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Today's News

  • 1 victim dies, 2nd airlifted after Heath Springs wreck

    One person was killed and another severely injured in a two-car wreck at Kershaw Camden Highway and Ramblin Road just north of Heath Springs.
    According to Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers, an EMS crew pulled up on the wreck before it was called out and were able to get one victim out, but could not free the other before fire engulfed the vehicle.
    According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, a 2015 Infiniti was attempting to illegally pass another vehicle heading north on Kershaw Camden Highway when it ran off the side of the road and hit a group of trees.

  • Column: How you can participate in Kershaw Heart & Soul

    Everyone has a story, and we want to hear yours.
    We are Kershaw Heart & Soul, an effort to identify what matters most to the Kershaw community and empower local voices to shape the town’s future. This process is designed to bring all voices to the table, so you are Kershaw Heart & Soul.
    A year ago, the town was awarded a $100,000 Community Heart & Soul grant from the Vermont-based Orton Family Foundation and its local partner, the J. Marion Sims Foundation.

  • Column: Saluting Stan Lee, who gave me super-women to emulate as a kid

    Who were your heroes when you were a kid? Mine weren’t just powerful women. They were superpowered women like Jean Grey, Storm, Rogue, Jubilee and Kitty Pryde, all members of Marvel’s X-Men.
    Like most young girls, I had Barbies lying around, but they were just waiting to be saved by X-Men action figures.
    A little later in life, I learned who the man behind the heroes and heroines was – Stan Lee. Marvel fans across the world mourned Monday as they heard of his death. He was 95.

  • News Briefs

    Probate Court closed Nov. 29-30

    The Lancaster County Probate Court, 104 N. Main St., Lancaster, will be closed Nov. 29-30 for authorized training. 

    IL fire district board meets

    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department, 185 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land.

    Historical Commission seeks school photos

  • Executives sample Discovery Education

    More than 100 Lancaster County business owners and executives gathered at Second Baptist Church on Thursday to explore the Lancaster County School District’s newest partnership – Discovery Education.
    “We’re letting the community know our vision and goals for education,” said Superintendent Jonathan Phipps. “We want to have better partnerships with the community, seeing schools ready for kids to get going to work.
    “Part of the things we need to ask is, are we teaching kids what they need to know in the workforce?”

  • Palmetto State 50 set Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be hosting the Palmetto State 50 Saturday night.
    The headline race on the night will be the Southern All-Stars Super Late Model Series $10,000-to-win main event.
    Saturday has a Black Sunshine forecast as the driver some consider the G.O.A.T. will be here, Scott Bloomquist.
    Bloomquist will invade The big half-mile dirt oval.

  • Falcons soar to playoff win over Bruins

    COLUMBIA – A.C. Flora’s high-flying Falcons once in flight Friday night, soared to a 44-21 Class AAAA Upper State football playoff win over Lancaster High School at Memorial Stadium in Columbia.
    The Falcons, who have won nine straight after an 0-2 start, were winged early, but were able to surge in the Midlands cool air.
    The key sequence came late in the second period with the game tied at 14-all.
    A Buddy Howard interception at the Flora eight appeared to put the visiting Bruins in prime position for points before the half ended.

  • Buford swarms Hornets in 40-6 playoff win

    The Buford High School Yellow Jackets added to their stellar season Friday night, crushing C.A. Johnson High School of Columbia, 40-6 in the foggy opening round of the state high school football playoffs.
    The win was BHS Coach Tripp Watts’ first playoff victory and Buford’s first postseason win since 2001.
    Buford, on a fast start, took control early and easily punched their ticket to a second round home playoff game against Saluda High School.

  • Girl Scouts win awards for learning, doing

    From release

    Girl Scouts from several Lancaster County troops recently completed a number of educational and service projects and met the requirements for top awards.
    Troop 970 Junior Girl Scouts of the Lancaster District A.M.E. Zion Church earned their Bronze Award by studying how to take care of their kidneys.
    The girls researched kidney disease and dialysis treatments. They reviewed the sugar content in their favorite beverages. By doing this research, the entire group decided to drink water at each meeting.

  • Hugh Mobley chairs committee looking for USC’s next president

    Lancaster’s Hugh Mobley will chair the search committee to find a successor to Harris Pastides, retiring president of the University of South Carolina.
    Mobley, founder of Mobley Drugs and vice chairman of the USC Board of Trustees, joins 12 others on the search committee.
    Mobley called Pastides, who announced last month that he will retire next year after a decade in the job, a one-of-a-kind leader.