Today's News

  • Cecil Clifton beats the odds

    Ashley Lowrimore
    For The Lancaster News

    After a devastating accident, Frances and Cecil Clifton leaned on faith, family, friends, and each other to overcome an unimaginable prognosis.
    On Tuesday, Nov. 25 1993, the couple, both newly-retired from Springs’ bleachery, stopped to visit at Frances’ mother’s house. While outside, Cecil climbed up a pecan tree so that he could shake pecans loose for the ladies to gather up from the ground.

  • Quilting for a cause

    A group of local quilters are looking to add to their ranks in a national grassroots community service effort to make quilts for active military and veterans as a thank you for their service.
    The Piecemakers Quilting Guild meets the second Monday of each month at Heath Springs Baptist Church in Heath Springs and has made Quilts of Valor a service project for the last two years. Together, the ladies have made close to 100 quilts.

  • Garris to share Catawba heritage with KVLT

    Beckee Garris is more than the visitor’s coordinator of the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center on Main Street.
    She’s one of the guardians of the Catawba Indian Nation’s heritage. And as such, she can share a wealth of experiences, history and knowledge in a personal way.
    That’s what she will be doing at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, as part of the 2015 Katawba Valley Land Trust Speaker Series.

  • Duke makes $5,000 donation to Stevens Park

    KERSHAW – Several years ago, Rick Jiran, Duke Energy’s director of government and community relations, called the 18.6-acre Stevens Park a significant asset to the town of Kershaw.
    And his opinion hasn’t been dampened one bit.
    “It’s a beautiful park and you’ve taken it to a whole new level,” Jiran said Friday morning, Sept. 18, while touring the park with Beverly Timmons.

  • IL Rotary event puts ‘fun’ in local fundraiser

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land was the place to be last weekend as the community gathered to celebrate a brilliantly sunny day of family fun and the coming of a new season at the Indian Land Rotary Fall Festival.
    Now in its 10th year, the festival drew about 11,000 people to CrossRidge, formerly the City of Light, for a festival that included live music, good food, vendors, children’s games, 5K and one-mile fun run/walks, a car show and the fifth annual chili cook-off.

  • Six Matson Street oak trees to come down

    KERSHAW – Peg Bryson knows that six of the 100-year-old-plus historic oak trees on Matson Street are coming down, including the two in front of her home to make room for a much-needed six-inch water line.
    But she doesn’t have to like it and she doesn’t
    Between what Bryson calls more of a recent “butchering” instead of a trimming by a power line tree crew and the news the trees must go, Bryson is heartbroken over the issue.
    “I understand it, but it’s making me sick,” she said.

  • Arrests made in Kershaw theft cases

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Lancaster men, one a convicted thief not long out of jail, and a pair of juveniles last week in separate larceny and burglary cases in Kershaw.
    The cases are two quick successes during what has been a particularly busy late summer rash of the crimes at homes and businesses across the county.  

  • Community rallies for Habitat

    Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County is pleased to announce our Fourth Annual Bluegrass, Barbecue and Building fundraiser on Aug. 29 was another great success.

    We want to thank the community for such strong support. Because of you, this event netted more than $11,000 toward local Habitat construction projects, which will help provide more decent, affordable homes for income-qualified families in Lancaster County.

  • Ruptured pipe cuts off water to Kershaw

    KERSHAW – Parts of Boantown were bone dry for several hours Thursday, Sept. 17, after a 10-inch water line leading into town ruptured.
    Town administrator Tony Starnes said town hall phones started ringing just after 3 p.m. Thursday with water customers reporting the issue.
    “Either we don’t have any water or any water pressure,” he said at the time. “Right now, we aren’t really sure.”
    The town gets its water from the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District (LCWSD).

  • LHS swimmers roll in senior night victory

    The Lancaster High School swim team highlighted LHS senior swim night with a sweep at the Lancaster County pool on Thursday, Sept. 27.
    The Bruins rolled over Hartsville, 251-32; Governor’s School, 239-57; and Ridge View 257-57.
    In the breakdown, the LHS girls topped Ridge View, 127-26; Hartsville, 127-6; and the Governor’s School, 120-30.
    The Bruins roared over Ridge View, 130-31; Hartsville, 124-26; and the Governor’s School, 119-27.