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Today's News

  • Lady Warriors net region tennis crown

    The Indian Land High School Lady Warrior tennis team defeated the McBee High School Lady Panthers 6-1 in a match Oct. 1 at the Sun City tennis facility.

    The IL win means Lady Warriors won the region title.

    Hannah Shoemaker (IL) def. Christy McCormick (M), 6-2, 6-2

    Haley Hunter (IL) def. Haylee Melton (M) 6-4, 6-2

    Julia Greiner (IL) def. Hannah Hawkins (M), 6-3, 6-2

    Samantha Johnson (M) def. Hannah Hunter (IL), 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

    Kim Koenig (IL) def. Cara Moore 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 12-10 (match tiebreaker)

  • Police reports - Oct. 14, 2009

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • A Lancaster man was charged with drug possession after a traffic stop on West Meeting Street on Oct. 9.

    Spencer Massey, 41, 1025-C Woodcreek Apartments, was charged with third offense simple possession of marijuana.

    According to the report, officers stopped the car Massey was riding in because the driver was not wearing a seat belt.

  • LMS hosting Carolina Clash on Saturday night

    Carolina Clash Racing Series will roll into Lancaster Speedway Saturday when the Clash will run its fifth race for the Chase for the Cup.

    The race, which was rained out last month at LMS, is a 50-lap, $5,000 to win special event.

    “With the points still close, we expect a lot of the top 10 drivers, plus other big names for this event,” a LMS official said about the race.

    Chris “Fergy” Ferguson took the checkers at Fayetteville Motor Speedway on Oct. 3.

    Latest Clash points:

    1. Jeff Smith, 3,735

    2. Ricky Weeks, 3,693

  • I just don't have as much to talk about

    It never fails. If you are a happily (or unhappily) married man and have been for a number of years, your bride will initiate this conversation during a road trip.

    And if she hasn’t done it yet, don’t worry. It’s coming.

    It goes something like this: “Say something. We’ve gone 200 miles and you haven’t said a single word to me. And don’t tell me you’re quiet from driving and paying attention to the road, either.

  • Hiding no more

    Janie McManus loves historical fiction.

    For the seventh grade social studies teacher at South Middle School, it’s a way to make the textbook come alive.

    Right now, she is reading “Breadwinner” by Deborah Ellis, to her classes, which is about the Taliban in Afghanistan.

    “Will it be on that big test at the end of the year? Probably not,” she said.

    “But it’s timely and they need to know this stuff.

  • Two more charged in botched robbery

    Two more men have been charged in connection with a botched armed robbery attempt that led to the death of another suspect in the robbery attempt early Aug. 14.

    Walter Blake Davis, 18, of 1105 Crestwood Drive, and Robert Deon Nelson, 20, of 2436 Lynwood Drive, have been charged with armed robbery, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

    The charges stem from an armed robbery during which another suspect – Jarkevious Ingram, 18, of 1108 Culp St. – was shot and killed by the victim, Edward Patterson Jr., 34.

  • Census official addresses Kershaw council

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council was reminded of the importance of the U.S. Census, coming up in 2010.

    Tricia Cummings-Lecque, a partnership specialist with the regional Census center in Charlotte, addressed council members Sept. 21.

    Cummings-Lecque reiterated the Census campaign’s slogan, “10, 10 in 2010” which means there are 10 questions on the survey, which should take 10 minutes or less to complete.

  • Man charged in stabbing

    Police charged a Lancaster man after a reported stabbing at a Central Avenue home Sept. 18.

    Demareo Thomas Perry, 30, of 708-A Central Ave., has been charged by the Lancaster Police Department with assault and battery with intent to kill.

    According to an incident report, officers responded to 706 Central Ave. and found a 38-year-old man lying over a tree stump, and another man holding a shirt to the man’s chest.

    An officer had the witness lift up the shirt and saw two puncture wounds on the man’s chest and left side, the report said.

  • H1N1 flu cases now widespread

    Though statistics aren’t available, officials say the H1N1 flu, or swine flu, is a pandemic and is prevalent in all areas of the state, including Lancaster County.

    Until late summer, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control had released numbers of confirmed H1N1 cases. However, officials stopped tracking individual cases because “the numbers don’t add up,” said Adam Myrick, a DHEC spokesman.

    Many people who may have H1N1 aren’t going to a physician and, therefore, aren’t getting tested, he said.

  • Remembering Hugo

    If you lived in Lancaster County on that fateful September night in 1989, you probably remember Hurricane Hugo.

    The storm slammed into the South Carolina coast on Sept. 21, 1989, as a Category 4 storm, the second-most intense category of hurricanes. Charleston bore the force of its howling winds and 20-foot storm surge.

    The mega storm tore a path of destruction 150 miles inland from the ocean into Lancaster County, which caught many residents here by surprise.