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Today's News

  • Patrol cracks down on DUI with checkpoints on U.S. 521

    INDIAN LAND – Drivers may have seen more blue lights than usual in the Panhandle on Friday night into Saturday.

    The S.C. Highway Patrol, along with several other law enforcement agencies, participated in a crackdown to get drunk drivers off the road, Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said.

  • August Yard of the Month

    Ann Robertson made a decision years ago.  After recovering from a stroke and later being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, her doctor told her that her future was in her own hands. 

    She learned that while the fibromyalgia would be painful, she could choose to be active and deal with the pain or let the pain control her.

    She chose to be active. Part of her active lifestyle includes planning and maintaining one of the prettiest yards in Lancaster.

  • Sylvia's hopes high for LHS tennis

    The 2010 Lady Bruins tennis team has high hopes for the fall season with eight experienced and match play players.

    The Lady Bruins open their season Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. against Blythewood High at the Richards Tennis Complex at the USCL.

    The Lady Bruins also play Fort Mill High School two matches in the first week of September.

    “These two matches will be excellent challenges as the Bruins prepare for their first region match at Spartanburg High School on Sept 14,” said LHS tennis coach Bo Sylvia.

  • Family Promises third tourney pleases officials

    The third annual Family Promise golf tournament had its best event yet, according to tourney director Ron Burke.

    “This was our best one by far since we started,” Burke said. “I feel the word is out about Family Promise and what the program is about. We had people throughout the community to step up and make a difference at their churches. I feel great about what we’ve been able to accomplish over a short time with this tournament.”

  • McGriff's BHS playmaker

    Buford High School senior Desmond McGriff has gone from nearly not playing to the Jackets’ playmaker.

    Last winter after the Jackets’ playoff basketball season, McGriff pondered the notion of a total focus on basketball.

    It didn’t happen and McGriff, a 5-8, 150-pound performer, is glad.

    “My friends really talked to me back into playing football and urged me to play,” he said.

  • Lady Bruins host county tournament

    The Lancaster County preseason volleyball tournament is Saturday at the Lancaster High School gym.

    The field includes all four county schools.

    Play opens at 9 a.m. when Lancaster faces Andrew Jackson and Buford battles Indian Land.

    The 10:30 a.m. matches have Lancaster meeting Buford and AJ battling Indian Land. At noon, Lancaster meets Indian Land and AJ faces Buford.

    The title game is set for 1:30 p.m. when the consolation match will also be played.

  • LHS youth cheer campers to cheer at halftime

    Lancaster High School 2010 cheer camp participants need to report to Memorial Stadium tonight to perform during halftime of the LHS-Andrew Jackson football game.This is a change from the original plan of cheering during first and second quarters. The campers are the girls who participated in the summer camps in the LHS gym.

    A S.C. High School rule prohibits the girls on the field during the game.

    Parents should bring their child, in camp attire, to the field level with five minutes left in the second period. For details, call (803) 285-8509.

  • Police seek suspect in Aug. 22 home invasion

    The Lancaster Police Department has issued warrants for a man suspected of a recent home invasion during which a shot was fired.

    The police department is looking for Danquintan Lemark “LA” Johnson, 19, of 415 E. Dunlap St., or 2208 Caroline Court.

    He is being charged with armed robbery, first-degree burglary, discharging a firearm into a dwelling, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, pointing and presenting a firearm and unlawful entry of a dwelling.

  • Suspect shoots himself during robbery attempt

    A robber shot himself in the arm during a home invasion Sunday and has been charged with several crimes in two separate incidents, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.

    Carlis Wayne Oliver Jr., 35, of 1855 Colton Way, has been charged with first-degree burglary, armed robbery and possession of a gun during the commission of a violent crime in connection with the home invasion.

    Oliver has also been charged with armed robbery in connection with a robbery at The Forks convenience store on Aug. 7.

  • Three face charges in home invasion

    Three people have been charged in a home invasion at a Crenson Drive home late last Thursday.

    Sharon Teresa Dixon, 25, of 1834 Steele St., Benjamin Demarquay Caskey, 19, of 1888 Emma Circle, and Tyrese Tyrell White, 18, of 4129 Old Camden Highway, Heath Springs, have each been charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office with first-degree burglary and armed robbery.

    Dixon has been charged with robbery while armed or allegedly armed with a deadly weapon, and Caskey and White have been charged with possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.