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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Wreck knocks out power in Buford on a cold night

    Nearly 900 Lancaster County homes lost power Saturday night during frigid weather, some for several hours, after a car knocked down a power pole on Zion Road in Buford.
    The accident happened shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Zion Road, near Old Pardue Road, nearly 3 miles northeast of Lancaster. According to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller with S.C. Highway Patrol, one vehicle was travelling west on Zion Road and hit the power pole, which caused another vehicle, which was heading east, to run into downed power lines.

  • Cold snap finally ends at 7 nights

    Lancaster County experienced sub-20-degree lows for seven consecutive days, a harrowing cold snap that ended Monday morning.
    By Tuesday afternoon, it felt downright springlike, with temperatures in the 60s and glorious sunshine.
    The Charlotte office of the National Weather Service, which has been collecting data since 1878, matched our seven straight frigid nights, and said that tied for its fourth-longest below-20 cold snap on record. Columbia had six consecutive days, breaking its record of five.

  • Indian Land Warriors drop two at Chester

    Indian Land High School’s Region IV-AAA opener was a bummer.

    The Warriors, launching region play at Chester, dropped both games Friday night.

    The Lady Cyclones snapped a long losing skid, taking a 52-35 win over the Lady Warriors to open the twin bill.

    In the nightcap, Chester routed the Warriors in a 109-69 win.

    Indian Land’s girls, 0-10, fell behind early, but stayed within range before the Lady Cycs took the 17-point win.

    Chester, 1-13, was up 13-10 after one period and took a 28-20 lead at the half.

  • Lady Bruins rally for win at York opener

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins started slow, but picked up the pace to take a 40-37  comeback win for a split in their Region III-AAAA opener at York on Friday night.

    The Bruins, in the nightcap, dropped a 76-55 loss to the Cougars.

    Matters didn’t look good for the LHS girls, down 24-14 at the half.

    The 7-2 Lady Bruins, who have won seven straight, began to rally in the third period, with an 11-5 surge to slice the gap, 29-25.