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Today's News

  • Single-vehicle wreck kills Lancaster man

    A Lancaster man has died from multiple injuries received in a single-vehicle accident last week.
    Wilbert Lloyd, 79, of 4514 Rowell Road, died Thursday, April 7, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he was flown after the wreck on S.C. 903 near Bob White Road on April 5, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

  • Lancaster, Great Falls men drown in pond

    GREAT FALLS – Two men from Lancaster and Great Falls drowned last week when their fishing boat sank in a Fairfield County pond.
    Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said Daniel Vonni Adams, 29, of 1528 Pinewood Ave., Lancaster, and Freddie Boulware, 25, of 617 Chester Ave., Great Falls, died in a private pond behind 289 Nickey Road near the Chester/Fairfield County line Wednesday, April 6.
    Ramsey said a call came in at 12:01 p.m. that a boat had capsized, and the survivor did not see the other people. The survivor, Ramsey said, was Adams’ brother.

  • Deputies, troopers honored for high DUI arrest counts

    Two Lancaster County deputies and 12 state troopers assigned to the S.C. Highway Patrol post in Lancaster and Chesterfield counties have been honored for their push to get drunk drivers off the road.
    They were recognized last week during the S.C. Department of Public Safety’s 11th Annual DUI Recognition in Columbia.
    SCDPS Director Leroy Smith credited the officers for their 2015 efforts to decrease the number of driving under the influence incidents on state roadways.

  • DSS workers crammed into closets

    Overcrowding has turned storage closets into offices at the Lancaster County Department of Social Services, and some offices designed for one case worker now hold four.
    Behind the building, four large portable storage units hold what used to fill the storage closets, and still the DSS hallways are lined with stacks of office supplies and equipment.

  • 4th man charged in IL murder

    A Van Wyck man arrested in Indian Land is the fourth to face murder charges in the April 5 death of 20-year-old Randy Tran of Fort Mill.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigators, deputies and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division agents arrested Na’Chon Jakeh Hayden, 22, of 4668 Tam Lane, about 6:30 a.m. Monday, April 11, at a home on Mountain Ridge Court in Indian Land.

  • Fourth suspect charged in murder of Randy Tran

    A fourth man has been arrested in the murder of 20-year-old Randy Tran of Fort Mill, whose body was found April 5 off Little River Trail in Indian Land.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigators, deputies and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested Na’Chon Jakeh Hayden, 22, 4668 Tam Lane, about 6:30 a.m. Monday at a home on Mountain Ridge Court, which is less than a mile from where Tran’s body was found.  

  • Column: I think it’s time to put aside ideals, get bloodthirsty

    We have reached a point where we, as Americans, must make a decision.
    Do we adhere strictly to the values that have shaped our nation, or do we accept that as the world changes, so must our value system? If the world functioned in a rational, civilized manner, the old ways would always be the right ways and we could go on forever, avoiding change.
    Sadly, we can all see that things, they are a-changing’.

  • Column: Restrooms: Where did this lunacy come from?

    What have I missed? I am completely baffled, perplexed, beyond confused.
    I sometimes feel like a modern-day Rumpelstiltskin – like I have somehow drifted off into a 20-year sleep, and have now awakened in a different time and place. My country has somehow morphed into a place with which I no longer can identify. And it has happened so quickly, so dramatically, that I am perplexed as to how this transformation has taken place.

  • Lancers sweep Junior Crusaders

    The University of South Carolina Lancers took two from the visiting Belmont Abbey junior varsity baseball team Thursday at the Lancaster High School baseball field.

    The Lancers, with the home sweep, improved to 26-15, including an 8-8 record in NJCAA Region X play.

    USCL capped the twin bill with an 11-2 win over the Junior Crusaders on Thursday night.

  • Vols down Knights

    Andrew Jackson ignited for four first inning runs and stayed on top to take a 5-3 Region IV-AA baseball road win over North Central High School in Boonetown on Thursday night.

    John Cauthen sparked the Volunteers, posting a four-hitter in six innings of mound work. He gave up three earned runs and struck out five NC batters.

    Heath Gandy notched the save with a scoreless inning of work in the seventh to cap the two-run league win.