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Today's News

  • White oaks are beneficial

    When we began tree farming, one of the first things we did was plant 500 white oak trees in former horse pastures.

    White oaks were chosen because they are native to S.C. and commonly live for two centuries and longer, both highly desirable traits for our goal of creating a “legacy forest.”

    White oaks are also an excellent choice for supporting wildlife.

    Their abundant crops of palatable acorns provide valuable food for turkeys, rabbits, squirrels, deer, wood ducks and numerous bird species.

  • Local GOP headquarters now open

    U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (District 5) cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the Lancaster County Republican Victory Center Headquarters at 699 Lancaster Bypass East on Saturday, Sept. 1.
    Several Republican candidates were there, as well as Taft Matney, chairman of the S.C. Republican Victory Centers. About 100 people attended the event.
    Normal business hours for the Republican headquarters are 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

  • Fort Lawn town councilman arrested

    FORT LAWN – Fort Lawn Town Councilman James Scott Russell was arrested at his home Monday, Sept. 3, charged with breach of peace.

    According to a Chester County Sheriff’s Office incident report, an officer with the Fort Lawn Police Department requested that a county deputy respond to a domestic incident in the town that night because it involved a local elected official.

  • Beacon Road man robbed in front yard

    A Rich Hill community man said he was the victim of an armed robbery Tuesday morning, Sept. 4, in the front yard of his home in the 2600 block of Beacon Road.

    The 27-year-old victim told Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies he was packing his SUV for work about 5:30 a.m. when a man wearing dark clothes, gloves and a camouflage ski mask approached him from behind, pointed a gun at him and ordered him to freeze.

  • Deputies find pot plants inside home

    INDIAN LAND – A recent search for a man wanted on a bench warrant in another county led authorities to the discovery of marijuana plants inside a Panhandle home.

    Aaron Huffstetler, 21; Kayla Nichole Demarco, 23; Cassandra Denise Moffitt, 21; and John Walden, 37, were each charged Aug. 28 with manufacturing marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    The suspects reportedly live at 9225 Wallace Park Lane, Indian Land.

    Deputies came to the home that morning looking for Walden.

  • Gold mine plans spark concerns

    Intense disagreement over rezoning plans by Haile Gold Mine almost got one resident removed from the podium at Lancaster County Council’s Aug. 27 meeting. 

    Danny Terry, who lives in the county’s Flat Creek community and has opposed the gold mine at several council meetings, returned to speak out against the mine’s operations in Kershaw.

    Terry said he’s worried about the environmental and health impacts of the gold mine on surrounding residents. 

  • 50K people didn’t see president Thursday

    My smile turned into a big frown in a matter of minutes. Excitement was quickly replaced with disappointment.

    I was stoked beyond measure to receive highly coveted credentials to see President Barack Obama accept the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday night, Sept. 6, at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium.

    I had actually taken the day off from work in March in anticipation of me being there – among more than 70,000 people expected to fill the stadium on the final night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

  • The Heat is on

    GREAT FALLS – Dillon Pearson has a dream of meeting Miami Heat 6-foot, 8-inch forward Lebron James. He has an infatuation with the professional basketball player.

    Sitting at his entertainment center, Pearson smiles at he points to James’ photo and career statistics in the top left corner of the TV screen.Pearson said meeting James is tops on his wish list of things he would like to do.

    His second wish, also sports-related, is to attend a Carolina/Clemson football game. Pearson is a Clemson Tigers fan.

  • Ellis puts it on the line

     

       

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior lineman Nick Ellis can play his share of positions on both sides of the football, but AJ offensive line coach Larry Cox notes Ellis’ greatest asset is as a “team player.”

  • Lady Vols banking on volleyball experience

     

       

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers’ volleyball team returns a veteran group and they hope the experience will be to AJ’s benefit.