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Today's News

  • Volunteers down Lions, 3-1

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson captured a 3-1 home baseball win over Lewisville High School in dramatic fashion on Thursday night.
    Volunteers senior designated hitter Brett Percival blasted a two-run home run to lift AJ to the Region IV-AA win over the Lions in eight innings.
    Connor Killough reached on an error ahead of Percival, who belted a 2-2 pitch for the game-winning homer in the walk-off win.

  • Column: Lawmakers debate how to spend surplus

    The 124th General Assembly has convened in Columbia to take up the people’s business in the first year of the two-year session. The slate is wiped clean from last session, so all matters not resolved then must start over.
    In addition, Gov. Henry McMaster has begun serving a new term along with all House members. After spending most of last year addressing the debacle of the failed V.C. Summer nuclear power project, the issues on the front burner this year are education reform and increasing teacher pay. Following are details on those matters and others before us.

  • A connection that is making all their lives more complete

    An unexpected gift recently surprised Keith Freeman on his 32nd birthday.
    “I got home and there was a big present on the table and an envelope,” he said.
    Freeman is highly functioning on the autism spectrum and shares a special bond with his cousin Griggs Griffin and Griffin’s fiancée Brooke Self. Self had set up a Mickey Mouse scavenger hunt for Freeman.
    She hid 10 clues around the house. Freeman said it took him a while to find all the clues.

  • KES construction begins soon

    KERSHAW – The preliminary work has begun to update the Kershaw Elementary School campus.
    Construction crews have been onsite for several weeks removing trees in front of the school along Matson Street near the existing bus loop.
    “The trees are gone. The road is being prepared. And we hope it’s going to be completed by the start of the next school year,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman.

  • Winthrop Poll: Trump, Graham riding high

    Winthrop University

    ROCK HILL – S.C. residents remain among the strongest supporters of President Trump, as his approval rating in the Palmetto State stands at 42 percent, according to the latest Winthrop Poll.
    The president’s approval numbers here continue to be a few points higher than the national average of 39 percent as measured March 10 by Gallup. The 45th president has a disapproval rating of 49 percent among Palmetto State citizens.

  • He filled Charlotte’s biggest pulpit, now leads tiny IL church

    For more than two decades, Dr. Joe Brown addressed crowds of thousands on Sunday mornings, sometimes in five back-to-back services, which were broadcast on local television.
    Now, the retired Charlotte mega-church pastor is preaching to fewer than 100, leading a small Indian Land congregation and mapping its future.
    Restoration Church of the Carolinas, formerly Higher Ground Church, is Brown’s new base on Possum Hollow Road.

  • 'Not for the faint of heart'

    VAN WYCK – After a long, wet winter, spring’s sweet strawberries are ripe for picking.
    The berries are fruiting a bit early for The Ivy Place owner Terry Graham, who opened his Van Wyck fruit stand and you-pick operation this week.
    He said in the six years he’s grown strawberries, no two seasons have been the same.

  • Mega-sports complex at Lennar’s big subdivision?

    County officials have begun preliminary talks with homebuilder Lennar Carolinas about buying 80-plus acres in the company’s planned subdivision 2 miles north of Lancaster as a site for the proposed mega-sports complex.
    “We are in discussions and negotiations, but it is contingent on Lennar’s being able to close on the property and going ahead with their project,” said Lancaster County Council Chairman Steve Harper.

  • TLN moving to 2 editions per week

    Your news staff’s least favorite thing about their work is about to go away.
    No, I’m not talking about their editor. Their least favorite thing is producing two newspapers within 24 hours, then waiting four days to produce the next one.
    We’ve been doing that since 2016, when we switched to mail delivery and had to start delivering our Sunday paper on Saturdays. We had to produce that paper entirely on Fridays, a quick, difficult turnaround after producing the Friday paper on Thursdays.

  • 25 charged in drug roundup, 18 sought

    Dozens of suspects were picked up on drug charges this week during a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office drug task force roundup, with 18 still sought.
    Task force agents set out with arrest warrants for 43 people Wednesday and were able to check off 25 of those names.
    According to a sheriff’s office press release, most of the arrests resulted from drug transactions monitored over the past year.