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Today's News

  • 2 women charged in Kershaw shooting

    Lancaster Count sheriff’s deputies have arrested two women wanted in connection with the March 19 shooting of a Kershaw man.
    Jazzy Marressa Gripper, 24 and friend Quandisha Osheyanda Massey, 20, are each charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting of Jaquavis Beckham, 20, the father of Gripper’s child.
    Sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Barfield said deputies arrested Massey on March 25 and Gripper March 26, both without incident.

  • Text messages cited in Vickie Gleason arrest

    Authorities arrested April Gleason last month after discovering multiple text messages between her and the man charged in the 2013 beating death of her 5-year-old daughter, Soren Chilson.
    Prosecutors allege the messages show a pattern of prior physical abuse against Soren by Phillip Gleason, then the mother’s live-in boyfriend and now her husband, and establish that April Gleason tried to hide that abuse from authorities after the child’s death.

  • Column: Think about effects of Democratic ideas

    OK, Bernie and Hillary supporters. Consider this.
    Why do you want a free or no-debt college degree? To get a better job. Why do you want a better job? To make a better wage. But why have a better job and higher wage in the Bernie and Hillary economy, where if you do succeed you don’t get to keep that higher wage? You become a cash cow for those who want things for free.
    After a while people will figure out that the more they work, the more they pay, and soon they will stop working and just settle for the free stuff.

  • Column: Education, technology, creativity key to S.C.

    Etc are three little letters we run across most every day. We hardly notice them. But when it comes to South Carolina and our future, ‘etc’ can be a real disaster or it can be our great hope.
    Confused? Let me explain.
    Etc (usually written with a period at the end as etc.) is short for et cetera, a Latin phrase that the Cambridge Dictionary defines as “and other similar things.” Another way of thinking about etc is “more of the same.”

  • Remember When: Pondering whether to traverse L&C trestle

    Round at First Baptist Church, just a block off of Main, was Troop 70, Boy Scouts of America.
    The weather was beginning to really warm up and there were bunches of merit badges to be earned. I was in a patrol with several more boys older than me, so you see I had to do most of the hard work Scouts are known for.
    To tell the truth, the best thing I liked about the Scouts was getting all dressed up in my uniform. That wide-brimmed campaign hat just topped everything off.

  • Garden club provides garden therapy

    The Lancaster Garden Club brought songs, sunshine and smiles to 90 clients at the Chester-Lancaster Board of Disabilities & Special Needs on Thursday.
    The garden club sponsored its annual “Garden Therapy” event, which included a hot dog lunch and the gift of a planted petunia to take home.
    Club President Carolyn Tolson said more than half of the club’s 34 members were on hand to help and share a little therapy from nature with the adults with developmental disabilities.  

  • Lady Bruins top Broome

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins soccer team improved to 10-4 overall, 3-1 in Region III-AAA play, with a 3-1 win over the Broome High Lady Centurions on Thursday night.

    LHS senior Ashlee Lane tallied two goals, with key assists from Peyton Patterson and Michaela Burton.

    Patterson posted an unassisted goal to aid the LHS attack.

    Lancaster freshman keeper Lydia Plyler had seven saves and only let one slide by the tip of her fingers.

  • LHS soccer team going strong

    The 2015 Lancaster High School soccer season saw the Bruins earn a playoff berth for the first time in 10 seasons,

    New Bruins’ coach Adam Nelson, an assistant with the program until he was promoted over the summer, has the LHS booters poised to keep their postseason string going for the 2016 spring.

    Nelson has back a solid cast, including 10 returnees off the 2015 team, which went 12-4 before falling in the opening round of the Class AAA Upper State playoffs.

  • Jackets host Military Appreciation Night Monday

    The Buford High School baseball team will hold its annual Military Appreciation Night on Monday at the Jackets’ Buford Park.

    “This is one of the biggest days in our regular-season baseball schedule and we feel it’s important to set aside a special time for those who serve or have served our country,” BHS baseball coach Eric Funderburk said. “I hope we have good weather and a good turnout for the game. This event has great meaning for our school and community.”

  • Lady Vols look for progress

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School fourth-year girls soccer coach Lee Hanna has seen his squad forge a 3-7 mark to date, 1-2 in region play, but he’s hopeful some early-season growing pains will boost the Lady Vols in the second half of the 2016 campaign.