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Today's News

  • Senior Health and Fitness Day this Wednesday

    The Lancaster Senior Network Coalition will host its third-annual Senior Health and Fitness Day next Wednesday, offering a wide variety of information on services for local seniors.
    Last year’s event attracted more than 300 people, and organizers are hoping to see an equally impressive turnout this year. The event is 7-10 a.m. at the Gregory Family YMCA at USC Lancaster.
    “It’s a good opportunity for people to come and learn about the services that are out there,” said Sally Sherrin, executive director of the Lancaster County Council on Aging.

  • Flopeye Fish Fest this weekend

    GREAT FALLS – If you hurry, you can catch the tail end of Great Falls’ annual Flopeye Fish Festival on May 25.
    The festival, which kicked off Friday, runs through 5 p.m. Saturday at James States Lee Industrial Park, 2534 James Baker Blvd. in Great Falls.
    Vendors and the carnival midway open at 9 a.m., along with registration for the car show. The FFF car show, sponsored by Great Falls Auto Parts, will run from 9 a.m. until noon.

  • A kidney for Luke

    INDIAN LAND – After two years of surviving with 20 percent kidney function, Luke Brown might finally have the chance to live a normal life.
    During Erin Brown’s pregnancy, her doctors noticed a red flag – her baby’s bladder was larger than normal.

  • Tough fire to fight

    Flames of unknown origin engulfed more than two dozen hay bales in a Heath Springs field Tuesday evening, leaving piles of scorched hay and nearly setting a nearby tractor ablaze.

  • Kershaw man gets 6 years in fiancée’s death

    After a four-day trial, jurors convicted a Kershaw man of reckless homicide Thursday in the 2015 death of his fiancée, and he was sentenced to six years in prison.
    William Bryan Reese, 46, remained calm Thursday afternoon as the jury’s verdict was read at the Lancaster County Courthouse and Circuit Judge Thomas Russo delivered the sentence, less than the 10-year maximum.
    The victim, Rae Marie Brewer, 45, died on the way to the hospital Dec. 16, 2015, after Reese’s Ford F450 rolled over her on his family’s Kershaw farm.

  • Lancaster nursing grad wins state award

    Lancaster resident Brandie Hylton received the Palmetto Gold Nursing Award from the S.C. Nurses Foundation at its annual Nurse Recognition and Scholarship Gala last month in Columbia.
    The Palmetto Gold Award is presented for excellence in nursing practices and commitment to the profession. Hylton recently graduated from Northeastern Technical College with an associate degree in nursing. As part of the Palmetto Gold Nurse Award, she received a $1,500 scholarship check. 

  • Ecstatic adult-ed grads celebrate

    The Buford High School Multipurpose Building was the setting of a happy celebration Thursday night as several Lancaster Adult Education graduates walked across the stage to receive their diplomas and degrees, cheered on by friends and family members.
    Only a few of the 35 students graduating this year were able to attend the ceremony, but the celebration was just as joyous with the small number gathered.
    The Rev. Eddie Boykin was the commencement speaker for the occasion and congratulated the graduates on their accomplishments.

  • Heat might break local records

    Today through Tuesday, abnormally high temperatures may break local records dating back to the early 1900s.
    Some meteorologists this week blamed a “heat ridge” for the forecast.
    “What people are referring to when they talk about a heat ridge is there’s a large ridge of high pressure that’s going to be across the Southeast over the next several days,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Leonard Vaughan.

  • Primus wreck kills Heath Springs man

    A Heath Springs man was killed Wednesday evening in a one-vehicle crash near Primus Crossroads in eastern Lancaster County.
    Deputy Coroner Lynette Walker identified the victim as 42-year-old Robert Blake Crimminger.
    Walker said the wreck happened on Pleasant Road, which runs from S.C. 522 near High Point Baptist Church to the intersection of S.C. 903.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said Crimminger was headed west in a 1999 Chevrolet pickup about 6:50 p.m. Wednesday when he ran off the road. The truck hit a tree and caught fire.

  • LHS student charged in classroom assault

    A Lancaster High School student has been suspended for the rest of the school year and charged by police after he was accused of repeatedly punching a classmate.
    The 17-year-old was arrested Wednesday for misdemeanor assault and battery after a phone video taken by another student in the class surfaced. The incident happened Tuesday in an LHS classroom.
    The victim was hit six times in the right arm, but didn’t fight back or report the incident, said Bryan Vaughn, safety and transportation director for the county school district.