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Today's News

  • Sports Briefs 11-24-13

    Buford turkey shoots each week
    The annual Buford turkey shoot will be held at 6 p.m. each Friday through Dec. 28 at the Buford Little General Store on Rocky River Road. The next shoot is Nov. 29.
    Shoots are also held every other Saturday, with the next shoot Nov. 30.
    The fee is $3 per shot. For details, call Monty Craig at (803) 320-9712.

  • Panthers guarding against letdown

    from Panthers.com
    CHARLOTTE – If a Miami fan buoyed by the Dolphins’ 3-0 start had tried to map out how the rest of the season might play out, they might have worried about Miami looking past this week’s game against the Panthers toward next week’s division matchup with the New York Jets.
    Now that the game has arrived, Panthers fans are the ones that might be worried about a letdown.

  • Practice firearm safety during hunting season

    S.C. Department of Natural Resources release
    This hunting season the S.C. Department of Natural Resources is joining  the National Shooting Sports Foundation to remind hunters that safety remains at the core of America’s hunting traditions.
    “This is a time of year when a lot of firearms are in use and in transport,” said Lt. Billy Downer with Department of Natural Resources’ hunter/boater education program.

  • Confidential Murder

    David Kellin, a Kershaw transplant originally from Crandon Wis., is probably best known for his private practice at Kershaw Counseling as a 22-year trauma-focused counselor for sexually-abused youth.

    Others might recognize his name as the professional photographer at Sara’s Dad’s Photography or a freelance photographer whose works appear in several publications.

    Even still, his personal fan club of barbecue aficionados know him for “DK’s worst BBQ in South Carolina,” he chuckled and said.

  • North Corner AME Zion Church celebrates 148 years

    North Corner AME Zion Church has been a cornerstone in Lancaster County for 148 years.  

    The congregation celebrated its anniversary Sunday, Nov. 3, with a special service including a guest choir and proclamations from the city and county. It’s the first time the church has recognized the event. 

    When former slaves organized the church in 1865, its first services were held in an old shop near Waxhaw Presbyterian Church. 

  • Deputies make arrest in Rickey James' murder

    Days after a missing Wallace man’s body was found in a wooded area off Memorial Park Road, a Lancaster man was charged with his murder. 

  • Traffic accident on U.S. 521

    Staff Reports

    There is a traffic accident on U.S. 521 N. near Lancaster's Bojangles. Check back later for details.

  • Not the right time for cluster ordinance

    Lancaster County’s Planning Department presented an informative and glowing analysis on the proposed cluster ordinance to Lancaster County Council and the Planning Commission earlier this month.

    Cluster zoning is being sold to the residents of Lancaster County as a tool to help save our countryside green space, preserve wildlife habitats, offer space for communal recreation and limit clear-cutting.

  • South Carolina should resist federal coercion on gun laws

    Despite its gun-friendly citizenry and reputation, South Carolina law doesn’t go out of its way to protect Second Amendment rights. Ours is one of only six states that impose an outright ban on all forms of handgun “open carry,” for example, and one of only three states that prohibit concealed weapons permit (CWP) holders from carrying weapons into restaurants that sell alcohol.

    Unfortunately, state law isn’t the only thing South Carolina gun owners need to be concerned about. Another is federal coercion.

  • Tale of two days

    Optimism permeated much of Lancaster County in late November 1963 for good reason.