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Today's News

  • Did wrong date indicate need for a panic attack?

    On the morning of Oct. 2, 2011, I sat down with a cup of coffee and my copy of The Lancaster News.
    I turned to the Faces and Places section and glanced at the date on page 1B. The date said Sunday, October 11, 2011. I began my panic attack. What happened to Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011? What happened to last week? Where am I? Should I not know where I am?

  • Naming SCDOT building for Williams fitting tribute

    As the S.C. 9 traffic whizzed by, I was thinking maybe Mr. Williams did too good of a job as resident maintenance engineer for Lancaster County.
    Mr. Williams, as I knew him, is the late Steve Clyburn Williams Jr., who worked 40 years with the S.C. Department of Transportation to make sure county roads were in good shape.
    The way the nearby traffic rumbled by the Lancaster headquarters of the SCDOT, it was a challenge to hear.

  • Concrete plant ruling overturned

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    The Lancaster County Board of Zoning Appeals overturned a county decision to revoke an Indian Land concrete plant’s right to operate in a local light industrial park.

    The ruling, made during a BZA hearing Tuesday night on the nonconforming use status of Thomas Concrete of Carolina LLC, disappointed residents of nearby neighborhoods who have battled the plant, and others like it, for years.

  • Veteran’s Affairs office collecting coupons for military

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com 

    Attention shoppers. 

    If you have any expired coupons, they can still be used by military families overseas. 

    The Lancaster County Veterans Affairs Office has been collecting coupons since early September that are benefiting families stationed at a U.S. Army base in Vicennial, Italy. The staff's effort is part of the national Overseas Coupon Program, in which groups can “adopt” military bases abroad. 

  • City council votes to discontinue its AM traveler’s information station

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com 

    A local radio station that has provided weather information and other updates is now a thing of the past. 

    City Council voted 6-1 at its meeting Tuesday to eliminate the traveler's information station that aired in Lancaster on AM radio. 

    The station, at 1620 AM, was launched in 2004 and provided updates on traffic and road conditions, as well as weather updates and various tidbits. 

  • Bruins deck Trojans

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    ROCK HILL – Lancaster High’s gut-check drive gave the Bruins plenty of reasons to hold their heads high with a major Class AAAA football victory Thursday night.

    Bruins’ senior quarterback Shaq Williams capped what LHS coach Bennie McMurray called a “gut-check drive” with a yard plunge to lift LHS to a thrilling 23-21 win over No. 7 Northwestern at Rock Hill’s District Three Stadium.

  • Stallions’ late TD foils Jackets’ hopes

    BUFORD – A late Stallions’ charge zapped hopes of a happy Buford High School homecoming Friday night at BHS’s Jackets Stadium.

    The Lee Central Stallions, putting a damper on the Jackets’ hopes early on with a 14-0 lead, used Jamari Wright’s two-yard touchdown run with 12.2 seconds left to cap a 29-22 Conference IV-AA football win.

    The Stallions, 4-4, 1-2, notched their first-ever win over the Jackets, driving 61 yards in 11 plays to tally the decisive touchdown.

  • Eagles use early strikes to defeat IL Warriors

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    PAGELAND – The high-flying Central Eagles soared from the start on their way to a 40-0 Conference IV-AA home football win over Indian Land on Friday night.

    The Eagles, 6-2, 3-0, struck in a hurry in building a 20-0 lead midway the first half.

    Central owned a 26-0 lead at the end of the first period.

  • Braves’ firepower too much for Vols in 48-7 road defeat

    Kim Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    CHERAW – Cheraw rolled up 407 yards total offense in defeating Andrew Jackson 48-7 on CHS’s homecoming on Friday night.

    The Braves turned two AJ turnovers into touchdowns in the first half en route to a 41-0 halftime lead.

    “We certainly did not help ourselves with the number of mistakes we made tonight,” said AJ coach David Moore. “Cheraw is good enough without us helping them with turnovers.

  • UPDATE: Arrest made in pharmacy robberies

    A multi-county task force arrested a Rock Hill man Friday night in connection with the robbery of an Indian Land pharmacy last weekend, which may be related to a spree of similar robberies across three counties.

    Ronald Carl Sims, 28, of Rock Hill, was arrested after law enforcement agencies from Lancaster, York and Mecklenburg counties identified him as a suspect in the rash of robberies which have taken place during the last few weeks, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release sent Saturday afternoon.