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Today's News

  • 10 shot, 2 dead in Twin Pines bar gunfire

    Kayla Vaughn and Emily Pollok

    Gunfire erupted in a crowded Twin Pines bar about 2:45 a.m. Saturday, killing two men and wounding eight more people, and authorities are searching for a suspect believed to have started the carnage in an attack on one of the dead victims.

  • 2nd murder charge in Carmel Rd. shooting

    A second Rock Hill man has been charged with murder in the Sept. 15 shooting death of Jaquavious Neeley at a home on Carmel Road west of Lancaster.
    Warrants charging Jonovan Hensley, 19, were served Wednesday morning, three days after he was arrested and charged with accessory after the fact of a felony. Hensley allegedly drove the getaway car after the shooting.

  • ‘I can finally go outside and play’

    Two years ago, a normal day for Cashlin Izzard was being poked and prodded in a chilly hospital and ingesting medications at all hours.
    Now the cancer-free fifth-grader spends most of his time outside with his friends or on a baseball diamond.
    Cashlin, 10, is back in school at McDonald Green Elementary now, a place he said he surprisingly missed a lot.
    “I was so happy to be out of that hospital,” Cashlin said. “It was so cold in there.

  • Could retailer’s plans for old Kershaw Springs tract revitalize area?

    KERSHAW – The abandoned Springs Mills site just north of the Kershaw town limits could be on the verge of getting much-needed business resurrection.
    The Lancaster County Planning Commission has unanimously recommended rezoning the entire 9.1-acre rectangular tract from Heavy Industrial to General Business, so that a Dollar General store can be built on part of the property. 

  • Holdup fizzles, cashier beats hapless robber

    A robber got more than he bargained for earlier this month when a brazen employee chased him out of the store beating him as he ran.
    The employee was checking out a customer at the Citgo store on North Main Street on Sept. 1, when he was approached by a man whose hand was wrapped in a pair of children’s khaki shorts, according to a Lancaster Police Department report.
    After extending his arm, the robber told the employee, “Give me your money,” to which the employee replied, “Pull the trigger,” the report said.

  • Out-of-towners who ask Kershaw for water must agree to annexing

    KERSHAW – Starting next month, residents on the outskirts of Kershaw wanting water and sewer service from the town must sign an agreement that their property may be annexed into the municipality if it can be made contiguous to the corporate town limits.
    Town council unanimously passed first reading of the ordinance last Monday, adding the annexation requirement. It would take effect once the second reading is approved, and that reading is scheduled for Oct. 21.

  • Lancaster County raised to moderate drought status

    The drought status for Lancaster County has been raised, along with 10 other counties in South Carolina, as temperatures continue in the 80s and 90s with only occasional rain.
    The S.C. Drought Response Committee upgraded the drought status from incipient to moderate Sept. 18, according to a release from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.
    Other counties facing similar conditions were also upgraded, including Anderson, Cherokee, Colleton, Greenville, Hampton, Jasper, Kershaw, Lee, Spartanburg and York.

  • HS moves up tree-lighting to Sunday before Thanksgiving

    HEATH SPRINGS – Town officials will get the jump on the yuletide season this year by staging “Heath Springs for the Holidays” on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
    “We will be the first…. As you’re having your turkey, you will see the holiday decorations up,” said retired educator Dr. Zora Denson, who is the town’s community relations volunteer. She updated town council members on the plans at Tuesday’s monthly council meeting.
    This year’s event is set for 5:30 p.m. Nov. 24. 

  • Career center to build fire-training structure

    After a unanimous vote by the school board Tuesday, the Lancaster Career Center will be home to a new fire and law-enforcement training facility built entirely by high school students.
    The 1,800-square-foot structure will look like a small house situated between two buildings at the career center on Woodland Drive, but will actually hold many surprises like a built-in theatrical smoke machine, removable barriers and a viewing room.

  • ILHS raises $2,700 in 1st golf tourney

    Mac Banks
    For The Lancaster News

    What is the best way to raise money for a local high school golf team? Playing golf seemed like the best idea for the Indian Land Warriors.
    The Indian Land High School golf team hosted Whack One “Fore” the Warriors, its first golf tournament fundraiser, at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday, Sept. 14.