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Today's News

  • Man arrested in shooting death

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man has been arrested hours after another man was shot to death early Tuesday morning.

  • Police nab burglary suspect

    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies arrested a man this week after they found him inside someone else's home.
    Raykeivis Nesbit, 23, 1422 Shiloh Unity Road, was arrested Jan. 31 and later charged with malicious injury to property after deputies found him inside a home in the 100 block of Ranson Road, according to a sheriff's office incident report.
    A deputy responded to the scene shortly after 11 p.m. after a witness called in a possible burglary in progress.

  • No one is totally safe

    Are you a warrior or a victim? That was the question Maj. Matt Shaw, undersheriff at Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, presented to those at a personal safety awareness class. A need for such a class was necessitated by the recent rage of violent attacks in Lancaster County.
    Just days after Christmas, Kershaw resident Hope Melton was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and brutally beaten to death with a baseball bat. Her body was thrown in a desolate area known for coyotes and other animals.

  • Training hard for 12 weeks

    For Katie Stogner, here and now is the stream of sweat beads dripping from her chin onto the rubber floor of Island Sun Tanning and Fitness on Pageland Highway as owner Steve Lewis encourages her through a grinding workout. Captured on video, there is no place for her to hide  the here and now.

    Stogner’s future is wearing that pair of black leather pants hanging in the closet of her Indian Land home.

    But to do that, she hopes to lose 30 pounds, much of it coming from the birth of her son, Thaxton, on Dec. 7.

  • It's time to tell the truth on Tiger

    Holy smoke, at times, we do the stupidest things.

    I just finished reading more bad news about those of us who are Lancaster.

    Dangling a rambunctious child over a chained-up pit bull?

    Nothing good ever comes from adults behaving like children. To hear of such things makes the real grown-ups really mad.

    Seems like some folks need to grow up. 

  • Meet your Neighbor – Mindy Martin

    Name: Mindy Martin

    Age: 30

    Address: Buford community

    Family: Husband, Gary, 33, and a son, Nathan, 7

    Pets: Jagger, a lhasa apso, and Foxy, a Himalayan cat

    Job: Master colorist, stylist and eyelash extension specialist and Mane Street Hair Designers

    Church: Crestview Baptist Church

  • Payne to run for House 44

    A Heath Springs resident less than three years removed from high school is looking to make a splash in state politics.
    Ryan Payne, a 20-year-old who’s been active with the local Republican Party, has announced that he will run for the S.C. House District 44 seat, now occupied by Jimmy Neal.
    District 44 encompasses a large portion of Lancaster County, including parts of the city of Lancaster, as well as the towns of Kershaw and Heath Springs.

  • Gun sales up in county

    During the post-Christmas wrap-up of sales during the 2011 shopping season, several news organizations reported an unexpected finding – guns were among the best-selling Christmas items nationwide.
    The reports, based on federal background checks through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), showed there were a record 1,534,414 inquiries by gun retailers in December for people buying guns.

  • Two AJHS students win scholarships

    Andrew Jackson High School seniors Wendy Winn and Sydney Phillips were worried last Tuesday when their teachers pulled them out of class and sent them to the principal’s office.
    Never mind that neither of them had ever been in trouble before, or the fact that they’re among the top students in their class – Wendy and Sydney somehow thought they were toast.

  • Cyclists to ride 200 miles to fight multiple sclerosis

    National MS Society Greater Carolinas Chapter
    On Sept. 22-23,  more than 1,500 cyclists from across the Carolinas will pedal from the greater Charlotte and Columbia areas to Sunset Beach, N.C., to raise money and awareness for the National MS Society.