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Today's News

  • Kershaw Spring-A-Thon brings rides, food, dancing in streets

    KERSHAW – Kershaw’s annual Spring-A-Thon will celebrate its 37th anniversary this weekend.
    Organized by the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce, the annual weekend of downtown family fun kicks off tonight from 7-10 p.m. on Hampton and Cleveland streets.
    Tonight’s activities include a street dance and various stage performers headlined by The Fantastic Shakers.
    Known as the “South’s Finest Show Band,” The Fantastic Shakers have performed at more than 6,000 engagements since 1978 and are Grand Strand headliners each summer.

  • Postal carrier food drive is Saturday

    The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its annual Stamp Out Hunger! food drive on Saturday and they need your help.
    Now in its 24th year, the Stamp Out Hunger! effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive.
    Local contributions to the Lancaster Post Office will benefit HOPE in Lancaster. Contributions to the Kershaw/Heath Springs post offices will go to KARE in Kershaw. Both organizations assist county residents with food and other needs.

  • County OKs traffic impact-fee study

    Traffic and growth in the Panhandle was the focus at Monday night’s Lancaster County Council meeting, where the council moved forward with an impact-fee study for transportation.
    The council’s vote added traffic to the study, which is already looking at recreation, public safety, EMS and other factors that might be addressed with impact fees paid by residential developers. To enact an impact fee, an impact fee study has to be done. In particular, this study will consider a fixed fee amount to deal with transportation issues caused by new developments.  

  • Man charged with assaulting police

    A Lancaster man was accused Friday of assaulting and spitting at police officers when he was arrested and then kicking at another when he was placed in a cell at the Municipal Justice Center.
    Edwin Ramon Aguirre Fernendes, 22, no address given, was charged with assault on a police officer while resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, officers responded to Walmart Supercenter, 805 S.C. 9 Bypass West, about 4 a.m. Friday and found Fernendes sitting on a bench in the lobby.

  • Remember When: Imagination to the rescue on rainy days

    You folks in Lancaster have been lucky with all the sun and warm weather. While visiting in Maryland, I have been basking in the cool breezes and raindrops.
    The last 18 days have each included a shower or two. In a friendly way, the rain isn’t too unpleasant.
    Seems like it always rained on my birthday and Christmas morning, so a fella just learns to do some adjusting.

  • Coming Events

     Week Ahead

    “101 Dalmatians Kids” auditions

    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County will hold auditions for ages 5-17 for “Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids” from 6 to 8 p.m. May 23-24 at Barr Street Auditorium, 612 E. Meeting St. Bring a prepared musical selection from a musical on a CD with accompaniment. For details, visit theatreatcplc on Facebook.

    CCA events

  • Church News

    Vacation Bible Schools

    - Carolinas Cowboy Church will have VBS at 9 a.m. June 4 at the Ben Snipes Rodeo Arena, 1504 Caskey Road. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The theme is “Code of the West – Settin’ Things Right.” For details, call (704) 282-6519.

  • News Briefs

    County council to meet

    The Lancaster County Council meeting is 6:30 p.m. May 23 in council chambers of the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St.

    Development review committee to meet

    The Lancaster County Development Review Committee meeting is 9 a.m. May 24 on the second floor of the Lancaster County Historic Courthouse, 100 N. Main St.

    City council to meet

  • Editor's Column: 2 sketchy guys exit a pickup truck

    I had never killed anyone before.
    The two men stepped out of their pickup truck after I stopped them for speeding. One reached inside his coat, pulled out a handgun and pointed it at me. I shot him a half dozen times from 10 feet away.
    The other man was moving toward me, and I saw his hands jerk. I shot him too, pulling the trigger as fast as I could until my sidearm was empty. By the time the last few shots hit the man, he was already on the ground.

  • Buford rules as gem of the Class AA diamond

    FLORENCE – Buford, on an overcast and misty evening, reigned supreme.

    The 24-5 Lady Jackets, bolstered by clutch play, captured their second state softball championship, taking a tough 2-1 win over Dillon High School for the Class AA state championship on a dank Friday night at the South Florence High School softball field.

    The one-run BHS win gave the Class AA Upper State champion Lady Jackets the state crown, taking the best-of-three series, 2-1.