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Today's News

  • One man shot, another injured in altercation

    One man was shot and another suffered head injuries following a dispute Thursday afternoon near Heath Springs. 

    Kamil H. Nassrah, 59, of 1602 Rocky River Road, Lancaster, and Michael E. Hyatt, 60, of 668 Merle Lane, Heath Springs, got into a verbal dispute about 4 p.m. in the middle of the road on Merle Lane, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. 

    The dispute escalated into a physical altercation in which Nassrah injured his head and Hyatt was shot in the left side of his abdomen, a press release said. 

  • Restoration nearly done on old courthouse

    After more than a year of construction, repairs on the county’s historic courthouse are nearing completion.

    Chad Catledge, courthouse project consultant with Lancaster’s Perception Builders, said the interior of the historic courthouse is almost complete. And with only a few details left to finish on the outside of the building, he said work could be finished by the first week of October.

  • Officials defend dinner meeting

    Did local officials violate the state’s open-meeting law when they met for dinner Monday in Lancaster?

    The answer isn’t crystal clear.

    Philip Tillman, who is running for the District 4 seat on County Council, was concerned there was no notification about the meeting and that it was not open to the public. He said a friend who is running for Lancaster City Council told him Monday afternoon about the meeting.

  • Volunteers, paid firefighters on same team in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – Firefighter Marty Waters of the Kershaw Fire Department remembers driving up to a huge fire at a vacant industrial building on Little Dude Avenue back in March.

    The building wasn’t exactly vacant. It was full of combustible materials.

    The roughly 200-foot by 100-foot building was being used for storage and had been condemned in 2006. Kershaw, Flat Creek and Heath Springs volunteer fire departments were first called to the fire, and Elgin Volunteer Fire Department and Lancaster Fire Department responded with ladder trucks.

  • LHS tennis unbeaten with 7-0 win over FM

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins’ tennis team improved to 3-0 with a 7-0 win over Fort Mill at the Richards Tennis Complex at USCL.

  • Local boys enjoy chance to be on TV

    INDIAN LAND – The Koch family of Indian Land got more than it expected out of a two-night stay in Gettysburg, Pa., this summer.

    While driving to New York for the Fourth of July, the family stopped in Gettysburg to check out the battlefield during the anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, fought July 1-3, 1863.

    The morning after they arrived, they met the film crew – Zak Bagans,  Aaron Goodwin and Nick Groff – for Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures” during breakfast at their hotel.

  • LMS points on the line

    Lancaster Motor Speedway hosts seven exciting divisions on Saturday night at the half-mile dirt oval.

    Points will be on the line as only a handful of races are left on the 2010 schedule.

    The NDRA Crate Late Model points is a battle between Steve Davis and Timbo Mangum.

    Davis, saddled with bad luck lately, is only letting Mangum inch closer and closer.

    The Super Street is a battle between Steve Colgate and Joey Engelbrecht, only 12 points apart.

  • Woman tells police she was robbed

    A Lancaster woman told officers she was robbed near Southside Early Childhood Center on Hampton Road early Saturday as she sat in a car.

    The woman told police that she was riding with a male friend about 3 a.m. and they stopped in the area of Burns Alley.

    The woman told police that her friend pulled into a driveway at a home where all the lights were off.

    He got out of the car, and a few moments later, the passenger side door opened, and a man put a gun to her head and took her money, a Lancaster Police Department incident report said.

  • Rodgers big hitter for AJ

    Andrew Jackson senior defensive end Tyler Rodgers gets his share of hits.

    Rodgers, a stalwart in the Vols’ defense, can shoulder the load.

    Same can be said of Rodgers in the spring when he hit .479 as the Volunteers’ first baseman and reaped all-region honors for the playoff-bound Vols under first-year baseball coach Mike Lucas.

    Rodgers said he sees a similarity between the diamond and gridiron at AJ.

  • Sanford on education funding: ‘It’s messy and it’s going to get messier’

    As his term in office winds down, Gov. Mark Sanford had some final words for Lancaster residents Tuesday night about education, the economy and the gubernatorial race.