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Today's News

  • Fire destroys Grace Avenue home

    An elderly man lost his Grace Avenue home in a fire early Friday, but he and his dog got out safely.
    Lancaster County firefighters responded to 1632 Grace Ave. just after 9 a.m.
    “The house is probably a total-loss,” said Darren Player, director of Lancaster County Fire Rescue.
    McDonald Green, Elgin and Gooches volunteer fire departments and Lancaster County Fire Rescue responded.

  • New finance chief settles into challenging role

    Lancaster is facing big budget challenges in the next few years, so you might think the city’s top finance job would be a hot seat.
    But Daniel Driggers, who arrived two months ago to fill the vacant finance director’s position, doesn’t see it that way.
    “My job is not to be the fix-it person. That’s not my role,” Driggers said. “My role is to maintain transparency and make sure were communicating good financial data in a timely way.”

  • Hectic 2 years for Mayor Dorman

    KERSHAW – Midway through his first term as mayor, Mark Dorman has seen his share of day-to-day headaches.
    Town Administrator Joe Boyes resigned under pressure in February 2016 after only 16 weeks on the job.
    The municipal golf course, poorly maintained and losing customers, needed big upgrades. And the old Springs Industries Kershaw Plant was an abandoned hulk.

  • Homeless journey takes men to place of refuge, rebuilding

    Chris Smith’s bout with homelessness began when he was evicted from a mobile home he was renting.
    He lived in a tent for a while, moving it around among various state parks. He finally made his way to the Carriage Inn in Lancaster.
    When he couldn’t pay to stay there any longer, he saw a newspaper article about this past June’s dedication of The Citadel House on Trestle Lane. He walked across town to the new men’s emergency home and asked for help.

  • Tears for the classmate who didn’t come home

    If you want to know what it means to be a hero, talk to Vietnam vet Edward Harris.
    Harris, 69, will quickly tell you he isn’t one of them, though the former Army sergeant has a Bronze Star and a pair of Purple Hearts from the year he served as a 9th Infantry M-60 machine gunner in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.
    “I’m not a hero, no sir, not me…. When I hear people call us heroes, to be honest, it’s always bothered me. I did what I had to survive,” said the father of two and grandfather of four.

  • Saluting our community’s vets

    Indian Land High School honored area veterans Friday during its annual Veterans Day breakfast and ceremony.
    This year’s event paid tribute to 75 local servicemen and women representing all five branches of the armed services and most every war and armed conflict back to World War II.
    Representing the latter was former Navy WAVE Dollie Steele of Indian Land, one of Lancaster County’s few remaining World War II veterans.

  • A celebration, a solemn remembrance in Buford

    A crisp autumn breeze bit at any exposed skin and kicked up fallen leaves under a clear blue sky, the perfect backdrop for Old Glory and the multiple service branch flags fluttering Friday at the Buford Battleground Monument.
    People gathered, exchanging handshakes, laughs and smiles as they celebrated and remembered the nation’s veterans.

  • Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney to host 4-Cylinder Shakedown, SECA qualifier

    Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney is hosting the 4-Cylinder Shakedown and SECA qualifier today.
    Cherokee Speedway is the only Carolinas track racing today, so CS officials are expecting a packed house for a full day of racing action in Cherokee County.
    The card will feature the SECA Crate Late Models, Stock 4, Extreme 4 and Young Guns 4-Cylinders, with all divisions running a full field qualifier for the World Crown 4-Cylinder Nationals.
    The Cherokee Speedway card also has the Renegade, Thunder Bomber and Pure Stock V8 divisions running.

  • Lewisville Lions duo reaps awards

    FORT MILL – Two Lewisville High School players reaped top honors for the final week of awards on the 2017 season for the Tri-County Football Coaches Association.
    The Lions’ Jaylen McFadden and Mikial Fourney garnered two honors in the Class A-AA-AAA awards.
    Lewisville opened the Class A Upper State playoffs, taking a 31-2 win over
    Wagener-Salley on Friday. Lewisville played at McCormick on Friday night.

  • Coach Page made great impact at Buford

    To measure a coaches success is often determined by his won-loss record over his career.
    Sometimes it’s more than those numbers.
    You could say that’s true for Coach Sam Page, the longtime member of the Buford High School coaching staff who died Thursday morning at his home after a few years of declining health.