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Today's News

  • Police seek help in finding slot thief

    The Lancaster Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying whoever is fishing checks and cash out of drop boxes and mail slots at local apartment complexes and businesses.
    The suspect – described as a white male in his late 40s or early 50s, about 5 feet, 9 inches to 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighing between 200 and 225 pounds – may be driving a dark Chevrolet 1500 extended-cab pickup with cat-eye- style headlights, according to a police department release. The pickup may have a toolbox with a railing on top of it.

  • ‘It’s time to play’

    KERSHAW – It’s about to get a lot busier at Stevens Park. Its centerpiece – a revamped $375,000 destination playground – will reopen at 2 p.m. Thursday when the ribbon gets cut. 
    And supporters of the one-year-long rebuilding effort hope kids will be there in droves ready to explore and play.
    “It exceeds what anyone would’ve thought,” said Beverly Timmons, general coordinator for the Kershaw Community Park Council.

  • To merge or not to merge?

    For the second time in eight years, local leaders are considering merging the Lancaster Police Department’s 911 center with the county’s emergency communications system in an effort to save money.
    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said the county has been approached by the city about a possible consolidation.
    City of Lancaster Administrator Flip Hutfles said the goal of any sort of consolidation is an enhanced, safe and economically efficient service.

  • Norman cleared by law enforcement officials

    Investigation? Not so fast.
    Despite formal requests from the S.C. Democratic Party on Monday to investigate and prosecute District 5 Congressman Ralph Norman (R-Rock Hill) for pulling out a loaded gun at an April 5 campaign event in Rock Hill, state law enforcement officials have concluded the incident does not merit legal action.

  • Rain cancels USCS Sprint Cars race

    Rain put the brakes on racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    The USCS Sprint Cars were scheduled to be in action at LMS, but were canceled due to rain.

    With it raining throughout Friday night, and off and on most of the day Saturday, the LMS management was forced with a tough decision to cancel the race.

    Lancaster Motor Speedway returns to racing action Saturday night with the Faith Funderburke Super Stock Shootout headlining the night of racing action.

  • USCL Lancers split with Stingers

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers split a twin bill with Florence-Darlington Technical College at the Lancaster High School baseball field on Sunday.

    The first two games of the scheduled four-game series were rained out Saturday.

    USCL won the Sunday opener, taking a 4-3 win over the Stingers before dropping a 17-10 loss in the nightcap.

    A three-run third inning on run-scoring singles from Nick Cicci, Victor Major and Jared Firmstone sparked the Lancers win.

  • LHS golfers second in tourney

    The Lancaster High School golf team placed second in the 22-team field at the Aynor Blue Jackets Invitational at the Diamondback Golf Club in Loris on Sunday.

    The Bruins shot a 315 to finish three shots behind tournament winner Myrtle Beach, which carded a team total of 312.

    Austin Mosher of Wando High School was the medalist with a 72.

    Two Lancaster High golfers, Brady Hinkle and Trey Crenshaw, each shot a 77 to place in a tie for fifth with five other golfers.

  • Jackets top Bruins in shootout win

    Buford made it two soccer wins over county rival Lancaster High School this season, taking a 5-4 shootout victory over the Bruins at Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

    The match was scoreless through regulation and two five-minute overtime periods with the contest decided in the shootout.

    The Jackets’ Ethan Funderburk, Jim Small, William Ingram, Zayn Sutton and Blaine Gossman each converted on shots in the shootout.

    Lancaster, in the shootout, had scores from Ernest Nunez, Christian Diaz, Jonathan Baker and Aydan Saldana.

  • Warriors edge Cougars

    YORK – Indian Land continued its stellar diamond play, rallying for a 4-3 road win over Class AAAA foe York High School on Monday night.

    The Warriors, coming off a runner-up finish in the Wheels Invitational baseball tournament in Rock Hill last week, ignited for two runs in the seventh inning and held on for the one-run win over the Cougars.

    Daniel Gueldner, who had three hits, opened the ILHS seventh inning with a hit and moved to third as Trace White reached on an error.

  • Volunteers deck Buford 7-1

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson captured the first of two regular-season baseball clashes with Region IV-AA rival Buford High School, taking a 7-1 win over the Jackets on Friday night at the Volunteers field.

    The Volunteers snapped a scoreless draw in second inning, scoring three runs for a 3-0 edge.

    AJ extended its lead in the third with a four-run frame, highlighted by catcher Gavin Phillips’ two-run home run to left center field.