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Today's News

  • IL motorcyclist hits log truck, dies

    An Indian Land man died Monday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a logging truck on U.S. 21 near Fincher Road north of Fort Lawn.
    According to the Chester County Coroner’s Office, the victim, Robert William Hritsko, 56, died of blunt-force trauma.
    Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the S.C. Highway Patrol said the wreck, which occurred shortly before 5 p.m., was the result of Hritsko’s motorcycle crossing the center line.

  • SCDOT employees will pick up litter Thursday

    From release
    Be careful driving the state’s highways this Thursday. The hundreds of people walking along picking up litter might not be very experienced at it.
    The S.C. Department of Transportation is holding its 2019 agency-wide highway litter clean-up event that day.
    DOT’s “Spring Spruce Up” includes hundreds of agency employees – from engineers and attorneys to administrative staff and leadership. They’re all volunteering to pick up litter along roadsides across the state.

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  • Kershaw gets ‘no’ from Wells Fargo

    Wells Fargo Bank will not donate its vacated building in downtown Kershaw to the county for a new library branch, county council members learned Monday night.
    County Administrator Steve Willis told council members that if the county wants the prime location on Hampton Street to replace the library branch hidden away on Fork Hill Road, it will have to pay.
    “We’re not going to get the building donated to us. That’s just not going to happen,” said Willis, noting that he has directed County Attorney John DuBose III to negotiate the selling price.

  • Another HQ is targeting Indian Land

    The location of another corporate headquarters in the Panhandle will hinge on getting an 87-acre tract on U.S. 521 rezoned from residential to general business.
    Nicknamed “Project Silver” by the Lancaster County Economic Development Department, the company wants to build a two-story, 300,000-square-foot office building on the tract, which is between Thousand Oaks Road and Windsor Trace townhomes.

  • Thieves target parking lots at local churches during worship

    Thefts from parking lots at four local churches last Sunday morning have sheriff’s investigators seeking the public’s help.
    The thefts are believed to have been committed during morning church services, according to a release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    “One of the last places we should expect our possessions to be taken is at church while we are worshiping,” said Sheriff Barry Faile. “From the facts we know so far, it appears these thefts are related, and two or more people acted in concert to commit them.”

  • Gas authority buys old Porter-Belk site

    One of Lancaster’s economic pillars for nearly a century, Porter-Belk Lumber Co. couldn’t withstand the twin blows of the Great Recession and the departure of Springs Industries.
    Since closing in 2015, its buildings have stood silent off Kershaw Camden Highway just south of downtown. The roof on the old cabinet shop caved in as the property owner waited for whatever economic future the site might have.

  • Lady Jackets defeat Lady Vols

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    Buford topped county and Region IV-AA rival Andrew Jackson 10-1 on Thursday night.
     Buford’s Yancey Dingler hurled all 7 innings for the Jackets, yielding three hits and a run. Dingler struck out eight and walked two.
    Kyndal Thomas led the Jackets with four hits, Kayley Stroud, and Hunter Allen each had three hits. Emily Taylor, Lexie Sullivan, Hannah Boone, Aspen King, and McKenzie West each had one hit.

  • LMS has two-night opener

    Lancaster Motor Speedway cranks up its 2019 season in major fashion Friday and Saturday at the half-mile dirt track with Pepsi Night.
    Friday night action for Pepsi Night at LMS has the track hosting SECA Crate Late Models $1,000 to win, Super Stock $600, Extreme 4 $400, Pure Stock V8 $300.
    The action will also feature heat races for SECA Crate Sportsman and Renegade Divisions.

  • Vols top Bruins in prep soccer

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit to notch a 3-2 comeback win over rival Lancaster High School last week.
    Jared Truesdale scored two goals and Avery Funderburk tallied on a penalty kick to help the Vols post the win.
    Tyler Williams was in the goal for the Vols.
    Chris Ervin and Jonathan Baker each had a goal for LHS. Johan Deras and Aydan Saldana each had an assist for the Bruins.
    In the junior varsity match, AJ took a 1-0 win over the Junior Bruins.
    Bryce Harbin had the AJ goal in the close win.