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Today's News

  • Ledbetter picnic-shelter fund reaches $26K goal

    The Terri Ledbetter Memorial Fund raised $10,000 this past Friday after a benefit concert at Immanuel Baptist Church.
    That money will be added to the $16,000 raised from past donations and fundraisers.  The dream of a covered, handicap-accessible picnic shelter will become a reality for Ledbetter’s friends at the Chester-Lancaster Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (CLDSN).
    Janice Steele, Terri’s mother, was overcome with joy Monday as the funds hit the goal.

  • Man accused of abusing children

    A Lancaster man faces child-abuse charges for incidents involving his 7-, 12- and 15-year-old children earlier this year.
    Randy Lorenzo McIlwain, 37, of 1446 Winthrop Ave., was arrested March 30 on three counts of cruelty/depravation to children.
    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report and warrants, McIlwain was arrested for offenses that occurred between Jan. 1 and March 30, including one in which investigators said he slapped his 7-year-old son, giving him a nosebleed.

  • Why are honey bees dying in their hives?

    Tom Hallman
    Clemson University

    TRAVELERS REST – With every scoop of bees Brad Cavin pours gently into a cardboard box, he brings science one step closer to unraveling the riddle of honey bee decline.
    At an apiary near the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Cavin gathered samples of honey bees – live ones, dead ones, their unborn brood and the pollen the bees collect – as he has from hives all across the Palmetto State this spring.

  • Train Hard, Eat Healthy: Tweaking ‘bad’ foods to make them better for your body

    When I first started learning about being healthy, I was a bit overwhelmed. It seemed as if there was always a “bad” way of doing things and a “good” way.
    It was crazy! If you eat this way, it’s better. If you eat that way, you will die. At the local bookstore were shelves upon shelves of weight loss books, healthy recipe books and personal development books – all claiming to be the “right” way.

  • Lancaster man dies in Chester jail

    A Lancaster man, Charles Thomas Minors, was found dead in a cell at the Chester County Detention Center after being arrested for DUI on Sunday.

  • Weekend Recap: May 22, 2017

    A Lancaster man was found dead in a cell at the Chester County Detention Center after being arrested for DUI on Sunday.

    According to an incident report from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, the man was brought to the detention center by a South Carolina Highway Patrolman at 5:40 p.m. Sunday. The report notes that the man was too intoxicated to be booked at that time and was put into a holding cell to sober up.

  • News Briefs

    County council meets May 22

    The Lancaster County Council meeting is 6 p.m. May 22 at the county administration building, 101 N. Main St.

    Republican Party to meet May 25

    The Lancaster County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. May 25 at Mike Williams Builders, 1351 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster. Discussion includes the upcoming election for the 5th Congressional District. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. For details, call (954) 821-4203.

  • Column: Ethics and image: What kind of state are we?

    After World War II, a fierce but civil rivalry developed between Birmingham and Atlanta as to which would become the unofficial “Capital of the South.”
    Founded in 1871, Birmingham was a coal and steel town with much of the ownership of the principal industries being in Pittsburgh and other Northern cities. The city’s symbol was and is a large statue of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and the forge. In 1950, the city’s population was 326,000.

  • BHS grads enjoy ovation from elementary students

    Buford Elementary students lined the halls Thursday morning as 73 of Buford High’s soon-to-be graduates walked through in their silky maroon caps and gowns.

    Nearly 720 wide-eyed elementary students applauded the seniors.

    “It was wonderful to see them light up,” said Mandi Budd, a BES guidance counselor.

  • Columbus Parker Track Club opens season with success

    The Columbus Parker Track Club opened its track season April 29 at Chapman High School in Inman where the team took 38 athletes, ages 6-14.

     Eighteen of the 38 athletes were new to the team and had never competed in track before.

    The Columbus Parker Track Club kicked off its schedule with a team workshop at USC-L where kids learned about etiquette from beauty consultant Melvene McMillon and dental hygiene from Dr. Tracy Durant.

    CPTC results: