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Today's News

  • 2 charged in downtown Kershaw armed robbery

    A Kershaw teen and a Lancaster man were arrested Monday evening in an armed robbery that occurred in downtown Kershaw earlier that afternoon.
    Tyrone Lamar Gilford, 19, of Kershaw and Kitavis Seqwon Talford, 21, of Lancaster were both charged with one count of armed robbery and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

  • Cooke sinks hole-in-one at Edgewater

    It took retired Charlotte police officer Bob Cooke 30-plus years to get his first hole-in- one on a golf course, but it’s now off his bucket list.
    Cooke, 59, carded the ace July 24 at the Edgewater Golf Club.
    “I was elated and can finally say I got one. This is so cool,” Cooke said. “Now I’m ready to go get another.”
    Cooke’s hole in one came from the white tees of the par-3, No. 4. He used a 9 iron to sink the 130-yard shot.

  • Kershaw opens bidding for wastewater-plant upgrades

    KERSHAW – Kershaw opened bids at 2 p.m. Thursday for repairs and renovations to its wastewater treatment plant.
    “The plant’s old. It was built in 1974,” Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman said. “We get a lot of wear and tear on parts because we have to treat 700,000 to 800,000 gallons per day on average. It’s getting to where it’s not cost effective to keep replacing part after part.”

  • College football notebook Muschamp remains mum on Feaster’s transfer to USC

    COLUMBIA – The last time Tavien Feaster played football at Williams Brice Stadium, he scored a touchdown and caught two passes. But that was in a Clemson uniform. Now he’s switching sides.
    On Monday, the 5-foot-11, 200-pound running back posted a picture of himself on Instagram in a black Gamecocks uniform by his new locker, along with the Bible verse, Jeremiah 29:11.

  • 3 charged in Heath Springs drug, weapons case

    Three people were arrested at a Heath Springs home on drug and weapons charges Tuesday as the result of a complaint from the public.
    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office release, a drug task force agent went to the home at 4571 Foster Blackmon Drive in Heath Springs to investigate the grievance. He determined that a more thorough search of the home was needed and later returned with a search warrant and multiple drug agents, as well as officials from the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services.

  • Bruins hold first day of practice

    Lancaster High School football coach Marcus Surratt would’ve rather been on the practice field Friday morning watching the Bruins going through their first drills of the season, but first things first.
    The LHS coaching staff and returning varsity players were outside beneath a humid August sky, knee-deep in conditioning, fundamentals and schemes.
    Surratt, meanwhile, was sitting at a desk inside the Rice Building up to his neck in last-minute physical forms and permission slips that had just come in.

  • Hanging Rock Creek bridge slated for rebuilding in 2020

    The S.C. Department of Transportation will spend more than $1.4 million to replace a bridge over Hanging Rock Creek along Three C’s Road, which has been closed since 2015.
    The bridge, just south of Kershaw, was scheduled for reconstruction in fiscal 2021-22. However, SCDOT program manager Tony Edwards said the project has been expedited for completion in 2020.

  • Rushing team banks double luck in golf tourney

    Winning the third annual Lindsay Pettus Greenway golf tournament on Thursday at the Lancaster Golf Club came down to luck both on and off the course for Lynn Rushing, Tim Beckham, Scott Caskey and Bruce Barrett.
    The foursome shot a 17-under 55, but so did the team of Willie Beaty, Bobby Harris, Bob Welch and Tom McCleoud.
    Tournament officials then went back to 10-holes of scorecard handicaps to award the win to Rushing’s team, with the Beaty team finishing second. There were 14 teams in the field.

  • Kershaw gets $1.8M grant for upgrading infrastructure

    KERSHAW – Kershaw will receive a $1.8 million federal grant for infrastructure improvements to protect against future flooding events, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced Wednesday.
    The Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration is awarding the funds, which the town will match with $470,020 in local investments.

  • Roadwork ties up IL traffic

    INDIAN LAND – Traffic went from bad to worse in the Panhandle this week as cars backed up bumper-to-bumper along a 3-mile stretch of U.S. 521 from the Van Wyck Road intersection to the CrossRidge development.
    A distance that would normally take less than 10 minutes to drive extended commuters’ journeys by more than 30 minutes as they travelled the major north-south highway.