Today's News

  • 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. 

  • Black boots Buford to victory

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    Buford finished a marathon game in the Black for a thrilling 45-42 triple overtime win over rival Andrew Jackson on Friday night at Volunteer Stadium.

    Buford junior kicker Jesse Black’s 27-yard field goal in the third overtime sealed the Jackets’ tough win, and a place in the Class AA playoffs.

    BHS’s three-point victory ended the Volunteer season at 3-7.

    The rivals fought hard and tied the game at 28-28 at the end of regulation.

  • Warriors fall to Griffins, 14-13 in OT

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    WINNSBORO – The Indian Land Warriors fought hard against the Fairfield Central Griffins in Winnsboro on Friday night, but the story remained the same for Indian Land: too many mistakes and turnovers led to a tough 14-13 defeat in overtime.

  • Blazers bury Bruins’ hopes

    BLYTHEWOOD – Ridge View emerged as the big man on campus Friday night after its first Friday night on-campus football game.

    RVHS, which usually plays its home games at nearby Blythewood High School, hosted its first-ever on-campus Friday night game and was the talk of the school with a 35-17 win over Lancaster.

    The Blazers, up 14-3 at the half, took control in the second half on the way to the 18-point win and a Class AAAA Upper State playoff bid.