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Today's News

  • As violence persists, leaders look for individual responses

    Public officials, community leaders and church members gathered Saturday evening to talk about the recent deadly violence in Lancaster and give suggestions on what individuals can do to make a difference.
    In Reformation Lutheran Church’s fellowship hall, about 40 people listened, shared experiences and talked about how they can be a part of the solution.
    Gene Baker, the church’s pastor, said everyone attending was there because “we care about Lancaster.”

  • Lancaster couples in Vegas saw shootings’ aftermath

    Two couples from Lancaster experienced some of the aftermath of Las Vegas’ mass shooting Sunday evening.
    Stan and Windy Stokes and Eric and Donna Driver were on a trip to celebrate Stan’s 40th birthday.
    The four walked out of Planet Hollywood’s casino right after the shooting happened. They were heading down the street unknowingly in the direction of the shooting, but a man warned them not to go that way.

  • School district leaders tour building sites, plan for future

    The Lancaster County School District’s superintendent, directors and board members attended planning meetings Friday and Saturday to address construction projects, community engagement and academic advancement.
    On Friday afternoon, the group rode a bus to each of the on-going construction projects throughout the county.

  • Motel guest explains ripped up carpet – I was trying to kill rat

    A Lancaster man was arrested Monday for pulling up all the carpet from the floor of a local motel room, telling police he did it trying to kill a rat.
    Mark Ashley McCowan, 37, 940 Taylor Drive, was charged with malicious injury to property under $2,000 and giving false information to police.
    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, an officer was called to Super 8 Motel, 1201 S.C. 9 Bypass East, just after 10:30 p.m. Monday to see the property damage.

  • Blackmon takes city council oath

    Linda Blackmon was sworn in Sunday as a member of Lancaster City Council, marking the end of an 11-month battle with defeated incumbent Jackie Harris over the 2016 District 3 election.
    The S.C. Supreme Court unanimously affirmed Blackmon’s win on Sept. 7, and last Thursday it unanimously denied Harris’ motion to reconsider the ruling.
    Under S.C. law, Harris was allowed to retain the District 3 seat until her protest of Blackmon’s Nov. 8 election victory was fully adjudicated in the state courts.

  • Panel OKs IL incorporation vote

    COLUMBIA – With a narrow vote by a key legislative committee Tuesday, Indian Land incorporation proponents cleared the most difficult hurdle in their efforts to get the issue before Panhandle voters.
    The seven members of the Joint Legislative Committee on Municipal Incorporation voted 4-3 to recommend that the secretary of state approve the incorporation proposal pushed by Voters for a Town of Indian Land (VTIL).

  • Lancers net fourth soccer win

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers posted their fourth men’s soccer win, a 4-1 win over USC Sumter.

    USCL forged a 2-1 halftime lead and added a pair of second-half goals in the victory.

    Fernando Gonzalez tallied twice, his first goal coming on a penalty kick. Gonzalez, in the second half, tallied on an unassisted goal. On the score, an alert Gonzalez noticed the Fire Ants’ keeper was off line and he drilled home a shot from midfield.

  • Cycs’ late score nets narrow win

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Warriors opened region play against Class AAA’s fifth-ranked team, the Chester Cyclones.

    The Warriors gave Chester all they could handle and more, losing in the final seconds to the talented Cyclones, 35-34.

    Chester, 6-1, scored the clincher with 13.3 seconds to take the narrow win.

    Neither team could do anything on their first drive.

  • Fincher doubles downs for win

    The Lancaster Super Speedway Fall Finale capped the 2017 LSS racing season at the big half-mile track Saturday night.

    The race proved to be huge for Chris Fincher as he doubled down on wins in the Renegade and Pure Stock V8 Division.

    In the Renegade main event, the front row had Fincher and Elliott Miller.

    When the green flag fell to start the race, Fincher, Miller, Kody Roach and Matthew Thrower battled for the lead entering turn one.

    Exiting turn two, the race was still a four-car lead battle between Fincher, Miller, Roach and Thrower.

  • Potent Braves down Vols, 47-14

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    CHERAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers ran into the tough defensive wall of the Cheraw Braves on Friday night and kept struggling to find any gap to get through.

    The Vols’ effort gained them two touchdowns in the 47-14 loss to the third-ranked Braves.

    The Vols were able to slow the Braves offense in the first half, but the Braves stormed back in the second half to put the game away.