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Today's News

  • Column: Firefighter Madden stopped to help after terrifying wreck

    On the afternoon of June 15, I was involved in a terrible car accident on U.S. 521 north of Lancaster.
    A trailer came loose from another vehicle and ran underneath my car, causing my car to flip several times before going down an embankment and then landing in a small creek. This accident was a very traumatic experience for me. I instantly began to panic when I realized what was happening.

  • Man charged with shooting into Central Avenue house

    A Monroe, N.C., man is jailed without bond after being charged with shooting up a home in the 700 block of Central Avenue on Friday night because he thought the person who had just shot him was inside it.
    Jackie Dewone Threatt Jr., 36, is charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling. There was a woman in the living room when Threatt allegedly opened fire.

  • Kershaw woman dies in crash

    Kimberly Harrington
    Landmark News Service

    A Kershaw woman died before dawn Monday after the car she was driving was hit by an 18-wheeler on U.S. 601 near the Walmart Distribution Center in Pageland.
    Clara Wall, 55, was driving her 2016 Volkswagen east on Dove Sutton Road about 5:45 a.m. when she stopped at the stop sign at U.S. 601, said Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller.

  • First day of school is in sight for Lancaster students

    School supplies are being purchased and floors are being waxed this week as summer comes to an end.
    The first day of school for most students is Monday – sixth and ninth graders have a half day Friday – and Lancaster County schools have their goals set for the year.
    Clinton Elementary School’s goal is to work with literacy and writing by embedding it into the curriculums for all classes, Principal Michelle Crosby said.

  • Hospitality tax draws crowd of supporters

    In a reversal of the usual script, a dozen passionate citizens urged the Lancaster County Council to raise their taxes at Monday night’s council meeting.
    The taxpayers showed up to support the proposed 2 percent hospitality tax to fund a centrally-located county sports complex with a gym, walking and cycling trails, and fields for baseball, soccer and football.

  • County schools celebrate Great Teaching

    Cheerful, rowdy teachers in matching outfits from all over Lancaster County kicked off the school year Tuesday morning during the annual Celebrate Great Teaching event.
    After a welcome from Superintendent Gene Moore, each school had the opportunity to show their school spirit.
    Erwin Elementary School won overall for their originality, costumes and 30 seconds of spirit. The Erwin staff was dressed as elves in red and green as they sang and threw fake snow in the air.

  • Man barred from wife’s hospital room

    Kim Bucher, the 73-year-old Lancaster man charged with neglecting his incapacitated wife three months ago, has been banned from Springs Memorial Hospital after two incidents in the Critical Care Unit that alarmed hospital staff, according to police and court documents.
    Mary Bucher, 63, has been unresponsive in a hospital bed for 11 weeks, her daughter Andrea Williams says, and doctors have told the family she has zero prospects of getting better.

  • Landscape architect and conservationist to speak

    From release

  • Train Hard, Eat Healthy: A better blueprint for healthy living

    We all have heard of blueprints or patterns. They’re basically maps that we follow to physically build something, like a house or a piece of clothing.
    The kinds of blueprints I’ll talk about today give us directions to constructing better thoughts, actions and emotions.
    I’ll give you three specific things you can do to help take your health blueprint to a higher level.

  • Summer camp for ‘Shining Minds’

    The Southside Adult Family Literacy Project wrapped up its third-annual youth summer camp with the theme Shining Minds.
    The camp, which had 31 participants throughout the month and ended on July 28, was created to help at-risk youth retain information that they learned in the previous school year.
    Participants worked on interactive-learning activities in the Literacy Project’s Preston Blackmon Center computer lab on Sowell Street in Lancaster.