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Today's News

  • 3 accused of bilking money from man

    Three Lancaster residents have been charged with taking thousands of dollars from an elderly man who believed one of them was an undercover officer with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

    Kevin Mark Shute, 39, and his wife, Lana McNeil Shute, 26, both of 1217 Laurel Ave., and Kenneth Earl Johnson, 48, of 1444 Pink Dogwood Ave., have been charged by the Lancaster Police Department with obtaining goods by false pretenses over $10,000.

    Johnson has also been charged with impersonating a police officer, resisting arrest and possession of crack cocaine.

  • Four-way stop signs erected at intersection near school

    They’re covered in plastic and topped with bright orange flags right now, but those are new stop signs at French and Dunlap streets.

    Within a few weeks, the intersection will become a four-way stop, with the new signs on French Street going into effect.

    Lancaster Police Department Chief Hugh White said his department received numerous complaints last year about traffic problems during arrival and dismissal times for Discovery School, which is near the intersection.

  • Council to consider upgrades for courthouse restoration

    County Council will consider several additions to the historic courthouse construction project at its Tuesday meeting.

    Council is scheduled to discuss additional work needed on the project. It would be completed using money from the new courthouse contingency fund.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said the fund has barely been used and can be used for upgrades on the historic courthouse restoration project. The additional projects include construction of sidewalks and a retaining wall.

  • Bruins to show their spirit

    “Once a Bruin, always a Bruin.”  

    That’s the message given to the freshman when they arrive at Lancaster High School every fall.  “You are now part of a family.”

    Homecoming is a time for alumni to return to cheer on the football team and celebrate being a Bruin.  This year, Lancaster High School students and alumni are getting a chance to live this message of family and the Bruin community. 

  • Islanders hold off Vols to notch 21-19 road victory

    KERSHAW  St. John’s of Charleston withstood a last-minute Andrew Jackson rally to capture a hard-fought 21-19 win at Volunteer Stadium on Friday.

    The narrow loss dropped the Volunteers to 2-2, while the Islanders improved to 2-2.

    Trailing 21-19, AJHS started on its own 33-yard line with 2:00 left in the game. AJHS senior quarterback Darrian Henderson found Quadarius Fair on 37-yard pass play to the Islanders’ 31.

  • Neff's White House visit 'an experience'

    The open weekend of the University of South Carolina’s fall baseball practice featured a little different twist than what most teams experience this time of year.

    It was a road trip, but not your ordinary bus ride.

    This event wasn’t a game, but in the words of Steven Neff, a pitcher on the Gamecocks’ 2010 national championship team, it was “an experience.”

    A week ago on Sunday afternoon, Neff and his USC diamond teammates boarded a bus for Washington, D.C.

  • McDonald Green: A mix of young, veteran members

    Not long ago, Thomas Hagwood walked the halls of Lancaster High School.

    His daily chats centered on class schedules, favorite teachers and pop quizzes. At lunch, he’d joke around with friends and discuss sports, music and girls. His outfits were casual.

    Now, three years later, Thomas finds himself in a different setting. His conversations are more serious, and so is his attire. One look at him, and you can tell he’s someone who protects his community.

  • Bruins fall short in 28-21 loss to Vikes

    Spring Valley’s narrow win was decided by inches.

    The 2-3 Vikings, who forged a 28-0 lead early in the second half, held on for a 28-21 win despite a furious comeback by the host Bruins at Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

    LHS, 2-2, was bidding to possibly tie the game with a late scoring drive as the Bruins were on the move after starting the march at their 37.

  • Buford jayvees roll to win

    The unbeaten Buford junior varsity football team posted its second straight shutout, blanking North Central, 31-0.

    Tripp Wright scored three touchdowns and was 1-3 on extra points. Josh Mullens added a six-yard score and Nate Saxon scored a touchdown.

    Parker Melton and  Wright each had a pick.

     BMS rolls

    The Buford Middle School Jackets rolled to a 32-6 win over North Central on Thursday night.

  • Judge denies bond to man charged in child’s death

    One of the men charged in the killing of a 3-year-old girl in May was in court on Friday hoping to receive bond.

    Marico Lamont Stevens, 29, of 2517 Douglas Road, Lancaster, has been charged with murder in the death of Jaylen Jackson.

    A bond hearing was held Friday for Stevens.

    Judge Craig Brown denied bond for Stevens, 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield said.

    Stevens was one of several men involved in a gunfight in May on Athena Road. Jackson was seated in a car when she was caught in the crossfire and shot in the head.