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Today's News

  • Two students to compete in Poetry Out Loud contest

    Two Lancaster County students are among the 10 finalists who will compete Saturday at the annual Poetry Out Loud state competition sponsored by the S.C. Arts Commission. 

    Robert Massey of Andrew Jackson High School and Raina Hill of Buford High School advanced from classroom to school-wide to regional contests to compete for South Carolina's spot in the national finals, which will be held May 13-15 in Washington, D.C., and a shot at a $20,000 scholarship. More than 4,000 South Carolina students competed this year.

  • Driver faces DUI charge in Meeting Street crash

    A Lancaster man was charged with driving under the influence after he was involved in a car accident Feb. 19. 

    Charles J. Whitt, 45, 2555 Country Club Drive, received the DUI charge shortly after his car flipped along a stretch of West Meeting Street early that morning, said S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder. 

    The accident happened at 1 a.m. as Whitt was driving a 2011 Chevrolet two-door vehicle north on West Meeting Street. Elder said the car then drove off the right side of the road, struck an embankment and flipped over. 

  • Fires destroy Ninth Street home, Henry Harris Road cabin

    Bright orange flames consumed a small Lancaster house early Tuesday morning as firefighters worked quickly to put out the blaze.

    Members of the Gooches and McDonald Green Volunteer Fire Departments, as well as Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies, responded at 12:47 a.m. to a fire at 1115 Ninth St., according to a sheriff’s office incident report. The house is in Lancaster’s Brooklyn area. 

  • Council members try to do what is best for Lancaster

    I am going to do something that doesn’t happen very often. I am going to defend Lancaster County Council. And yes, before I go any further, my father-in-law is Larry Honeycutt and my sister-in-law is Kathy Sistare (married to my brother, Mike). I cannot speak for everyone on County Council, but because I am close to these two, I will tell you what I see.

  • The cookies are here!

    On March 12, Girl Scouts will celebrate its 100th anniversary.          And for a little more than 80 of those years, many of their troop activities have been funded by selling cookies. 

    Those cookies – Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Peanut Butter Patties, Lemonades, Shout Outs, Thanks–A–Lots and Caramel deLites – become household words this time of year.

  • Diller to speak at county library

    Lancaster County Library
    Author and Lancaster native Harriet Diller will be the guest speaker at a special meeting of the Friends of the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., at 7 p.m. Tuesday.  
    Diller will autograph copies of her latest novel, “Everlastingly Vev.” You can buy the book at the program or at barnesandnoble.com.

  • Bruins, Vols, Warriors post wins in Comporium tourney

     

       

    Lancaster, Andrew Jackson and Indian Land were the opening day winners in the second annual Comporium Preseason Baseball tournament at Buford Park on Saturday.

  • Hazel Street man attacked in bed

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Hazel Street resident told police a man invaded his home early Feb. 2  and attacked him.
    About 2 a.m. that day, the suspect knocked on the front door of the victim’s home several times, asking to enter. The resident said he was in the bed and told the man to go away, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    The resident said the suspect then kicked the door open and entered the bedroom where he was.

  • Deputies charge woman for firing gun in home

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A heated argument between a Lancaster man and his girlfriend ended with the woman’s arrest after she fired a gun into a ceiling.
    Flossie Burks Lewis, 53, of Elgin, was arrested Feb. 5 and charged with first-degree assault and battery, according to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw.

  • Junior Lady Jackets capture Lancaster County Classic

    The Buford High School Junior Lady Jackets captured the Lancaster County Classic junior varsity softball tournament at BHS on Saturday.

    Buford defeated Central of Pageland 4-0 and Lancaster 7-0 in pool play. The Junior Lady Jackets then defeated Nation Ford 10-4 in bracket play, then Central 12-0.