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Today's News

  • Two-story house total loss in blaze

    Officials say a smoke detector may have prevented a Sunday afternoon fire from being much worse than what it was.

    Firefighters received a call shortly after 3:30 p.m. Sunday about a fire at a two-story house at 6616 Camp Creek Road. The home is located in the Tradesville community in the northeastern part of the county, not far from the state line. 

    When firefighters arrived, flames were coming from the garage and the kitchen area and later shot through the roof, said Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder. 

  • S.C. House approves tort reform bill, again

    The fifth week of the legislative session is over and the House has already passed four major conservative government reforms.
    We approved a state law requiring roll call voting in the General Assembly that reinforces the House rule that requires it in our chamber. We approved the Voter ID legislation, supported by 83 percent of Americans, to require a photo identification be shown at the polls. We approved new requirements that our public colleges and universities be more transparent in how they spend your tax – and tuition – dollars.

  • Bruins weather Green Wave, 76-66

    EASLEY – The way Lancaster High sophomore star Sindarius Thornwell saw it,

    he and his Bruins’ teammates had two options – step up, or make strides

    for home.

    “We didn’t want to go home,” said Thornwell, who scored 25 points and

    grabbed 10 rebounds to help the 19-7 Bruins march on with a 76-66 win over host Easley in the Class AAAA Upper State boys basketball playoffs.

  • Buford High's Pressley, IL's Truesdale capture Upstate wrestling titles

    A year ago, Buford and Indian Land wrestlers captured individual state championships at the Class A-AA state wrestling tournament.

  • Lancers drop two losses to Dolphins

     

       

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster posted one win in three weekend games with Brunswick Community College at the LHS baseball field.

  • Warriors whip Wolverines, face Shamrocks

    Home’s been nothing but net – hardwood  success – for the Indian Land Warriors this season.

    The Warriors hope to keep it going one more time this season as they host Eau Claire in the third-round of the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs Wednesday night at 7.

    A third straight postseason home victory will move the Warriors to a coveted bid to play for the Class AA Upper State playoffs on Saturday at the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville.

  • Little Eden: Mildred Cameron recalls heyday of vibrant community

     

    It’s  4 p.m. on a Friday. South York Street is nearly empty. A few people walking and a handful of cars at a poolroom.   About the only traffic is a few cars headed north toward town or south to make connections at busy intersections.

    It’s always been South York Street, but not so very long ago, nearly everyone living here had a different name for a short strip of it: “Midway.” 

  • Fires scorch county

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Dry conditions mixed with high wind have posed a great challenge for local fire officials over the last several days.
    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said county firefighters have responded to more than 30 grass fires since Saturday.
    One of the biggest was on Monday afternoon, when a brush fire threatened at least 10 homes in the eastern part of Lancaster County near the Chesterfield County line.

  • County bans all burning

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The rash of recent brush fires has forced local fire officials to restrict all outdoor burning in the county.
    The Lancaster County Fire Service issued a burning ban late Tuesday morning. The ban will remain in effect “until conditions improve,” said County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder.
    This ban, which includes recreational burning, has been issued as a result of continued dry ground conditions, low relative humidity and high winds, according to a fire service press release.  

  • Man shot, killed after argument

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies believe an argument may have led to the shooting death of a Heath Springs man Saturday night.
    Ernest Lee Cunningham, 55, of 2269 Thornwell Road, Heath Springs, was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds after deputies responded to a shooting at 923 Louisa St., according to a sheriff’s office press release. He was found at 11:13 p.m. Saturday.