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Today's News

  • Jerell White’s body found in Primus pond

    On the fourth day of an exhausting search, Jerell White’s body was found Saturday in a pond off Pleasant Road in the Primus community, not far from where he went missing after an altercation at a July 5 party.
    An autopsy was performed Sunday, but the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office said Tuesday that results will not be made public for some time.
    “The final and complete autopsy results are expected to be available in approximately 2-3 weeks,” the office said in a release.

  • Economic gut-punch didn't keep us down

    It was 10 years ago last month that Springs Industries, the backbone of Lancaster County’s economy for more than a century, announced the closing of its manufacturing operations here.
    The Fort Mill-based company, now called Springs Global, was the largest employer in Lancaster, Chester and York counties for many decades, employing as many as 18,000 here and 25,000 worldwide.

  • Suspected triggerman charged in double murder

    A Lancaster man was charged Friday with killing two men and wounding a third in a June 29 drive-by shooting at Palmetto Place Apartments.

    SLED agents arrested Demarcus Javontia Marsh in Columbia about 2:45 p.m. on two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and three counts of possession of a firearm during commission of a violent crime, Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant said.

  • Dixie Softball stars launch state play

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Dixie Softball teams open play in the state tournament in Dillon on Saturday.
    The LCPR Dixie Softball teams – Angels, Darlings and Ponytails – earned bids to the state tournament after capturing District II championships at the Larry Doby Recreation Complex in Camden last month.
    The Lancaster County Darlings (8U) all-star team opens play in Dillon where it faces Bluffton at 11:15 a.m.
    The Darlings stars, who went 6-0 in capturing the district crown, are looking to stay unbeaten in postseason play.

  • LSS returns, hoping for rain to stay away

    Mother Nature has prevailed the last two Saturday nights at Lancaster Super Speedway, but LSS officials are hoping Mother Nature doesn’t make it a wet three weeks in a row and a rainout Saturday night – July 8.
    The racing focus is usually on the track, but track officials will be eyeing the sky as the start of the racing action nears Saturday night at the half-mile dirt oval.

  • Clinic offers free pet vaccinations

    The U.S. Humane Society is sponsoring a free distemper and rabies vaccination clinic in Lancaster on Saturday.
    The clinic is noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Catherine Catholic Church, 720 W. Meeting St.
    It was scheduled in response to the May 10 distemper outbreak that temporarily shut down the Lancaster County Animal Shelter on Lynwood Drive.
    “The outbreak is the direct reason we’re doing this,” said Kim Kelly, director of the S.C. Chapter of the U.S. Humane Society.

  • Get smart at LCCA Summer Smarts

    Students in Lancaster County can Be a Superhero with a comic-strip-creating course or explore science with the Our Wacky Body Systems course at the annual Summer Smarts: Arts & Sciences Camps this July.
    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts’ annual summer arts and science camps for kindergartners through sixth-graders begin July 10. Four week-long camps in different areas of the county are held back-to-back throughout the month. Camp dates are:
    - July 10-14, Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road, Lancaster.

  • Column: DOT embarks on 10-year plan to rebuild roads

    SCDOT has mapped out a decade-long plan designed to rebuild decayed roads and replace structurally deficient bridges all across the state.
    The foundation of this mission began last Saturday, July 1, when the roads bill passed by the General Assembly became law.
    The state’s gasoline tax, currently one of the lowest in the nation, is increasing for the first time since 1987. The initial increase is 2 cents a gallon, and the tax will increase by another 2 cents each year for a total of 12 cents at the end of a six-year period.

  • Column: Enough with the political theater!

    Political theater – that is all we have in Washington these days.
    A number of Democrats have begun raising the possibility of removing President Trump from office for mental incapacity.
    Among these members of Congress is a Georgia representative who once asked in a House hearing if the military was worried that putting too many soldiers on a Pacific island might cause it to tip over and capsize.
    Another holds rallies chanting “Impeach 45,” citing no legal reason.

  • Traffic stop yields slew of drug arrests

    A traffic stop has resulted in a slew of drug charges for two Lancaster men, including one who was out on bond for a similar slate of charges incurred during a traffic stop in February.
    Deandrickus Maurkise Campbell, 26, of 507 Dunlap St., and David Lamar Clyburn, 23, of 405 Market St., are both charged with trafficking heroin, distribution of cocaine base, possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, and possession of other controlled substances.