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Today's News

  • Council to discuss LARS at meeting

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County Council will once again discuss the future of the Lancaster Area Ride Service when it meets Monday night.
    Council recently tasked a committee to look at possibilities for extending the medical transportation program and will discuss the committee’s findings on Monday.
    One suggestion from the committee is to have council authorize sending a letter of pending grant submission to the S.C. Department of Transportation, which will hold grant funds already set aside for LARS.

  • USCL event provides arena for expression

    She spoke openly about witnessing domestic violence in her home.
    Her family dynamic wasn’t the most ideal. At one point Wednesday, she used the phrase “hateful marriage” to describe her parents’ union.
    Her name is Veronica Clayton.
    You may recognize her as a student at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
    I now know her as a poet.
    Evander Wilson is bothered by “copy cats” and people he considers inauthentic and untrustworthy.

  • March 3 effort to bring attention to motorcycle safety awareness

    Staff Reports
    Family and friends of Jerry Shields are wanting to get the message out about motorcycle safety awareness. Shields was killed in a motorcycle accident in Clover on March 3, 2011.
    This year on March 3, the public is asked to wear Harley-Davidson colors or a T-shirt in honor of Shields and make the public aware of motorcycle safety.
    Shields’ sister-in-law and Lancaster resident Staci Palmer said about 45 percent of motorcycle riders who die in accidents die because of  inattentive drivers.

  • Investigation continues into woman’s murder

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Police have released few details in the murder of a Lancaster woman early Thursday morning.
    As of late Friday afternoon, Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard said officers were still processing the crime scene at a home in the 700 block of East Dunlap Street., where 47-year-old Cynthia Barnes was found dead this week.
    “We don’t have anything outside of what we already knew,” Howard said. “The investigation is ongoing and there is nothing concrete as of right now.”

  • Warriors spoil BHS senior night with hardwood sweep

     

       

    BUFORD – Indian Land played the spoiler on Buford’s senior night, taking two Region IV-AA basketball wins from the host Jackets on Thursday night at BHS.

  • Lady Rams roll to cap unbeaten campaign

    The A.R. Rucker Middle School basketball teams capped banner seasons with a sweet sweep Thursday night in the Lancaster High School gym.

    Rucker, in convincing fashion, rolled over Lancaster area middle school rival South Middle School teams to complete a season’s sweep of the Mustangs on the hardwood.

  • Bruins blitz Blue Eagles

     

       

    The sixth-ranked Lancaster Bruins put the fitting touches on a splendid regular-season with a LHS senior night rout of Clover High School on Friday night.

  • Lady Vols lasso Stallions twice, net bid

     

       

    BOONETOWN – The surging Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers made history Thursday night, and then again Friday to earn the Region IV-AA runner-up bid to the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs.

  • Cook campaign kickoff set for Thursday

    S.C. House District 44 candidate and Kershaw attorney Bob Cook will have a campaign kickoff event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Baker Conference Center at 105 Minor St., Kershaw.
    The public is invited.
    Cook, a native of Kershaw, is seeking the Democratic nomination for the House seat now held by Kershaw resident Rep. Jimmy Neal, who is retiring after this term.
    The Democratic Primary will be held June 12.
    To contact Cook or support his campaign, call (803) 475-1282 or e-mail at cookforschouse@gmail.com.

  • Jackets' Wells named to Shrine Bowl staff

     

       

    Buford High School head football coach Mike Wells has been selected as a coach for the 2012 Shrine Bowl football game.