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Today's News

  • Meet your Neighbor – Jacquelyn Nesbit

    Name: Jacquelyn Nesbit

    Age: 55

    Address: McIlwain Road

    Family: Husband, the late Mitchell J. Nesbit; one son, Mario Nesbit, 24, and a daughter, Dionka Nesbit, 23

    Job: Front counter cashier, McDonalds 

    Church: Mount Sinai Glorious Church of God

    Hobbies: Cooking, singing, doing hair, sewing and making other people happy

  • Bruins blitz Vols twice

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster High School capped a season’s sweep of the rival Andrew Jackson Volunteers on Friday night in the LHS gym.
    The Bruins, in similar fashion for both games, rolled over the Vols.
    The LHS girls cruised to a 59-37 win in the opener and the boys completed the sweep with a 93-46 victory in the nightcap.
    The games were similar in that they were close in the early going before the Bruins got rolling.
    In the boys game, Lancaster took control in a pivotal third-period charge.

  • Lady Jackets push hoops mark to 4-0

    Staff Reports
    For The Lancaster News
    The Buford Lady Jackets extended their unbeaten basketball mark to 4-0 with a road win over North Central in Friday night high school basketball play.
    The Lady Jackets started strong and stayed in control for the 60-40 win, their second over the Lady Knights this season.
    Carley Bailey had the hot hand for the BHS girls, scoring 28 points, 15 in the second half.
    “Carley had the hot hand for us tonight and we kept getting the ball to her,” BHS coach T.J. Armbrust said.

  • Bruins wrestlers roll in win over Knights

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster Bruins notched their fourth straight wrestling win with a 49-30 home win over Class A foe North Central High School on Thursday night in the LHS gym.
    The Bruins took the early lead and stayed on top for the decisive victory.
    “We had a good start and we were able to keep the lead,” LHS coach Leon Boulware said.
    Adam Varney, Jordan Hamrick and Chris Stevenson each had a pin for the
    Bruins, who were coming off a home sweep of Buford, Lewisville and Camden Military Academy on Tuesday.

  • Deese wins points championship

    Michael Knight
    For The Lancaster News
    The 2011 Lancaster Motor Speedway Vintage Division points championship went to Kenneth Deese.
    Deese is known around the Carolina dirt tracks as “The Big Show.”
    Deese has become a fan favorite in the Vintage Division with his Chevy race cars looking just like the late, great Dale Earnhardt’s race cars.
    This season, Deese captured six wins and posted numerous top-five finishes on his way to winning the 2011 Vintage Division points championship.

  • Man dies in Camp Creek Road accident

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     The driver in Friday's single-vehicle fatal crash faces felony charges for reportedly being under the influence of alcohol.
    The S.C. Highway Patrol has charged Christopher Love, 35, of Heath Springs with felony DUI with death.
    Love was driving a gray 2000 Nissan Xterra east on Camp Creek Road when he ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected and ran off the left side of the road, said Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Scot Edgeworth.

  • Honoring service above self

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Family, friends, state and local dignitaries and fellow S.C. Highway Patrol troopers gathered at Unity ARP Church outside Lancaster Friday to remember the life and service of Patrolman Marion Charles Steele.
    Steele, then 28, a husband and father of three young children, died Sept. 10, 1966. He was shot to death during a traffic stop for speeding in Chesterfield County.

  • Making Christmas brighter

    Sherry Archie
    For The Lancaster News
    Lancaster High School’s cafeteria was filled with smiling faces Dec. 3. The young and young-at-heart came together for a hot meal and a chance to give Santa (dressed in his best LHS blue and gold) their wish lists.

  • Motive sought in death of sibling

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Service
    Robert and Johnny Wertz are thankful to have shared Thanksgiving Day with their sister.
    The brothers had no idea it would be the last holiday they would celebrate with her.
    Alfreda Wertz Hinson, 57, was found murdered in her Old Winnsboro Road home Nov. 28.
    Johnny Wertz, 55, said his sister was a nice, kind person. He has some physical limitations and relied on his sister to help him with things such as grocery shopping, doctor appointments and paying bills.

  • Board to consider second concrete firm’s status appeal

    The Lancaster County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is scheduled to consider an appeal Tuesday night by another Indian Land concrete plant that lost its protected nonconforming-use status in the 521 Perimeter Commerce Park.
    The appeal comes two months after a similar case in which the BZA overturned the county zoning department's revocation of Thomas Concrete LLC's protected nonconforming-use status in the same light-industrial park.
    Lancaster County Council is seeking an appeal of the decision before a Court of Common Pleas judge.