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Today's News

  • Congrats, good luck to 2011 grads

    Take a good look at this week’s Graduation 2011 special section. It’s full of the graduates from all four county high schools, as well as Carolina Christian Academy.
    In each school’s section, you’ll read about their top scholars, who will address their classmates as valedictorian and salutatorian at graduation ceremonies – today for the four county schools and June 3 for Carolina Christian.

  • Column: Stegall’s sense of duty lives on

    They left the comfort of their surroundings and went to strange places where they were called upon to do things unnatural to civilized humanity. Some are buried in foreign lands. Some are buried at sea. The status of some is unknown. There is a story for each of the many thousands who went away to war. I offer this one.
    In 1966, a young man named Lindell Ray “Butch” Stegall was relentless in requests to his parents that they sign a waiver so he might enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was only 17.

  • Mom charged in toddler’s death

    A Lancaster mother was arrested Thursday in Rock Hill in connection with the death of her 18-month-old son last week.
    Yasika Sherreeka Patterson, 25, of 1999 Pinta Drive, was arrested May 26 for murder/ homicide by child abuse, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office press release.
    Patterson was arrested by the Rock Hill Police Department and transported to the Lancaster County Detention Center, the release said.

  • May Yard of the Month

    Growing up, Stuart Graham attended Van Wyck Presbyterian Church with his family.  
    Just two doors down from there stood a bright yellow home known throughout the tight knit community as the old Hyatt house.  
    At the time, Graham never realized the keys to the 1898 Victorian-style home at 5154 Old Hickory Road would one day be in his pocket.
    Graham had always admired the house and was excited to learn in 2003 it was to be sold at an auction.

  • Seniors win; Juniors stay unbeaten

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team survived in a slugfest to post its first win of the 2011 Legion baseball season on Tuesday night in York.

    The Post 31 seniors, with a five-run ninth-inning rally, snapped a 12-all draw for a 17-12 League V victory over host Post 66.

  • Warriors honor ace IL athletes

     

       

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior stars Breyon Williams and Mariah Williams earned top honors at the annual Warriors’ all-sports banquet on Monday night in the school gym.

  • Dirt Diamonds win Lexington tourney

    The Dirt Diamonds 12U girls traveling softball team cleaned up in the Come Bat For Measles softball tournament sponsored by the American Red Cross in Lexington last weekend.

    The Dirt Diamonds posted a 9-1 record, which included a 7-1 bracket mark after going 2-0 in pool play.

  • Bonus money for two divisions Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host seven divisions of racing, with the highlight Saturday night a $200 bonus for first place in the NDRA GM Performance Late Models and Crate Sportsman Division.

  • Honoring a fallen officer

    Under a bright blue sky Wednesday morning, tears streamed down the faces of Cpl. D. Kevin Cusack’s family as his name was added to the Lancaster County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
    Huddled in the front row at the memorial’s rededication ceremony, in the shadows of the historic and new county courthouses, Cusack’s family listened as a reverberating bell chimed for each name on the monument. There were eight chimes in all.

  • County considers tax hikes

    Homeowners may soon see an increase in county taxes as Lancaster County Council considers new funding for higher education and public-safety projects.
    Council voted unanimously Monday to approve second reading of its proposed 2011-12 county budget, which includes two separate millage increases.
    This year’s proposed budget includes an increase of 1 mill in the county’s general fund, a one-tenth of a mill increase in the University of South Carolina Lancaster fund and an increase of $5 in the county road fee.