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Today's News

  • Kershaw elects Connell to council

    KERSHAW – The second time was the charm for Jody Connell.

    The Kershaw resident bested his two opponents to win the District 3 seat in the town’s election Tuesday, March 19. That district runs north to south, covering key roads such as Richland, Stevens and Church streets.

    Connell received 38 (just over 53 percent) of the 71 votes cast Tuesday.

    Charles Stroud got 24 votes (34 percent) and  William “Bill” Walters II got nine (13 percent).

  • School board approves intent to award IL elementary school contract

    Lancaster County school board members tentatively approved acceptance of a bid for construction of Indian Land’s new elementary school during its Tuesday, March 19, meeting.

    The new school, which will be built on Harrisburg Road in Indian Land, is intended to serve students in the county’s densely populated northern tip.

    District officials hope to break ground on the new campus in mid-April for an August 2014 opening.

  • ‘Time is muscle’

    A grant that will fund almost a half-million dollars in equipment for local medics could mean the difference between life and death for critical patients.

    The $490,000 grant, recently awarded to the county by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will cover the costs of several state-of-the-art cardiac monitors and laptop computers, all in an effort to speed up response times and treatment for county residents, said Lancaster County Emergency Medical Service Director Clay Catoe.

  • County’s jobless rate sees increase

    Lancaster County’s official unemployment rate saw a slight increase in January, according to the latest data released Monday, March 18, by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

    The county posted 11.9 percent unemployment in January, compared to 11.6 percent in December 2012.

    In January, the county’s official labor force was recorded at 32,486, with 3,877 of those people without a job.

    In comparison, the January 2012 jobless rate in Lancaster County was 12.9 percent.

  • Springs Memorial Hospital gets a fresh look

    Springs Memorial Hospital has a fresh look. 

    On Monday, March 18, staff unveiled a new logo during a special gathering on the hospital’s second floor. The logo features “Springs” written in sapphire blue with “Memorial Hospital” underneath it in chartreuse green. 

    To the left of those words is a continual square pattern that features the two colors. 

    The new look replaces the green umbrella-themed logo that had been used since the mid-1990s.

  • County duo in county all-star game Saturday

     

       

    Two former Lancaster Bruins’ football standouts, who produced solid college careers, will play in the inaugural South Carolina College All-Star Bowl at North Greenville University’s Younts Stadium on Saturday, March 23.

  • AJ honors fall-winter stars

     

       

    KERSHAW – Quadarius Fair, Bre Wright and Haley Faulkenberry earned a major part of the orange spotlight at the Andrew Jackson High School fall and winter sports awards night Saturday, March 16 in the AJ High cafeteria.

  • Bruins down Vols in 12-3 home win

     

       

    The Lancaster Bruins posted their third straight win, rolling to a 12-3 win over county rival Andrew Jackson at LHS’s Doomsday Corner on Wednesday, March 20.

  • Gleason requests bond hearing

    The man accused in the death of his girlfriend’s daughter on March 5 is trying to get out of jail.

    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield said a bond hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 22, for Phillip Bryan Gleason, 1791 Craig Farm Road.

    Barfield said Circuit Court Judge Brooks P. Goldsmith will hear Gleason’s request.

    “That’s all I can tell you at this time,” Barfield said. 

  • Connell wins Kershaw town election

    KERSHAW – Jody Connell is Kershaw's newest Town Council member. 

    Connell came out on top in the three-way race for the District 3 seat in the town's election Tuesday, March 19. 

    Connell received 38 votes (just over 53 percent). Charles Stroud got 24 votes (34 percent) and  William “Bill” Walters II got nine (13 percent). 

    Connell succeeds Randy Seegars, who decided not to seek re-election due to health reasons.