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Today's News

  • Town that loves trees is in for a shock

    KERSHAW – If the removal of a handful of 100-year-old oaks on North Matson and East Marion streets caused a near revolt earlier this year, Kershaw best get ready for all-out war.
    Mayor Mark Dorman told members of Kershaw Town Council on Monday night that soon scores of trees will be coming down. And just as with the other two incidents, it can’t be helped.
    Dorman said trees along Church Street must be cut down to run a 12-inch water line that will link Haile Gold Mine to the town’s water system.

  • Lancaster man tweeted child porn, charges say

    A Lancaster man has been charged with using Twitter to distribute child pornography and faces a potential 20-year prison term.
    Richard Allen Kampen, 56, of 604 N. Woodland Drive, was arrested Nov. 18 following an investigation by the S.C. attorney general’s office and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Offices as part of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC).  
    Kampen is charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years in prison on each count.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Christmas Home Tour Dec. 4

    The Lancaster Garden Club’s annual Christmas Home Tour is 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 4. The tour includes the following:

    - Jodi and Joey Franklin, 1765 Dean Lane, Heath Springs.

    - Peggy and Dwayne Hinson, 2941 Rocky River Road, Heath Springs.

    - Leslie and Dixon Parker, 1825 Dean Lane, Heath Springs.

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Christmas worship service

    Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road, will hold a special Christmas worship service with Faith, Hope and Victory Christian Church at 10:15 a.m. Dec. 4 in the Covenant Baptist Family Life Center. For details, call (803) 286-5683.

    1-day revival service Dec. 4

  • Column: Let’s not love S.C. rivers to death

    Recently, I was invited to speak to the Friends of the Edisto River and I met Hugo Krispyn, who lives on the headwaters of the North Fork of the Edisto. He wrote this about the dangers facing the Edisto and other S.C. rivers.

  • Column: Sometimes change is a business necessity

    I have heard it all my life. Change is inevitable. Change is constant.
    Many changes have taken place at The Lancaster News during my 31 years at the paper. Most of them you never noticed. Like when we switched from manually pasting up pages to producing them on computers. Or when we installed one piece of state-of-the-art equipment that reduced our press start-up time, and another that increased our color capacity throughout the paper.

  • Marcus Lattimore, Tahj Boyd meet with Rucker 8th graders

    Eighth-grade athletes from A.R. Rucker Middle School had the opportunity to hear from former college athletes and professionals during the Marcus Lattimore Foundation Leadership Academy in Columbia on Wednesday.

    “This was a great opportunity for these young men,” said Lamont Elder, A.R. Rucker’s athletic director. “They were able to hear about the reality of academics versus athletics.”

  • Reading railroad pulls into VW

    Ashley Lowrimore

    For The Lancaster News

    All aboard! On Nov. 13, the Van Wyck Community Development Club officially established its train-themed Little Free Library, the first of its kind in the Panhandle.  

  • Cox helps North in all-star win

    Staff Reports

    The North All-Stars earned a measure of revenge when the Upstate elite links team topped the South stars at the annual SCACA Girls’ North-South All-Star golf matches.

    The Ryder Cup style matches were played at Timberlake Country Club in Chapin on Nov. 12.

  • Rec soccer stars advance to state tourney

    Two Lancaster County Parks and Recreation all-star soccer teams are headed to the state tournament after winning Central District championships in Fort Mill earlier this month.

    The 12U county stars blanked Kershaw County, 9-0 to net a state bid in Sumter.

    Sergio Pavon paced the 12U stars with three goals. Jacob Starnes and Joshua Ramirez each tallied two goals.