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  • DIXIE DARLINGS ARE ’BAMA BOUND!

    MONCKS CORNER – The undefeated Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings (8U) punched their ticket to the 2019 World Series by defeating Aynor 10-4 on Wednesday morning for the state crown.
    World Series play is set for July 26 in Eufala, Ala.

     

  • Small ball advances American Legion Post 31 juniors to state tourney

    The Post 31 Junior Baseball team played small ball under a full moon at Eggleton Field on Tuesday night to top Mid-Carolina 2-1 and advance to the 2019 state tournament in Inman.
    Lancaster designated runner Tanner Vespe scored one run in the bottom of the fourth inning on a throwing error by Mid-Carolina.
    Ashton Phillips scored the second run in the fifth inning on a perfectly timed double steal that moved Buddy Howard to second base.

  • Packed parades mark a festive Fourth

    Bailee Adams, 7, never stopped smiling, even after the last of the Charlesboro parade lineup passed by her Paw Paw’s truck.
    The parade, celebrating its 40th year, was everything she’d hoped it would be and more, as she watched it for the first time. Bailee is from Georgia and was visiting her grandfather Charles Deese for the Fourth.
    “The horses were my favorite part,” she said. “We usually just watch fireworks and stuff. This was my first parade.”

  • County readies bid requests on libraries, holds its breath

    The bid packages to expand two county libraries and move a third one will be going out soon, and with construction costs exploding across the region, county leaders are unsure what to expect.
    A total of $8 million is set aside to pay for library improvements in Indian Land, Lancaster and Kershaw, but whether that will be enough for the proposed changes is anybody’s guess.
    “It’s where the rubber hits the road,” said Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis.

  • 2-week detour in IL at 160, Old Bailes Rd.

    INDIAN LAND – The S.C. Department of Transportation will close the intersection of S.C. 160 and Old Bailes Road from July 15-27 for road improvements.
    The closure, SCDOT said in a statement, is tied to the S.C. 160 widening project in Lancaster County. The schedule “could change if utility conflicts or adverse weather conditions are encountered,” the agency said.
    Beginning July 15, traffic will be diverted down a detour from S.C. 160 to Possum Hollow Road to bypass construction and intersection improvements.

  • Whits End signs manager to help guide next steps

    Local country band Whits End, who played the packed Carolina Country Music Festival last month, has checked off another box on the trek toward possible stardom.
    The five-man band signed a management contract June 28 with Terry Gage, former manager for Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Bob Burns.
    Gage said she was blown away after watching Whits End perform for the first time at Whiskey River in Charlotte.

  • Jumping into Heath Springs hot seat

    HEATH SPRINGS – In less tumultuous times, the part-time town administrator’s job in this municipality of 900 residents would be an under-the-radar role, attracting scant public attention.
    But when Jason Truesdale took the long-vacant position last month, he stepped right into the spotlight alongside a town council navigating unusually choppy waters.

  • Woman arrested in beating death of baby boy

    A Lancaster woman has been arrested in the beating death of a 14-month-old boy at a house on 14th Street last November, and her boyfriend – the child’s father – has been charged with child neglect.
    Ramesha Monet Brantley, 23, was charged with killing De’Yontae Monterio Miller Jr., who died Nov. 6, 2018, according to a Friday release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. De’Yontae Miller Sr., 25, was charged with neglecting his son.

  • Power outage along South Main, S.C. 903

    Duke Energy is reporting that 1,874 customers in Lancaster County are currently without power.
    The outage was reported at 1:04 p.m. Monday after several businesses in the South Main Street area lost power. Outages were also reported along the S.C. 903 corridor as far out as the Antioch community.

    "A tractor trailer caught a cable line and pulled down three power poles. It didn't pull down our power lines, but they're on the ground due to the broken poles," said Duke Energy spokesman Rick Jiran.

  • Man sought in Pageland woman’s fatal shooting

    PAGELAND – Authorities are searching for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Pageland woman that occurred late Wednesday night.
    The victim, 18-year-old Amber Horton, went to the Pageland Police Department after she was shot in a moving car travelling down S.C. 151 south of Pageland, according to a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office release.