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Today's News

  • Animal rescuers volunteer to help during shelter crisis

    Animal advocates and rescue groups, who have complained for weeks about Lancaster County's handling of its animal-shelter crisis, have volunteered to help care for the animals at the shelter until the situation is resolved.

  • Lancaster man, woman charged in neglect cases

    A 73-year-old Lancaster man and the mother of a premature newborn have been arrested in separate neglect cases investigated by the S.C. Department of Social Services.
    The department also notified the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office it was investigating a second case of infant neglect.
    Kimber Haldane Bucher, 73, of 2449 Downey Drive, Lancaster, was arrested June 10 for neglect of a vulnerable adult.

  • Sun City flexes muscles with high voter turnout

    Sun City Carolina Lakes homeowners are taking an active role in the Indian Land community not just by speaking out at public meetings, but also by letting their voices be heard loud and clear at the ballot box.  
    Sun City’s registered voters continue to vote at a much higher rate than the rest of the county, regardless of what may or may not be on the ballot.

  • Cops swarm shooting site

    The shooting of a woman in downtown Lancaster Thursday afternoon prompted a massive law-enforcement and rescue response, and officers took down the suspect at gunpoint.
    Thomas Baker, 64, of 300-A Chesterfield Ave., was charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, said Lancaster Police Department Capt. Scott Grant.
    The victim, who was shot once in the chest, was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital and then flown to another medical facility for treatment.

  • Piranhas post first swim win

    The Lancaster Piranhas posted their first swim win in the Metrolina League, taking a 309-273 victory over the Rock Hill Country Club Dolphins.
    Lancaster was led by Taylor Teague, Makenzy Mills and Samuel Page who had three wins each in the win over the RHCC Dolphins.
    Isabella Thorpe, Bristol Glenn, Titus Trammell, Amelia Wright, Reece Earl, Tamra Tipton and Alaina Houghtaling had two wins apiece in the Piranhas win.

  • Post 31 at home tonight

    Lancaster Post 31 will be home tonight at it hosts Rock Hill Post 34 in a League V baseball clash at Eggleton Field.
    The game tonight is the second meeting of the season between Lancaster and Rock Hill.
    Lancaster, which entered the week with a 2-2 record in League V play, downed Post 34 in the first contest, taking a 12-2 victory in Rock Hill last month.
    In that game, Evan Flynn smashed a two-run home run and Druw Rollings drilled a solo home run to spark the 10-run win in seven frames.

  • Andrew Baker posts two wins at LSS on Saturday

    A return to racing at Lancaster Super Speedway featured some of the top action of the 2016 season.
    Veteran driver Andrew Baker highlighted the night, taking two wins.
    u The Montgomery Towing Super Stock main event front row had Matthew Cauthen and Brandy Baker.
    At the green flag, Brandy Baker, Cauthen, Andrew Baker and Justin Norwood roared into turn one battling for the lead.
    Some early race cautions halted action, but once the race got rolling, it was Cauthen, Brandy Baker, Andrew Baker and Norwood in a lead battle.

  • Langley nets first Super Late Model win

    Josh Langley was all smiles Saturday night after capturing his first career Super Late Model win with the Ultimate Super Late Models Power Satellite 40 at Toccoa Raceway in Georgia.
    Langley’s Super Late Model checkers earned him $4,000 with the 40-lap victory at the Georgia track.
    “It was good to win and I’m thrilled to get that first one,” Langley said. “We have had our share of tough luck, so this win really was exciting.
    “It was great to get the win at a tough track and against a top field.”

  • Column: IL crowd becomes a bit tiring sometimes

    I presently serve on two boards of directors for Lancaster County. The bylaws of both these organizations state that failure of a member to attend three consecutive meetings of the board of directors will subject the member to dismissal from that board.
    I believe this to be a standard attendance regulation for most such organizations, even though extenuating circumstances will be considered at the discretion of the board members.

  • Column: Orlando: Another case of human depravity

    We have just witnessed another horrific example of how depraved people can be.
    A lone gunman walks into an Orlando bar and opens fire. When it is over, 49 people are dead, and more than that number are wounded. Our prayers go out to the families of the murdered, and to those who survived.
    And now, all the questions begin to emerge. Why? Why do horrible things like this happen? What would motivate someone to carry out such a despicable act? How could someone have such a calloused heart? And, of course, why didn’t God prevent this from happening?