• Thread Trail segment for Great Falls?

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service

    GREAT FALLS – Great Falls has pledged $15,000 and Chester County Council an additional $75,000 to help secure a 3.5-mile stretch of old CSX rail bed for a segment of the Carolina Thread Trail.
    At last month’s meeting, the Great Falls Town Council got an update on the project from Glinda Coleman, executive director of the Great Falls Hometown Association.
    She said the stretch of walkway could serve a dual purpose.

  • Lancaster saves money on sewer rehab project

    It’s rare for a project’s final price to cost less than its bid, but Lancaster City Council members graciously accepted the savings.
    The West Arch Street and Poovey Farm sewer rehabilitation project is the last of three major sewer basins the city had to repair to follow a federal Environmental Protection Agency consent order.

  • TV sportsman Hank Parker here for shooting tourney, evangelism

    Professional bass fisherman and TV host Hank Parker was in Lancaster this week visiting Nutramax Laboratories before the eighth-annual Hank Parker Celebrity Invitational Shoot, which was held at Meadow Wood Farms Thursday and Friday.
    Nutramax sponsored the event this year, which featured quail shoots, flurry and sporting clays competitions, and live and silent auctions to raise money for a number of faith-based charities and organizations.

  • Sindarius will fix up Barr Street gym, bring stars here

    Lancaster’s NBA star Sindarius Thornwell has scheduled some hometown hoops for this summer, and he’s bringing five other basketball big names with him.
    The Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard will host the second Kuntry Classics men’s basketball league at the Barr Street School gym, which he is planning to renovate for the event.
    Thornwell played for Lancaster High’s Bruins and in 2017 took the USC Gamecocks to the NCAA Final Four and was named Southeastern Conference Player of the Year.

  • Abandoned, emaciated, inching his way back

    A profoundly emaciated pit bull dumped on a Lancaster County roadside has become an internet sensation, drawing gifts from all across the country and slowly being nursed back to health.
    “We’ve had some bad ones come in lately, but he’s probably the worst,” said Diana Knight, director of the Lancaster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA).
    “Things in our county don’t seem to be getting better for these animals. It’s getting worse.”

  • MUSC christens Lancaster Medical Center

    It’s official. At 8:16 p.m. Thursday, the Medical University of South Carolina signed the closing documents to purchase Springs Memorial Hospital.
    Friday morning, MUSC leaders welcomed hospital staff and elected officials in the lobby of the newly christened MUSC Lancaster Medical Center.
    Dr. Patrick Cawley, MUSC Health CEO, said the mission of the Charleston-based medical university is to improve the health of all South Carolinians.

  • Greenway gets $1 million infusion

    The Lindsay Pettus Greenway is growing thanks to Lancaster leveraging $1 million that will connect the trail to downtown.
    Both the city and Lancaster County will receive $400,000 in Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant funding from the S.C. Department of Transportation. The program provides opportunities for local governments to pursue pedestrian facilities, bicycle facilities and pedestrian streetscaping projects.

  • IL post office inching forward

    The U.S. Postal Service is finally moving forward with its plans for the construction of the new Indian Land post office.
    The chosen site, which was identified in late 2017, is near the intersection of U.S. 521 and S.C. 160 on a parcel immediately west of Lowe’s Home Improvement.
    More than a year after the site was first identified, the lease for the facility is currently under negotiation, and its design and layout are being finalized, USPS real estate specialist Kurtis Bullard said Tuesday.

  • County OKs townhome project on busy IL road

    INDIAN LAND – A 235-townhome project along one of the Panhandle’s busiest roads won approval in a narrow county council vote Monday night, despite opposition from Indian Land’s two council representatives.
    The Harrisburg Road plan passed 4-3 after the developer, Arizona-based Suncrest Real Estate, agreed to pay the county $2,000 for each unit, a total of $470,000. Indian Land’s Brian Carnes and Terry Graham voted against the resolution, as did Allen Blackmon of Kershaw.

  • Lip-smackin' good

    Hundreds of hungry folks converged on USC Lancaster’s Bradley building Tuesday for the ninth-annual Soul Food Cook-Off.
    USC Lancaster hosts the event, which began as a competition and celebration of Black History Month, each year. It’s a fundraiser for the Thelathia Barnes Bailey Textbook Scholarship.
    Bailey, founder of the event and former TRiO director at USC Lancaster, passed away in 2016.