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Today's News

  • Yellow Jackets' rally sacks Bruins

     

       

    Buford High wrestling coach John Mahaffey’s instructions to his Jackets squad entering its  match with host Lancaster on Wednesday night was simple.

  • Authorities seek leads in robbery cases

    Authorities are searching for the men involved in three armed robberies and one attempted robbery earlier this week.
    Two armed robberies occurred at convenience stores, as did the attempted robbery. One man was held up by a robber as he was leaving his home, a report said.
    Deputies responded to reports of an armed robbery at the AMPM Gas & Grill, 1553 Lynwood Dr., on Monday. A store employee told deputies that a man walked into the store about 10 p.m., pulled out a handgun and demanded money.

  • Patrol reports wrecks related to storm

    A fast-moving low-pressure system out of the Mississippi River Valley brought freezing rain to Lancaster County on Thursday morning that caused havoc for drivers on county roads.
    National Weather Service meteorologist Shawn Smith said the area was under a winter weather advisory until 10 a.m. Smith said the freezing rain was the result of precipitation, several days of cold weather and cold air extending to high altitudes.

  • Process to find new chief begins

    The city of Lancaster has begun the process to find Hugh White’s successor.
    White, who has been the Lancaster Police Department chief for 11 years, announced last week that he will be stepping down soon. His retirement will become effective next month.
    A day before the city announced White’s resignation, the five-day period began in which current city employees could apply for the job. City policy allows in-house applicants to have first consideration, said City Administrator Helen Sowell.
    That application period ran from Dec. 8 to Tuesday.

  • Fires destroy two homes over weekend

    Two homes were destroyed in separate fires only hours apart over the weekend.
    A Lancaster man told Lancaster County deputies that he and his family returned home from eating dinner late Saturday night when they noticed fire coming from the roof of his house at 958 Rock Hill Highway.
    He immediately called the fire department and then ran to the back of his house in an attempt to turn off the house’s main breaker, an incident report said.
    Zion, Van Wyck and Riverside volunteer fire departments responded to the scene.

  • Habitat seeking donations to match $10,000 pledge

    The local Habitat for Humanity still needs help to try to match a generous pledge before the end of the year.
    More than a month ago, an anonymous local donor told Habitat for Humanity that he would donate $10,000 to the organization, just as long as the group can raise the same amount through donations.
    The goal has not been met yet, said Habitat board president Doris Hood. She wouldn’t say how much has been raised thus far.
    Dec. 31 is the last day to donate to this particular effort.

  • Someone tampers with fire hydrants

    Water gushed onto several county roads early Tuesday morning after someone opened the valves on at least five fire hydrants.
    Deputies responded to the Foxbrook Circle area at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday because of a report of water leaking into the roadway.
    A nearby resident told the deputy she had seen a man next to the hydrant with a wrench in his hand.  After seeing her, the man got into a dark colored car, which had four fog lamps on its roof, and left the scene.

  • Sumner takes oath as board member

    New District 4 Lancaster County school board member Bill Sumner was sworn in during a brief ceremony before the start of the board’s monthly meeting Tuesday night.
    Sumner was elected in November in a special election to replace former board member Dr. Peter Barry, who died in September.
    County Clerk of Court Jeff Hammond administered the oath.

  • F-35s are good economic news for South Carolina

    On Dec. 9, the U.S. Department of Defense announced its decision to base many of its new F-35 fighter jets in South Carolina. Two training squadrons and three operational squadron, almost 90 new jets, have been designated for Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.
    That’s great news, especially given South Carolina’s current economy. The new jets will mean hundreds of new jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in new construction projects for the state.

  • LHS Bruins honor fall sports stars

    The finest in Lancaster High School fall sports was in the blue and gold spotlight at the annual Bruins fall sports awards night in the LHS auditorium on Monday night.

    A host of athletes in LHS fall sports earned honors in six varsity sports.