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Today's News

  • City services at the touch of a smartphone app

    Need to pay your Lancaster utility bill, report a mammoth pothole, apply for a city job or scope out festival details?
    There’s now an app for that.
    City IT director Jarvis Driggers presented the Red Rose City’s new mobile app at Tuesday’s city council meeting.
    “This is a living and breathing app,” Driggers said. “This app’s going to change. It’s going to change daily, weekly and monthly, and it’s going to change to the events and what’s going on in the city at the time.”

  • 3-vehicle wreck kills woman, 69

    A three-vehicle wreck on S.C. 9 in eastern Lancaster County killed a Pageland woman, injured a Kershaw woman and closed the highway for at least four hours Wednesday.
    Norma Jean Plyler Moree, 69, of Pageland died in the accident, which occurred near Earnhardt Lane about 4 miles east of Buford Crossroads, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller.
    Miller said Moree was following a tractor trailer west on S.C. 9 at 10:24 a.m. in a 2011 Toyota Camry when Heather Marie Rollings, 23, of Kershaw crossed the center line in a 2002 GMC pickup traveling east.

  • Biden stumps for ex-aide Fran Person

    Democratic congressional candidate Fran Person got heavyweight campaign help Monday as his former boss, Vice President Joe Biden, came to the 5th District for a fundraiser and a public event at a civil rights landmark.
    Person, 33, of Tega Cay, is running against three-term incumbent Rep. Mick Mulvaney, an Indian Land Republican.
    Speaking to reporters at Rock Hill’s downtown Five & Dine restaurant, Biden said Congress is gridlocked, and it will take people like Person to reach across the aisle and get it moving again.

  • Pageland Highway wreck kills woman, injures two, closes road

    A three-vehicle accident on Pageland Highway claimed the life of a Pageland woman, injured another from Kershaw and closed part of the highway for several hours.
    Norma Plyler Moree, 69, of 134 Faulkenberry Road, Pageland, was killed in the accident. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said Moree was following a tractor-trailer west on Pageland Highway at 10:24 a.m. when Heather Marie Rollings, 23, of Kershaw crossed the center line in a pickup traveling east.

  • After 30 years of barbecues, VFD expands

    After saving for 30 years, the McDonald Green Volunteer Fire Department finally raised enough money to add on three new bays, and it moved into the space this month.
    The $150,000 construction project began in May, said Fire Chief Butch Ghent, who has been with the station for 36 years.
    “We are all so excited,” Ghent said Tuesday. “We have struggled for room and space the last 20 years…. Now that we’ve got it, we feel like we’ve opened up a new world.”

  • Churches preach unity on 160th birthday

    Douglas Presbyterian Church celebrated its 160th year on Sunday and invited its sister church Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian to share in the observance of the special day.
    Douglas Presbyterian is predominantly white, and Pleasant Ridge is mostly black. About 20 Pleasant Ridge members showed up and brought their toe-tapping, hand-clapping and amen-giving to the usually reserved Presbyterians of Douglas. Altogether, about 100 people enjoyed worshipping together.

  • Harley runs off road, killing driver

    A single-motorcycle accident killed a Lancaster man Saturday on Suttle Road, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller.
    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 50-year-old Rodney David Cauthen Sr. of Lancaster. Cauthen was pronounced dead at the scene. Police began their investigation at 4:45 p.m.
    Cauthen was traveling east on Suttle Road, near Port Side Road, 2.5 miles south of Lancaster. He drove off the right side of the roadway and struck a manhole, Miller said.

  • Council puts Avondale on agenda for Sept. 26

    The Lancaster County Council voted Monday night to place the on-again, off-again Avondale development ordinance back on the agenda for its Sept. 26 meeting.
    Support is coming from those who previously opposed the 189-acre mixed-use development, located between Calvin Hall and Harrisburg roads.
    The flip-flop of support comes from frustrated residents in Indian Land who see the development’s offer as their only chance for road and traffic improvements.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Andy and Ennie Roberts reunion

    The Andy and Ennie Roberts reunion is 1 p.m. today at Rich Hill Baptist Church, 1557 E. Doc Garris Road, Heath Springs. Bring a well-filled basket and drink. Utensils and paper products are provided.

    Penegar reunion

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Biker Sunday

    New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 2393 New Hope Road, Heath Springs, will hold Biker Sunday at 10 a.m. today. They will meet at 9 a.m. at Lancaster Square (Food Lion parking lot) on North Main Street, and kick up the stands at 9:30 a.m.

    Elgin Baptist homecoming