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Today's News

  • No place tp go, no room to grow

    KERSHAW – Coming up with a bigger fire station isn’t an easy fix when you’re landlocked by a main road in front and railroad tracks in back.
    But’s that’s where the Kershaw Fire Department is, said fire chief Doug Spinks during a presentation to Kershaw Town Council on Tuesday, Aug. 18.
    A bigger fire station isn’t a want, Spinks said. It’s a need.

  • Home cookin’ wins jamboree play

    KERSHAW – The home teams – host Andrew Jackson and Lancaster high schools – triumphed in the 12th annual Founders Federal Credit Union Kickoff Classic at Volunteer Stadium on Friday, Aug. 21.
    The Vols, led by first-year head coach C.J. Frye, opened play with a 14-7 win over Indian Land and put the finishing touches on their 2-0 night with a 7-6 victory over Buford.
    Lancaster, which shared the home sideline with AJ in the annual scrimmages among the four county schools, edged BHS, 6-0 and followed with a 10-0 blanking of the IL Warriors.

  • Roscoe, Wallace to join S.C. Football Coaches Hall

    Two high school coaches with connections to the Lancaster area will be inducted into the S.C. Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame later this year.
    Former Lancaster High School head football coach Johnny Roscoe and Jimmy “Moose” Wallace, who coached at Lewisville, have been selected to join the elite class of 10 coaches.
    The 10 coaches have 344 years as a head football coach, with 2,544 football wins and 25 state football championships.

  • Junior golfers competing in state all-star field

    Standout golfers in the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association will be competing play for top honors in the annual Thomas D. Todd all-stars golf tournament at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six today, Sunday, Aug. 23.
    Some 14 Lancaster chapter all-stars, ranging in age 7-18, will compete for titles in the age divisions.
    State tournament play opened Saturday, Aug. 22.
    The Lancaster chapter all-stars represent the top two finishers in each age division during the regular-season tournament play for the 2015 spring and summer.

  • Conference targets youth substance abuse

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

  • Great Falls couple ‘cast’ from their home

    GREAT FALLS – Duke Street was filled with energy Aug. 13 as Duke Energy’s hydroelectric station continued its generation of electricity on the road below.
    The normally quiet neighborhood became an area of peak interest as people tried to catch a glimpse of what was going on.
    Why all of the commotion?
    Hollywood was back in Great Falls.

  • Congress should not deny deal with Iran

    It is time for all Americans to become familiar with the details and the consequences with the deal with Iran if Congress overturns it.

    We must first be aware this deal is not exclusively between the United States and lran. Russia, China, France,

    Germany and the UK are partners in this agreement. To deny this deal would be an embarrassment to the United States.

    Additionally, Russia and China, with possibly another European country, are ready to drop their sanctions and start trading with Iran.

  • Forests, timberlands need fair tax policies

    It’s easy to take South Carolina’s forests for granted. They cover two-thirds of the total area of the state, and the forest industry is an economic engine that brings $17.4 billion to South Carolina each year.

    The benefits of our working forests stretch well beyond rural jobs and the economy. They contribute to our quality of life through clean air and water, wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities.

  • Two armed robberies in two nights

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    For the second time this week, investigators are searching for a man who robbed a county convenience store employee at gunpoint.

    Deputies responded just after 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, to Lucky 99, 2799 Pageland Highway, after the store owner called 911 to report an armed robbery, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    The owner told deputies a man entered the store at 8 p.m. armed with a silver pistol and demanded money from her.

  • Council considers on-call list

    Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@thelancasternews.com

    HEATH SPRINGS – Lancaster County’s smallest town is looking to add an after-hours/weekend answering service, but that’s to come.

    The first step of that process is coming up with an on-call contact list to get someone to respond once a problem is reported.

    At its Tuesday, Aug. 18, meeting Heath Springs Town Council unanimously voted to head in that direction.