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Today's News

  • Sheriff’s association elects Barry Faile to second term

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office
    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile has been reelected to serve a second term on the S.C. Sheriff’s Association Board of Directors.
    “I’m honored that the sheriffs from Aiken, Calhoun, Edgefield, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Richland, Saluda and Sumter counties have the confidence in me to represent District II on the board,” Faile said. “It’s truly an honor and a privilege to continue serving in a leadership role for such a distinguished organization.”

  • Vivian Major Robinson Concert Series features Capital City Brass Quintet

    Lancaster County                        Council of the Arts
    We invite you to join us at historic Craig Farm, 1859 Craig Farm Road, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29, for a mellow afternoon concert featuring South Carolina’s Capital City Brass Quintet.
    The concert will be held outdoors beneath the shelter of a tent and pavillion.

  • Workforce a top priority at LCEDC meeting

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    It will take a “domino effect” of strengthening the local workforce, creating spec buildings and marketing local resources to give a much-needed boost to Lancaster County’s economic development.
    That was the advice from Brett Carter, president of Duke Energy North Carolina and chairman of the board for the Charlotte Regional Partnership, who was guest speaker at the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. annual meeting Wednesday afternoon, April 18.

  • Man with county ties faces multiple charges

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A man who failed to appear in court in Lancaster last year was arrested this past week on burglary and sexual-assault charges.
    Timothy James McCain, 36, who lives in Kershaw County’s Westville community, was charged Thursday, April 19, with attempted sexual assault and first-degree burglary.
    Kershaw County deputies say early that morning McCain broke into a Westville home and tried to assault a woman, who was the lone occupant, according to a WLTX-TV report.

  • Summitt on top of hoops world

    You never forget when you cross paths with greatness. The thought crossed my mind earlier this week when I heard Hall of Fame Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt was retiring.
    Last August, Summitt announced she had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s-type dementia. Her illness and health led to her decision, but she will remain close to the program as head coach emeritus.
    Coach Summitt made her announcement Wednesday, April 18, which rekindled memories of another mid-April date some years back.

  • Lady Vols win region title

    Staff Reports
    Andrew Jackson wrapped up the Region IV-AA softball crown with an 8-3 win over county rival Buford on Thursday night at AJ.
    AJ pitcher Lauren Rowell went the distance for the Lady Vols, 23-3, 10-0. She struck out two and allowed seven hits and a walk.
    “Lauren Rowell threw quality pitches all night and Kori had the big hit for us,” AJ coach Steve Middleton said.
    Kori Ballard provided the big stick for the top-rated Lady Vols, drilling three hits, including a long three-run home run. She also had three RBIs.

  • Vols notch region baseball crown

    Staff Reports
    Andrew Jackson, with a little help from region member Cheraw, clinched the Region IV-AA baseball championship on Friday night.
    The Vols, who received a forfeit from Lee Central to cap region play, also needed Cheraw to defeat Central High School of Pageland to net the region crown.
    Cheraw, down 6-1 at one point, rallied for the 11-6 comeback victory over the Eagles.

  • Clutch teamwork keys foursome to Partners for Youth golf tourney win

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    Teamwork proved to be a key factor for the winning team in the 21st annual Partners for Youth golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Friday afternoon.
    The winning foursome teamed for a 51, which forced a card playoff and an eagle on the third playoff hole, No. 5, gave it the win.
    “It was all a team effort,” said Greg Gates of the winning team sponsored by McKittrick Timber. “We all made some key putts and we all had some key drives.”

  • Clover trips LHS girls in region soccer play

    Staff Reports
    Clover built a 1-0 halftime lead and added three second-half goals on the way to a 4-0 win over Lancaster High School at Memorial Stadium on Friday night.
    The Lady Bruins fell to 12-4, 4-4 in region play.
    Spartanburg forged a 2-1 halftime lead and stayed on top for a 4-2 win over Lancaster in Region III-AAAA girls soccer play Thursday night.
    Frances Whitesides scored two goals, one on a breakaway, to lead the Lady Bruins.
    Mallory Blackmon had an assist in the match.

  • Whittlesey needs to get facts right

    There are so many inaccuracies in Franklin Whittlesey’s “Wake Up, America” article in the Jan. 13 edition of The Lancaster News that I don’t know where to start. He must have gotten his information from Fox News, Rush Limbaugh or Michelle Bachmann – not reliable fact sources.
    Let’s start with “All the president does is campaign.” This is a completely ridiculous statement since now happens to be time when all candidates begin their campaigns. What would you call the South Carolina primary?