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Today's News

  • Press problems delay Friday edition of TLN

    There is a good reason your copy of The Lancaster News was late Friday morning.
    The press broke down Thursday night, so the Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, edition was printed in Greensboro, N.C.
    Some paper routes were run as scheduled, but some carrier deliveries were delayed by some four hours. The TLN circulation staff will be delivering papers throughout Friday afternoon.
    If a subscriber doesn’t get a copy of today’s edition, call the circulation department at (803) 416-8405 on Monday, Feb. 8, and your account will be credited.

  • Road Trip

    Panthers fans from Lancaster County are heading west in quest of coveted and historic silver – the Lombardi Trophy – on the NFL Championship’s golden anniversary.
    Local Carolina fans have high hopes for Super Bowl 50, to be played Sunday night at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., where the NFC champion Panthers will battle the AFC champion Denver Broncos in the hunt for their first World Championship.
    The game, airing on CBS, kicks off at 6:30 p.m.
    Chris Gordon and his wife, Shantrell, will be there. They flew out Thursday.

  • Bizarre Russian roulette suicide
  • Couple tied up, robbed at IL home

    An older Indian Land couple was tied up and robbed during a home invasion Wednesday evening, and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects.
    The home invasion was the second in Lancaster County in less than a week.
    The Indian Land incident at 6946 Cureton Taylor Drive happened between 8 and 8:30 p.m.

  • Great Falls man charged in dog-dragging incident

    A Great Falls man has been charged with animal mistreatment in the case of a dog apparently dragged behind a vehicle and severely injured in December.
    Billy Ray Huskey, 48, of Forest Lakes Circle, was arrested Saturday, Jan. 30, booked in the Fairfield County Detention Center and released on $5,000 bond.
    “We are pleased to announce this arrest,” said Sheriff Will Montgomery. “The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office treats any offenses against animals very seriously.”

  • City starts 2016-17 budget process

    Members of Lancaster City Council will start hashing out the municipality’s financial issues for the upcoming year by holding a budget goal session meeting Saturday, Feb. 6.
    The meeting is open to the public, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in council chambers at city hall.
    “We are now 50 percent through the budget year, which means we get to start planning for the next one,” said city Finance Director James Absher.  
    The meeting includes council discussions, as well as feedback from the city’s 10 department heads.

  • Deputies seek suspects in IL armed robbery

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying two suspects in a Feb. 3 armed robbery.  
    About 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, deputies were dispatched to the home of an older couple on Cureton Taylor Drive, just south of Waxhaw Highway (S.C. 75).
    The wife said while she was outside with the couple’s dog, two black men wearing masks approached her. One man had a black handgun with a long barrel, and the other a knife.

  • Mayoral candidate forum

    Candidates in Lancaster’s special election for mayor will discuss their views at a Feb. 15 candidate forum.
    The event, sponsored by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, The Lancaster News and LearnTV, will be held at the Carol Ray Dowling Building at USC Lancaster. A public meet-and-greet session will start at 5 p.m., followed by the forum at 5:30.
    The moderator will be Rick Jiran, Duke Energy’s director of government and community relations. Candidates will make opening statements and then answer questions from Jiran.

  • Warriors fall to Braves, Knights

    Indian Land capped its regular-season dual match campaign, dropping two losses to Region IV-AA foes Cheraw and North Central on Jan. 29.
    The CHS Braves, who won the region wrestling  title, topped the Warriors, 53-25.
    North Central, the region runner-up, downed the Warriors, 48-20.
    IL, 17-10 for regular-season action, finished 6-4 in region matches for third place in their final season of Class AA wrestling. IL is moving to the Class AAA ranks next season.

  • Volunteers top Knights twice

    Andrew Jackson posted a sweep of Region IV-AA foe North Central on Tuesday night.
    In the girls game, the sixth-ranked Lady Vols bolted to a quick 19-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 40-14 at halftime.
    During the third quarter even with reserves playing most of the time, AJ extended the lead to 56-18 and went on to take a 64-26 win to stay unbeaten in region play.
    Elizabeth Scott led AJ with 17 points, but Danielle Ussery was not far behind with 15, all on treys.