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Today's News

  • Overturned tractor trailer entraps driver on U.S. 601

    Three vehicles were involved in an accident at the intersection of Little Dude Avenue and Gold Mine Highway (U.S. 601), just outside of Kershaw, at about 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9. The accident involved a logging truck, an SUV and a pick-up truck.

    The woman driving the SUV was entrapped for a short time, but rescue workers were able to free her. She was airlifted from the scene.

    S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the scene and rescue crews are clearing up at this time.

  • Fire Expo Saturday worthwhile

    Kitchen fires have become a hot issue and Lancaster County firefighters hope to cool down the subject.
    Kitchen fires will be a top issue addressed during the 19th annual Lancaster County Fire Expo set, for Saturday, Oct. 12, in the University Place (Walmart Supercenter) parking lot on S.C. 9 Bypass West.
    County firefighters, according to statistics, have responded to 78 structure fires that began in the kitchen area in 2012.
    “The kitchen fires are an issue in Lancaster County,” said Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder.

  • Death of newspapers is greatly exaggerated

    National Newspaper Week, Oct. 6-12, is a good time to offer a fresh perspective on the newspaper industry.
    To paraphrase what Mark Twain said about the premature printing of his obituary, let me say that the reports of the death of newspapers in our state and nation are greatly exaggerated.
    While the printed edition continues to be the core product, many newspaper media companies today also offer news in a variety of digital options: websites, text alerts, mobile sites, social media sites, apps and more.

  • Man arrested on cocaine charges

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man was arrested on a slew of drug charges following a late-night traffic stop last month.

  • Lynches River warning members about a scam

    Staff report
    Lynches River Electric Cooperative is warning its members to be aware of scams targeting them, one by phone, the other by text message.
    The first type is a variation of a scam the company has warned about in the past.
    In it, the scammer calls co-op members claiming their account payment is past due and the person’s electric service will be cut off unless the members makes an immediate payment, usually within one hour.

  • Community Playhouse of Lancaster presents: To Kill a Mockingbird

    Theater lovers, mark your calendars – the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County is bringing the Harper Lee classic “To Kill A Mockingbird” to the stage at the Barr Street Auditorium this month.

    Directed by Chris Smith, this revised version of “To Kill A Mockinbird” by Christopher Sergel tells the story of Scout, her brother Jem and her father, the attorney Atticus Finch, who finds himself defending a black man charged with the  rape of a white woman. The time is 1935, the place is southern Alabama.

  • Woman struck, killed on Kershaw Camden Highway

     KERSHAW – The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating an accident on Kershaw Camden Highway (U.S. 521) Saturday morning, Oct. 5, that claimed the life of a Kershaw woman.

    Though details of the accident were still sparse at press time Tuesday, Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Glen Crawford identified the deceased as 60-year-old Dorothy Miller of Cleveland Street in Kershaw. 

  • Unveiling of ‘Project Vino’ just a few weeks away

    Lancaster County residents are only weeks away from discovering the identity of a potential multi-million-dollar project that could bring hundreds of jobs here. 

  • Gaither charged in shooting/armed robbery on Eula Street

    A Lancaster man is in custody, and another is still wanted, in the case of a man shot in the back during an early morning armed robbery earlier this month. 

  • Text 4 Baby South Carolina kicks off

    It’s no surprise that text messaging is among the major forms of communication in today’s electronically connected world – but now a new national program is using it to help new and expecting mothers keep up with their babies’ well-being.