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Today's News

  • State Supreme Court to hear Elledge case

    The S.C. Supreme Court is scheduled today to hear the case of a disabled Lancaster woman whose in-home personal-care funding was slashed in late 2009 due to state budget cuts.

    Katie Elledge, 32, was diagnosed with psychomotor retardation and spastic quadriplegia as an infant and requires 24-hour skilled care.

  • Sure sign of spring

    FORT LAWN – Rebecca Whisonant of Chester has been bringing her son, 12-year-old Ryon, to Jordan’s Farm for at least the last 10 springs to pick strawberries.

    However, the two don’t come alone. These days, Ryon’s siblings – Nicholas, 10, Nathaniel, 8, Alex, 6, Annette, 5, Isaac, 3, Amelia, 2, and 16-month-old Dominic – join in for a sticky, sweet time. The gooey juice from a just-picked strawberry was running down the chin of every Whisonant under the age of 13. 

  • Kershaw gets tract for helicopter pad

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw finally has a location for an emergency helicopter landing pad.

    Town Council voted 6-0 at its Monday meeting on first reading to accept property a resident is donating to the town.

    Councilman Eddie Coates wasn’t at the meeting.

  • LHS Lady Bruins claw Lady Vikings

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins rolled to a 27-2 win in five innings over the Spartanburg Lady Vikings in prep softball action at Spartanburg on Friday night.

    The game was halted in the fifth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule.

  • Bruins top county meet

     

       

    Depth delivered the Lancaster High School boys track team the win in the county meet as part of the Run for Ryan KLS event Saturday at the LHS track.

  • Strain’s effort helps Lancaster High girls’ win

     

       

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins swept 10 firsts and the meet’s top three individual awards on the way to the girls victory in the county track meet as part of the Run for Ryan KLS event at the Lancaster High School track on Saturday afternoon.

  • Weeks strong in taking Carolina Clash checkers

      

       

     

    Rutherfordton, N.C., driver Ricky Weeks captured the Carolina Clash Super Late Model race at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

  • Good times, good recipes and good friends ‘Just a Pinch’ away

    by Janet Tharpe/Just a Pinch Recipe Club

  • ‘Super fruits’ are common sense

    It’s important to eat at least five or six times a day to keep your energy levels high.
    The problem is, most folks who focus on healthy main meals eat unhealthy snacks in between.
    However,  good nutrition doesn’t work that way. Eliminating unhealthy snacks could be key for your own body transformation.
    Here are three “super fruit” snack alternatives to fuel your body and keep your metabolism churning:

  • Great-grandmother found stabbed to death in home

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man has been arrested for the murder of his 87-year-old great-grandmother.
    William Richard Greene, 28, 2093 Evans Drive, was arrested by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office late Sunday night, April 15, and charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to a sheriff’s office press release.
    The charges came hours after a family member checking on Verdie Mackey, 87, found her dead inside her home, the release said.