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Today's News

  • Bruins edge Wren in soccer playoffs

    Lancaster High School had a mixed bag on the pitch Tuesday night at Memorial Stadium.
    The Region III-AAA champion LHS boys advanced in the Class AAA Upper State playoffs, rallying for a 2-1 win over Wren.
    The news wasn’t as good for the LHS girls, who also won the region, but dropped a 2-1 overtime loss to Daniel of Clemson.
    In the boys match, Wren took a 1-0 halftime lead, but the Bruins responded on a pair of Zeke Williams goals.
    Williams connected on a free kick from 20 yards out and later scored on a penalty kick.

  • Dogs ‘squeeze’ out win to end Bruins’ baseball hopes

    Camden’s John Bailey squeezed home the winning run to spark the host Bulldogs to a 6-5 elimination game win over Lancaster in the Class AAA Upper State District I baseball playoffs on Wednesday at Legion field in Camden.
    Bailey had three hits on the night for the Dogs.
    Camden’s game-winning rally came after Lancaster, down 5-3, rallied to score twice to tie the game at 5-all after six innings.
    Austin Catoe’s clutch two-run single tied the game at 5.
    LHS built an early 3-0 edge, but CHS, 19-8, rallied to tie the game.

  • Column: Not too late to recover from poor leadership

    As we head toward Memorial Day 2016, I am not only thinking of fellow veterans who have fallen but thinking of the 56 Founding Fathers who signed  a document almost 240 years ago that changed the world.
    The last sentence of the Declaration of Independence ends with “...we mutually pledge to each other our Lives,  our Fortunes and our sacred honor.”

  • Column: Thank you, Indian Land, for care, generosity after devastating fire

    To the Indian Land community:
    It has been less than a month since we lost our home to a massive fire. We are truly thankful that our family is safe, which is the most important aspect of this whole experience.
    We would like to express our thanks to the Indian Land community for all of the support during this difficult time. We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for all of your generous donations of time, household goods, clothing, money, gift certificates and the like.  

  • Sen. Scott’s bill would boost growth in poor communities

    From release

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Tim Scott this week introduced the Investing in Opportunity Act, a bipartisan bill proposing a new solution to encourage economic growth and job creation in economically distressed communities.
    The South Carolina Republican was joined by Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Reps. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.) in introducing the bill, which offers a temporary capital gains deferral in exchange for reinvesting those dollars into distressed communities.

  • Armed burglar arrested following standoff

    A Lancaster man run off by a woman who caught him burglarizing her home was arrested Wednesday night after an armed standoff outside a nearby church.
    Casey Wayne Faile, 30, of 1785 Wadell Stinson Road, is charged with first-degree burglary, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, threatening the life of a public official and possession of controlled substances.

  • Lancaster man gets 5 years in federal drug-trafficking case

    A Lancaster man arrested on drug charges in 2014 after jumping from a moving car during a traffic stop was sentenced to more than five years in federal prison Tuesday, the same day the driver of the car pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge.
    According to a statement from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles’ office, Martiquos Javon McIlwain, 23, of 804 Chesterfield Ave., was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 64 months followed by five years’ supervised release.

  • More cases of pilfering from unlocked vehicles

    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating a second string of cases of a thief or thieves rummaging through unlocked cars in the last 30 days.
    The latest incidents happened about 5 a.m. April 29 at a home in the 700 block of Dunlap Street, in the 300 block of Nichols Road that same day, early Saturday in the Hardee’s parking lot on S.C. 9 Bypass, and Monday at a Hudson Street home.
    In the Dunlap Street incident, someone rifled through a 2011 GMC Arcadia and stole $20 from the armrest console.

  • Mold removal, electric repairs finished at old Kershaw library

    KERSHAW – Now that mold-laden drywall has been removed from the old memorial library on North Matson Street, civic groups and others using the building won’t have to make other arrangements.
    A roof leak caused widespread mildew and electrical problems in the 68-year-old town-owned building.
    Mitch Lucas, Kershaw interim administrator, said electrical upgrades are also complete.
    While the flat roof was coated in a layer of aluminum sealer in mid-Feburary and some worn roof flashing was replaced, the nagging leak persists.

  • $1M grant would collect, analyze local crime data

    The city of Lancaster will partner with Lancaster County to pursue a three-year, $1 million federal grant that would help address significant crime issues here.
    Administered by the U.S. Justice Department, the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program grant would pay for data collection and analysis geared toward pinpointing trouble spots and exploring possible solutions.