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Today's News

  • 30% more shelter kennels

    An Indian Land-based animal-rescue group has raised more than three-fourths of the money it needs to expand the county animal shelter’s capacity for dogs by 30 percent.
    Lancaster Area Shelter Supporters are just $3,000 short of their goal of $17,500 for a portable, climate-controlled kennel that will be placed on a county-laid concrete pad at the shelter at 118 Kennel Lane.
    “Since the building is self-contained, it can be moved when – not if – Lancaster County builds a new animal shelter,” said LASS member Diane Rashall.

  • Man gets 15 years in brutal stabbing death

    A Lancaster man charged in the 2014 stabbing death of an acquaintance has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter.
    Carmen Martinez Mendez, 51, formerly of 1028 Sara Drive, was originally charged with murder in the brutal stabbing of Cesar Solis Vasquez, 32, during a fight on Sept. 27, 2014.
    Vasquez bled to death from multiple slashes and stab wounds over his torso, head, hands and arms.

  • ‘Love, support go a long way’

    Sometimes a mother just knows something is wrong.
    “It was like the world stood still in that moment,” Lena Wallace said, recalling two days in June 2015.
    Her daughter, 33-year-old Amanda Wallace, was not answering her phone. She had a history of depression and was 1,200 miles away in Austin, Texas.
    Lena finally called Amanda’s best friend in Austin, who ran to check on her. After several minutes of loud door-banging, Amanda answered. She was in a very dark place.

  • Man leaves hospital for home, then disappears

    A 59-year-old man released from the hospital last Sunday walked away from his Nichols Road home early Monday and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
    The Lancaster Police Department issued a missing-person advisory Friday for John Wallace Washington.
    “Right now, we don’t really have anything to go on,” said Capt. Scott Grant, interim Lancaster police chief.
    Washington lives with his older sister, Vannetta Boone, at 406 Nichols Road. He is 6-foot-1 and weighs about 170 pounds.

  • Jackets snap skid with win over Rams

    Buford led from start to finish to net a 52-47 win over Chesterfield for a Region IV-AA split with the Rams on Tuesday night at BHS.
    The Lady Jackets dropped a 38-31 loss to the CHS girls.
    In the nightcap, the Jackets, 2-15, 1-8, took the early lead, holding a 13-6 edge after the opening period.
    Buford pushed the lead to six, 25-19 at the half.
    The Jackets owned a 39-33 lead after three before posting the five-point win to snap a 12-game losing skid.
    BHS coach Raheem Waller was pleased with the win.

  • Bruins drop pair at Ridge View

    Lancaster High School had a rough night at Ridge View High School where the Bruins dropped a pair of Region III-AAAA basketball losses to the host Blazers.
    The LHS boys, 0-7, 7-14, fell in a 65-52 loss and the Lady Bruins fell to the Lady Blazers, 68-24.
    The LHS boys were tied at 7-all after one period, but the Blazers took control in the second period with a 20-8 surge to take a 27-15 halftime lead.
    RVHS held a 47-34 lead and took the 65-52 win.

  • Warriors net road wins over Caps

    Indian Land made the most of a Region III-AAA road trip to Columbia High School on Tuesday night when the Warriors notched a sweep of the host Capitals.
    The Indian Land girls avenged their lone loss of the Region III-AAA season, taking a 50-41 win over Columbia High.
    The IL boys capped the sweep with a 62-61 win over CHS.
    In the opener, the CHS Lady Caps led 12-7 after one period, but Indian Land began to launch its comeback in the second period when it outscored Columbia, 10-4 to take a 17-16 halftime lead.

  • Stingers place in tourney

    The Buford Stingers Wrestling Club had four youth wrestlers place in the recent tournament at Buford High School.
    Gavin Laney captured a first to lead the Stingers effort. Maddox Hunter and Mason Knight each finished second in their weight classes.
    Ashton Gardner was third in the tournament.
    The Stingers Wrestling Club is open to wrestlers, ages 5-12, from Buford, Heath Springs, Kershaw and Lancaster.
    If your child is interested, please contact Scott Teague at (803) 342-3647 or carolinacutters71@gmail.com

  • County wrestling teams set for playoffs

    Lancaster County prep wrestling teams will compete in the state playoffs which are scheduled to open Saturday.
    Lancaster High School,  in the Class AAAA Upstate playoffs, is slated to visit Belton-Honea Path.
    Lancaster is seeded fourth from its region, while BHP is a top seed.
    In the Class AAA Upper State playoffs, Indian Land, the second seed from its region, is scheduled to visit Emerald High School of Greenwood to face Mid-Carolina High of Prosperity.
    Indian Land, 21-5, is seeded second in the bracket, while Mid-Carolina is a third seed.

  • Bruins bound for next level

    Five Lancaster High School football players booked their college futures in the packed LHS media center Wednesday morning, national signing day for college football prospects.
    The Bruins’ quality quintet included running back Farrika Grier (S.C. State), Desmond Ricks (Hampton University), Ant Foster (Newberry College), Cordarius “Tee” Tinsley (Limestone College) and Houston Brantley (Wingate University).
    u Grier said his SCSU official visit sold him on the Bulldogs.