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Today's News

  • Giti plant impresses Sen. Scott

    Brian Garner

    Landmark News Service

    “Breathtaking” is not a word normally applied to tire manufacturing, but that’s what U.S. Sen. Tim Scott called the Giti Tire plant outside Richburg on Monday.

    Scott, a Republican from Charleston, got a firsthand look at the economic progress in Chester County as he toured the facility, which plans to employ 1,700 over the next few years, and spoke to some of the workers and officials there.

  • Man robs Dollar General in Buford

    A man robbed the Dollar General store in Buford Sunday night, and authorities are seeking the public’s help to identify a suspect from surveillance video.

    The crime happened shortly after 10:30 p.m. at the store on Pageland Highway, said Lancaster County sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield. The suspect was recorded by a camera at the nearby Buford Express store minutes before the robbery occurred. He was seen leaving the scene in a dark four-door sedan, believed to be a Honda.

  • Local band Sugarshine debuts CD in crowd-pleasing show at Chastain’s

    The Red Rose City was rocking to smooth reggae last weekend, as more than 40 people streamed into Chastain’s Studio Lofts on Main Street to hear Lancaster’s five-man band Sugarshine.

    The roots reggae ensemble are lifelong friends and range in age from 27 to 44. The members have played in various bands together through the years. But this combination seems a bit magical to them.

    “We knew we had something special,” said Stuart Parsons, 41, keyboard player. 

  • Ex-LHS star Ron Trapps comes back home to work for nonprofit

    Former Lancaster High star basketball player Ron Trapps has returned to Lancaster after earning two college degrees to give back to the community where he was raised.

    Trapps, 24, is Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault’s new Engaging Men Project coordinator.

    The result of a three-year, $346,680 federal grant, the Engaging Men Project aims to educate young men on sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. The grant will fund training, forums and annual men’s conferences.

  • Column: Legislature must address long-term fix for pensions

    Editor’s note: In a column Friday, Rep. Newton addressed changes needed after the abandonment of the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant. Here is Part Two of his preview of the legislative session that begins in January.

    Flying under the radar this offseason has been the second half of state pension reform.
    While legislators passed a fix for the current system this year that keeps the plan solvent for the next couple of decades, this was a temporary solution and not the end of these reform efforts.

  • Column: 70 hospitalizations, 1 death across S.C. this flu season

    Have you had your flu vaccine yet? It is not too late.
    You can be infected with the flu year-round, but the most prevalent time is from October to March. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone age 6 months or older receive an influenza vaccine every year.

  • Huey captures 2017 Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Championship

    Mike Huey, a Lancaster Motor Speedway veteran, has captured the 2017 Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models Championship.

    Huey competed against some of the Carolinas top Late Models drivers this season to capture the championship.

    Huey was in a long battle with Brian “Meathead” Carswell and Adam Yarbrough, but the “little engine that could” (as Huey calls his Late Model motor) prevailed to give him bragging rights until the 2018 Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series starts back racing.

  • Rams, Mustangs swap wins

    Lancaster middle school rivals A.R. Rucker and South split a pair of basketball games Thursday night in their first meeting of the 2017-18 hoops season.

    The Rucker girls opened with a 37-26 win over the South Middle Lady Mustangs.

    The South boys, in the nightcap, posted an exciting 40-32 win in overtime.

    The back-and-forth boys game was tight all the way.

    Regulation ended in a 32-all tie, but the Mustangs finished strong as they outscored the Rams 8-0 in the extra period for the win.

  • McKittrick leads Volunteers’ All-Region IV-AA football honors

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School two-way all-star senior lineman Dalton McKittrick leads the Volunteers’ All-Region IV-AA football selections for the 2017 season.

    McKittrick, who left today to begin workouts to play in the 70th annual Touchtone Energy Bowl North-South All-Star football game, was a star on both sides of the ball for the Vols this season.

  • Kershaw’s Christmas on Main is Monday night

    KERSHAW – If a horse-drawn carriage ride, a chat with Santa and a dose of yuletide entertainment will get you in the holiday mood, you’ll find all three in Kershaw on Monday evening.
    The town of Kershaw will host its second-annual Christmas on Main celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. on Hampton Street.
    “Christmas is getting close… only four weeks away,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman. “We hope the weather cooperates so everyone can come out and enjoy themselves. We’re really looking forward to it.”