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Today's News

  • Lancaster Piranhas fall in home meet

    The Lancaster Piranhas fell to 1-2 on the season after dropping a 335-243 loss to the Lake Wylie Gators at home on Monday.
    Lancaster, in the loss, was led by Amelia Wright, Samuel Page and Alaina Houghtaling who had three firsts each.
    Bristol Glenn, Titus Trammell, Isabella Thorpe, Charlee Brooke Henry and Tamra Tipton each posted two wins in the meet.
    Single winners included Alex Trimnal, Mallory McDow, Rose Ellis, Ryder Lucas, Will Wilson, Tyler Tipton and Matt Prete.
    Lancaster visited River Hills on Thursday in Metrolina League swim meet action.

  • Trio in all-star matches

    A trio of Lancaster County high school soccer stars will be in the state spotlight as they play in the annual North South All-Star soccer matches Saturday.
    Indian Land’s Bailey Penegar and Katherine Kilroy will play for the North team in the girls all-star match, while Lancaster High’s Zeke Williams will play for the North boys.
    Both matches will be played at Rock Hill’s District Three Stadium on Cherry Road.
    The girls match is at noon, with the boys contest set for a 2:15 p.m. kickoff.

  • Column: Should officials spend campaign funds at their own businesses?

    S.C. Sen. Thomas Alexander, R-Oconee, frequently has a need for office supplies. Fortunately for him, he happens to own an office supply store.
    The Walhalla resident owns Alexander’s Office Supply and has spent a good deal of his campaign funding at his very own store. The question arises, then, is there anything wrong with putting campaign funds into your own business?

  • Column: After circus of primaries, presidential stage is set

    The primary season is over (finally!) and the stage is set for November’s presidential election – unless, of course, something happens that would change the present set of circumstances.
    So, let’s look back on several months of debates, debacles and deliberations.

  • Machine catches fire at AkzoNobel

    Quick action and a fire-suppression system stopped a machine fire at AkzoNobel Specialty Coatings in Lancaster from spreading Wednesday night, Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said.
    Blackwelder said the Riverside and Gooches fire departments were dispatched to the company at 1872 S.C. 9 Bypass West about 10:11 p.m. in response to an automatic emergency call from the manufacturer’s fire-alarm system.

  • 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.