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Today's News

  • Mom charged with murdering 11-month-old

    Breanna Lewis has been charged with the murder of her 11-month-old daughter, Harlee, whose body was found discarded in Chesterfield County woods May 29.
    Lewis was charged Monday with murder/homicide by child abuse, which carries a penalty of 20 years to life. According to her arrest warrant, Lewis inflicted “non-accidental injuries” on Harlee that resulted in the child’s death.

  • Kershaw Town Hall getting new computers

    KERSHAW – A new computer system is coming to town hall, and property owners won’t face a tax increase to pay for it.
    Kershaw Town Council unanimously voted to take the money – $70,000 – from town reserves.
    “Sometimes, you have to get a bite of the apple as you go, and this is one of those times,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman. “Overall, the town is in good shape, and we did not want to raise taxes when we had the money in reserve.”

  • Borrowing life jackets on Duke Energy’s lakes

    Page Leggett
    Duke Energy Illumination

    Like a seatbelt, a life jacket has to be worn to be useful. Every summer, Scott Jolley goes on a mission to ensure that boaters and swimmers understand the importance of wearing a life jacket.
    Jolley runs Duke Energy’s free life jacket loan program in North Carolina and South Carolina. Life jacket loaner stations are at more than 20 locations at lakes, rivers and creeks, and Jolley’s team plans to add more each year.

  • IL man avoids dating-site scam

    A disabled Indian Land man almost fell victim to a dating-site scam involving a purported underage girl, a fake detective from Georgia and an ultimatum of $2,500 or jail time.
    The 24-year-old man has cognitive issues and kidney problems that require him to be on dialysis. His mother, whom he lives with, alerted deputies to the scam June 4, stating that her son had been on a dating website corresponding with a young woman he met named Amber until recently, when she told him she was only 15 or 16 years old.

  • Jody Holt charged again with neglecting her child

    The woman who was wounded and arrested in last month’s fatal Kershaw shooting has been charged again, on a second count of unlawful neglect of a child.
    Jody Linn Holt, 30, of Kershaw, was arrested Tuesday after appearing in court for another case. The new charge resulted from a drug test that came back positive on one of her children.
    The child, who was drug-tested on May 17, a week after the shooting, tested positive for marijuana. Holt tested positive as well, and another of her children had previously tested positive for marijuana.

  • First Phillip Knight Memorial set Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be honoring my dad Phillip Knight with the Phillip Knight Memorial Race on Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    My dad, who died in April 2016 after a long battle with an illness, was a huge dirt track racing fan, who also helped numerous drivers over the years with their cars, mainly the Whitakers of Ryan and Chris Whitaker.

    My father was also a huge sports fan.

    He was a big UNC Tar Heels, NFL Dallas Cowboys, MLB Atlanta Braves and NASCAR Dale Earnhardt Sr., and Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan.

  • Piranhas fall to River Hills

    The Lancaster County Piranhas dropped their final regular-season meet, falling in a 397-191 Metrolina League loss to host River Hills on Monday.

    Lancaster, 2-3, was led by 11-12 girls swimmer Amanda Clem, who was the Piranhas lone swimmer to post three firsts in the meet.

    Fletcher Armbrust and Isabella Ihm each had two firsts.

    Emmie Grace Johnson, Mallory McDow, Kaylin Shannon, Louie Prete, Brooke Carter, Joseph Gardner, Reece Walker and Matt Prete each had one win for the Piranhas.

  • Fort Mill foils Lancaster P-31

    A change in playing site didn’t alter the outcome.

    Fort Mill Post 43, coming off an 8-3 road win over Lancaster Post 31, was back at home and on top for a League V win over visiting Post 31 on Tuesday night.

    Fort Mill foiled hopes of Lancaster evening the series with a 13-6 win at Fort Mill High School.

    Lancaster, which battled all the way, trailed 5-4, midway through the fourth inning, but Post 43 ignited for eight runs over its next two at-bats on the way to the seven-run win.

  • Pelham promoted to AA

    C.D. Pelham, a former Lancaster High School baseball star, had quite a finish in his final appearance as a Down East Wood Ducks player.

    Pelham, who has been promoted to the Class AA Frisco RoughRiders of the Texas Rangers Class AA affiliate in Frisco, Texas, was one of six Wood Ducks selected to play in the Carolina League All-Star game at the Carolina Mudcats’ Five County Stadium in Zebulon, N.C., on Tuesday night.

    The game also marked Pelham’s first all-star game appearance as a minor league player.

  • Commentary: House budget creates data warehouse on S.C. residents

    A little-known proviso in the House budget would create a statewide personal information data warehouse. The proviso’s language is vague, the permissions are sweeping, and the accountability mechanisms are completely absent.
    This proviso (117.155) is currently in conference committee – and unless it is taken out in the committee, this all-encompassing data warehouse will be created.