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Today's News

  • Republicans offer future for all ages

    Lancaster County Republicans welcome Matt Moore, the new chair of the S.C. Republican Party. Moore replaces Chad Connelly, who just took a role at the Republican National Committee.

  • We can all help curb underage drinking

    My name is Caroline Howey and I am doing an internship with the Lancaster County Partners for Youth Foundation, and assisting with the Office of Research and Development at the school district.
    During my work here, I learned of the work of the Coalition for Healthy Youth, a network of public, private, civic, and faith-based representatives focused on preventing underage drinking and drug use within the county.

  • I still go crazy for coleslaw

    Ice cream aside, nothing cools down a steamy barbecue like creamy, crunchy coleslaw.  

    Slaw has long been a favorite of this cookout-loving gal, and I’ve eaten my way through many fabulous recipes.  

  • 'I want to tell everyone to never, ever give up': Life goes on for Alyssa Garris after pediatric stroke in 2010

    Pediatric strokes are extremely rare. When Lancaster High School student Alyssa Garris suffered a stroke after cleft lip and palate surgery in June 2010, the doctors on her case had a hard time giving her parents a proper prognosis.

    They couldn’t even tell Mika and Mark Garris what the future held for their daughter.
    “It was a really, really tough thing to hear,” Mika said. “We go in expecting a routine surgery and plan to be going home in two or three days, and it turned out she didn’t come home for seven weeks.”

  • Truck accident claims Kershaw man

    A head-on collision on Gold Mine Highway (S.C. 601) claimed the life of a Kershaw man, Monday, June 17.

    The accident happened about 5:10 p.m. in the Flat Creek community near Haile Gold Mine, according to emergency radio chatter.

    Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris identified the deceased Tuesday afternoon as 61-year-old Ronnie Lee Cranford of Kershaw.

  • Man fatally injured crossing highway

    RICHBURG – A man who was living at the Relax Inn in Richburg was fatally injured when he attempted to cross Lancaster Highway (S.C. 9) about 11 p.m. Monday.

    Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker said Bobby Tony Clark, 41, and his girlfriend were living at the motel, which is near I-77, and had walked across the street to the BP station.

    When the couple realized Clark had left his wallet in the room, Clark left to go get it.

  • Taylor gets community development service award

    Ann Taylor was recently recognized for her many years of service to Heath Springs.

    Taylor, who’s been mayor of the county's smallest municipality since 1990, received the Hettie Ricket Leadership Award last month in North Myrtle Beach.

    The S.C. Community Development Association presented the award, which honors those who are community-development leaders. The group is affiliated with the Municipal Association of South Carolina.

  • Troubled bridges over county waters

    A new study has ranked Lancaster County’s bridges some of the worst in South Carolina. 

    According to a AAA Carolinas study released earlier this month, which evaluates and ranks the state’s top substandard bridges on an annual basis, Lancaster County had the second highest percentage of substandard bridges in the state, at 40 percent. 

    Charleston County edged out Lancaster County for the top spot, at 42 percent, with Edgefield (34 percent) and Aiken (31 percent) trailing close behind. 

  • League crowns champs, sets all-star teams for play

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission Dixie Softball capped play recently crowning league champions and selecting all-star teams.

    u The Darlings regular-season champions included Comporium out of Buford for the National League. Morphis Pediatrics out of Buford won the American League crown.

  • LSS returns to action Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway returns to action for the second half of the season following its annual mid-season break.