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Today's News

  • Kershaw Fire Department to replace 2 trucks

    KERSHAW – Two new custom-built apparatus – a rescue truck and a brush truck – are on the way for the Kershaw Fire Department, now that the money is lined up.
    On Monday night, Kershaw Town Council unanimously approved a 10-year loan with BB&T that pays for the $309,000 rescue truck. The town will pay a 4.36 interest rate on the loan, which puts the annual cost at $37,262.13. The town is to close on the loan Monday.

  • Duke plans to build 100,000-volt transmission lines in IL

    Duke Energy is working to boost its electrical capacity as residential, commercial and industrial growth continues to boom in Indian Land and neighboring Fort Mill.
    The latest major endeavor is the proposed construction of a series of massive 100,000-volt transmission lines and towers Duke intends to tie-in to a new substation to be built at the Keer America textile plant near S.C. 160 in northern Indian Land.

  • What if no one files for school board seat?

    More than a week after announcing that he would not seek re-election, Don McCorkle’s seat remains vacant, as no one had filed for the District 7 position on school board, by 5 p.m. Friday.
    Mary Ann Hudson, director of the county election office, said that if no one files for the seat by deadline at noon Aug. 14, then there would only be a write-in slot on the ballot come November. Whoever got the most write-ins would win the seat.

  • 6th BBB benefits Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity

    We at Habitat believe we’ve got a great family night out planned for our sixth BBB (Bluegrass, Barbecue & Building) at USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium and Arnold Multi-purpose Room from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.

  • Bond projects wrap up in time for school

    Major school bond referendum projects are wrapping up across Lancaster County as the start of school on Aug. 20 looms on the horizon.
    Van Wyck Elementary School has passed all its inspections, and the last finishing touches are being done on the building. Workers moved in furniture throughout the building this week, in anticipation of teachers coming in Monday, Aug. 13.
    Andrew Jackson and Buford high schools have gotten new, pre-fabricated press boxes for each school’s football fields. Both were installed Friday. 

  • Judge denies bond in reckless homicide

    Abel Olivo Borbonio, 42, has been denied bond for a reckless homicide charge after he struck and killed a Lancaster man in his yard Saturday morning.
    Borbonio has been living in this country without proper immigration paperwork and, according to public judicial records, he has been arrested multiple times in Lancaster County for driving without a license since 2003.
    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman said Borbonio is a flight risk and a danger to the community, and pleaded with the magistrate judge not to grant his bond Wednesday.

  • Scott visits 'Bentley of bumpers' plant

    Business is booming at Lancaster-based Fab Fours. But business would be a lot better if the company didn’t have to contend with Chinese-made knockoffs resulting from theft of the manufacturer’s intellectual property, according to owner and CEO Greg Higgs.
    Chinese IP theft was Higgs’ major focus Wednesday as he hosted a visit from U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.).

  • Kershaw to flip property from water supplier to pancake maker

    KERSHAW – Call it a win-win for town residents and town hall.
    It appears that Kershaw is getting a Huddle House on East Second Street near Kershaw-Camden Highway next year, and the town is putting a piece of property back on the county tax rolls.
    Kershaw Town Council voted unanimously Monday night on first reading to sell the .23-acre tract, known as the old Springs Mill Water Plant property, to Los Angeles-based BAM Ventures for $1.

  • Dixie Boys stars receive stirring welcome home

    A rousing hero’s welcome home greeted the Lancaster Dixie Boys 14U all-star baseball team as it returned from the Dixie Boys World Series at Second Baptist Church late Thursday afternoon.
    The Kelly Tours charter bus horn blared and lights flashed from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office escort as welcoming fans cheered their young heroes on their arrival at the church.
    The Lancaster Dixie Boys stars, the S.C. state champions, finished third in the Dixie Boys World Series at Bossier City, La., on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Indian Land schools’ training field bank improved

    The Indian Land schools’ training field is an eyesore no more, thanks to dozens of school, community and business volunteers who showed up last weekend to help the Indian Land Fall Festival Committee make capital improvements.
    More than 1,000 cubic yards of soil, gravel, sand and compost were moved by heavy equipment to restore an eroded bank at the training field behind the middle school, where the festival is held.