Today's News

  • Picks winding down, race close at the top

    The Pigskin Picks remain tight as the season winds into its final weeks.

    Mandy Catoe is on top, holding a slight one-game edge on Lori Sistare “Bright.”

    “Bright” and Eric “The Red” Rowell each posted a 16-4 week last week in the Picks.

    “Yeah, I’m getting pretty good at this,” Eric Rowell said. “I said on Thursday the Astros would win the World Series.”

    Brother Ern “Big E” Rowell got a laugh.

    “OK, really?” pondered Ern.

  • Sawyer paces Warriors in AAA state qualifier

    Indian Land High School sophomore runner Hannah Sawyer won the girls meet at the Class AAA Lower State cross country meet Oct. 28, placing first with a time of 19:49.

    Sawyer and the Indian Land High School cross country teams will be running in the state championship meet this weekend. The teams competed in the AAA Lower State meet at Darlington Middle School. The meet was a qualifier for the state championship, with the top 10 teams advancing to the state meet.  

  • Tri-County coaches honor three county prep players

    FORT MILL – A trio of Lancaster County high school football standouts was honored during the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill on Tuesday.

    The county trio included Andrew Jackson’s Hunter Brown along with Indian Land’s Jake Locklear and Brandon Dickerson.

    Brown, in the Volunteers’ season-ending 45-42 triple overtime loss to rival Buford, earned the Class A-AA-AAA Defensive Player of the Week with 13 tackles, 10 solo hits and three tackles for loss.

  • Free flu shots for veterans

    From release

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has once again teamed up with Walgreens to give free flu shots to all veterans who are enrolled in the VA health-care system.

    To get the vaccinations anytime through March 31, 2018, vets simply need to present a Veterans Identification Card and a photo ID at any participating Walgreens Pharmacy. The Group ID is VAFLU.

  • Man charged with kidnapping, assault

    A Lancaster man was arrested last Friday after he was accused of knifing a woman in a hotel room and holding her and another man against their will.

    Kennis Crawford, 58, of 1955 Steel Hill Road, is charged with second-degree assault and battery and two counts of kidnapping.

    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, at 1:40 a.m. that day, officers responded to a 911 open-line cell-phone call that “pinged” in Room 132 of the Carriage Inn, 1100 N. Main St., but couldn’t get anybody to come to the door.

  • 2-year-old’s death under investigation

    Brian Garner

    Landmark News Service

    CHESTER – Investigators are looking into the death of a 2-year-old girl after a 911 call about an unresponsive child at a Chester house Wednesday morning.

    The Chester County Coroner's Office identified the toddler as Khloe Simone Adams. An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday, but no results had been released at press time. 

    Officials identified the child’s parents as Darryl Wilson of Chester and Tornita Adams of Lancaster.

  • Action-verb bonanza: Swerve, shoot, speed, ram, chase, arrest

    Gregory A. Summers 


    A bizarre incident Saturday night included a threatening pickup, a shot from a security guard, a two-agency police chase topping 100 mph, a rammed house, an attempted escape on foot through some woods, and finally a DUI charge for a Lancaster man.

    Christopher Perez Cornelius, 27, of 1536 Tin Lane or 1946 Santa Barbara Drive, was charged with driving under the influence and failure to stop for blue lights.

  • Settlement removes 2 defendants in suit filed by Tunnell

    Keith Tunnell has reached a settlement with two of the parties he sued last year over his departure as president of the now-defunct Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.

    Tunnell accused the S.C. I-77 Alliance and York Tech President Greg Rutherford, among other defendants, of defamation, breach of contract and civil conspiracy. 

  • Man shot dead on Dunlap Street

    Patrolling Lancaster police officers found a man shot to death on East Dunlap Street downtown early Wednesday.

    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 47-year-old Terry Louis “Butch” Thompson of Lancaster.

    Police have no suspects and are unsure of the motive. The case is still under investigation.

  • Cake-crafters take top S.C. fair honor

    Reece Murphy


    Attention to detail paid off at this year’s S.C. State Fair for Lancaster cake-bakers Sylvia Hinson and Gail Hyatt, earning them a Best of Show ribbon.

    Hinson and Hyatt, of Sylvia’s Cakes and Things, earned the fancy purple Best of Show ribbon Oct. 11 for their colorful entry “Deer Cake.” The cake is made in the shape of a wide-eyed fawn curled up atop a tree stump surrounded by sugar mushrooms, flowers and butterflies.