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Today's News

  • Autopsy fails to determine how motorist died

    An autopsy failed to show whether a Jefferson man killed on S.C. 903 died because he was ejected from his car or hit by another vehicle on Jan. 7.

    Scottie Privette, 41, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 11 p.m. crash by Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris. Morris said Privette died of head, neck and chest injuries.

  • School district leaders discuss goals for 2010

    In the midst of budget cuts and a down economy, Lancaster County School District officials reflect on 2009 while looking forward to what lies ahead in the new year.

    School board chairman Bobby Parker said the top priority of the year will be determining how to handle budget cuts handed down by the state. The district has already been hit with two cuts so far this school year – the most recent a 5 percent reduction.

  • City wants more police cadets and reserve officers

    The Lancaster Police Department is offering teens and adults the chance to try out law enforcement as a career before making a full-time commitment to the job.

    The department is looking to increase its ranks of police Explorers, or cadets, and reserve police officers.

    The Explorers program, chartered through the Boy Scouts of America, is open to 14- to 21-year-olds. The police department’s program is entering its 22nd year.

  • Former Panther to speak at MLK breakfast event

    A former professional football player is headlining a local Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Monday.

    Mike Minter, who played 10 years with the Carolina Panthers, will be the keynote speaker at the ninth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Scholarship Breakfast, set for 8 a.m. Monday at the Fairway Room, 1821 Springs Club Road.

    The event is themed “A Day with a Dreamer Whose Dream Became a Reality.”

  • Reserve your seat for chamber's 54th annual meeting

    The 54th annual meeting of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for Jan. 28 and will include new features. It will begin at 6 p.m. at the Fairway Room of the Lancaster Golf Club, with a reception preceding the dinner meeting.

  • Bruins claw 'Cats twice

    The Lancaster Bruins offered no buzzer-beaters Friday night, but still plenty to buzz about in the Bruins’ Den.

    The No. 10 Bruins, who have had their share of dramatic wins this season, including a two-point thriller in a region-opening 56-54 road win over South Pointe on Monday, were firmly in control.

    Lancaster capped a Region IV-AAAA home sweep, taking two from visiting Rock Hill.

  • Warriors roll in sweep of Knights

    Indian Land bounced back and the Lady Warriors continued their stellar play in a Conference III-A sweep on Friday in the IL gym.

    The Warriors, who fell to Great Falls on Tuesday, rebounded with a solid 66-46 win over North Central to complete the league sweep.

    The IL girls opened play, ripping the Knights 79-21.

    The Warriors, who improved to 3-1 in region play, took charge in the second half behind the third-period play of Jay Edge.

  • Junior Jackets' balance aids 53-36 win

    The Buford Junior Jackets opened region home play in impressive style, taking a 53-36 win over the Chesterfield Junior Rams on Monday night.

    The BHS jayvees, in posting the 17-point win, used a balanced attack.

    Josh Roach paced Buford with 12 points. Matt Ellis and Jonathan Soliman each scored nine points. Nick Parris hit eight.

    Mikeem McKinney, Nate Saxon and Jay Chambers each tallied four points. Donovan Lang scored two and Evan Joplin added one point.

  • Jackets surge to top LHS Bruins

    Buford capped a season’s wrestling sweep of county rival Lancaster to highlight a Jackets’ home tri-match on Thursday night.

    Lancaster, 1-8, held a 17-12 lead after a Ben Ghent pin, Chris Stevenson forfeit win and Jeff Strickland technical fall, but the Jackets used a 42-6 run to notch the 54-23 win.

    BHS downed Lancaster 51-30 last month.

    Buford’s key charge was boosted by pins from Dylan Altman, Devin Starnes, Rashad Cunningham and Eric McPhearson. Gabe Griffin and James Mackey each had a decision to aid the Jackets’ charge.

  • County looks at capital plan

    Lancaster County Council has begun collecting information for its long-range capital-improvement plan.

    Council discussed its previous and upcoming plans at its Jan. 4 meeting. The capital-improvement plan, which lists priorities for capital projects and purchases in the county over the next few years, was last revised in 2006 and planned through 2011.

    With a comprehensive county plan also due this year, council has begun compiling information for its new capital-improvement plan.