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Today's News

  • Parents should have been told about graduation lock-out rules

    I am one of more than 20 parents whom were robbed of the milestone of seeing my only son walk across the stage at graduation. His father is deceased and the only other relatives were locked out of the ceremony. Imagine how my son felt when he he got the diploma and looked in that chair for me, and it was empty. Shame on you Buford School.

    Tickets in hand as I went through the door, I informed the girl I was expecting a relative and needed to get the ticket to her. She tore my floor ticket in half and said I could get back in with that half.

  • Truck driver dies in accident

    A truck driver for LCI - Lineberger Construction Inc., was killed Friday morning, June 5, when the cement spreader truck he was driving overturned at the intersection of Overbrook and Rainbow Ranch roads in eastern Lancaster County near Forty Acre Rock.

    Tony Broome, Lancaster County deputy coroner, identified the driver as Ryan Patterson of Wadesboro, N.C.

    Broome said Patterson, 42, died at the scene from blunt force trauma.

  • Sheriff releases deputies’ names

    The names of two deputies who shot and killed an armed man during a hostage-related call last month were released Friday, June 4, by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

    Doug Barfield, attorney and spokesman for Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office identified the deputies as Maj. Matt Shaw and investigator Brad Whitesides.

    Between the two of them, they have 24 years of law enforcement experience.

  • Man sentenced for trafficking cocaine, weapon charge

    A Charlotte man was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday, June 3, after he was found guilty by a jury of his peers on a slew of drug and weapon charges stemming from a 2011 drug arrest.

  • Construction starts at Haile Gold Mine

    KERSHAW – The official construction at Haile Gold Mine began the end of May, parent company Romarco Minerals announced this week.

    The company said it expects to produce its first gold by the fourth quarter of 2016, company officials said in a June 1 press release.

    “Hiring of employees and contractors is on schedule and is projected to be approximately 164 at the end of June,” the release said. “By year end 2015, total staffing will be approximately 350.”

  • Santorum gets warm reception at Sun City Carolina Lakes

    Beverly Lane Lorenz

    For The Lancaster News

    Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum met with an enthusiastic crowd Saturday, May 30, on the back lawn of the Lake House at Sun City Carolina Lakes.

    Just days earlier, Santorum made his official announcement to run for president of the United States on a factory floor in his hometown area of western Pennsylvania. He wanted to emphasize that in middle America, people are having trouble trying to make ends meet.

  • ‘Team Walters’ prevails

     

    In the most competitive tournament in its history, four teams tied at 15-under, with the winner in the Fore the Kids Golf tournament determined by a scorecard playoff.

    “Team Walters” prevailed in the card playoff at Edgewater Golf Club on Friday, May 29.

  • CPTC earns 19 medals at meet

     

    The Columbus Parker Track Club earned 19 medals at the Greenville Jets Invitational track meet at Hillcrest High School in Simpsonville earlier this spring.

    The team, a Lancaster area youth track team, competed in a field of 1,200-plus athletes at the Greenville area meet.

  • Ace county quartet in North-South game

     

    Lancaster County will have its share of diamond representation at the annual North-South All-Star baseball game June 12-13 at the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach.

    Buford High School head coach Eric Funderburk along with Stanley Moss of Emerald High School in Greenwood will guide the Class AAA-AA North all-star squad in the tournament.

  • Can binge watching be good for you?

    It’s time for me to face facts, I’m the very definition of a television fanatic.
    It’s been that way since I was a child, growing up during the 1980s and 90s, watching all sorts of TV shows and made-for-TV movies with my parents.