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Today's News

  • Bruins claw Bearcats

    Lancaster High School baseball Senior Night was special, capped by a solid 6-3 win over Region III-AAAA foe Rock Hill High School.

    The three-run LHS win marked the final home game for retiring LHS baseball coach Steve Williams, who was honored prior to the start.

    “It really was a special, special night,” said Williams. “We came out and played well. Nick gave us a quality effort on the mound.”

  • Proud day for Solesbee, 2 programs

    The day – the final Saturday in an out-like-a-lion March – was windy, cold and gray. But for Lancaster Dixie Softball, it was a beaut. Call it Lancaster Dixie Softball's brightest moment on the diamond. March 29, 2008, was a red-letter day for the programs as late director Chuck Solesbee, along with Lancaster Dixie Softball and the Lancaster Southern Belles/ Debs programs were inducted into the Dixie Softball Inc., Hall of Fame.

    The occasion highlighted opening day ceremonies for the 2008 Lancaster Dixie Softball season at Springdale Park.

  • Man dies from gunshot wounds at Pardue Apartments

    The city of Lancaster had its first murder of 2008 early Monday morning.

    Derrick Damond Davis, 21, 806 Pardue St., died this morning after suffering two gunshot wounds, one to the chest and one to the right arm, at Pardue Street Apartments, a government-subsidized apartment complex.

    Davis was pronounced dead at Springs Memorial Hospital at 4:16 a.m., about an hour after the estimated time of the shooting. It is not known if the shooting took place inside or outside of the apartment.

  • Battle brewing over cancer center

    There appears to be a battle on the horizon between companies that want to build a cancer radiation treatment center in Lancaster.

    South Carolina Oncology Services, owned by 21st Century Oncology of Fort Myers, Fla., and the Lancaster Radiation Therapy Center, owned by Piedmont Medical Center of Rock Hill and Carolinas HealthCare System of Charlotte, applied for a certificate of need from the state.

    South Carolina Oncology Services applied for the certificate on May 15, 2007, and the Lancaster Radiation Therapy Center applied for the certificate on Aug. 9, 2007.

  • Huffman making second bid for House seat

    Donald Huffman has joined the competition between Lancaster County Councilman Fred Thomas and Kershaw Administrator Tony Starnes for the Democratic Party nomination for the S.C. House District 45 seat.

    Huffman, 59, a retiree from Springs Industries and former small business owner, ran for the seat two years ago, but was defeated by then County Councilman Alston DeVenny in the primary. Republican Mick Mulvaney went on to win the seat.

  • Utility eases water restrictions

    While it’s not necessary this weekend because of recent heavy rainfall, residents can now water their lawns again in Lancaster County without fear of a fine.

    Water customers of the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District, the city of Lancaster and the town of Kershaw have been under water-use restrictions because of the drought since August.

    But now the worst may be over as drought indicators along the Catawba-Wateree River are improving.

  • Revised dog control ordinance up for a vote Monday

    County Council will go to the dogs again Monday night, this time with a revamped ordinance on animal control laws.

    Last month, council drew both the ire and support of residents when it proposed designating all pit bulls, American bulldogs and Perro de Presa Canario dogs as dangerous, regardless of whether the dogs have ever attacked anyone.

  • Bruins wing Eagles in rain-shortened win

    The Lancaster High School baseball team made the most of a rain-shortened game, taking a 7-1 road win over Clover in Region III-AAAA play Friday night.

    LHS hurler Evan Byrd, 2-0, worked five frames for the win, allowing five hits, two walks and a run. He struck out one.

    LHS, 7-9, 5-5, was led by Bryan Gainer, who had two hits, including a double, and drove in five runs. Nick Ferguson, who had a RBI, had two hits as did Michael Catoe and Jimmie Jordan. Josh Warfield had a hit and Brion Strothers drew a walk and scored twice.

  • No threats reported at LHS on Friday

    Contrary to rumors, school officials said there were no fights, discovery of weapons or anything else at Lancaster High School on Friday that would have prompted a lockdown.

    Lancaster High Principal Dr. Joe Keenan said extra police officers were called in Friday morning merely for precaution.

    He said a rumor was spread Thursday at school that a fight was going to take place on Friday. However, there were no discipline issues the entire day. Also, officials didn’t find anything at the school that would raise concern Friday.

  • Students reach out to girl who lost everything in house fire

    They’re probably too young to understand the ins and outs of home insurance. And they may not be able to explain all the conditions that might cause a house fire.

    But there’s one thing for sure – North Elementary School kindergartners realize how much help a person needs if they lose their home in a fire.

    Saniiya Mingo, a kindergartner at the school, has received much support from fellow students and her teachers after her Chandler Place home burned a week ago.

    Take kindergartner Julia Sowell, for instance.