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Today's News

  • Man, 23, hit by gunshot while riding in car near Kershaw

    KERSHAW – A Lancaster man was shot in the neck while riding in a car on Fork Hill Road on May 3, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

    According to an incident report, deputies were called to 406 E. Richland St. in Kershaw because someone there had a gunshot wound.

    Officers found the 23-year-old victim inside a car, bleeding from the neck.

    Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services arrived and transported him to the Springs Memorial Hospital emergency room.

  • Korean group tours Lancaster

    As her tour group moved quickly through the ornate rooms of the Hollywood Beach railcar, HeeJong Park made sure to take a few pictures along the way.

    With her digital camera in hand, Park snapped photos throughout the luxury railcar, from the dining car to the cabins to the glass-ceiling sun room. The train, which was one of two deluxe charter trains parked at Lancaster’s L&C Railway, was just a stop along the way for Park and the rest of her tour group.

  • Man takes gun from invasion suspect

    A Lancaster man held a home invasion suspect at gunpoint with the suspect’s own gun while waiting on sheriff’s deputies to arrive Tuesday.

    Ryan Dale Evans, 17, of 1432 Avery Lane, was charged with first-degree burglary, attempted armed robbery, possession of a pistol under 21 and possession of a pistol during the commission of a violent crime.

  • Trio seeks to stay alive

    A trio of county  prep softball teams are bidding to stay alive in the state playoffs.

    Andrew Jackson, Buford and Lancaster each has a loss in the playoffs.

    Lancaster and AJ faced elimination games Tuesday, while Buford travels to Dixie High of Due West today seeking two wins over the Lady Hornets to take the district title.

    Lancaster stayed alive in the Class AAAA Upper State playoffs on Monday night, taking a 7-4 win over Westside High of Anderson.

  • AJ to begin interviews

    KERSHAW The move to hire a new football coach at Andrew Jackson High School reaches the interview stage this week.

    AJ High school officials, according to Volunteers’ athletic director Dale Reeves, will be interviewing “between 10-12” candidates for the job. The vacancy occurred April 17 when Volunteers’ coach Louis Clyburn resigned to take the job of head football coach and athletic director at North Central High School in Kershaw County.

  • Police reports - May 10, 2009

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    - A Waxhaw man was arrested on several charges after a traffic stop on May 5.

    Christopher Gerald Yost, 39, was charged with driving under the influence, driving under suspension, simple possession of marijuana and open container violation.

    The report said an officer stopped Yost because the van he was driving did not have a working license tag light.

    The report said Yost refused to take field sobriety and breath-analysis tests.

  • Blackmon to lead Post 31 baseball

    Lancaster High School baseball coach Brett Blackmon will guide the 2009 Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball team in its 66th season.

    Blackmon, a Lancaster native who played high school baseball in Lancaster, is coming off his first season as the Lancaster High School head baseball  coach.

    In 21 seasons as a high school head baseball coach, Blackmon has a 254-209 record.

    Blackmon has also served as a North-South All-Star coach on two occasions.

  • Lancers win two, face USC-Sumter Fire Ants

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers prepared for their first-ever trip to the NJCAA Region X baseball tournament with a pair of home wins Saturday at the Lancaster High baseball field.

    The Lancers, 16-30, downed Florence-Darlington Technical College 11-10 and 9-3.

    In the one-run win over the Stingers, the Lancers used six hurlers, with Timmy Wilson getting the win in an inning of work. He allowed a run, two hits and a walk. Wilson struck out one. Trent Frala hurled two frames to post the save. Frala allowed two runs, two hits and a walk.

  • Lady Bruins cap banner season

    The Lady Bruins soccer team capped regular-season play with a 3-0 home loss to Spring Valley on Friday night.

    The LHS girls needed a win to secure a playoff spot. Spring Valley is tied with Ridge View for the region’s top spot and rated No. 15.

    “We knew this would be tough, but one that was ‘doable’ since the first match was close,” LHS coach Bo Sylvia said.

  • Jackets battling in Class A playoffs

    The Buford High School baseball team returned to Greenville on Tuesday in hopes of staying alive in the Class A Upper State playoffs.

    The Jackets, who entered the double-elimination tournament as the fourth seed out of Conference III-A, are 1-1 in postseason play.

    The Jackets, 9-10, made the trek to Greenville to face Greenville Tech Charter on Monday and were off to a solid start.

    Buford held a 5-0 lead in the first inning with runners at second and third, but at that point, the rain arrived and washed out action.