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Today's News

  • Lancaster Dixie AAA stars headed to state play

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA 10U all-stars are headed to the state tournament in Moncks Corner next weekend.
    The AAA stars finished as the runner-up team in the District II tournament in Gaffney this week.
    District II is sending two teams to the state tournament in Berkeley County, the 2018 district champion and the district runner-up Lancaster 10U stars.
    The Lancaster AAA all-stars open play July 14 when they play the District 7 all-stars at noon at the Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex.

  • Page, Mills earn Auburn swim camp honors

    Lancaster area star swimmers Makenzy Mills, Taylor Teague, and Samuel Page, who compete with the Lancaster UPYMCA Rays swim team, recently participated in the Auburn University swim camp.
    The camp was held June 3-7 at Auburn University.
    The three swimmers, who also swim with the Lancaster High School swim team, were on separate teams during the week.
    These three swimmers participated in a variety of swim technique sessions starting at 6 a.m. each day and ending about 8 p.m.

  • Column: What survived in final budget: Key investments in state’s future

    The 2018 sitting of the S.C. General Assembly has wrapped up. The state budget for this upcoming fiscal year passed June 28. No budget is ever perfect, but we did invest in some critical needs areas. Below I go through some of those areas and other important bills that made it into law. 

    School salaries, safety

    This year, the General Assembly invested in our education system, increasing funding for both teacher pay and school safety.

  • LDB Ozone stars win district crown

    Lancaster Dixie Youth Baseball Ozone League All-Stars competed in the District 2 Championship Tournament in Lewisville June 23 – 30.
    Lancaster, with a 3-2 win over Fort Mill, captured the tournament title to secure a state championship tournament bid.
    The Lancaster Ozone stars open play in the state tournament in Union at the Timken Complex on Saturday at noon when they face Greer. Opening ceremonies are today.
    Lancaster opened play June 23 when it beat Lewisville, 13-4.

  • Veteran coach Richardson to lead Indian Land girls hoops

    INDIAN LAND – Paul Richardson is a coach who has been around the block, and looking to put the Indian Land Lady Warriors back on main street.
    Richardson, who came to ILHS as the new girls basketball coach, has extensive coaching experience in high school sports.
    Prior to his selection as the Lady Warriors hoops coach, Richardson coached at nearby Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill where he was the Falcons’ offensive coordinator in football and wrestling coach.

  • Cheraw man dies in fireworks accident

    Vanessa Brewer-Tyson

    Landmark News Service

    A 24-year-old Cheraw man was killed Wednesday while shooting off Independence Day fireworks at Dizzy Gillespie Apartments in Cheraw.

    M.C. Gallion III and some friends were apparently holding the mortar-shell launch tubes in their hands and shooting them off when a shell hit him in the chest, according to a statement from the Cheraw Police Department.

  • Van Wyck enacts property-upkeep rules

    New rules governing property upkeep and littering are now in effect for the town of Van Wyck.

    At its July 2 meeting, the town council voted unanimously on final reading to adopt the new rules, which basically mirror those ordinances already on the books for the county. 

    Council members Cassandra Watkins and Xavier Kee were absent for the vote, though both had supported the new rules when presented for first reading last month.

  • Last of 3 suspects surrenders in hit-and-run of IL man, son

    The third and final suspect in a hit-and-run that seriously injured an Indian Land businessman and his young son has turned himself in to authorities.

    Ralph Cornelius Hall, 20, of Des Moines, Iowa, is facing a felony charge of a passenger fleeing an accident causing injury or death, in addition to a misdemeanor larceny charge, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

  • 2 projects may bring 400 jobs to county

    Lancaster County is close to landing two large employers that would bring a total of $43 million in investment, more than 400 jobs and one corporate headquarters to the county.

    The unidentified companies, code-named Project Green Onion and Project Wine, have been on the county’s radar screen for 18 months and three months, respectively, said Lancaster County Economic Development Director Jamie Gilbert.

  • 2 drivers die in head-on collision

    A Lancaster man and a Heath Springs woman driving separate vehicles died June 29 in a head-on collision in Kershaw County.

    The Kershaw County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as Steven Edward Rutledge, 41, and Debra Catoe Izzard, 61. They had no passengers.

    According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, Izzard was traveling west on Flat Rock Road shortly before 2:30 p.m. when Rutledge, who was heading east, crossed the centerline and struck her vehicle head-on.

    Both victims were wearing seatbelts, and both died at the scene.