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Today's News

  • Witherspoon4Bishop gala is May 30

    Dr. Anthony Witherspoon, pastor of Washington Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, St. Louis, Mo., will have a “Witherspoon4Bishop Carolina Kickoff Gala Propelling Zion Forward” 6 p.m. May 30 at the Lancaster County Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road.
    Witherspoon will address attendees about his candidacy for the episcopacy in a 2016 election. There will be dinner and entertainment.
    Fundraiser donation is $25 and all proceeds go to the Witherspoon4Bishop campaign fund. Dress attire is semi-casual.

  • Look Good... Feel Better

    Look Good...Feel Better is an American Cancer Society support program and workshop for women diagnosed with, or being treated for cancer. The two-hour, hands-on program is led by trained cosmetologists and includes skin care/makeup application tips along with options for dealing with hair loss and nail care issues that are side effects of cancer treatment drugs.

  • Fort Lawn 2015-16 budget reflects decreased revenues

    By Brian Garner
    Landmark News Services
    FORT LAWN – Fort Lawn Town Council held first reading at its May meeting on a $391,000 fiscal budget for 2015-16 budget that reflects the decrease in revenues coming into the town’s coffers. This budget is lower than the previous year’s approximately $421,000.
    According to financial records, this current fiscal year, the town exceeded its estimated 2014-15 budget by $15,137.

  • ‘Click’n 4 Chicken’ aims to get S.C. to buckle up

    From S.C. Highway Patrol

    Troopers will be on the lookout this summer for motorists who are obeying the state’s primary seat belt law.
    Everyone knows that buckling up saves lives and can save you a ticket, but now, a simple click may also mean a free chicken sandwich or frosted lemonade, courtesy of Chick-fil-A restaurants.

  • Police, Fire, EMS: May 24, 2015

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:
    • Deputies arrested Blake Howard Horton, 30, Great Falls on May 1 for possession of heroin and cited him for possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Deputies also cited another man during the same incident, Trent Thomas Glidewell, 24, of Great Falls, for possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Resident voices concerns over sidewalk, drainage

    HEATH SPRINGS – Safety concerns about others, as well as first-reading approval of the town’s budget was discussed Tuesday, May 19 at the Heath Springs Town Council regular monthly meeting.
    Town resident Randolph Truesdale addressed council about an interest of safety on a local street.
    “My concerns relate to property on Perry Street,” he said. “I saw a mother pushing her child (in a carriage) and she was almost in the street. Overgrowth has taken the sidewalk.”

  • Miller navigates bumps in the road

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – No one is more surprised about her upcoming graduation, and the attention she’s receiving for it, than Tatonna Miller.
    With only days left until her graduation from Andrew Jackson High School, Miller, 19, bubbles over with enthusiasm as she talks about her anticipated walk across the stage on Friday, May 29 to accept her diploma.

  • Kershaw Council gives 2015-16 budget initial OK

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council approved first reading for a $3.7 million budget for fiscal year 2015-16 at its meeting Monday, May 18.
    Mayor Wayne Rhodes said the council will meet for a one-hour budget workshop at 5:30 p.m. June 8 to discuss more issues before its second and final reading of the budget June 15.
    “This budget incorporates a rate increase on water and sewer by 5 percent,” Rhodes said. “It has a 1.6 percent salary increase.”

  • More than 750 students set to graduate this week

    Lancaster County’s high school seniors and adult education students will head back to school one last time this week – but this time they’re going to celebrate.
    More than 750 adult education students and high school seniors will take part in commencement exercises Wednesday, May 27, and Friday, May 29, crossing stages from one phase of life to another.
    Sharing the moment with them will be thousands of family members and friends.

  • Lady Vols lose a heartbreaker

    FLORENCE – A group of ardent Andrew Jackson softball fans had a strong message for the Class AA state runner-up Lady Volunteers’ team which fell short in their quest for state title gold.
    “Lady Vols, you’re still champions in our hearts,” chanted a group of die-hard orange-clad supporters as the Lady Vols waited for the Class AA state championship awards to begin at the South Florence High School softball field.