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Today's News

  • Jacarion’s tearful mom out on bond

    The mother of a 2-year-old fatally shot Monday was released on $60,000 bond Thursday, while her boyfriend was denied bond and remains jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center.
    Toni Lashay Gladden, 26, and her boyfriend, Shazeem Tyrell Hayes, 18, both of 509 E. Dunlap St., were charged Tuesday with unlawful conduct towards a child after Jacarion Gladden, 2, was shot at the home.

  • Norman decries gridlock

    Newly installed Rep. Ralph Norman said Thursday it will take a miracle to end the Obamacare deadlock that has polarized Congress.
    “The stranglehold that big government has is just phenomenal,” said the Rock Hill Republican, noting that Vice President Mike Pence had to break a tie in a procedural vote just to get the scaled-down “skinny repeal” debated on the Senate floor.
    The bill then failed when three Republicans joined all the Democrats in opposing it.

  • ‘Nothing but proud’

    SUMTER – Lancaster’s Darlings all-stars, undefeated going into the last day of the Dixie Softball World Series, slammed into a Louisiana juggernaut twice Wednesday, losing both games decisively and ending their championship quest one step short of the title.
    The team from Jena, La., which Lancaster’s 7- and 8-year-olds had beaten in a dramatic comeback Monday, steamrolled to the victory with 11-3 and 16-5 wins. Eleven teams competed in the double-elimination tournament at Sumter’s Patriot Park Recreation Complex.

  • 3 of 4 suspects in Tran killing plead guilty to lesser charges

    Three of the four defendants facing trial for the drug robbery and murder of 20-year-old Randy Tran in Indian Land last year have pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
    The fourth, alleged to be the shooter in Tran’s killing, is to face trial for murder later this month.
    According to the Lancaster County Clerk of Court’s Office, Na’Chon Jakeh Hayden, 22, of Indian Land pleaded guilty during Tuesday’s plea hearing to one count of armed robbery.

  • Darlings unbeaten in Series

    The Lancaster County Darlings all-stars stayed unbeaten in the Darlings World Series with a 10-6 win over Jena, La., at Patriot Park in Sumter on Monday night.

    Jena broke on top 3-0 with a three-run first, but the LC Darlings answered with three runs in the bottom of the first inning to tie the game at 3-all.

    The Lancaster County stars ignited for seven runs in the bottom of the second inning to take charge on the way to the four-run win.

    The Jena, La., stars scored three runs over the next three frames, but Lancaster held on for the victory.

  • Watkins dominates in Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models

    Ben Watkins, better known as “The Rock Hill Bad Boy,” dominated action in the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model race to highlight Lancaster Super Speedway racing Saturday night.

    Watkins and Doug Sanders were on the front row for the 20-car field.

    The grandstand fans were on their feet as were the fans in the pits as the popular BROLM has been bringing in some of the largest Late Model fields that Lancaster Super Speedway has seen in years.

    At the green flag, Watkins, Sanders, Mike Huey and Adam Yarbrough battled for the lead entering turn one.

  • Teams ready to hit

    Lancaster County teams hit the second phase of their preseason practices as teams can officially don full gear for contact drills today.

    County teams have been at it since last Friday as they work toward their season openers later this month.

    Following is a look at each team.

    - Lancaster is working with between 75-80 players in the Bruins drills, which opened last Friday morning at the LHS soccer practice fields adjacent to North Elementary School.

  • Put safety first on and around school buses this year

    In just a few days, more than 6,000 students will begin boarding school buses to ride to and from school. More than 70 buses will operate in Lancaster County School District to accomplish this task.
    When the school year ends, our buses will have traveled more than 1.25 million miles during the 2017-18 school year.
    School bus travel is statistically one of the safest modes of transportation on the road. This safety record directly results from the intense training our drivers receive and the safety design of our buses.

  • Students get nutritious boost from school meals

    Healthy, balanced meals make so much difference in how well students do in school and how healthy they are when they become adults.
    Study after study has shown how much difference a good breakfast can make on a student’s ability to focus and do well in class.
    The staff in our school cafeterias work hard to give our students those kinds of meals – meals that taste great and provide the nutrition and energy our students need to grow strong and succeed in school every day.
    Here are things you should know about our meal program.

  • Healthy habits promote academic success

    Our children will be more successful in school – and healthier – if we, as parents, make sure they do some very simple things.
    In fact, taking the simple steps below to make sure our children are healthy – both mentally and physically – is probably the most important factor in how they do in school.
    Here’s what you can do.

    Rest and sleep
    Make sure your child gets enough sleep each night.