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Today's News

  • UDO a step away from final OK

    The Unified Development Ordinance crawled through 60 minutes of motions before passing its second reading on a 5-1 vote at the County Council meeting Monday night.
    The single no vote was cast by Councilman Jack Estridge. Council member Charlene McGriff was absent.
    “We are transitioning from a UDO that we know and are comfortable with to one that we can live with for 30 to 40 years,” said council Chair Bob Bundy.

  • 800 barbecue plates at $8 each, ‘overwhelming’ support for Hall

    Wednesday’s barbecue fundraiser for police Lt. Phillip Hall sold out in less than two hours.
    Hall’s friends, co-workers and church family sold more than 800 barbecue plates at $8 each at Camp Creek Baptist Church, which Hall’s family attends. That doesn’t count multiple donations or those who said “keep the change.”

  • Hostage standoff ends after 5 hours

    After a five-hour standoff during which county and state SWAT teams surrounded his home, a Lancaster man was charged this weekend with holding his 19-month-old son and the child’s mother hostage.
    Jason Scott Taylor, 30, of 3821 Camp Creek Road, was arrested early Saturday on two counts of kidnapping, two counts of pointing and presenting a firearm and one count each of first-degree domestic violence and unlawful neglect of a child.

  • Choking smoke drifts our direction

    Drifting smoke from dozens of wildfires in the  Appalachians have clouded local skies and created unhealthy air for anyone with breathing issues such as asthma, COPD or emphysema.   
    The lingering smoke prompted the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control to issue an air-quality alert to the very young and old or anyone with preexisting breathing problems.  

  • 7 new gleaming firetrucks

    Seven of the county’s new fire engines are here, and more will be picked up in Roebuck this week.
    The county purchased 18 new vehicles – 10 custom cab engines, two custom cab pumper tankers, five commercial chassis rescue trucks and one commercial chassis tanker – in late 2015 through a $7.2 million bond package.
    So far, seven of the custom cab engines are here. They will be staged at the Antioch, Belltown, Buford, Camp Creek, Flat Creek, McDonald Green and Shiloh Zion volunteer fire departments.  

  • Supporters step up, help Hall with medical bills

    A freak accident that left police Lt. Phillip Hall blind in one eye has also left him with a huge stack of medical bills.
    Now his friends, church family and co-workers at the Lancaster Police Department are stepping into to help with a barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 today at Camp Creek Baptist Church, 998 Potter Road.

  • Vols hold on, split with Warriors

    INDIAN LAND – County rivals Andrew Jackson and Indian Land swapped a pair of tight basketball wins Tuesday night to open the 2016-17 basketball season in the Warriors’ gym.
    The IL girls opened with a 46-43 win, but the AJ boys gained a measure of hardwood revenge with a 73-70 victory over the Warriors.
    The Vols, ranked fourth in the latest Class AA state poll, finished strong behind Kendrick Cunningham, who hit 12 of his 17 points in the final period to pace AJ.

  • Kersey mat tournament Saturday

    The sixth annual Mike Kersey Memorial wrestling tournament will feature a field of 14 teams and 210 wrestlers from across the Carolinas on Saturday.
    The tournament, which begins at 9 a.m., features 10 South Carolina mat squads and four teams from neighboring North Carolina.

  • Bruins sweep Bearcats

    The Lancaster Bruins used strong finishes to post a sweep of Class AAAAA foe Rock Hill High School in the LHS home opener Wednesday night.
    The LHS teams, on the heels of season-opening setbacks at Nation Ford High of Fort Mill on Tuesday, responded nicely with the two home wins.
    The Lady Bruins, 1-1, rallied to knock off Rock Hill, the second-ranked girls team in Class AAAAA, in a 45-37 comeback victory.
    The 4-1 LHS boys rolled in the nightcap, blitzing the Bearcats in a 61-37 victory.

  • BHS Jackets drop road pair to Cavaliers

    Buford launched its 2016-17 hoops season, dropping a pair of road games to Cuthbertson High of Waxhaw, N.C., on Wednesday night.
    The Lady Jackets, who went 1-2 in the Fort Mill preseason tournament, fell 42-19.
    The Jackets lost to the CHS Cavaliers, 70-47.
    BHS held a 10-9 edge after one period, but the Cavs picked up their play with a 29-16 second-quarter surge to build a 38-26 lead at the break.
    Cuthbertson steadily pulled away to take the 23-point win.