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Today's News

  • Thornwell's record effort keys Bruins

    Dylan Knight
    For The Lancaster News
    CHESTER – Second-ranked Lancaster used a record-shattering effort by junior star Sindarius Thornwell to complete a road sweep of Class AAA foe Chester on Friday night.
    Thornwell, regarded as the top junior player in the state, scored a school-record 47 points to pace the 14-1 Bruins to a 90-49 win over the Cyclones.
    The LHS girls opened the varsity twin bill with a 56-45 win over the Lady Cyclones.

  • IL Warriors honor fall sports standouts

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – Fall’s finest took the spotlight at the annual Indian Land High School fall sports awards night Thursday evening in the school gym.
    A host of fall sports standouts were honored for their play during the season.
    The Indian Land High School football awards were led by record-setting senior quarterback Rondreas Truesdale, the state’s top rusher (2,120 yards)who earned the team MVP.

  • Man sentenced for possessing firearms

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man was sentenced this week for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, more than a year after he was arrested during an undercover sting.
    Thomas Brice McManus, 61, was sentenced in federal court in Columbia on two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.

  • Lancaster man charged with grand larceny

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Police have nabbed the man they say stole brass pipe fittings and fixtures from city of Lancaster service trucks Monday.
    The Lancaster Police Department has charged John Elliot Montgomery, 40, 352 City Ave., with criminal trespass and grand larceny. He is being held at the Lancaster County Detention Center on bond, according to a press release issued Thursday afternoon.
    The bond amount wasn't listed.

  • Habitat is grateful for support

    The board of directors of Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County would like to thank all who supported our New Year’s Eve “Topping Out” celebration and fundraiser.
    It was a great time for a good cause, to usher in the New Year. We were honored to receive support from people, organizations and businesses all across the county. Your support is helping us reach our goal of providing affordable housing for lower-income families in Lancaster County.

  • For improvement, look in mirror, not to Washington

    “Your life isn’t changed by the man that’s elected..” – Avett Brothers
    Americans look with desperation to Washington to solve our problems. For many of us, however, our largest problem is in the mirror. For what we are doing to ourselves through lack of exercise and an atrocious diet presents a much greater threat to our well-being than an entrenched Congress.

  • Miller waives bond hearing

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The Chesterfield County man charged in the December murder of a Kershaw woman will not have a bond hearing.
    Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said Wednesday that Nickolas Miller, 23, of Jefferson, remains at that county’s detention center after he waived his bond hearing earlier in the week.
    Miller is charged with the murder of Hope Melton, 30, who was beaten and left for dead Dec. 26. Her body was found that same day in a secluded area in the Mount Pisgah area of Kershaw County.

  • Coy to run for House 44 seat

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A Heath Springs businessman has announced his intentions to challenge incumbent S.C. Rep. Jimmy Neal for the S.C. House District 44 seat representing Lancaster County.
    Joseph Coy, 41, a Republican, said Tuesday he’s thought about running for the seat for the past three or four years and decided this was the year to act.
    Neal, a Democrat from Kershaw, has represented House District 44 since 1999.

  • DUIs, no fatalities during New Year

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Despite warnings that law enforcement would be out in force during the New Year’s holiday, the S.C. Highway Patrol still made several drunk driving arrests in Lancaster and Chester counties.
    Otherwise, the weekend was a safety success, S.C. Highway Patrol Cpl. Billy Elders said.
    Troopers made 10 DUI arrests over the New Year’s holiday weekend.

  • Twins make early entrance to world

    MaryBeth Rowell
    For the Lancaster News
    Generally, babies are born in a sterile environment of a hospital with caregivers around to make sure the delivery goes smoothly. That was not the case for Heath Springs resident Stacie Baker.
    Baker was 29 weeks pregnant with twins when she woke about 5:15 a.m. Dec. 13 with labor pains. Thinking it was a false alarm, Baker tried to soak in the tub with hopes it would ease up. But when she got out of the water, the pains were coming on quickly and severely.