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Today's News

  • Community embraces Paige Duke

    For The Lancaster News
    Famdamily’s Restaurant was the place to be Friday night to show support for a small town girl who hit the big time.
    Lancaster native Paige Duke is the star of the newest season of CMT’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” a reality show that is much like “The Bachelor” with a southern twist. Duke won a spot on the show’s second season, competing against 21 other women for the heart of a southern gentleman.

  • 16 districts in zoning draft for IL

    After months of discussion, a committee tasked with clearing up zoning concerns in the Panhandle has developed a proposed list of commercial zoning districts.
    County Planning Director Chris Karres said the list of 16 business districts was recently drafted by a county committee made up of Lancaster County Council members Larry McCullough, Larry Honeycutt and Charlene McGriff, as well as members of the county planning department, the planning commission and residents from Van Wyck and Sun City Carolina Lakes.

  • Three people arrested after bloody fight in Walmart

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Three Lancaster County residents were arrested Saturday night following a fight inside the Walmart supercenter that left blood on the pet food aisle floor.
    Goldie Jackson, 23, 1109 Third St., Lancaster; Branan Scott Pate, 20, and Heidi Marie Phillips, 38, both of 5133 Stonesboro Road, Heath Springs, were each charged with assault and battery.

  • County teams are set for state wrestling tourneys

    County wrestling teams will now turn their mat focus to the individual state tournament, which begins this weekend with the Class AAAA and Class AA Upper State round.

    The Class AA Upstate tournament will be held Friday and Saturday at Crescent High School in Powdersville.

  • Taneyhill leaves Chesterfield to guide Union County High

    Former South Carolina star quarterback Steve Taneyhill, who built Chesterfield High School into a Class A state football power, is leaving the Rams’ program to become the head football coach at Union County High School.

    Taneyhill was announced as the Yellow Jackets’ head coach Monday night.

  • Bruins, Warriors launch playoff hopes

     

       

    State championship aspirations begin tonight for two county high school boys basketball teams.

  • Wells on S.C. Shrine staff

     

       

    Buford High School head football coach Mike Wells has been selected as a coach for the 2012 Shrine Bowl football game.

  • AJ girls advance

    Andrew Jackson held on to advance in the Class AA girls Upper State basketball playoffs on Tuesday night in the Lady Volunteers' gym.

    The AJ girls were the only team of three county schools in the girls basketball playoffs to survive in round one.

    The Lady Vols' Bre Wright, who scored 21 points, hit two clutch free throws with 9.9 seconds to lift AJ to a 60-58 win over Eau Claire of Columbia.

    EC's Logan Jones, who led the Lady Shamrocks with 23, had a chance to tie the game and force overtime, but missed at the free-throw line.

  • Two men sought in Walmart armed robbery

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Authorities are investigating an armed robbery that took place Monday night at the Indian Land Walmart.
    Sheriff's deputies came to the supercenter at 10048 Charlotte Highway at 8 p.m. after two men approached the service desk with a note demanding money, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office press release.
    One of the suspects flashed a handgun, the release said.

  • Second homicide this year in the city

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    It was early Thursday morning when Sherri Hinson learned something awful happened across the street from her Willowlake Road home.
    Peering out her window sometime after 7 a.m., Hinson saw police officers stringing crime scene tape around a small yellow house at the corner of Willowlake Road and East Dunlap Street.
    “It’s unbelievable. I got the call this morning and looked out the window and saw all that yellow tape outside,” Hinson said.