• LHS’s Alex Metzger’s graduation road marked with personal potholes

     – Editor’s note: In the last four issues, including today, The Lancaster News has been profiling students who have overcome the odds to earn a high school diploma in 2012. 


    During a quiet moment between classes, Alex Metzger marveled at how far he’s come in the last year. 

    It’s been a long road for Metzger, 18, a former Alaska resident who’s set to graduate from Lancaster High School today. 

  • Man sentenced in January 2010 shooting death of Eric Curry

    Two years after a man was shot to death outside a Lancaster nightclub, the case came to a close when the shooter pleaded guilty to several charges.

    Demarcus Lewis Davis, 22, was sentenced May 8 to 15 years in the S.C. Department of Corrections for the shooting death of 35-year-old Eric Curry and the nonfatal shooting of his then -23-year-old brother Navoney Curry, according to a press release from 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield.

  • DUI initiative aims to curb alcohol-related accidents

    When is 275 too many?

    For local law enforcement and community leaders, it’s when that’s the number of people arrested in 2011 for driving under the influence in Lancaster County. 

    Add to that these sobering statistics: There were 67 reported DUI crashes in the county last year, plus news that 33 people have already been arrested for DUI in the first three months of 2012.

  • Correction for Buford High School graduation time

    The time for the Buford High School commencement was incorrect in the Graduation 2012 special section in Wednesday's paper. The correct time is 6 p.m. Friday, May 18 in the Buford High School gymnasium.


  • Time to turn tassles Friday

    Reece Murphy
    Though it seems as if the school year just began, the reality is it’s all but done, a fact definitely not missed by the county’s 866 graduating seniors.
    This Friday, May 18, seniors district-wide will take part in staggered commencement ceremonies signifying the last act in their elementary, middle and secondary school careers – and a fitting start to their futures.

  • Second company looking for gold

    Jesef Williams
    KERSHAW – Can it now be called a gold rush?
    Well, not exactly, though curiosity about the resource in southern Lancaster County continues to grow.
    Strongbow Exploration Inc., a company based in the Canadian city of Vancouver, is the second group in recent years to perform exploratory drilling for gold near the town of Kershaw.

  • IL’s Shaqueena Biggers is bigger than Asperger’s syndrome

    – Editor’s note: In the next two issues, The Lancaster News will profile students who have overcome the odds to earn a high school diploma in 2012.
    Reece Murphy
    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior Shaqueena Biggers looks uncomfortable about meeting a stranger and clutches her black patent leather purse like a security blanket.

  • Golden Age of Merit becomes Deese’s ministry

    Gregory A. Summers
    For many, the two most under-used phrases are “I was wrong” and “I’m sorry.”
    However, that’s not the case for 68-year-old Sally Deese.
    Deese’s personal list of not-used-enough phrases also includes, “thank you,” and each spring since 1989, she has tried to say that for senior citizens through the Golden Age of Merit Dinner.

  • County Council nixes B-3 rezoning ordinance

    Christopher Sardelli
    The long road toward revising commercial zoning in the Panhandle took another detour Monday, May 14, as Lancaster County Council voted to remove a potential ordinance from its agenda.
    After years of debate and wrangling, as well as several starts and stops, council was scheduled to hear first reading of an ordinance designed to address problems with the B-3 zoning classification in Indian Land.

  • Driver runs into motorcyclists on bypass, charged with DUI

    Christopher Sardelli
    A York County woman was recently arrested by city police officers after her car collided with a motorcycle at a stoplight.
    Amy Lynn Wood, 30, of Rock Hill, was arrested Saturday, May 5, and charged with first offense driving under the influence, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    The accident happened at the intersection of S.C. 9 Bypass and Canterbury Drive, near Murphy’s gas station.