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Today's News

  • G-Force brings revival

    More than 100 people joined hands in prayer in the courtyard between the historic and new courthouses Saturday morning. People from all walks of life, ages and races joined together in Lancaster’s first citywide Unity Prayer Rally.
    Community churches and spiritual leaders brought a message of hope and healing from the sanctuary to the streets. The two-hour event stretched well into a third hour, but no one seemed in a hurry to leave.

  • Watts to lead A.R. Rucker

    On Tuesday, the Lancaster County School District Board named Anita Watts as new principal of A.R. Rucker Middle School.
    Since last fall, Kathy Richardson served as interim principal after former principal Phillip Mickles took another position in the school district.
    After interviewing three candidates, superintendent Dr. Gene Moore recommended Watts for the job, which was unanimously approved (7-0) by the board, said school district spokesman David Knight.
    Watts has nearly 23 years of experience in education, including 13 years at A.R. Rucker Middle.

  • UPDATED: Man robs woman at ATM

    UPDATE: More photos released of IL robbery suspect
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has released additional photos of the man they believe robbed a woman Monday night at the Founders Federal Credit Union ATM in Indian Land.
    The images, captured on Walmart survelliance videos, show the man entering the Indian Land supercenter, at 10048 Charlotte Highway, about 8:51 p.m. Monday, as well as the Toyota truck he was driving.

  • Column: Legislature defies Supreme Court ruling

    In 1993, Bill Clinton became president of the United States for the first time. The movie “Unforgiven” won the Oscar for the Best Picture.

  • Remember When: Summer job rolling pennies from Main St. parking meters

    As I’m writing this column, it’s my great-granddaughter’s final day of school in Maryland. She is moving back to Lancaster.
    My daddy firmly believed boys should have summer jobs. I mean in addition to those around the house. Somebody real famous said something about idle minds getting folks into trouble, and Daddy certainly didn’t want me to get into more trouble than I normally did.

  • Government phone listing actually sex-chat line

    Talk about a wrong number!
    In the Lancaster County phone book, the toll-free phone number listed for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s FAA Flight Service office in Florence  actually connects you to a sex-chat line.

  • Man sloshed with gas, set on fire, leaps into creek

    Two men have been flown to Augusta Burn Center after one of them allegedly threw gasoline on the other and set him on fire after a fight.
    Officers responded to the 100 block of North Gregory Street in Lancaster about 11:30 p.m. Thursday after someone reported a person on fire, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. They found the trunk lid and rear bumper of a Chevrolet Impala burning on the shoulder of the road, but no victim.
    The officers grabbed fire extinguishers and put the fire out just as city firefighters arrived.

  • LHS teacher retires, heads to Midwest chasing twisters

    Most people retire hoping for quiet, sunny days filled with rest and relaxation.
    Retired Lancaster High School English teacher Robert Hinson, 66, has a completely different idea of retirement. And It has nothing to do with rocking chairs or clear skies.
    Hinson started tackling his bucket list immediately after retiring last month from the public school system after 35 years of teaching.
    Just two days after his last day in a classroom, Hinson was in Oklahoma City right in the middle of tornado alley, hoping to chase some twisters.

  • Piranhas post swim over Sharks

    The Lancaster Piranhas posted a road win over River Hills to cap their 2016 Metrolina League swim meet regular season.

    The Piranhas, 2-2, downed River Hills Sharks, 350-226 on Thursday at the River Hills pool.

    Lancaster, in the 124-point win, was led by Samuel Page, Isabella Thorpe, Amelia Wright, Brayden Russell, Makenzy Mills, Alaina Houghtaling and Tamra Tipton, who notched three wins each.

    Lancaster double winners included Bristol Glenn and Blaine Plyler.

  • Junior golfers compete in second tourney

    Michael Long carded an even par 72 to capture the boys 15-18 win in the second tournament of the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association on Monday at the Edgewater Golf Club.

    Long’s two–shot win featured four birdies and 10 pars over 18 holes, He had a 36-36.

    Mason Sowell, the Andrew Jackson High golf standout, was a close second with a 74 (36-38). Sowell had four birdies and eight pars on the day.