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Today's News

  • Beaufort authorities charge assistant track coach

    A Lancaster-area assistant track coach was arrested last month after turning himself in to Beaufort County authorities for a charge of having a sexual relationship with a minor.  
    Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Bob Bromage confirmed Wednesday, Sept. 2, that Tyger Bilondus Ingram, 30, 1524 Charlotte Highway, was arrested Aug. 7 by his agency on a charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 16 years of age.

  • SLED releases report of Morgan shooting

    A Lancaster man shot and killed by Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies at a North Corner antique store in May bought a handgun a little more than an hour before the incident with the intention of killing his estranged wife, her boyfriend and himself.
    This revelation was among the many new facts detailed in the S.C. Law Enforcement Division’s investigative case files released Thursday, Sept. 3.
    The file also included a copy of the letter from 6th Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman clearing the deputies involved in the shooting.

  • Couple with child arrested for heroin trafficking

    A Lancaster couple is facing multiple charges, including heroin trafficking and child neglect, after a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Drug Task Force search of their SUV turned up heroin and other drugs.
    Jason Leonard Daniel, 36, and Misty Dawn Friend, 32, of 135 Charlie Stacks Road, were arrested Friday, Aug. 28, after a confidential source told a sheriff’s office investigator Daniel was at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster with heroin and, possibly, a gun.

  • Horse N Around

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    Those who attended the annual horse show and family fun day at Horse N Around Saturday, Aug. 29, were treated to numerous activities, events and food under clear skies and comfortable temperatures.
    Horse N Around, 2593 N. Rocky River Road, provides equine therapy to children with special challenges.
    Several children got the opportunity to show their riding skills at the event.

  • LCEDC terminates Tunnell

    The saga surrounding the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. took another turn this week when former President Keith Tunnell announced his termination by its board of directors.
    Up until this week, all that was known publicly about Tunnell’s fate, following Lancaster County Council’s decision to rescind its funding and support of the LCEDC on Aug. 10, was the LCEDC board of directors’ decision to ‘honor his contract,’ which was drawn up in February.

  • Trump trumps Trump in GOP debate

    Many people have told us over the years about the use of body language. Add to this commentary the use of facial expressions and you have a recipe for disaster.

    Take the recent TV debate between the top 10 Republican candidates and look at the body language and facial expressions used by the panel of moderators. When did the news become personal opinion?

  • Iran renews Hamas support

    William St. Cloud’s Aug. 21 column, “Congress should not deny deal with Iran,” said we need to support the President Barack Obama/Sen. John Kerry deal with Iran for peace in the Middle East. I was amazed that there are people so uninformed at what is going on with this agreement.

    I will not go into a laundry list of reasons why this deal is a disaster, but let me share a recent report that may help lift the blinders off the eyes of those who just nod yes to whatever a liberal leader tells them.

  • AJ has solid hope for volleyball

    The Andrew Jackson High School volleyball team sports a solid cast and strong hope for the 2015 prep volleyball season.
    AJ High coach John Verdugo has 10 players back from the 2014 Class AA playoff team, including four seniors.
    AJ senior players are middle blocker Brantley Ussery, defensive specialist Brooke Brewer, setter Elizabeth Scott and defensive specialist Rylee Sims.
    Ussery, an all-region pick, earned the Offensive Player of the Year last season for the 10-5 Lady Vols.

  • CPTC earns five bronze medals at AAU Junior Olympics

    Columbus Parker Track Club (CPTC) celebrated the team’s success at its annual dinner banquet Saturday, Aug. 29 at A.R. Rucker Middle School, according to a CPTC press release.
    Each track member there introduced him or herself and gave a brief speech about the team and what it meant to them.
    Guest speaker Bobby Bailey motivated the team members by telling them to never give up – whether it’s competing on the track, or seeking their life goals.
    Bailey also encouraged parents to be involved in the community.

  • Cox to play in U.S. Women’s State Team national title tourney

    Andrew Jackson High School junior ace golfer Emily Cox has earned a bid to play in the prestigious 2015 U.S. Women’s State Team National Championship golf tournament.
    Cox, through a spring and summer of success, will play in the elite tournament Sept. 7-12 in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
    “This is a big honor and I’m so proud of Emily,” AJ High golf coach Champ Williams said.
    Team members are selected based on points earned in USGA-sponsored tournaments. The three women with the highest points from each state form a team.