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Today's News

  • Dr. Phipps back in Lancaster, where he served for 19 years

    Dr. Jonathan Phipps, a superintendent finalist for the Lancaster County School District, saw many familiar faces Monday as he met with the school board and educators and fielded questions from a citizens’ panel.
    Phipps, who spent 19 years as a Lancaster County educator before becoming superintendent of Abbeville schools in 2014, was the first of three LCSD superintendent finalists to have an individual meet and greet with district staff and the community.

  • 3 suspects arrested in huge string of break-ins

    Three Lancaster men face at least 31 counts of burglary and attempted burglary in a four-month string of break-ins mostly targeting businesses along S.C. 9 Bypass.

    John Josiah Bush, 20, Demarkeyo Wanya’Markel McClinton, 21, and Dentavious Tyrone Sims, whose age was unavailable, were charged in the cases after a joint investigation by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and the Lancaster Police Department.
    The LPD cases include an armed robbery charge against Bush for the April 13 holdup at Taco Bell.

  • Give Local Lancaster races past its goal

    The second-annual Give Local Lancaster got off to a fast start Tuesday, and just two-thirds of the way through its 24 hours of giving it had already topped its goal of $94,000.  
    Susan DeVenney, president of the J. Marion Sims Foundation, said the online fundraising drive had received more than $63,000 in individual donations by 9 p.m.
    “We have also received $42,000 in corporate donations, so we will pass last year’s total of $93,810,” she said at mid-afternoon.

  • 'We have to keep fighting'

    Nearly 800 people attended Lancaster’s 22nd-annual Relay for Life event Friday night at Lancaster Memorial Stadium. They raised $35,000, pushing this year’s total to $126,000.  
    Event Chair Kellie Mosely said she is confident they will meet their $165,000 goal.
    “We had a really good turnout,” she said.
    The three top fundraising teams at press time were Relay Rally Cats at $16,000, Team Dustin Carnes at $15,241 and A.R. Rucker at $13,000.

  • GOP runoff: Pope vs. Norman

    S.C. Rep. Tommy Pope and Rock Hill businessman Ralph Norman will meet in a May 16 runoff to determine who will represent the Republican Party in the special election for the open 5th District congressional seat.

    The winner will face Democrat Archie Parnell of Sumter, along with candidates Josh Kulma (Green Party), Victor Kocher (Libertarian Party), Josh Thornton (American Party) and Bill Bledsoe (Constitution Party) in the June 20 special election to fill the remainder of Mick Mulvaney’s term in the U.S. House.

  • Documentary filmmaker visits LearnTV

    Catherine Clements Bauknight recalled the innocence of high school and the unknown that was ahead as she coached LearnTV students about filmmaking over the past two weeks.

    A photojournalist, filmmaker and writer, Bauknight worked with the students to produce three shows – a biography on Bauknight, stories on the history of Lancaster, and Catawba Nation history.

  • Close finish highlights Matt Blackwell Tourney

    Beautiful weather, a competitive field, a close finish, and a tribute to a friend highlighted play at the 16th-annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Golf Tournament on April 22 at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The top four teams ended up within one stroke of each other in the 25-team field.

    The foursome of T.J. Yarborough, Patrick Crawford, Ryland Pond and Andrew Price were crowned 2017 Matt Blackwell golf tournament champions with a score of 50.1.

  • Lady Warriors roll in win over Lady Bruins

    The sixth-ranked Indian Land Lady Warriors built a 6-0 halftime lead on the way to a 10-1 win over host Lancaster High School at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday night.

    The Lady Warriors, 13-5-1, had plenty of contributors as Kelsey Long scored three goals in the ILHS girls’ victory.

    Reagan Hunter and Emily Gerdes each had two goals and an assist.

    Shelby Ryberg, Emily Jordan and Summer Bishop each tallied a goal for the Lady Warriors. Bishop added an assist.

  • IL state champs Ross, Milasauskas head IL Warrior wrestling awards

    INDIAN LAND – Brilliant Indian Land Warriors wrestlers took center stage at the Cross Ridge Ministries in Indian Land on April 21 for the annual ILHS wrestling awards.

    Warriors state champions Chad Milasauskas (126) and Austin Ross (106) were honored as the Indian Land High School Wrestlers of the Year.

  • Column: This Tuesday, give where you live

    As part of a commitment to build and sustain a healthy community, we at the Lancaster County Community Foundation, Lancaster County Partners for Youth and the J. Marion Sims Foundation urge you to lift up and support our local nonprofit organizations this Tuesday through the second-annual Give Local Lancaster Campaign.