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Today's News

  • Sheriff tamps down rumors in killing

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday it has no evidence that convenience store owner Harnish Patel’s murder was ethnically motivated, but it isn’t taking that possibility off the table.
    Meanwhile, Patel’s widow, Sonal Patel, issued a statement late Thursday thanking the sheriff’s office and the entire Lancaster community for their support.
    “We appreciate all of the love you have shown us,” Patel wrote. “It is with your support along with time that will help us to move forward.”

  • Kershaw Golf Club annual tourney set

    The Kershaw Golf Course will hold its 2017 spring tournament to benefit the golf course March 18.

    Play opens at 10 a.m.

    The registration cost for the four-player captain's choice event is $55 per player, which includes greens fees, carts, two mulligans, a forward tee and lunch.

    First prize is four KGC memberships ($900-$1200 value), or $800 cash.

    The second-place team receives a prize not chosen by the winning team.

  • Roaring tribute: Bruin sculpture dedicated to Jenna Cauthen’s memory

    The newest addition to the Lancaster High School softball program will be a fixture at the field.

    A seven-foot wooded Bruin sculpture, erected adjacent to the Lancaster dugout in memory of late Lady Bruins ace pitcher Jenna Cauthen, was unveiled and dedicated Wednesday night prior to the LHS girls’ home opener with county foe Buford High School.

  • Homers help Lady Bruins down Lady Jackets, 3-1

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins made a special night extra special with a 3-1 win over county rival Buford at the LHS field.

    Prior to the Lancaster victory, a wooden Bruin bear sculpture was unveiled and dedicated in memory of late LHS player Jenna Cauthen, who played at LHS, 2000-05.

  • Buford girls down AJ in soccer play

    The unbeaten Buford High School girls soccer team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 2-0 win over the rival Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteeers on Tuesday night.

    Waverly Bundy opened the scoring in the first half at the 39th minute off a cross from Victoria Hinson.

    Emma Larson scored in the second half in the 54th minute off a throw in. BHS senior keeper Tory Knight recorded her third shutout of the season.

  • Lancers take two wins over Wake Tech

    The University of South Carolina Lancers took two of three games from the Wake Tech Eagles in a weekend series at the Lancaster High School baseball field.

    The Lancers, 20-4, rolled to a pair of lopsided wins over the Eagles on Saturday, winning 13-3 and 16-4 in games halted by the 10-run mercy rule.

    In the 10-run win, Tyrie Blalock led the Lancers with three hits, including a three-run home run, and drove in four runs.

  • Jackets edge Bruins in 2-1 soccer win

    The Buford High School soccer team avenged a 2-0 loss to Lancaster with a 2-1 win over the Bruins at Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night.

    BHS’s Bryton Davis opened the scoring with a redirected indirect kick/assist by fellow junior and center back William Ingram.

    The score stayed 1-0 until midway the second half, when Lancaster tied it up on a loose ball in front of the Buford goal. 

    LHS’s Grey Phillips scored on an assist from Isaac Williams.

  • 10U girls hoop stars earn state tourney bid

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission 10U girls’ all-star basketball team is set to play in the state tournament in Bluffton this weekend after capturing the Central District championship last weekend in Columbia.

    The LCPRC 10U stars will play the Eastern District champion to open play in the state tournament.

    The Lancaster County 10U stars earned the bid to the state field with wins over East Columbia and Richland County last weekend.

  • Learning from the master

    Cherry Doster
    Special to The Lancaster News

    The 2016-17 school year has been a busy one for Van Wyck artist Bob Doster.
    In January and February, Lancaster County School District students have been converging on his Backstreet Studio in Lancaster to paint banners that will be exhibited from March to October in the Red Rose City’s cultural arts district. He also served as an artist in residence at Indian Land’s Harrisburg Elementary School.

  • Column: Democrats working to invalidate election

    Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama gave Vladimir Putin a “reset button.” That did a lot of good.
    Putin invaded Crimea, a Ukrainian territory, and then annexed it. Putin sent military help to Syria to squash an uprising against a dictator – President Bashar al-Assad. Then Russia helped Assad kill thousands of Syrians, some with chemical weapons.
    What was President Obama’s response? He drew a red line. He also was caught on an open mic telling the Russians he’d be more flexible with them after the 2012 election.