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Today's News

  • Cancer victim’s pot took circuitous route from Alaska

    Steven Michall never planned on becoming an outlaw, but his undying love for his dying wife turned him into one.

    Battling non-small cell lung cancer, Michall’s wife had the misfortune of being diagnosed in South Carolina, he said, where medical marijuana remains illegal – despite ongoing but failed bipartisan attempts by state lawmakers to change that amid objections from the state’s law enforcement establishment.

  • Death penalty sought in 2015 Pageland murders

    South Carolina will seek the death penalty when Rayshawn Montez Little goes on trial for the 2015 Pageland murders of Tyvonn Terrell Threatt and Shannon Rasheal Little.

    Fourth Circuit Solicitor Will Rogers announced the state’s intentions Wednesday at a hearing in Darlington.

    The South Carolina Court Administration will assign a judge to preside over all further proceedings in the case. No trial date has been set at this time.

  • 1st episode of Lancaster documentary debuts

    The first episode of Travis Bell’s documentary film series about Lancaster has been released online.

    Titled “In a Little Town Like Lancaster,” the 27-minute episode features a compilation of nostalgic interviews with Lancaster natives recounting the Lancaster of their youth and their happy memories of the town. 

    “People love going back in time and recalling what Lancaster used to be like,” said Bell, Columbia photographer and Lancaster native who took on the project.

  • Vincent-Pentecost Engagement

    Dale and Fran Vincent of Heath Springs announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Elyse Vincent to Prentiss Jacob Pentecost, both of Rock Hill.

    The wedding is planned for April 28, 2019 in Lancaster.

    Miss Vincent is the granddaughter of Bernadine C. King of Lancaster and the late James C. King Jr., and the late Benjamin and Corrie Vincent, of Kershaw. She is a 2014 graduate of the University of South Carolina. She is a S.C. DHEC environmental health manager for the Division of Food Protection.

  • Douglas and Esther Horton celebrate 60 years

    Douglas Garland and Esther Lee Wolfe Horton celebrated their 60th anniversary on April 6, 2018. 

    A reception was given in their honor on April 15, 2018, by their children, Ricky Horton and his wife, Ann, Chet Horton and his wife, Ami, and Jill Horton Lowe and her husband, David. 

    The Hortons were married April 6, 1958, in Kershaw. 

    They have eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

    Douglas retired from National Linen Service in Columbia.

    Esther retired from Kendall-Bethune and Lancaster County.

  • Christopher and Brenda Burns celebrate 54 years

    Christopher Harper Burns and Brenda Cauthen Burns celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on May 10, 2018. 

    They have one son, Christopher Tyron Burns, and a Goddaughter, Tina Catoe Ross, both of Camden. 

    They had brunch at Camden Waffle House on Highway 521, their favorite place to eat.

  • USCL sets volleyball camps

    From release

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster volleyball program will offer two volleyball camps, a middle school camp and high school skills camp at the Gregory Family YMCA in August.
    The middle school fundamental camp is Aug. 3 for girls ages 11-13.
    The camp is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with registration at 8:30 a.m. and lunch at noon.
    The price is $60 person, with a discount of 15 percent with a team registration of six players or more.

  • Economic impact of 2018 CIAA Tournament up from prior year

    From release

  • LMS hosts Huey Knight Memorial Race

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will honor one of the track’s all-time greats in Huey Knight on Saturday night.
    Knight was a fixture at LMS for many of years, and his two sons, Jeff and Dennis Knight, are racing legends at LMS.
    Many call Jeff Knight the best there ever was at LMS, but on Saturday, it will be a night to remember the late, great Knight.
    Knight along with his sons were inducted into the LMS Hall of Fame on Sept. 12, 2015.
    Knight worked on many race cars over the years and also raced some.

  • Davis, Henry pace ILHS track awards

    Class AAA individual state track champions Marlin Davis and Leah Henry led the 2018 Indian Land High School track awards.
    Davis, a junior sprinter who garnered the ILHS boys track MVP, captured the 200 meters state crown in 21.64 at the Class AAA boys meet at Spring Valley High School in Pontiac on May 12.
    Davis had a stellar day at the state meet. In the 100 meters, he dashed a 10.70 effort to place second for a silver medal.
    Davis was also fourth in the 400-meter dash, posting a 49.46, followed by teammate Coby Hall in fifth with a 50.99 finish.