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Today's News

  • Defense contractor to locate in county

    A defense company announced plans Monday to locate it manufacturing facility, research and development division and headquarters in Lancaster County.

    Defense Venture Group, which provides management services for several aerospace and defense sector companies, will begin moving into the former BMB Steering Innovation building in Indian Land in March.

    That is the old Belden Wire and Cable building on Fort Mill Highway (S.C. 160).

    The company recently reached an agreement with county officials to invest $50 million here and create 220 jobs.

  • Father sentenced to 23 years for baby's death

    The maternal great-great grandmother of a 5-month-old baby who died after being shaken by his father told a judge Monday that the child was a blessing to his family.

    During the guilty plea of Allen William Short, 25, who was charged with homicide by child abuse in December 2006, Pearl Jones said she remembered 5-month-old Brice Short’s beautiful smile.

    “He (Brice Short) was lovable,” Jones said. “He was a gift from God. We had him such a short time but what a blessing he was.”

  • Unsolved after nearly 10 years: Who beat Deborah Cole to death?

    Inez Inman of Enoree thinks of her daughter, Deborah Cole, who was beaten to death nearly 10 years ago, every day.

    “I think about her night and day,” Inman said. “I don’t see any peace.”

    Inman, 64, said neither she nor Cole had it easy.

    Inman had five children, three of whom had birth defects. One of her children died in 1971 at just 13 months old.

    Cole was 9 when Inman married her second husband, Inman said. Cole wrote poems, did well in school and graduated from Woodruff High School in 1985, Inman said.

  • Rape to debut at Wingate

    Former Lancaster High School and Post 31 American Legion baseball standout Marc Rape will launch his Wingate University baseball career today when the Bulldogs open their 2010 home schedule.

    Rape, a right-hander, is slated to be on the mound when the Bulldogs face Limestone at 2 p.m. in the Wingate home opener.

    Rape helped Spartanburg Methodist College advance to the 2009 NJCAA World Series. The Pioneers finished the 2009 campaign with a 55-9 overall record and a No. 5 finish in the JUCO series.

  • County mulls options for its animal control officers

    Mary Reimers wants Lancaster County Council to consider some alternatives for protecting the county’s animal control officers.

    Reimers, a member of the Humane Society of Lancaster, spoke at council’s Jan. 25 meeting, urging the county to find ways other than guns to protect its four animal control officers.

    “I am not for killing animals indiscriminately, but I am in support of arming officers some way,” she said.

  • LHS focusing on region

    The fourth-ranked Lancaster Bruins achieved their January goal and now are focusing on another lofty mark.

    “Our goal for January was to go unbeaten,” said Bruins’ fifth-year head coach Ricardo Priester.

    The Bruins 16-3, 5-0, went  8-0 for January, boosted by a landmark win to cap LHS’s December schedule.

    “A key game in our basketball season was our win in the final game of the ‘Sweet 16’ holiday tournament at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School,” Priester said.

  • Clutch play lifts Jackets

    BUFORD Buford used clutch play down the stretch to notch a season’s hoops sweep of Conference III-A foe Chesterfield High School on Tuesday night.

    The Jackets, who defeated the Rams 58-49 on Jan. 12 at the CHS gym, edged Chesterfield 49-46 for a league split.

    The girls game wasn’t as close as the Lady Rams rolled to a 48-17 win over the Buford girls.

    The nightcap was tight, with Buford prevailing with the game on the line.

    Anthony Williams, who netted 11, dropped in a free throw with 15 ticks left to give the Jackets the lead for good, 47-46.

  • Red Devils' Lynn to play for PC Hose

    GREAT FALLS Great Falls football coach Kenneth Schofield joked that with all their children now out of the house, Adam and Martha Lynn will be able to afford new cars this year.

    Their youngest son, Isaiah, got a full ride of his own Wednesday.

    Lynn (6-0, 215), a multi-sport standout for the Red Devils signed with Presbyterian College in Clinton, becoming the second Lynn in two years to move on to the college ranks.

    A lot of factors attracted Lynn to the Blue Hose.

  • Lancers are moving on in careers

    With baseball season right around the corner, several Lancers are ready to spread their diamond wings to fly. Last spring, USCL outfielder Pierce Labrador, impressed NCAA Division II Newberry College and will be playing for the NC baseball team this spring.

    Ryan Burt, a left-handed pitcher and first baseman out of West Columbia, recently committed to NCAA Div. I Presbyterian College for the fall of 2010.

    Burt had a team best .472 batting average and was voted second team all-region at the NJCAA Region 10 Coaches Conference.

  • $5 million settlement reached in death of bicyclist in 2007

    An insurance company is paying $5 million to settle a case of a former Lancaster driver who struck and killed two bicyclists on U.S. 521 in 2007.

    A federal judge approved the settlement for the family of Tom Hoskins last week.

    Hoskins, 49, and Lee Anne Barry, 43, were killed in Indian Land in October 2007.

    Barry was on the last leg of a cross-country ride to raise awareness for brain injuries.

    Hoskins had joined her for the last portion.

    Hoskins died on the side of the highway.

    Barry died four hours later at a Charlotte hospital.