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Today's News

  • Hospital places limits on visits because of flu

    Springs Memorial Hospital on Thursday initiated flu-season limitations on its visitation policy because of the high number of flu cases in the area.
    Since the beginning of October, there have been 12 flu admissions to the hospital. On average these patients stayed about two or three days.
    “Usually patients go home to recover after seeing their doctor, but these cases are so bad that these patients required admission to the hospital,” said Ashley Shannon, director of community relations for Springs Memorial.

  • Kershaw man, 79, dies from brush-fire injuries

    A Kershaw man died Wednesday after he was severely injured in a brush fire near his home on Victory Road the day before.
    The man has been identified by the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office as 79-year-old Billy Gene Wallace.
    According to Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers, Flat Creek and Kershaw volunteer fire departments, along with full-time employees of Lancaster County Fire Rescue and EMS, responded to the dispatch call at noon, and a landing zone was set up at Flat Creek VFD for the victim to be flown out.

  • Jerrell White’s death ruled ‘tragic accident’

    No charges will be filed in the death of Jerrell White following a six-month investigation, the S.C. Law Enforcement Division announced Thursday.
    White, a 22-year-old college student, disappeared early July 5 after an Independence Day party at a Pleasant Road house in the Primus community. His body was recovered four days later from a nearby pond.
    The case “has been closed and no charges will be brought,” SLED spokesman Thom Berry said Thursday.

  • Capitol abuzz again

    The S.C. House voted Tuesday to overturn Gov. Henry McMaster’s veto that stopped the use of $20.5 million in S.C. Education Lottery money to replace some of the state’s oldest school buses.
    “It seems like a no-brainer,” said Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell of Lancaster, a Democrat from District 44. “Our school buses are dangerous. We have buses that have been on the road since 1995, and the model and age put them at severe risk for catching fire.
    “I have no idea why Gov. McMaster would’ve vetoed it,” she added.

  • Council chips in $20K for playground equipment

    The Kershaw Town Council voted Monday to provide the Kershaw Community Park Council (KCPC) with $20,000 to help purchase equipment for a new playground at Stevens Park if the group can come up with the project’s total cost by May 1.
    The playground is estimated to cost $425,000.
    The town is providing $20,000 for four pieces of equipment.
    “I want written confirmation from whoever is providing the funds by May 1,” Mayor Mark Dorman told KCPC representatives at Monday’s meeting.

  • Kershaw to keep Stevens Park

    KERSHAW – Reversing itself on turning Stevens Park over to the county, the town of Kershaw will hang on to its recreation centerpiece, even though it’s a big money-losing proposition.
    “To cut through the chase, this council wants to keep the facility,” Mayor Mark Dorman said at Tuesday’s meeting of the county’s Joint Recreation Commission. The commission moved its January meeting to Kershaw so it could tour the facility.

  • Guard arrested for sneaking contraband to inmates

    A Lancaster County Detention Center guard has been charged Monday with supplying marijuana, cell phones and other contraband to prisoners.
    Christopher Paul Sweet, 33, of Fort Mill, was arrested Monday on warrants that accused him of furnishing contraband to a county prisoner and misconduct in office, sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said Wednesday.
    Sweet’s arrest was followed Tuesday morning by dismissal of Debbie Horne, the detention center’s administrator for 24 years. It was not clear if the actions were related.

  • Daley leads ILHS to fourth-place finish in Rock Hill mat tournament

    Indian Land, ranked second in Class AAA, continued its stellar wrestling season with a fourth-place finish in the prestigious Bearcat Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Rock Hill High School.

    The Warriors, the highest finishing Class AAA team in the 32-team field, were led by Kyle Daley, 27-4, who won the 152-pound class with a pin. Daley was 4-0 on the day.

    Austin Ross, 28-3, was the runner-up at 113, going 3-1. Xavier Dreese, in the 138-pound weight class, was the runner-up. Dreese, 3-1 on the day, is 25-6 on the season.

  • Buford’s Snuffer signs with CIU

    BUFORD – Buford High School girls cross country and track star Christine Snuffer is moving on, heading to the next level at Columbia International University.

    Snuffer, a standout in her sports and academics, made her choice official Friday afternoon, signing with the Rams in the BHS media center.

  • Blaze engulfs home on Shiloh Unity

    Fire destroyed a house on West Shiloh Unity Road north of  Lancaster early Tuesday morning.
    According to Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers, the fire started in a rear bedroom and spread through the rest of the house.
    “It was pretty far gone before the fire department got there,” he said.
    The dispatch call went out shortly after 5 a.m. and Shiloh Zion, Charlotte Road/Van Wyck and Riverside volunteer fire departments responded.