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Today's News

  • Highway named for slain Deputy McCants

    It’s been nearly 25 years since York County Deputy and Lancaster native Brent McCants died in the line of duty on a then-lonely stretch of Dave Lyle Boulevard in Rock Hill.
    Since then, his mother Myra McCants of Lancaster has kept her son’s memory alive through her steadfast support of the law enforcement community, and Tuesday they showed their appreciation by designating a section of the road where he died as the Deputy Brent McCants Memorial Highway.

  • Norman touts record in business, politics

    Congressional candidate Ralph Norman made his pitch to about 45 people at a Monday night campaign event at historic Craig Farm in Lancaster.
    Norman, a 63-year-old Rock Hill real estate developer, is one of seven Republicans running for the 5th  District seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney, who was appointed White House budget director of the Office of Management and Budget.
    The weather was perfect for the outdoor event, where Norman mingled with the crowd, gave a short speech and answered questions from the audience.

  • Car hits mom, child at Walmart

    Two peoplepeoplepeople – a 26-year-old mother and her 5-year-old child – were struck by a car Tuesday afternoon in parking lot of Walmart Supercenter, 805 S.C. 9 Bypass West.
    Lancaster Fire Chief Justin McLellan said the child was taken by helicopter to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, and the mom was taken by ambulance.
    Their conditions were not known at press time Tuesday.
    Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant said the incident happened about 3:27 p.m.

  • Motorcycle wreck kills McIsaacs of Kershaw

    A Saturday night motorcycle accident on Memorial Park Road killed a Kershaw couple.
    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as David McIsaac, 61, and Dana McIsaac, 45.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Hovis said the accident happened about 9:30 p.m. Saturday on Memorial Park Road as the McIsaacs were riding westbound on a 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

  • $2.2M for mentoring college prospects

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation, Furman University and The Duke Endowment on Monday launched a $2.2 million mentoring program for prospective college students in Lancaster and Chester counties.
    The five-year program will be the Palmetto State’s first participant in the College Advising Corps (CAC), a one-on-one mentoring program in 15 states, and will start in August.
    The Sims Foundation and The Duke Endowment will fund the initiative.

  • Rotting playground wood prompts safety shutdown at Kershaw park

    KERSHAW – The Haile Gold Mine Playground at Stevens Park has been closed until further notice after repeated inspections deemed it as unsafe.
    “It was recommended that we close it, and I closed it,” Kershaw Administrator Mitch Lucas said at a special called meeting of the town council Monday night. “We have $115,000 out there that can’t be used right now.”

  • Weekend Recap: April 10, 2017

    A Saturday evening accident on Memorial Park Road claimed the lives of a Kershaw couple, David McIsaac, 61, and Dana McIsaac, 45. For details, see the full story posted on our website or see Wednesday’s edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Kershaw couple killed in motorcycle accident

    A Saturday evening motorcycle accident claimed the lives of a Kershaw couple.
    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as David McIsaac, 61 and Dana McIsaac, 45.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Hovis said the accident happened about 9:30 p.m. Saturday on Memorial Park Road as the McIsaacs were riding westbound on at 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

  • Mickles won’t be charged in discipline incident

    Phillip Mickles, a Barr Street Learning Center teacher who was suspended with pay last week after a discipline incident, will not be charged with a crime, according to Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant.
    “We completed our investigation and forwarded everything to our judges, including our (surveillance) videos, ” Grant said Thursday. “At the conclusion of that, he will not be charged.”
    Mickles, 42, was placed on administrative leave after a “physical disturbance” March 28, according to a Lancaster Police Department report.

  • A.R. Rucker Middle School honors Rams stars

    A.R. Rucker Middle School recently held its annual Rams athletic awards night for the 2016-17 school year.

    Following are the awards:

    Football

    Ram Pride Award – Nygel Moore

    Principal’s Award – Phillip Mickles II

    Offensive Award – JiKeem Catoe