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Today's News

  • 2 charged in toddler’s shooting death

    A Lancaster woman and her boyfriend were arrested Tuesday after her 2-year-old son was fatally shot Monday evening at their home on East Dunlap Street.
    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office identified the child as Jacarion Antonio Gladden. He was pronounced dead from a single gunshot wound about 8 p.m. Monday at Springs Memorial Hospital.
    Toni Lashay Gladden, 26, and her boyfriend, Shazeem Tyrell Hayes, 18, both of 509 E. Dunlap St., were charged with unlawful conduct toward a child.

  • Heath Springs' mayor, 2 councilmen calling it quits

    It’s time for some turnover in Heath Springs’ municipal government.
    The three town council members whose terms end this year won’t seek reelection, and the other two are running for mayor.
    Mayor Ann Taylor and longtime at-large council members Ted Sowell and Mark Bridges will not file for their seats.
    “It’s gonna be interesting,” said Taylor, who has served as Heath Springs mayor since 1991.
    Taylor said she decided several months ago not to seek a new term.

  • Dominating Darlings!

    The Lancaster County Darlings all-stars are dominating on the diamond this week.
    The team continued their stellar play Monday night with a 10-6 win over Jena, La., in the Dixie Softball World Series at Sumter’s Patriot Park. The win left Lancaster’s 8U all-stars as the only unbeaten team in the double-elimination, 11-team field.
    Today could be World Series Championship day for Lancaster, as the tournament’s teams play their last games.

  • Cops investigate toddler's shooting death

    Grieving family and friends gathered outside Springs Memorial Hospital Monday night after a 2-year-old was fatally shot at a Lancaster home in the 500 block of East Dunlap Street.

    Lancaster County Coroner Karla Deese responded to SMH about 8 p.m. Just before midnight, her office issued a statement confirming the shooting death.

    At midday Tuesday, the coroner’s office identified the victim as Jacarion Antonio Gladden of Lancaster and said he died from a single gunshot wound. The coroner's investigation is continuing.

  • Darlings stars unbeaten to open Series play

    The Lancaster County Darlings stars, age 8U, are off to a dandy start in the Dixie Softball World Series at Patriot Park in Sumter.
    The Lancaster County Darlings stars, the 2017 S.C. state champion, opened the double-elimination tournament with three straight wins, including a 13-11 victory over Montgomery, Ala., on Sunday night.
    The Darlings, 14-0 in postseason play, bolted to a 9-3 lead on the Alabama state champion, but the Bama team rallied to take a 10-9 edge.
    Lancaster County rebounded to with four runs in the fourth inning to take a 13-10 lead.

  • Darlings stars 3-0 in Series play

    The Lancaster County Darlings stars, age 8U, are off to a dandy start in the Dixie Softball World Series at Patriot Park in Sumter.

    The Lancaster County Darlings stars, the 2017 S.C. state champion, opened the double-elimination tournament with three straight wins, including a 13-11 victory over Montgomery, Ala., on Sunday night.

    The Darlings, 14-0 in postseason play, bolted to a 9-3 lead on the Alabama state champion, but the Bama team rallied to take a 10-9 edge.

    Lancaster County rebounded to with four runs in the fourth inning to take a 13-10 lead.

  • Construction begins on new Panhandle elementary school

    Land has been cleared and concrete blocks are going up at the site of a new elementary school in the Panhandle.

    Lancaster County School District Facilities Director David Small said construction is “moving along.”

    “They’re digging footings and going up with concrete blocks as they go,” Small said, noting electrical work and plumbing is also being installed underground.

  • Guidelines for schools’ free and reduced-price meals

    From release

    The Lancaster County School District has announced its policy for free and reduced-price meals for children served in schools under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. Local school officials have adopted the household size and income criteria for determining eligibility starting July 1 as seen in the accompanying table.

  • Coming soon: More arts events

    See Lancaster

    Lancaster Performing Arts’ secondary series, “See Lancaster Live,” is bringing everyone’s favorite comedian, James Gregory, back to USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium. 
    At 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30, “the funniest man in America” will bring his rib-tickling reflections of “life from the front porch” to the stage. By refusing the vulgar and profane, Gregory focuses on a simpler time, before the “loss of common sense.”

  • A bumpy ride, a shooting and 17 shell casings

    Editor’s note: This occasional column takes you behind the scenes with Hannah Strong, who has been reporting for a little more than a year.

    I didn’t know what we were about to walk up to.
    I knew I had my camera bag. That my adrenaline was rushing. The White Street construction made the road bumpy. And my fellow reporter Greg Summers’ manual-transmission truck was shifting us back and forth as we sped down the road.
    We knew we were headed toward a shooting – thanks to the newsroom police scanner for the tip.