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Today's News

  • Driver injured in Speedway wreck

    A race car driver was injured in an accident Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.
    The driver, Colton Avery Dimsdale, 23, of Inman was in fourth place during the late-night race when his car was struck. He was trapped in the car and had to be cut out by first responders before he was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for his injuries.
    Dimsdale said he momentarily went unconscious, then awoke to find a metal bar stuck in his leg.

  • Local United Way raises $400,628

    United Way of Lancaster County celebrated its campaign finale June 28 announcing its fundraising total for the 2017-18 campaign and recognizing several organizations and individuals for their contributions.
    During the 2017-18 campaign, UWLC raised $400,628, which was 94.3 percent of its $425,000 goal. Despite falling short of the goal set for the year, this marks a significant improvement on last year’s figures. In 2016-17, UWLC raised $353,453, just 70.7 percent of its $500,000 goal.

  • Push-ups in the parking lot lead to man’s arrest

    Push-ups in the parking lot were the first sign of something amiss about a Fort Mill man who was arrested June 17 on disorderly conduct and drug charges.
    Robert Kimbrell Kerber, 28, was charged with public disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-offense possession of a controlled substance.

  • Wallet stolen amid aborted moment of bliss in a truck

    Admitting to one crime while reporting another one is never a good idea.
    A 71-year-old truck driver has been charged with first-offense soliciting for prostitution after calling 911 to report that a woman had stolen his wallet in Kershaw.
    Jerry A. Hall of Cassatt, northeast of Camden, reported the theft on June 24, telling the responding deputy that the wallet contained two credit cards and $700 in cash, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Fort Lawn crowd hears details of Heart & Soul

    Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service

    Mick Harrington, one of Fort Lawn’s Heart & Soul Committee members, channeled the late President John F. Kennedy at the project’s first community-input meeting last week.
    Ask not what ZIP code 29714 can do for you, Harrington told the small crowd that attended, ask what you can do for 29714.
    Harrington and other committee members spoke at the first Heart & Soul public event June 30, held at the new Fort Lawn Fire Department El Bethel substation.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Lunch and Learn Program July 20

    The Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster, will host a Lunch and Learn Program on “The Southern Indian Movement” at noon July 20. Dr. Denise Bates of Arizona State University will speak. 

    ‘Peter Pan Jr.’ performances

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Glenwood Heights hosts 5-day club

    Glenwood Heights Baptist Church, 600 Nichols Road, Lancaster, will finish up its 5-day club for children ages 5-12 from 10-11:15 a.m. today. The club includes Bible lessons, songs, memory verses, games, prizes, activities and a Friday Family Rally.

    Leadership Conference 2018

  • News Briefs
    Veterans Affairs town hall meeting
    The Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center will hold a regional town hall meeting to discuss health care for veterans from 10 a.m.-noon today at American Legion Post 34, 524 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill. For details, call (803) 283-2469.   
    Water and sewer board meets
  • Column: AG affirms open-government mandate in Lowcountry lawsuit

    I was in Mount Pleasant recently. It had been years since I had driven north of Shem Creek on Coleman Boulevard.
    My drive north in search of lunch put into context the Save Shem Creek movement and the desire of many residents to slow development in the town.
    My drive was educational. Low-rise, lower-density development had been replaced by high-rise buildings at street’s edge and strip-mall sprawl. I could have been in Myrtle Beach except for the absence of T-shirt shops.

  • Column: Loftis: How to get the most value from tax-free weekend

    It’s that time of year! The season of searching for No. 2 pencils, brightly colored binders, and that oh-so-special book bag is here.
    It’s an exciting time, full of anticipation for school-aged children and their parents.
    But as the first day of school approaches, families often find shopping for crucial school supplies comes with a heavy price tag. Parents can end up unloading hundreds of dollars on back-to-school gear. Fortunately, with our state’s Sales Tax Free Weekend coming up Aug. 3-5, you can save even more.