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Today's News

  • Ornament unveiling

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A few years ago, Mona Grey and her husband, Keith, had a minor accident at their house during the holiday season.
    Their Christmas tree fell over, which broke all of the ornaments except the ones that depict historical Lancaster County buildings.
    Grey said that moment let her know for sure those ornaments were something special and that she’d always be a fan.

  • Free shopping day for those in need

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Saturday will be all about free clothing along with a few words of encouragement.
    That’s the day for the Closet Ministry’s second annual Free Shopping Day. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster.
    The regional clothing bank ministry will provide toys, coats, other clothing and household items for local families in need.
    Everything available Saturday will be free, said organizer Catherine Horton.

  • AJ High student injured in crash

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    An Andrew Jackson High School student was seriously injured in an automobile accident on her way to school Monday morning.
    Several sources have identified the student as 16-year-old Kristen Tinsley, an 11th-grader at the school. She is the daughter of Alan and Wendy Sattler of Sentry Road, Lancaster.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said the accident occurred about 7:45 a.m. on New Hope Road about 3.45 miles south of Heath Springs.

  • Nationwide emergency alert system test today

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System.
    The nationwide test will be at 2 p.m. today and could last up to three and a half minutes.
    The public will hear a message, “This is a test,” on radio, television and cable.

  • Gym owner charged with kidnapping, assault

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster gym owner has been charged for allegedly locking a customer in his office and assaulting him over an outstanding bill.
    Anytime Fitness owner William Edward Haughey, 56, of 504 N. Woodland Drive, was charged Oct. 31, with kidnapping and third-degree assault and battery.
    A traffic stop two days later also led to a charge of carrying a concealed weapon.

  • Beloved AJ coach dies

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews
    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School is reeling from the loss of a beloved coach and teacher who died Monday evening.
    Chad Faulkenberry was a longtime coach of the school’s junior varsity Volunteers football team and assistant coach for the varsity team.
    Family and friends said Faulkenberry collapsed at his home in Kershaw about 11 p.m. Monday. The cause of death was unknown as of deadline Tuesday afternoon.

  • Gregory leads IL cross country in state field

    The Indian Land High School cross country teams wrapped up their seasons Saturday at the Class AA state cross country meet at the Sandhills Research Park in Columbia. 

    The IL boys team finished 14th in the field of 24 boys teams, the same as  year. The IL girls team also finished 14th in its field of 20 schools 

  • Lady Bruins’ cross country 13th in Class AAAA meet

    The Lancaster High School girls cross country team capped a solid season with a 13th finish in the Class AAAA field.

    LHS sophomore JeNae Jones ran 20:16 to lead the Lady Bruins’ effort, placing 36th overall.

  • Bruins to battle Gators

     

       

    Lancaster faces a major test Friday when the No. 16 seeded Bruins battle top-seeded Goose Creek in the opening round of the Class AAAA Division II football playoffs.

  • Tanner's a hit with Blue and Gold Santa

     

       

    University of South Carolina baseball coach Ray Tanner, with back-to-back NCAA national titles, has drawn his share of high praise over the last two years, but it was Tanner who was doing the praising Thursday night.