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Today's News

  • Runnin' for a reason

    Often, when schools raise money, students are sent home bearing boxes of candy bars, glossy brochures of flavored popcorn or other items to hawk door to door, most of which eventually gets sold by parents.

    Not North Elementary School. They went another route – like having students run around the gym awhile.

  • Barr Street alumni organize scholarship fund

    The legacy of one of Lancaster’s former schools is being further propelled with the creation of an academic scholarship.

    The Barr Street High School Foundation, which was formed last year, is organizing the scholarship, which will be given annually to a college-bound high school student in Lancaster County.

    Other specifics, such as the award amount, haven’t been finalized yet.

  • Council approves joining urban planning group

    With urbanized clusters now springing up in the Panhandle, Lancaster County Council discussed the future of highway funding in that area during its first meeting of the year Monday, Jan. 14.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said due to Indian Land’s burgeoning population, as reflected in the 2010 Census, several stretches of the area are now designated as urban by the Catawba Regional Council of Governments (COG).

    As such, Wills said those areas no longer qualify for rural highway funding through COG, like the rest of Lancaster County.

  • Real estate agent charged with breach of trust

    A Lancaster real estate agent is facing multiple breach of trust charges in connection with more than $15,000 in missing funds from her workplace, according to newly released arrest warrants. 

    Kimberly Williams West, 46, 1505 Magnolia Drive, was arrested Oct. 25 and charged with seven counts of breach of trust with fraudulent intent, per arrest warrants released Jan. 15 by the Lancaster Police Department. 

  • Women attacked by dogs in separate incidents

    A Lancaster woman is recovering from her injuries after she was bitten several times by a dog Jan. 12.

    Deputies spoke with the 51-year-old woman as she was being treated at Springs Memorial Hospital a few hours after the attack, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

    The woman said she was at her boyfriend’s home in the 2400 block of Pineview Drive at about 10:30 p.m. that day when the man’s German shepherd bit her.

  • Jackets split in Hartsville mat tourney

    The Buford Yellow Jackets’ wrestling team went 2-2 in the Red Fox Invitational at Hartsville High School on Saturday, Jan. 12.

    The Jackets posted wins over Marion, 60-22, and Marlboro County, 54-18. BHS fell to Socastee, 46-30 and Carolina Forest, 48-30.

  • Vols charge by Rams for sweep

     

       

    KERSHAW – Home was sweet for the Andrew Jackson Volunteers on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

    The Vols, with strong second-half showings, took a pair of Region IV-AA wins over Chesterfield.

  • Warriors spear Eagles

     

       

    INDIAN LAND – Tuesday night, Jan. 15 was about scoring for the Indian Land High School boys’ basketball team.

  • Armed robber holds up Dollar General at Buford Crossroads

    Authorities are on the hunt for a man who robbed a store clerk at gunpoint late Wednesday night, Jan. 16.

    The armed robbery happened shortly before 10 p.m. at the Dollar General, at 4472 Pageland Highway, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. The store is located at Buford Crossroads.

    Deputies responded a few minutes later and spoke with a female clerk. 

    The clerk reported that an unknown black man entered the store with a handgun while she was closing the store.  

  • Eckstrom column: Payroll tax hike symptom of runaway federal spending

    Most of us will be seeing our 2013 paychecks shrink. But don’t blame the boss. Your take-home pay is shrinking because of a federal tax hike on your earnings.
    It’s a hike in Social Security taxes that was part of a recent late-night fix in Washington supposedly to protect us from plunging off the “fiscal cliff.” People shouldn’t feel much protected by Washington’s “fix” to raise taxes on the wealthy.