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Today's News

  • Area Sports Roundup

    Knights go to 2-0
    The North Central Knights improved to 2-0 on the season, taking a 42-22 home win over Timmonsville
    The Knights’ Cedric Cunningham ran for 115 yards and two scores and also returned n interception for a touchdown in NC’s win over the Whirlwinds.
    Deaunte Samuel tallied two scores and had 60 yards rushing in the win.
    Red Devils fall
    Great Falls fell to 0-2 on the season, suffering a 68-0 loss to Gray Collegiate of Columbia.

  • Police, Fire, EMS: Aug. 30, 2015

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:
    • Shots were fired into two apartments in the 2400 block of Palmetto Place apartments and into a car parked in front of the 2500 block about 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. The report said officers were met by one of the residents, who was carrying her son. The victim said neither was hurt, but they were awakened by gunfire. Officers found bullet holes and bullets in two apartment walls. A bullet hole was also found in the door of a 1996 Honda Accord that was parked nearby.

  • Officers charge Ellis with burglary

    A local man is learning that stealing six beers, a bottle of cheap wine and six flash drives from a home has a steep price in the state of South Carolina.
    The Lancaster Police Department has charged Timothy Andrew Ellis, 25, 1757 Old Carter St., with first-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools after Ellis broke into a West Meeting Street home just before 1 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25.
    It wasn’t what officers found when Ellis came face to face with them that resulted in the most weighty charge; it was when he supposedly did it, the report said.

  • No Santa Train this year

    Rudolph has ridden the rails in Lancaster County for the last time.
    Teresa Meeks, director of support services for the city of Lancaster, told the municipality’s council at its Tuesday, Aug. 25, meeting the Santa Train will no longer be pulling out of the L&C Railway Depot on South Main Street each yuletide season.
    “We just wanted you to know so you wouldn’t be surprised,” Meeks said.
    Meeks said there had been some worries over the annual holiday train ride for at least two years due to the change in ownership at the L&C.

  • City council funds study

    Funding to continue a critical operational study of the city of Lancaster’s wastewater treatment plant was approved by city officials earlier this month.
    During Lancaster City Council’s Aug. 11 meeting, council members approved funding $12,500 to continue a contract with W.K. Dickson, a community infrastructure consulting firm.
    Council’s vote to continue the study at least through September came minutes after a report from City Administrator Helen Sowell and Brian Tripp, an engineer with W.K. Dickson.

  • Sheriff’s office investigates home invasions

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two unrelated early morning home invasions near Lancaster in less than a week, one of which resulted in a man suffering serious injuries from a beating.
    The Aug. 15 and Aug. 20 incidents occurred during a week in which LCSO detectives were also busy investigating armed robberies at three area businesses.
    The Aug. 15 incident occurred at a home in the 2000 block of Pacer Drive south of Lancaster.

  • Man dies in logging truck accident

    A Rock Hill man died Friday, Aug. 28, following a head-on accident with a logging truck on the Rock Hill Highway (S.C. 5) bridge over the Catawba River.
    York County Coroner Sabrina Gast confirmed Friday that Brian Stokes, 30, died shortly after the accident.
    The accident closed the highway for two hours as emergency crews cleared wreckage and contended with a hazardous materials situation created by leaking fuel.

  • The truth of consequences

    Is it possible for people to be smart and foolish, educated and unwise? The elected leaders of America, our judges and our progressive ideology seem to say yes. When one studies the ideology of the political progressive left I would say yes.

  • Jimmy Carter – a life of virtue

    It was announced recently that Jimmy Carter has cancer. I don’t know what will happen, or if it will cut short his life, though I’m not sure “cut short” applies to a man that is 90 years old.

    The one thing I do know is Carter will deal with his illness just as he has lived – with courage, determination, good humor and faith.

  • Sheriff warns of jury phone scam

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Investigators are warning residents this week about a scam designed to scare people into handing over money to a stranger on the phone.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office received its first report about the scam on Tuesday, Aug. 25, from a woman who said she received a call from an unknown man about 1 p.m. that day, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

    The woman said her caller ID showed the number as (866) 852-0766, originating from Manning.