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Today's News

  • Jayvee softball teams capture tourney titles

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    CAMDEN – Buford and Indian Land junior varsity softball teams captured tournament titles played at the Larry Doby Fields in Camden earlier this month.

    The fields, part of the Kershaw County Recreation Department, are named in honor of Larry Doby, the Camden native who was the first black player in the American League.

  • Sanchez-Gelpke to lead LCPRC youth swim team

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Piranhas swim team will have a new coach for the upcoming summer season.

    The team will be led by Daniela Sanchez-Gelpke, who came to Lancaster from Huntersville, N.C., with her husband, Ray, and son, Devan. 

    Coach Sanchez-Gelpke has more than 20 years of coaching experience in competitive swimming and has coached summer league swim teams in Huntersville and Cumming, Ga.

  • Vols golfers win two, up record to 5-4

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers upped their record to 5-4 on the golf season, topping a tri-match at the White Plains Country Club in Pageland on Thursday.

    The Vols shot a 176 to 189 for McBee and 237 for the Central Eagles.

    Emily Cox and Mason Sowell each shot a 40, followed by Dakota Roberts' 42 and Andrew Bowers' 54.

    Raegen Brewer carded a 57, her lowest round of the season.

  • Prep baseball roundup: Jackets down Tigers in tourney

    The Buford High School baseball team capped play in the Founders Federal Credit Union Spring Break Classic at Cheraw High School with an 11-5 win over Wilson High School of Florence on Tuesday afternoon.

    The six-run Jackets win gave BHS a third-place finish in the two-day tournament field with a 1-3-1 record.

    Buford went 0-2-1 on opening day Monday at Cheraw High, falling to Central, Cheraw and finishing in a 0-0 tie with Wilson of Florence due to the tournament time limit.

  • Column – Norman: Why I am running for Congress

    Editor’s note: We have offered the 5th District congressional candidates one column apiece to make the case for why they’re the best choice.

    I believe in America because I believe in South Carolina’s 5th District.
    Over the past two months, I have traveled this district. While the individuals I met each had different perspectives, different experiences, different challenges and different hopes, they were all bound by an unabashed optimism. They see, as I do, the incredible potential of our state and country.

  • Column – Crenco owner: Raising gas tax a terrible idea

    I don’t know about you, but I am getting tired of our roads not getting fixed every year.

  • LPD downgrades training officer position

    The Lancaster Police Department’s training and compliance officer position will be reduced in rank from lieutenant to sergeant, a move that will save taxpayers about $2,000 a year.
    City council unanimously approved the reclassification at its meeting Tuesday night.
    Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant, a former training officer himself, recommended the change, noting the position had historically been that of a sergeant. The change in rank was increased from sergeant to lieutenant in 2013.

  • Lancaster woman dies from burns in house fire

    A Lancaster woman died early Thursday from injuries she received in a house fire last Saturday morning.
    The woman’s husband was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital earlier this week where he remains, according to a family member.
    Cynthia Bowers, 57, of 1930 Edgeport Drive, died at Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Ga., early Thursday morning, according to Lancaster County Coroner Karla Deese Knight.
    Bowers was flown to the burn center with extensive burns Saturday following the fire at her home that morning.

  • Log truck slams into minivan in IL

    A Lancaster woman and her child were injured Tuesday when a log truck rammed their minivan at an intersection that Indian Land emergency personnel say is one of the community’s most dangerous.
    Injured in the accident at U.S. 521 and S.C. 75 was Heather Pepper, 39, of Lancaster and her 6-year-old child.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said both were restrained, Pepper in a seatbelt, the child in a car seat. They were transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

  • Terri Ledbetter fundraiser collecting money for accessible picnic shelter

    Terri Ledbetter loved music and she loved her friends at the Chester-Lancaster Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (CLDSN). Nearly two years ago, she died unexpectedly at age 43.

    For the past 18 months, her family and friends have been raising money to build a covered, handicap-accessible picnic shelter at the CLDSN workshop where her friends can enjoy fresh air, music and a little freedom.