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Local News

  • Officers: Shooting suspect kills himself

    The Lancaster Police Department released more information on the circumstances of a manhunt in the city limts Saturday, May 3, in which the suspect, Sammy Lee Baskins Jr, shot and seriously injured his daughter and her grandmother in separate shootings before killing himself. 

  • Summit focuses on helping teens

    Kayland Hagwood

    For The Lancaster News

    More than 150 teens and adults entered University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bradley Arts & Sciences Building on a red carpet on the night March 28. Paparazzi were cheering and taking pictures and Power 98’s mid-day on-air personality Adrien “Vonyetta” Lake greeted them.

    It was all for the first VIP Teen Summit, an event to promote alcohol and drug awareness among youth, Lake said.

  • Norrell’s sex education bill passes final reading in S.C. House by 99-1 vote

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    District 44 Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell’s sexual assault education bill passed final reading in the S.C. House on Thursday, May 1. She posted the following message to Facebook after the vote.

  • Online comment results in suspension

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    A Buford schools coach and teaching assistant was suspended Wednesday, April 30, after posting a Facebook comment ridiculing L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

    Rashad Cunningham has served as an assistant boys varsity baseball coach at Buford High School for five years and is employed by Buford Middle School where he monitors in-school suspensions.

  • Cybersouth

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    South Middle School sixth-grade science teacher Lisa Huss stood in front of the room asking students typical multiple-choice review questions about positive and negative charges, voltage, coils and electromagnetic induction.

    With each question the students paused to scan the page in front of them before picking an answer, and waited, squirming in their seats as their less certain classmates caught up.

  • USCL hosts book signing for Claud

     University of South Carolina Lancaster

    Medford Library at the University of South Carolina Lancaster will host author Mary Ann Medford Claud as she signs and reads from her  new novel, “The Dancin’ Man” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 4.

    A Lancaster native and daughter of WIlliam Medford, for whom the library is named, Claud now lives in Tryon, N.C., with her husband, Olin Sansbury.

  • County hashes out agreement

     Reece Murphy 

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    and Chris Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Just because Lancaster County Council passed a measure to allow Mattamy Homes to build more than 800 houses on the 622-plus acres TreeTops property on Van Wyck Road doesn’t mean it’s a done deal.

  • USCL’s Stewart signs with UNC Pembroke

     Jordan Ribelin

    For The Lancaster News

    University of South Carolina Lancaster pitcher Chris Stewart has added his name to a growing list of Lancer baseball players who have signed to play out of state next season.

    UNC Pembroke has inked the Lancer’s No. 3 starter from this season to play his next two years as a Brave.

    The 6-2 righty from Batesburg is sitting on four wins for the Lancers and has struck out 30 batters.

  • Warriors’ McCall signs with Wingate

     Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior basketball player Leander McCall IV made Warriors’ hoops history Friday, May 2 in the ILHS media center.

    McCall, with his signing with the Wingate University Bulldogs, became the first IL boys basketball player to sign with a NCAA school, according to ILHS school and athletic officials.

  • Andrew Jackson booters blank FCHS

     Staff Reports

    Andrew Jackson was scheduled to face York Comprehensive on Wednesday, April 30, but the match was cancelled due to pending bad weather.

    Fairfield Central’s Griffins did come to play Thursday, May 1 at AJ.

    The Griffins had a busy week, losing to Indian Land 5-0 on Tuesday and to Buford, 2-1 on Wednesday.