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Today's News

  • First Habitat Prayer Walk a success, despite rainy weather

    Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County

    Even with a drizzling rain, about 35 people came to pray at the first Habitat Prayer Walk. Although each home is dedicated when completed, Habitat officials felt it was time to reaffirm the faith on which Habitat is based, and to invite the Lancaster faith community to stand together in unity to pray for Habitat’s homeowners and its mission.

  • Council discusses grants

    Council discusses grants

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    More jobs and less crime.

    Those are the aims of several grants Lancaster County Council discussed during its July 14 meeting, including a few the county has already been awarded and one that county officials would like to apply for.

    Council first discussed two grants for economic development projects the county recently received from the S.C. Department of Commerce.

  • Buford ticket wins $200,000 Palmetto Cash 5

    Staff reports

    A Lancaster woman beat one in a million odds for a $200,0000 South Carolina Education Lottery win this past Friday.

    Lottery officials announced Monday, July 21, that one lucky someone bought the winning $200,000 Palmetto Cash 5 ticket at Buford Express Mart No. 6 at 4433 Pageland Highway for the Friday, July 18 drawing.

    The winning numbers were 8,16,30,33, 38 and 2, the last number a “Power-Up” multiplier. The five number match resulted in a $100,000 win that doubled to $200,000 with the $1 extra multiplier.

  • Man kicks out patrol car window after arrest

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    A Charlotte man is facing an escape charge after he kicked out the back window of a deputy’s patrol car following his arrest outside an Indian Land business July 14.

    Donnie Gill, 41, had already been arrested on a shoplifting charge, but is now facing charges of unlawful escape and malicious injury to property following the incident that happened at about 6:30 p.m., according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Wanted man found in Lancaster

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    A Lancaster man wanted in connection with the kidnapping and shooting of a man last fall was tracked down and arrested last month.

    Local authorities had been searching for Rendell Jomon Cunningham, 30, 1858 Colton Way, since Oct. 4, 2013, in connection with an incident where a man was held at gunpoint in his car, kidnapped and later shot in the back, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report and arrest warrants.

  • School district rolls out new website

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Local schools have new, more attractive and intuitively interactive websites this year.

    There’s only one problem, as anyone whose done an online search for a local school this month has found, you can’t get to them through Google – or Yahoo, or Bing, or any other search engine for that matter.

  • AA stars open strong in Series

     Staff Reports

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA machine pitch all-stars are making an early splash in the AA World Series pool B play at Texarkana, Ark.

    The Lancaster AA stars, the South Carolina champion, notched two wins in Pool B play on Friday, July 18.

    Lancaster AA stars, ages 7-8, opened play with a 6-0 win over tournament host Texarkana and followed with an exciting 8-7 comeback win over McCalla, Ala.

  • Juniors net state bid with win over Inman

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    INMAN – The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball team, in a do-or-die situation, kept alive its playoff hopes with a 6-4 win over Inman at Chapman High School on Thursday, July 17.

    The Post 31 juniors’ two-run win earned Lancaster a bid to the S.C. American Legion Junior Baseball state tournament in Florence where play opened Saturday.

  • Sowell, Hinkle lead junior golfers play in Kershaw

     Staff Reports

    Logan Sowell, the Andrew Jackson High School star golfer, continued his stellar play as the Lancaster chapter of the SC Junior Golf Association opened the second half of its 2014 tournament season.

    Sowell, in the boys 15-18 age division, shot a sizzling three-under 69 at the Kershaw Golf Club. Sowell’s 69 edged Matthew Terry, who shot a solid two-under 70 over 18 holes from the blue tees.

  • Council OKs alternative roads plan

    With the capital project sales tax initiative in a state of flux, one county councilman has suggested an alternative to help fix local roads.
    During Lancaster County Council’s July 14 meeting, minutes after council decided to send a proposed list of projects back to the Capital Project Sales Tax Commission for another review, Councilman Jack Estridge offered a separate idea to secure much-needed funding for roads.