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Today's News

  • Gunfire scatters fast-food customers

    Gunfire in the McDonald’s parking lot in Lancaster late Tuesday, Feb. 9, sent a group of students and restaurant patrons running for cover.
    Now the Lancaster Police Department is looking for those who are responsible.
    “We have investigators out on the street this morning running down leads,” Lancaster Police Department Capt. Scott Grant said Thursday.
    The incident happened just after 10 p.m. Feb. 9 in the east end of the restaurant’s parking lot.

  • Ben Carson to hold rally in Lancaster

    As the field narrows in this year’s presidential race, Republican candidate Ben Carson is tentatively set to visit Lancaster on Monday, Feb. 15, the first time a candidate has visited the city this election season.
    Carson is scheduled to tour Nutramax Laboratories, 946 Quality Drive, at 12:30 p.m., followed by a visit to Carolina Christian Academy, 1850 Kershaw Camden Highway, from 2 to 3 p.m. Only the CCA visit is open to the public.
    Kristen Blanchard, vice president of external corporate affairs for Nutramax, said the event is coming together quickly.

  • Teacher’s Adele parody raises cash for her class

    Kali Cassidy
    For The Lancaster News

    Ask Heather Padilla how she rates her singing on a scale from one to 10, and she says, “Probably a four.” Then she laughs.
    So why would this Lancaster High School math teacher unleash her voice on the Internet? Why would she record new lyrics for Adele’s “Hello” and post it for the world to experience?
    For Padilla, it was a no-brainer. Her students were in need.

  • City police approved for raises of at least 2%

    Twenty-six of the Lancaster Police Department’s 39 sworn officers will get raises of at least 2 percent after a unanimous vote by city council Tuesday.
    The decision follows one in November, when starting pay for patrol officers was increased 12 percent. Tuesday’s action affected the officers who didn’t get those November raises.
    Lancaster City Administrator Flip Hutfles said the total cost of the latest raises for fiscal 2015-16 is about $105,000.

  • Mayoral forum changes location

    The location for Monday’s candidate forum in the special election for Lancaster mayor has changed to a larger venue.
    The event, sponsored by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, The Lancaster News and LearnTV, will be held at Bundy Auditorium in USC Lancaster’s Bradley Arts & Sciences Building. A public meet-and-greet session will start at 5 p.m., followed by the forum at 5:30.

  • Rucker rallies for boys crown

    The Rucker Rams capped a season’s hoops sweep of rival South to capture the middle school boys conference championship with a 46-41 win over the Mustangs at the Lancaster High School gym on Thursday night.
    The Rams’ five-point comeback win gave Rucker a sweep of Mustangs for the season.
    Rucker posted a 37-21 win back in December at the South gym, but the hardwood rematch was tougher.
    South led 19-18 at the half, but Rucker rallied to take a 27-26 lead after three periods and held on for the 46-41 victory.

  • AJ’s Brown signs with Pioneers

    Andrew Jackson High School golf standout Caleb Brown is taking his game to the next level.
    Brown, entering his fifth season playing prep golf for the Volunteers, will be competing on the collegiate level after signing with Spartanburg Methodist College in Spartanburg.
    Brown signed with the Pioneers, a NJCAA Region 10 member, on Feb. 3 in the AJ High media center.
    “I think Spartanburg Methodist is a good college golf program and I think I will continue to do well there.

  • Stallions’ charge foils Lady Bruins in OT

    ROCK HILL – The Lancaster Lady Bruins won the regular-season Region III-AAA war, but fell in the final battle before heading to the Class AAA girls basketball playoffs.
    The LHS girls, the defending Class AAA state champions, will enter the postseason off a regular-season road loss – a 71-67 overtime defeat at the hands of region rival South Pointe.
    The Lady Stallions, shelled by the host LHS Lady Bruins, 64-48 on Tuesday night, rallied for the four-point comeback win in OT Friday night at SPHS.

  • AJ girls prevail in 54-47 win over IL for region title

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson’s Lady Volunteers wrapped up the Region IV-AA girls championship with an unbeaten record, but the Indian Land Lady Warriors made them earn the court jewel.
    The Lady Vols, in a battle of state-ranked Class AA teams, prevailed in a 54-47 win over the IL girls before a packed AJ gym Friday night.
    The AJ girls, 19-3, 12-0, posted a 70-61 road win over the Lady Warriors on Jan. 19.
    AJ entered as the state’s third-ranked team in Class AA girls, while Indian Land was ninth and the result was a hardwood battle to the wire.

  • Vols net region crowns

    KERSHAW – Host Andrew Jackson used a strong finish to capture the Region IV-AA boys basketball championship in a 70-54 win over Indian Land on Friday night at the packed Volunteers’ gym.
    The AJ boys, rated fifth in the latest Class AA boys state poll, earned the region crown with a fast finish.
    AJ, down 44-42 in a hoops battle with the Warriors, ignited on a 28-10 surge in the final eight minutes to seal the 70-54 comeback win over the IL boys.
    The game was a seesaw contest early on, with AJ leading 20-13 at the end of the first quarter.