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Today's News

  • Gamecocks picked to win SEC East crown

    USCsports.com

    For the first time since joining the Southeastern Conference in 1992, the South Carolina Gamecocks are the preseason favorite to win the Eastern Division, according to a poll of media members attending the SEC Media Days in Birmingham.

    The defending Eastern Division Champion Gamecocks received 931 points, outdistancing Georgia (794) and Florida (731) for the top spot in the East.

    Carolina received 114 first-place votes, compared to 38 for Georgia and 12 for Florida.

  • Mulvaney’s debt bill fails in Senate

    A legislative compromise coauthored by U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney to cut government spending while also raising the country's debt ceiling was voted down by the U.S. Senate Friday, only days after it received significant support by House members. 

  • Pot plants found in drug sweep

    Local authorities took to the skies last week in their latest effort to eliminate drugs in Lancaster County. 

    As part of a joint task force to hunt down and eradicate marijuana, members from the Lancaster Police Department and Lancaster County Drug Task Force joined with several other authorities on July 14 to search the county by helicopter and on foot. 

  • Woman slaps police officer in jail

    A Lancaster police officer was assaulted Wednesday by a woman who was already in jail. 

    Several officers responded to the jail area of the Municipal Justice Center, located at 405 E. Arch St., a little before 3 p.m. about an inmate who had removed all of her clothing except for her bra, according to a police department incident report. 

  • Small tourney stakes high

    Age division titles and bids to the S.C. Junior Golf Association all-star state tournament will be on the line Monday and Tuesday when the Lancaster chapter of the SCJGA caps its season with the annual Roy Small Junior Championship at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    Eight age division crowns will be decided over two days of play at the LGC where play begins Monday morning.

  • Police seek third suspect in Brazzell murder

    The Lancaster Police Department is now seeking a third suspect in connection to the July 16 murder of David Scott Brazzell at his Rutledge Street home.

    LPD Capt. Paul Smith issued a press release Saturday that investigators have signed a warrant charging Cameron Leroy Maier, 21, 4424 Fletcher Funderburke Road, with conspiracy to commit armed robbery. His whereabouts are not known.

    Smith said investigators have learned that Maier actively conspired with Junior Lee Kiker Jr. and Samantha Diana Humphries to commit armed robbery against Brazzell.

  • Red flag fire alert

    Due to extreme heat and increased fire activity in certain areas of South Carolina, the Forestry Commission is issuing a red flag fire alert for all counties in the state except Georgetown, Horry, and Marion. These three counties are hereby under a State Forester’s burning ban.

     

    A red flag fire alert means outdoor burning should be avoided.

    A state forester's burning ban means outdoor burning is illegal.

     

       

  • Five people charged in stolen property case

    A group of five people, several of them related, were charged this week in connection with a string of crimes spanning two counties over the last month. 

    After an investigation into several larcenies in the Heath Springs area, Lancaster County sheriff's deputies were led to a home this week at 2020 Hanging Rock Road, according to a sheriff's office press release. Investigators executed a search warrant at the home Monday and recovered several thousand dollars worth of stolen property inside. 

  • Dr. Adams dedicated to helping other folks

    Lancaster County lost a true humanitarian with the recent death of Dr. Ira Adams.
    Ironically, Dr. Adams died earlier this month at his Meeting Street office, where he toiled tirelessly to help his patients have a better quality of life.
    Adams enjoyed his work and had a passion for helping others, whether it was in his Lancaster office or in a foreign county.
    Adams often took his practice to countries such as Mexico and Guatemala, where it was common for him to work until his supplies were exhausted.

  • What families do

        The teacher who had a special love for reading now has a special place in her honor at the school she loved.

    In May, members of the late Kathy Emory’s family, colleagues and friends dedicated the Miss Kathy Emory Outdoor Reading Classroom at McDonald Green Elementary School.

    Emory died Dec. 24, 2010, after battling colon cancer for more than two years. She was 52. 

    Emory served on the McDonald Green staff for more than 30 years as a fourth grade teacher and media specialist.