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Today's News

  • Jayvee football wrap: Rucker rallies to top South Middle

    The A.R. Rucker Rams came off the deck to down the rival South Middle School Mustangs, 18-14 in the first game played on the Memorial Stadium FieldTurf on Wednesday afternoon.

    Rucker quarterback J.P. Cunningham hit Toby Willis on a 20-yard, fourth-down pass late in the game to lift the Rams to the close win.

    Cunningham also had a pair of rushing touchdowns, one from 40 yards out, and another from 20 yards.

  • CPTC honors top performers

    The Columbus Parker Track Club had five athletes capture medals at the National Junior Olympic Games in Detroit.

    The CPTC winners included a third-place bronze for Jaleel Alexander in 1500m racewalk. The club’s 3,000-meter racewalk winners were fourth-place Edwin Shaw, sixth-place Tytiuana Alexander, sixth-place O’mious Boulware and eighth Tiesha Shannon.

    The club had 30 athletes who qualified and 29 made the trip to the Junior Olympics.

  • Playoff decides Rotary tourney

    The winning foursome posted a close win in the annual Rotary Club golf tournament sponsored by the Lancaster Breakfast and Lunch Clubs on Thursday afternoon at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The winning team was decided on a card playoff, which included Rob Evans, Johnny Roscoe, Jay Rainey and Bill Williams.

    The team’s birdie on No. 7 gave the foursome the win in the 21-team field. The runner-up team posted a par on No. 7.

    Williams said teamwork was a key for the victory.

  • Column: Nuke scandal reveals bedrock corruption

    The current scandal of SCANA’s (S.C. Electric and Gas parent company) and Santee Cooper’s nuclear debacle is arguably the biggest scandal in our state’s history in the last 100 years.

    It involves over $9 billion in wasted money that millions of South Carolinians are being asked to pay and the wholesale corruption of our State House that enables it all to happen.

    It is a sordid scandal of long-term political corruption, short-term corporate incompetence (or worse) and the total denial of responsibility by all who are at fault.

  • Library’s summer readers help ‘Build a Better World’

    Ashley Lowrimore

    For The Lancaster News

    Nearly 2,000 readers in Lancaster County – signed up to “Build a Better World” at the annual summer reading program at the Lancaster, Del Webb and Kershaw libraries. 

    Held June 1-July 28, the building-themed event included patrons of all ages who attended special events and registered to read books and win prizes.

  • Post office meeting canceled

    A U.S. Postal Service meet and greet with postal officials scheduled for Sept. 11 in Fort Mill has been canceled due to anticipated inclement weather from Hurricane Irma.

    "Safety is a top priority for the U.S. Postal Service," USPS spokesman Philip Bogenberger said Friday. "We plan to reschedule the event soon and will notify the public when a new date is selected."

  • 78-year-old community caregiver inspires me

    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.

    I clear off a stool to sit in the narrowest building I’ve ever been inside.
    It used to be a taxi stand.
    It still has the old cigarette rack behind the counter that reads “Camel. Winston. Salem.”
    But it’s not full of cigarettes anymore.
    Instead of stacks of cigarettes, the cubbyholes hold vitamins and ibuprofen and old photos.

  • Rabies case reported in Lancaster County

    A Lancaster County dog tested positive for rabies on Thursday, causing one person to seek medical attention after potentially being exposed, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
    The incident happened around Cedar Creek and Hoke roads, just west of Heath Springs.
    On Monday, the dog began to show “abnormal activity” like ramming into objects, obsessive digging, lethargy and extra salivation. The victim was possibly exposed to the dog’s saliva while trying to provide care for the animal, according to a DHEC release.

  • Civic leader charged in domestic-abuse case

    A Lancaster business owner and civic leader was arrested last week after his wife accused him of threatening her while holding a handgun, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Chris Tillman, 50, of 1943 Havenwood Drive, was charged with one count of first-degree domestic violence after the Aug. 30 incident.
    Tillman is the owner of C&V Cleaning Services in Lancaster and recently became president of the Lancaster Breakfast Rotary Club.

  • Linda Blackmon’s win affirmed

    In a unanimous opinion late Thursday, the S.C Supreme Court affirmed Linda Blackmon’s election to the Lancaster City Council’s District 3 seat, which had been held up since last November by a legal challenge from her opponent.
    “I feel amazing…. It’s been tough,” said Blackmon, who beat incumbent Jackie Harris in the Nov. 8 election by a 281-225 vote.
    The Supreme Court’s decision, issued as an administrative opinion, upholds Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons’ Feb. 16 ruling that allowed the election results to stand.