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Today's News

  • Close play highlights juniors' start

     

       

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association opened its 19th season at the Lancaster Golf Club on Monday.

  • Severe thunderstorm warning issued for northern portion of county

    The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the northern portion of Lancaster County until 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the entire county until 1 a.m. Friday, June 14.

  • From West Coast to East Coast: Fulfilling The Great Commission

    Barbara Westbrook
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

    “Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)

    This familiar scripture – known as the “great commission” – was given by Jesus to his disciples. He wanted them to devote their lives to teaching His Gospel to those who would accept and follow Him.

  • Smells of blossoms bring back memories

    Returning from a mid-May trip to Virginia, I was very happy to be bringing back a bouquet of lilacs cut from my sister’s yard.
    Growing up, we both loved an old lilac that stood at our home’s back door and would often take flowering branches, stems wrapped in damp paper towels, to our teachers. The scent of lilacs still transports me back to those schoolgirl days.

  • Renovated lanes give facility a new role

    The bowling lanes at the Kershaw Recreation Center at Stevens Park are taking on a new life.
    Thanks to a major renovation project, the lanes sport a more pleasing, modern look.
    Back in February, Kershaw Town Council voted to allocate $118,330 from the town’s reserve fund for the bowling alley’s major improvements.
    Town officials have considered ways to increase attendance at Stevens Park and use of its facilities, and the bowling alley has been a major part of those discussions.

  • County tied up over budget

    It took almost an hour of discussion and three separate votes, but Lancaster County Council eventually approved second reading of its proposed 2013-14 county budget Monday night, June 10. 

    The series of votes – in which the motion for the county’s budget first failed, then was reconsidered, and finally approved with special conditions – came after a lengthy debate about planning fees, funding for nonprofit agencies and county employee pay raises. 

  • Kershaw looking for new administrator

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw is once again looking for an administrator.

    Last week, Bryan Pettit informed Kershaw Mayor Wayne Rhodes that he is stepping down from the position to take another job.

    Pettit didn’t want to go on the record with the name of his new employer.

    For right now, though, he will tell the public that it’s a manufacturing company in Lancaster County.

    Pettit’s last day with the town is June 30. He starts his new job July 1.

  • School board approves teacher’s termination

    The Lancaster County school board has upheld a recommendation to fire Andrew Jackson High School science teacher Doug Elder for what is deemed as a pattern of inappropriate behavior.

    The disciplinary action, taken Thursday, June 6, against Elder followed deliberations in a rare open termination hearing, a quasi-judicial disciplinary proceeding similar to a trial.

    Most often heard in closed session, Elder’s hearing was held in open session at his request with him acting in his own defense.

  • Raos champion officer killed by bootleggers

    HEATH SPRINGS – Sometimes, history just falls through the cracks.

    Sure, it’s remembered by some through faded newspaper clippings pressed inside of a book, or perhaps through delicate, fragile court records bundled in string or listed in ledgers that haven’t seen very much daylight in the last 100 years.

    But it’s still a story that must be told, that must be remembered, especially when it involves a police officer killed in the line of duty.

    That’s exactly what Sal Rao is trying to do. 

  • Heath Springs to raise water, sewer rates

    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs residents will likely pay a few more dollars each month for their water.

    The $2 minimum increase in the water rate is part of the town’s proposed budget for 2013-14. There is also a proposed $2 minimum increase for the sewer rate.

    Heath Springs Town Council approved first reading of the budget during a May 28 meeting at Town Hall.

    That was a make-up for the May 21 meeting, which didn’t happen because a quorum wasn’t present.