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Today's News

  • Experience is key in Buford basketball hopes this season

     

       

    As the Buford Yellow Jackets basketball teams head into Class AA play this season, they have their share of experience.

  • Meteorologist visits ILMS

    Katie Virtue begins each day at 3 a.m., not long after many people have just gone to sleep. She sometimes works evenings and is also on the job many holidays.
    Virtue, a meteorologist for WSOC-TV in Charlotte, said her gig doesn’t have glamorous hours, though the job is fulfilling in many ways.
    She shared work experiences and discussed weather trends and phenomena with students Wednesday at Indian Land Middle School.
    Life of a meteorologist

  • EMS workers file suit over pay

    More than 50 current and past Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services workers are suing the county for overtime pay they say they’re owed.
    In a suit filed in federal district court last month, EMS workers claim the county violated the national Fair Labor Standards Act. The class-action suit claims the county owes EMS employees money for years of unpaid overtime compensation.

  • Woman sentenced for check forgeries

    Brenda Coates will spend the next five years in prison. And when she gets out, she’ll have to pay back the $189,000 she took from an area church.
    Coates, 47, of 223 Youngs Bend Road, Kershaw, (her last-known address) received a five-year prison sentence Friday morning after she pleaded guilty in general sessions court to 64 counts of forgery.

  • Two stores robbed on Friday

    Authorities are investigating two armed robberies that occurred Friday – one in the morning and the other at night.  
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call shortly after 8:30 a.m. about an armed robbery at Discount Beverage on Great Falls Highway.
    Two men – one armed with a knife – entered the store and demanded money from the cashier, Sheriff Barry Faile said.
    The cashier, a woman, gave the men an undisclosed amount of money. The men then fled the store on foot, Faile said.

  • $30M reservoir will help during droughts

    Mark Knight hopes a new water storage project will protect Lancaster County during a water emergency.
    Knight, manager of the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District, is promoting the creation of a new raw water storage reservoir in the county. The reservoir will be built at the site of the Catawba River water treatment plant, as part of a joint venture between the district and Union County, N.C.
    Knight said the district realized the need for more water storage after severe drought conditions affected the area in recent years.

  • Man gets 17 years for 2009 home invasion

    A Monroe man received 17 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty on four charges that stemmed from an August 2009 home invasion in the Tradesville community.
    Jacob Hughes, 19, of 4114 Stack Road, Monroe, pleaded guilty in general sessions court to charges of first-degree burglary, kidnapping, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
    He was sentenced to 17 years in prison for each of the first three charges and five years for the firearm possession charge.

  • Lancaster teen charged with attempted murder

    A Lancaster teen has been jailed in a Nov. 13 shooting outside a Sumter Street home.
    The Lancaster Police Department charged Jonathan David Rivera, 18, of 1715 Old Lynwood Drive, late Tuesday with attempted murder. He’s accused of shooting at an occupied vehicle that was parked outside the house the night of Nov. 13.
    Rivera has also been charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.  

  • Ministerial Alliance hopes to make a positive impact

    One of the primary purposes of the Lancaster County Ministerial Alliance is to help young people by taking or supporting positive action to address problems in the community.
    “The way to the root of the problem is to provide solutions,” said the Rev. Eddie McIlwain, president of the organization.
    McIlwain said it was erroneously reported that some ministers present at a recent public meeting were members of the alliance.

  • Girl Scouts give thanks to seniors

    Giving thanks. That’s what Thanksgiving is all about.  
    But there are many ways to give thanks – with time, energy and love.  
    Four local Girl Scout troops gave thanks to some Lancaster County seniors by creating autumn centerpieces for the Thanksgiving dinner tables at the Lancaster County Council on Aging.
    Misty Carpenter and Cheryl McAteer work closely with the local Girl Scout troops.