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Today's News

  • Corridor study reveals opportunities for county

    After several years of planning, months of work and thousands of man hours, the results of the U.S. 521/S.C. 9 corridor study were revealed Thursday night.

    Representatives from URG, an urban and development planning firm that conducted the study, explained the results to a packed house at the County Administration Building.

  • Due to economy, airport operator shuts down

    In another sign of the poor economy, the operator of the Lancaster County Airport recently closed its business.

    Lancaster Aviation, a private business that oversaw the day-to-day operations at the airport for more than six years, shut down on Dec. 31.

    Called a fixed-base operator, or FBO, the business was responsible for keeping the terminal open for airplanes, selling fuel and completing regular maintenance on airplanes.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said the closure was a direct result of the economy.

  • Looking up has life looking up

    It’s hard to admit the truth about yourself, but once you do, it’s as refreshing as a cool, crisp morning.

    I don’t drink or smoke and try hard not to fuss (unless I’m in a long line at Walmart).

    For me, worrying is the downfall.

    I guess I’m a natural worrier and fret about all kinds of stuff.

    When I was little, I worried about learning those poems we had to recite while standing in front of the classroom.

    Then, I worried about those fifth grade spelling bees that Mr. Joe Connors held weekly.

  • Apartments near USCL burglarized

    Police say the area around the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s student apartments on Hubbard Drive was a hot spot for burglaries during December.

    Through Wednesday, police have taken 11 reports at those apartments, and another apartment complex on nearby Fowler Road, where USCL students also live.

    Police believe thieves targeted the apartments because the college students went home for the holidays.

    There have also been burglaries reported at Woodhaven Apartments on Colonial Avenue.

  • Report: Man held woman against her will and threatened to kill her

    A Lancaster man has been charged with kidnapping after a woman told deputies that he threatened her with a knife and held her against her will in her home for hours Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.

    David Allen Stevens, 54, of 3007 Lynwood Drive, has also been charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with aggravated criminal domestic violence.

    According to a sheriff’s office incident report, deputies were called to a Lynwood Drive home at 6 a.m. Thursday after someone there called 911 and hung up.

  • Bruins jolt FM Jackets

    The Lancaster Bruins launched the 2010 part of their basketball schedule with a sweet sweep Tuesday night.

    LHS avenged a pair of earlier home losses to Fort Mill, taking a non-region varsity twin bill from the Yellow Jackets.

    The 9-3 Bruins capped the hardwood broom job with a 65-64 overtime win over the 10th-ranked Yellow Jackets.

    Lancaster, which dropped a 64-62 overtime loss to FM at the LHS gym on Dec. 11, appeared headed for another loss to the Yellow Jackets as it trailed 18-5 after a period of play.

  • Sullivan Middle tops Rumble in the Hive

    Sullivan Middle School of Rock Hill captured the title in the second annual Rumble in the Hive middle school wrestling tournament at the Buford High School gym.

    Sullivan fashioned a 4-0 mark to capture top honors in the one-day tournament Dec. 19.

    Long Middle School of Cheraw finished second with a 3-1 record and Nation Ford Middle School of Fort Mill was third with a 3-1 showing.

  • Panthers honor Keenan

    The Carolina Panthers have honored Lancaster High School standout student-athlete Sam Keenan as a 2009 Carolina Panthers Community Captain.

    The Carolina Panthers Community Captain program recognizes high school football student-athletes in the Carolinas  who excel in the classroom, in the community and on the field.

    Keenan, a three-year letterman and two-year starter at tight end for the Bruins, was honored during pre-game festivities at the Panthers’ final regular-season home game with the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.

  • Engineering success

    INDIAN LAND – The ins and outs of propeller design are a lot easier to understand now for a group of Indian Land High School students.

    Two groups of students in John Marlette’s engineering class competed last month in a design and build competition in Rock Hill. The contest required groups from area high schools to design a miniature rotor/propeller using CAD (computer-aided design) software.

  • Man dies in accident on S.C. 903

    KERSHAW – A 41-year-old man was killed late Thursday night on S.C. 903 after he was ejected from the sport utility vehicle he was driving.

    Scottie Privette, of Jefferson, died in the 11 p.m. crash. His official cause of death has yet to be determined, said Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris.

    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Scot Edgeworth said the man was driving a 2007 Kia sedan west on S.C. 903 about a mile from S.C. 265 when he ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected and overturned in the highway.