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  • 'Cakes aren't cakes anymore – they're art'

    Walking into Sylvia’s Cakes and Things off Kershaw Camden Highway is reminiscent of walking into your mother’s kitchen. The warm, cluttered bakery has a homey warmth and a sweet, sugary aroma.
    Cakes are stacked all along the counter as the two master bakers responsible for the delicious scent are busy at work.
    Sylvia Hinson and Gail Hyatt, “the cake ladies,” have been working their magic in this same kitchen for 25 years.

  • Kirkland denied bond in Kershaw shooting

    Ka’Darius Aintwayn Kirkland was denied bond Friday in the May 10 shooting death of Vincent Barry Lambert Jr.
    The incident happened on Pine Ridge Drive near the Kershaw town limits.
    Kirkland is charged with Lambert’s murder and the attempted murder of Lambert’s girlfriend, Jody Holt, and their 4-year-old son.
    Sixth Circuit Deputy Solicitor Lisa Collins said at Friday’s 15-minute hearing that Holt and Lambert drove to Kershaw in Holt’s car that day to sell Kirkland a “substantial amount of marijuana.”

  • 2 get prison in drug cases

    A Kershaw man and Lancaster woman, who were both arrested last fall by the Lancaster County Drug Task Force, have been sentenced to prison on multiple drug-related charges.
    Johnny Collins, 52, of Kershaw, pleaded guilty on Monday to distribution of oxycodone, possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession of crack cocaine and possession of a controlled substance. He had no prior drug convictions, according to a Sixth Circuit Solicitor’s Office press release.

  • Indian Land Christmas parade set for Dec. 8

    After many attempts over the years, Indian Land is finally about to achieve one of the benchmarks of community building – its own Christmas parade.
    The marching, float-riding and ringing in of the season is set for 3 p.m. Dec. 8. It will start on River Road and turn onto the service road that runs behind Indian Land High and Middle schools, ending behind IL Elementary.

  • Agonizing new details in death of 3-year-old

    Wrenching courtroom testimony Friday revealed new details in the death of Lilly Schroeder, and clues to the defense strategy for Kayla Marie Cook, who is charged with killing the 3-year-old last December.
    “According to the autopsy, this child was beat to death and there was only one person in that house,” Sixth Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman said at Cook’s 65-minute bond hearing. “This is not a case of whodunit.”

  • Decision time on animal shelter

    After more than two years of planning, county leaders will vote Monday night on replacing the cramped, outdated animal shelter on Lynwood Drive with a modern facility whose price tag has grown significantly from earlier estimates.
    “We’ve had lots of people working on this for a long time, and I’m pleased to see the process get to this point,” said Lancaster County Council member Larry Honeycutt, who has led the charge to build the shelter.

  • Habitat event raises more than $15,000

    Performers brought some toe-tapping good times to USC Lancaster Saturday night for Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County’s sixth-annual Bluegrass, Barbecue and Building fundraiser. 

    The BBB event raised over $15,000, topping the amount raised last year, said Nita Brown, executive director of the local Habitat chapter. 

  • Want to buy a dusty police car?

    HEATH SPRINGS – Having a police car makes no sense when you don’t have a police officer.

    Heath Springs Town Council voted Tuesday to sell the town’s 2011 Ford Crown Victoria police car.   

    “Rather than sitting, we need to sell it…. It’s time,” said town council member Iva Drakeford. 

  • Norman comments on Cohen, Manafort

    Rep. Ralph Norman called this week’s conviction of the president’s former campaign manager and the guilty pleas of his former personal attorney “unfortunate” for the two men.

    Speaking after a ribbon-cutting at the Lancaster County Airport, the Rock Hill Republican said Paul Manafort’s tax- and bank-fraud convictions involved his business activity long before he managed Trump’s campaign for three months in the summer of 2016.  

  • 81-year-old Kershaw man dies in wreck

    An 81-year-old Kershaw man died Tuesday in a head-on collision on U.S. 521 just south of Kershaw.

    The victim was identified by the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office as Cecil Bernard “Joe” Hendrix , 81.

    Hendrix was driving north on 521 around 6:40 p.m. when Heather Kristina Hertle, 25, of Kershaw, headed south, crossed the centerline and struck his vehicle, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.