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Today's News

  • The fighters & the fallen

    Purple and white balloons floated into the sky at Buford High School Friday night as hundreds of residents from across Lancaster County gathered to celebrate Relay for Life 2019.
    The warm, gusty evening was filled with fun, friends and live music, tinged with the noticeable void of those who couldn’t be there.

  • More than half in S.C. poll want a government health-care option

    Winthrop University
    ROCK HILL – S.C. residents are split on the direction the country needs to take on health care, much like many other Americans, according to the latest Winthrop Poll.
    A third of respondents said they strongly favor getting their health coverage from a single government plan, while 38 percent strongly oppose that idea.

  • Fire damages Heath Springs church

    A fire broke out at a Heath Springs church Tuesday when someone using a propane torch to kill weeds set fire to landscaping mulch and damaged the exterior of the sanctuary.
    The fire at Beaver Creek Baptist Church on Stoneboro Road was quickly extinguished by members of Heath Springs Volunteer Fire Department before it could reach the inside, said Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers.

  • Head-on collision kills local woman

    A Lancaster woman died as the result of a head-on collision on Lynwood Drive late Saturday afternoon.
    Janice Watts, 64, was transported by EMS to MUSC Health Lancaster Medical Center, where her injuries proved fatal, according to the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office.
    Lance Cpl. David Jones with S.C. Highway Patrol said Watts was travelling north on Lynwood in a 2005 Nissan SUV shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday when another car crossed the centerline and struck her head-on.

  • Give Local event coming next week

    The fourth-annual Give Local Lancaster is coming up all day Tuesday, with 54 nonprofit agencies from Great Falls, Fort Lawn and Lancaster County participating.
    The campaign is sponsored locally by the Sims Foundation, the City of Lancaster, the Lancaster County Community Foundation and Lancaster County Partners for Youth.

  • FBI raids Chester sheriff’s building

    Travis Jenkins and Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service
    CHESTER – A dozen FBI agents raided the Chester County Law Enforcement Center on Monday, spending six hours inside before leaving with several boxes and bags.
    The agents, with assistance from SLED, arrived in the early morning. Don Wood, spokesman for the FBI’s Columbia field office, said they were engaged in unspecified “lawful investigative activity.”

  • Huge break coming for local band?

    Country rockers Whits End, who’ve been packing Lancaster County bars and restaurants for two years, might be performing next month alongside recording superstars.
    It all depends on what happens Thursday night at Whiskey River in Charlotte, where the five-man band has been competing in a Battle of the Bands for a month.
    “If we win this, that means we made it,” the band’s lead singer Chris Whitaker said Tuesday. “That means we’re in the big show!”

  • Water lines too small at county garage site

    A potential unexpected expense has already popped up in the county’s plan to build a $2.75 million fleet-maintenance garage on Pageland Highway.
    Officials are trying to find a workable and cost-effective solution to provide enough water for the building’s fire-sprinkler system.
    “Obviously, we still have a lot of work to do,” said architect Leslie Harris of Pond and Co., Architecture and Planning. The company is designing the building and gave an update to county council Monday night.

  • Billy Rollings captures exciting Extreme 4 win

    Driver Billy Rollings captured an exciting Extreme 4 win to highlight action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
    Rollings, Dan Benson, Brad McManus, David Laney and Zach Gammon battled for the early lead.
    A caution on the opening lap led to a restart and when the green flag fell, Rollings, Benson, McManus, Laney, Gammon and the hard-charging Chris Baker rallied from the rear to make it a six-car duel for the lead.
    At one point during the race, you could have thrown a blanket over the top six as they were bumper to bumper in a tight race.

  • Lady Warriors open soccer playoffs with win

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors, the two-time defending Class AAA Upper State champions, opened the playoffs with a 6-2 win over Pendleton High School on Monday at the ILHS Reservation.
    The ILHS girls built a 3-0 halftime lead on the way to the win.
    Carleigh Werner led the Lady Warriors with two goals and an assist. Bella Sikorski had a goal and an assist.
    Arianna Powell, Kiley Waterbury and Shelby Ryberg each tallied a goal.
    Tatiana Ramirez and Samantha Ammann each had an assist.
    The Lady Warriors outshot Pendleton, 31-4.