce Park.
    Cypress Creek Renewables (CCR), a national provider of local solar farms, approached the town June 9 asking for a minimum of 18 acres to be leased for at least 20 years at $1,000 per acre per year. The deal will bring the town $360,000 over the life of the contract.

  • Animal advocates celebrate progress, forge partnerships

    Sun City animal lovers joined with county council members, an animal-welfare expert and Nutramax Laboratories on Wednesday and pledged to improve the lives of pets across the county and at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter.
    More than 60 people filled the Sun City Lake House meeting room Wednesday afternoon for the annual community meeting for two Sun City-based rescue groups – Lancaster Animal Shelter Supporters (LASS) and Wags and Whiskers.

  • City council votes for $33.9M budget

    Lancaster City Council passed first reading of its $33.9 million fiscal 2017-18 budget Tuesday.
    The vote was 6-0, with council member Tamara Green Garris absent due to an out-of-state family commitment.
    As written, the proposed budget raises the property tax millage rate to 178.5 from 176.4 in the current budget. The millage increase means an $8.40 property tax increase on a home in the city valued at $100,000 and assessed at 4 percent.

  • Weekend Recap: June 26, 2017

    Lancaster County School District will have a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the upcoming fiscal year’s $102 million budget before its approval. The meeting will be at the school district office, 300 S. Catawba Street, Lancaster. The board of trustees will vote on the budget at 6 p.m. after the public hearing. The monthly board meeting will follow at 7 p.m.

     

    Three Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Dixie Softball teams captured district championships in Camden to earn bids to the state tournament in Dillon on July 8.

  • Sports Briefs: June 25, 2017

    Trophy Night hoops June 30
    Friday Night Basketball will have Trophy Night on June 30 at the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Springdale Complex gym, 260 S. Plantation Road.
    Contests include a 3-point shootout, free throw challenge and 5-on-5 pickup tournament.
    Awards will be presented to winners of each contest as well as MVPs for the night. Age groups are 7-12 and the cost is $3 per person.
    Play begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9:45.

  • San Antonio Spurs draft Tigers’ Blossomgame

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    CLEMSON – Jaron Blossomgame was the 59th overall selection, the 29th pick of the second round, by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2017 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Thursday night.
    Blossomgame is the 28th player drafted in Clemson history, and the first since K.J. McDaniels went 32nd overall to the Philadelphia 76ers in 2014.
    Blossomgame is just the second Tiger to be drafted by the Spurs, as Chris Whitney was selected as the 47th overall pick by the organization in the 1993 NBA draft.