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Today's News

  • Sheriff: Program to help the elderly among 2018 goals

    Sheriff Barry Faile is charged with protecting all the citizens of Lancaster County, but when it comes to new goals for 2018, he’s targeting senior citizens.
    The sheriff’s office already has a program in place to trace elderly residents with cognitive disorders prone to wandering, but Faile said one of his major goals this year is to make sure senior citizens have more information and assistance to keep them safe.

  • Virginia utility to pay $14B for SCANA Corp.

    Utility giant Dominion Energy of Virginia announced Wednesday it will buy SCANA Corp. for $14.6 billion, as fallout continues from the abandoned V.C. Summer Nuclear Station expansion in Fairfield County.
    One of the terms of the deal is providing $1.3 billion in refunds to 600,000-plus S.C. Electric & Gas power customers who experienced nine rate increases to partially bankroll the defunct project. SCANA is the parent company of SCE&G.

  • Brrrrrrrrrr!

    Blistering cold and high winds gripped Lancaster County Thursday, extending a weeklong spell of frigid weather, and there’s no sign of a letup until Monday.
    “It’s been at least several years since it’s been this cold,” said Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis. “Last year we just skated along.”
    Friday will be the 12th consecutive day of below-average temperatures here. The county has struggled to break freezing most days, with highs in low to mid-30s.

  • Volunteers fall twice at Cheraw

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    CHERAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers dropped both Region IV-AA road  games against the Cheraw Braves on Tuesday night.

    The Braves scored a 15-point victory, 70-55 against the AJ boys, and the Lady Vols fought to a nail-biting finish to lose by two to the Cheraw girls, 44-42.

  • Gregory leads Warriors awards

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School two-way star John Gregory led the Warriors’ 2017 honors at the annual ILHS football awards at Cross Ridge in Indian Land on Wednesday night.

    Gregory, college-bound to play at the next level for Miami of Ohio, was honored as the ILHS football MVP to highlight the ceremonies.

    Gregory, an ace wide receiver and defensive back, reaped all-region and all-county honors by The Lancaster News.

  • Faith Funderburke Realty to sponsor Super Stock Shootout at Speedway

    Early in the 2018 Lancaster Motor Speedway racing season, the Super Stock Division will see its own big race.

    Thanks to longtime Lancaster Motor Speedway sponsor and supporter on April 14, the Super Stock Division drivers will be racing in the Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock Shootout.

    Full details for this special race are yet to be set, but with the way other LMS races are shaping up for the 2018 racing season, this race will be one of the biggest events on the upcoming racing season for the Super Stock Division.

  • Lancaster woman charged in toddler's beating death

    A 25-year-old Lancaster woman has been charged in the Dec. 18 beating death of her boyfriend’s 3-year-old daughter.
    Kayla Marie Cook was charged with homicide by child abuse in the killing of Lilly Schroeder, whom first responders picked up at their home, 418 Heath Circle in Lancaster.
    Cook was arrested in Kings Mountain, N.C., by the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 29.
    The arrest warrant says numerous bruises were “observed on several parts of the victim’s body.”

  • Cuthbertson, Marlboro County capture Comporium Classic titles

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School Lady Volunteers finished as the runner-up to Cuthbertson High School in the annual Comporium Christmas Classic Invitational.

    Play in the holiday field opened Friday and concluded Saturday night at Andrew Jackson High School.

    The Lady Vols secured a runner-up finish with one win and one loss in the two-day tournament.

    The Volunteer boys dropped both of their games in the holiday tourney.

  • Sports Talk: Plenty of Palmetto pride in SC teams’ play

    Wow!

    What a start to 2018 by our state’s top college football teams.

    Both were in action New Year’s Day in big games, drawing the nation’s eyes.

    South Carolina put the finishing touches on a solid nine-win season with a stellar comeback win over stunned Michigan in the Outback Bowl.

    About four hours after the Gamecocks were crowing about their 26-19 upset of the Wolverines, Clemson, seeking its second straight national title and third overall, battled Alabama in a physical football game won by the Tide, 24-6.

  • IL’s Daley, Ross place in Holy Angels tourney

    Indian Land High School had two wrestlers place in the ninth annual Holy Angels Wrestling Invitational at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte over the weekend, Dec. 29-30.

    The Warriors grapplers, who placed included Austin Ross and Kyle Daley.

    Daley placed fifth in the 152-pound weight class and Ross was eighth in the 113-pound weight class.