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Today's News

  • ATV purchases were unauthorized

    GREAT FALLS – The March 26 purchase of two Polaris Ranger ATVs by the town of Great Falls has been a topic of conversation between members of the Great Falls Town Council and the public.
    Whether the $24,300 purchase was authorized was discussed during the April 15 Great Falls Town Council meeting.
    Councilman Robin Dixon was listed on the agenda to discuss purchasing procedures as they relate to town ordinances, council and committee.
     “Was it an authorized purchase?,” Dixon asked Town Attorney Brian Grier.

  • Starnes hired as administrator

    HEATH SPRINGS – Tony Starnes has returned to municipal government.
    Following a closed session at its April 16 meeting, Heath Springs Town Council voted 3-1 to hire Starnes as a part-time administrator.
    Councilman Eddie Moore voted against the measure and Councilman Ted Sowell was absent.
    For years, Mayor Ann Taylor has assumed the town’s administrative duties. Councilman Mark Bridges, who suggested the idea of a part-time administrator, said this move will take a lot of the burden off Taylor.

  • Busy week for guilty pleas

    The 6th Circuit Solicitor’s Office had a busy week recently with several criminal suspects entering guilty pleas at the Lancaster County Courthouse.
    Among them are Aaron Jami Donaldson, 20, and Matreal Terone Truesdale, 27.
    Williams Financial
    incident
    Donaldson, who has a Rock Hill address, was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to armed robbery. He was arrested after a robbery incident Oct. 18, 2012, at Williams Financial Services in Kershaw.

  • Daly will speak to grads

    There’s going to be a whole lot of celebrating going on at the University of South Carolina Lancaster next weekend during Commencement 2013.
    This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, May 4 at 2:30 p.m. in the James A. Bradley Arts and Sciences Building’s Bundy Auditorium.
    School officials said 96 students will walk the stage during this year’s graduation ceremony including students who earned degrees during the summer 2012, fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters.

  • Tough Medic: Demby awarded Paramedic of the Year in S.C.

    Whether he’s responding to a heart attack, or running an obstacle course covered in mud, David Demby is calm under pressure.
    That calmness shines through as Demby, 37, discusses his typical routine, sometimes logging hours as an Army Reservist, other times saving lives as an Emergency Medical Services paramedic. He has also dedicated thousands of hours as a field training officer with Lancaster County’s EMS and admits there’s not a lot of downtime in his life.

  • Lady Jackets win, unbeaten in district play

     

       

    The Buford High softball team, which had dropped seven straight losses to county and Region IV-AA foe Andrew Jackson, picked the right time to turn the tables on the host Lady Volunteers.

  • Volunteers in driver’s seat

     

       

    The road to the Class AA District III baseball championship will run through the Andrew Jackson High School baseball field.

  • Teamwork's crucial in Partner's for Youth win

    Teamwork was the key for the winning foursome in the 22nd annual Crenshaw Oil Company Partners for Youth golf tournament Friday, April 26 at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The winning team of Roy Watkins, Bob Norwood, Bond Isacson and Jeff Tirpack combined for a 50.625 – 57 gross – to top a 136-player field.

  • Henwood-Harris Wedding

    Lisa Henwood of Concord, N.C., and Derik Harris of Charlotte were married Feb. 23, 2013, at The Park Church in Charlotte by the Rev. Dr. Major McGuire.
    The bride is the daughter of Gordon Henwood Sr. of New Jersey and Lystra Funderburk of Charlotte. She is a graduate of North Brunswick High School in New Jersey and attended North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C. She is a salon co-owner and stylist.

  • Sinclair-Griffin Wedding

    Stephanie Lauren Sinclair and Michael Kevin Griffin were married Oct. 13, 2012, at the Baker Conference Center in Kershaw,
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Moss and Larry Sinclair, all of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Austine Moss of Henderson, N.C., and the late Harvey Moss, the late Mr. and Mrs. Odell Player and the late Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Sinclair. She is a 2000 graduate of Lancaster High School and works for Barnett-Honeycutt Pharmacy in Lancaster as a pharmacy technician.