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Today's News

  • Convenient, comfortable and creamy casseroles

    Canned soup is my friend.  Like any ingredient – expensive or not – it is what you make of it, and let me tell you, there are some really tasty, economical casserole recipes out there that elevate the humble can of soup to an art form.

  • Three wooden crosses

    GREAT FALLS – The Bible tells us of a crucifixion that took place nearly 2,000 years ago on a hill called Golgotha in Jerusalem.

    Three men were crucified on wooden crosses placed on the hillside.

    On one cross was a vile, arrogant man who was completely unremorseful for any wrongdoing. On the other cross hung a man who was guilty of a crime but sought repentance and mercy and found it.

    On the center cross hung Jesus Christ who was completely innocent of any crime or action that was considered sin.

  • One dead, two injured at paper mill

    CATAWBA – A contractor was killed and two others injured Tuesday morning in an accident at Resolute Forest Products, the paper mill formerly known as AbitibiBowater.

    According to York County Emergency Management Director Cotton Howell and a Resolute spokeswoman, the accident occurred around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday as three contractors were doing maintenance work inside a tank-like “scrubber” located behind the main production area.

  • County’s jobless rate ticks back up

    Like most Palmetto State counties, Lancaster County had a significant increase in its official unemployment rate from November to December 2012.

    The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW) released the statistics last week.

    Lancaster County’s December jobless rate was 11.6 percent in December – up from 11 percent the month before.

    By comparison, the county’s unemployment rate for December 2011 was 12.7 percent.

  • Kershaw council splits on park request

    KERSHAW – The creation of a skatepark in Kershaw remains a divisive issue for town leaders.

    Town Council voted 3-3 at its Thursday, Jan. 17, meeting on a request of about $32,000 from the Kershaw Community Park Council. The money would go toward new surfacing on which to install ramps and other skateboarding equipment.

    Council members Michael Cook, Mayor Wayne Rhodes and Morris Russell voted in favor of the request. Council members Wade Hunter, Sonya Poole and Randy Seegars voted against it.

    Councilman Eddie Coates was absent.

  • Judge sentences man to 15 years in prison for firearm possession

    COLUMBIA – A Lancaster man has been sentenced to prison on a firearms possession charge.

    Gary Davis, Jr., 25, 1225 Chesterfield Ave., was sentenced in federal court Jan. 18 for being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.

    U.S. District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie sentenced Davis to 15 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment, the release said.

  • Heath Springs judge requests software to aid record keeping

    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs officials await more details before voting on whether to pay for computer software requested by town judge Johnny Steele.

    At its Jan. 15 meeting, Town Council had an item on its agenda to consider a piece of software provided by Nichols Business Systems that aids record keeping.

    Heath Springs Mayor Ann Taylor said the city of Lancaster and town of Fort Lawn use the same software.

    It’s expected to have an initial $2,000 fee, as well as a $200 monthly charge.

  • Scammers continue to target residents

    A stolen loan fee and a cell phone taken through an Internet auction site are two of the latest scams to affect county residents this month. 

    In a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report report filed Jan. 16, a 31-year-old Lancaster woman informed deputies of a possible Internet scam after she applied for a $3,000 loan from an online company. 

    The victim said she spoke with a man who instructed her to send a MoneyGram for $298.86 to be used as a processing fee so she could get the loan. 

  • Mat teams battle at AJ

     

       

    KERSHAW – A trio of county teams was battling on the prep mat during the first Region IV-AA tournament competition held at Andrew Jackson High School on Saturday, Jan. 19.

  • Bruins split in region matches at LHS

     
     

        

     

     

    The Lancaster Bruins posted a split in a pair of home Region III-AAAA matches Saturday, Jan. 19 in the LHS gym.