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Today's News

  • Rollins shares story to help others survive

    Some seminars might seem like just a way to pass time. But you might have a hard time convincing Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Rollins of that.
    Last fall, while he was on a dinner break with fellow drug task officers at a Lancaster restaurant, someone tried to rob the restaurant. The incident led to shots and Rollins was wounded. He grabbed his side and realized it was serious, but the knowledge he gained from a seminar  by longtime police trainer Dave Smith last year proved vital in his will to survive.

  • Great-grandmother stabbed to death

    The news almost knocked Doni Chappelear to her knees when she arrived for her shift as a Walmart “people greeter” Monday morning, April 16.

    It was about her friend, Verdie “Miss Verdie” Mackey, the 87-year-old woman who schooled her in politely greeting customers and checking receipts more than a decade ago at Lancaster’s Walmart at Lancer Center.

    This was the same friend who quit the greeting game about eight years ago due to health reasons, but always found time to stop by the store and say hello.

  • Two men die in separate crashes

    Two Lancaster men were killed hours apart in separate wrecks in what has become a deadly week for collisions. 

    George Custer, 75, of Shiloh Unity Road, died after he was struck along S.C. 5 on Tuesday morning, April 17, said York County Coroner Sabrina Gast. The accident scene is just past the Resolute Forest Products plant in York County. 

    Gast said Custer got out  his car on the road and was hit by a logging truck. He died from injuries he received from the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • 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.