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Today's News

  • Woman wanted in videotaped shoplifting

    A Fairfield County woman is wanted by the Lancaster Police Department after an alleged shoplifting at Walmart was filmed by a store customer last month.

    The July 23 video, which has gone viral on Facebook, shows a woman and a young boy loading merchandise from two packed shopping carts into a car. The woman then drives away with the trunk open, which made the license plate unreadable on the video.

  • Conference explores ways to prevent substance abuse

    The Coalition for Healthy Youth will celebrate its 10th annual Prevention of Youth Substance Abuse in Rural Communities conference this week at USC Lancaster.

    The conference, Wednesday through Friday, will feature three keynote speakers who have been the most engaging keynoters from past conferences, organizers said.

  • ‘Nothing but proud’

    SUMTER – Lancaster’s Darlings all-stars, undefeated going into the last day of the Dixie Softball World Series, slammed into a Louisiana juggernaut twice Wednesday, losing both games decisively and ending their championship quest one step short of the title.
    The team from Jena, La., which Lancaster’s 7- and 8-year-olds had beaten in a dramatic comeback Monday, steamrolled to the victory with 11-3 and 16-5 wins. Eleven teams competed in the double-elimination tournament at Sumter’s Patriot Park Recreation Complex.

  • Norman decries gridlock

    Newly installed Rep. Ralph Norman said Thursday it will take a miracle to end the Obamacare deadlock that has polarized Congress.
    “The stranglehold that big government has is just phenomenal,” said the Rock Hill Republican, noting that Vice President Mike Pence had to break a tie in a procedural vote just to get the scaled-down “skinny repeal” debated on the Senate floor.
    The bill then failed when three Republicans joined all the Democrats in opposing it.

  • Jacarion’s tearful mom out on bond

    The mother of a 2-year-old fatally shot Monday was released on $60,000 bond Thursday, while her boyfriend was denied bond and remains jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center.
    Toni Lashay Gladden, 26, and her boyfriend, Shazeem Tyrell Hayes, 18, both of 509 E. Dunlap St., were charged Tuesday with unlawful conduct towards a child after Jacarion Gladden, 2, was shot at the home.

  • 3 of 4 suspects in Tran killing plead guilty to lesser charges

    Three of the four defendants facing trial for the drug robbery and murder of 20-year-old Randy Tran in Indian Land last year have pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
    The fourth, alleged to be the shooter in Tran’s killing, is to face trial for murder later this month.
    According to the Lancaster County Clerk of Court’s Office, Na’Chon Jakeh Hayden, 22, of Indian Land pleaded guilty during Tuesday’s plea hearing to one count of armed robbery.

  • Pageland’s top cops ‘conditionally’ reinstated

    Don Worthington
    Landmark News Service

    The Pageland Town Council has “conditionally” reinstated Police Chief Craig Greenlee and Capt. Dean Short following almost three hours of deliberation in a closed session Tuesday night.
    No date has been set for Greenlee and Short to resume their duties.
    They were suspended with pay after entering the home of Pfc. Brandon Roberts, who had failed to report for work on May 29.

  • A stench, a scalpel, an eyeball

    Editor’s note: This occasional column takes you behind the scenes with Hannah Strong, who has been reporting for a little more than a year.

    That sea-animal stench smacks me in the face when I walk through the door at Buford Elementary.
    I know what I’m getting into when I decide to film it.
    The smell gets stronger the closer I get to the classroom – the classroom with the dead, 2-foot-long dogfish sharks on the table.

  • Man shot in Clinton Avenue home invasion

    A man was shot early Tuesday in a home-invasion robbery at his Clinton Avenue residence, and police are looking for information about three suspects in the case.

    About 4:20 a.m., first responders arrived at a medical call in the 400 block of Clinton Avenue and found that the man had been shot, according to a statement from the Lancaster Police Department.

    The victim, whose identity was not released, is in stable condition at Springs Memorial Hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, the statement said.

  • News Briefs

    Silver Haired Legislature to meet

    The Catawba Council of the S.C. Silver Haired Legislature will meet at 11 a.m. Aug. 16 in Highland Park Senior Center, 917 Standard St., Rock Hill.