Today's News

  • Baskins acquitted in Barnes murder

    A Lancaster jury found a Charlotte man not guilty Thursday in the 2012 murder of a Lancaster woman, but convicted him on a lesser weapon charge.
    Roger L. Baskins, 43, stood trial last week for the Feb. 9, 2012, murder of 47-year-old Cynthia Barnes, who was found dead insider her home at 717 E. Dunlap St.
    The circumstances surrounding the murder largely remained a mystery until Baskins’s trial, which revealed the brutality of the crime. She had been stabbed 25 times with a screwdriver and shot three times.

  • ‘Forever ’bee in our hearts

    Peering up at the gleaming Yellow Jacket sculpture perched high above her, Ashley Cooper smiled and slowly nodded her head in remembrance.
    For Cooper, a 16-year-old junior at Buford High School, the shiny, brushed-metal sculpture of the school’s mascot isn’t just a source of school pride, but a beacon of hope and reflection for the Buford community.

  • Election commission certifies election results

    With the voting process high tech, it’s a straightforward, no-nonsense process to determine the winners.
    However, when factors ranging from wrong addresses, misspelled names and improper IDs come into play, it’s up to the Lancaster County Election Commission to make sure that every ballot that can be counted, gets counted.
    That’s what its members did for about two hours Thursday morning, Nov. 5.

  • Big Thursday bragging rights at stake Nov. 19

    The links streak will be on the line Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Lancaster Golf Club.
    The team of University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers and USC Gamecock golfers will be out to pad their string of golf triumphs in the 14th annual Big Thursday golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.
    A year ago, the Gamecocks and Lancers teamed for an 8.5-7.5 win over the Clemson golfers at the LGC.

  • Former LHS Bruins in USC hoops exhibition

    Lancaster High School will have a solid hoops presence at the University of South Carolina men’s basketball exhibition today, Sunday, with Allen University in USC’s Colonial Life Arena.
    Two former Bruins’ players will be competing on each side, with junior Avery Harris playing for Allen and junior Sindarius Thornwell playing for USC in the game, which tips off at 4 p.m.
    Admission is free.

  • Team’s 51 tops Rub of the Green field

    The winning team shot a 55 to take top honors in the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce 25th annual Founders Federal Credit Union Rub of the Green golf tournament.
    The team notched eagles on both par fives on the backside of the Sun City course. The team’s handicap score was a 51.
    Winning team member Mickey Phillips showed his team how to use the short iron by winning the men’s closet-to-the-pin on the 154-yard seventh, dropping his ball some six inches from the cup for an easy birdie.

  • Buford battles Landrum

    The Buford High School volleyball team hopes its home-court edge continues one more round as the Lady Jackets host Landrum High for the Class AA Upper State championship on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m.
    The Lady Jackets, 20-2, have posted three straight postseason wins – all by 3-0 sweeps – to earn the right to face the LHS Lady Cardinals for the chance to move to the Class AA state title match.
    Buford, the Region IV-AA champion, disposed of Keenan High School of Columbia on Tuesday, Nov. 3 to advance to face Landrum.

  • Lancaster man shot by police after confrontation

    A Lancaster police officer shot a man in his Magnolia Lane home Friday morning, reporting that the officer was assaulted by the man while checking on him for a concerned relative.
    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said the shooting at 107 Magnolia Lane occurred shortly after 8 a.m. Grant would not identify the injured man.
    A family member and several neighbors identified him as Melvin Truesdale, who lived alone at the home.

  • Officer involved shooting in Lancaster

    The Lancaster Police Department has called in the State Law Enforcement Division to investigate an officer-involved shooting Friday morning on Magnolia Lane.

    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said the shooting at 107 Magnolia Lane occurred shortly after 8 a.m. Magnolia Lane runs from South Hughes to South Ferguson streets between East Dunlap and East Gay streets.

    The suspect was wounded and as of late Friday morning was being treated at Carolinas Medical Center Main in Charlotte. No officers were injured in the incident, Grant said.

  • Eminent domain: A new threat to property rights

    Last month, a Senate Judiciary subcommittee met to discuss and take testimony on S.868, a bill that would grant the power of eminent domain to a company constructing any kind of pipeline. Eminent domain, remember, is a power held by governments – not private companies – to expropriate private property for public use.