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Today's News

  • From Albania to South Main

    The Chicken King is open for business in downtown Lancaster, bringing all forms of fried and grilled chicken, classic American burgers and seafood, some with a Greek culinary twist.

    “People are very excited about the food and us being here. It’s had a positive impact,” said Tom Canxh, one of the managers of the business. “We had 20 to 25 state troopers come in here, and the firefighters come here a lot. We can’t thank them enough.”

  • Lancaster man charged in Jack’s robbery

    A Lancaster man faces multiple charges in the armed robbery of a convenience store last month.
    Tyrone Derell Mingo, 30, of Mint Street, was arrested March 23 at a Rock Street home, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office release.  
    Mingo is charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime in the March 16 armed robbery of Jack’s Highway 9 Party Shop, 2190 Pageland Highway.

  • Clemson Men of Color Summit aims to bridge achievement gap

    Wanda Johnson
    Clemson University

    CLEMSON – An impressive lineup of nationally and internationally known speakers will share their knowledge and experience with thousands of young boys and men during Clemson University’s 2018 Men of Color National Summit.
    The summit returns to the TD Convention Center in Greenville on April 12-13, with more than 45 sessions designed to encourage students to evaluate themselves and discover their full potential.

  • Body found with multiple gunshots

    Landmark News Service

    The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an Easter morning homicide – the county’s first of the year.
    Wendell Paul Price Jr., 29, of Airport Road, Pageland, was shot multiple times at very close range, said Sheriff Jay Brooks.
    Price was found slumped in the driver’s seat of his car at the intersection of S.C. 145 and Sandy Plains Road, near the border with North Carolina about 7:45 a.m., Brooks said.

  • Rams down AJ golfers

    The Andrew Jackson High School golf team fell to Chesterfield, dropping a 172-187 loss to the Rams on March 27.

    The Vols were led by Mason Sowell who shot a 40. Luke Benfield had a 45 and Parker Deese carded a 50. Tad McCowan shot a 52.

    Jordan Collins finished with a 57. Brian Greene and Raegen Brewer each had a 59.Ameila Rhyne shot a 60.

    AJ dropped a three-way match, falling to North Central and Lugoff-Elgin.

    LE shot a 207, followed by NCHS with a 210 and AJ posted a 214.

    Mason Sowell led AJ with a 43. Luke Benfield had a 51.

  • Stray bullet ricochets off AJ bleachers

    Jimmy Boswell was watching his grandson play soccer at Andrew Jackson High School Monday night when he heard at least two distant gunshots and a loud “clang!” as a stray bullet hit the aluminum bleachers.
    Boswell, owner of Custom Plus Seamless Gutters in Lancaster, said the bullet hit the bleachers behind him, ricocheted between him and a nearby family and rolled to a stop near someone’s foot.

  • Lady Vols beat Rams

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers softball team edged Chesterfield, 2-1 in Region IV-AA softball play on Friday.

    Rebecca Price hurled the win for the AJ girls.

    AJ took a 1-0 lead with a run in the first inning and added a single run in the fourth frame and held on for the win.

    Savannah Small led the Lady Vols with two hits.

    Kinley Killough, Maddie Baker, Morgan Eason and Price each had a hit for the Lady Vols.

    AJ hosted Lancaster in a non-region softball game on Tuesday night.

  • Swim team sets registration dates

    Swim team registration for the Lancaster Piranhas summer swim team is April 16-May 5 at the Springdale Recreation Center.

    A registration and parent information meeting is April 17 in Kershaw.

    The Lancaster County swim team and Kershaw will have a combined team this season and compete in the Metrolina swim league.

    The team is open to boys and girls, ages 5-18 as of June 1, 2018.

    Cost is $63 per child, which includes a swim cap and T-shirt.

  • ‘Total and complete shock’

    Wayne Murray was 16 years old on this day 50 years ago, standing inside a grocery store in Pasadena, Calif., when the news came over the radio.
    “Dr. Martin Luther King has been assassinated,” it said. All the shoppers in the store just froze in place and listened.
    “I was in total and complete shock,” the Rev. Murray recalled Monday.
    He left the store and went home to find his mother watching the news on TV.

  • Vols, Warriors post rivalry wins

    Andrew Jackson made it two wins over rival Lancaster High School this season, blanking the Bruins, 2-0 in prep soccer on Monday night at AJ’s Volunteer Stadium.

    Jared Truesdale and Mason McKittrick each tallied a goal to boost the Vols to the win over the Bruins.

    AJ keeper Tyler Williams posted the shutout for the Vols.

    Earlier this season, AJ posted a win over Lancaster at Memorial Stadium, prevailing on penalty kicks in the match.

    The Andrew Jackson junior varsity soccer team also won Monday, taking the victory on penalty kicks.