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Today's News

  • Husband, wife dead after shooting incident Tuesday

    Gary Phillips

    Landmark News Service

    PAGELAND – A Pageland husband and wife are dead following a shooting incident that occurred Tuesday, June 21. According to Pageland Police Department reports, Barry Louallen, 50, 310 N. Vine St., Pageland, shot and killed his wife, Diane Johnson Louallen, 55, and then was shot by police after he ignored orders to drop his weapon.

  • Lancaster Makos defeat Stingrays

     

       

    The Lancaster Makos continued their winning ways, taking a 288-249 win over the Kershaw Stingrays on Tuesday.

  • Dixie Softball all-stars launch play

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission Dixie Softball all-star teams open district play tonight in three different divisions at the Rodman Sports Complex in Richburg.

    The Darlings stars, ages 7-8, and the Angels stars, ages 9-10, will each launch tournament play at 6 p.m.

  • Post 31 drills Fort Mill, Clover

     

     

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team continued its quest for postseason play with a 9-2 American Legion road win over Clover Post 38 on Wednesday night.

    The 5-5 seniors, with productive bats, forged a 6-2 lead after six innings and cruised to the seven-run win.

  • Winged sprint cars at LMS on Saturday

    With the official arrival of summer this week, the action will be heating up at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    Blazing racing action this week features the United Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear.

  • Man killed in ATV accident

     A Lancaster County man died less than a day after the all-terrain vehicle he was driving collided with a deer. 

    James Arant, 35, was pronounced dead at 6:50 a.m. Thursday at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, said Lancaster County Chief Deputy Coroner Karla Deese. 

    Arant was driving a 2006 Polaris four-wheeler on Taxahaw Road at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday when the vehicle was struck by a deer, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. 

  • Officials investigating wreck on Kershaw Camden Highway

    One person died Wednesday afternoon when the car he was driving overturned on Kershaw Camden Highway in the Pleasant Hill community, which is just north of Heath Springs.
    A white Buick Park Avenue flipped and ended up overturned off the side of the road, less than a mile south of the Doc Garris Road intersection.
    The accident happened at 2 p.m., according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. As of 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, investigators were still at the scene. The driver's name was not available.
    Check Friday's edition of The Lancaster News for more information.

  • Now is time to voice opinion on tax hikes

    Lancaster County Council will hold its final vote Monday, June 27, on the county’s 2011-12 budget.
    The $33,333,179 budget includes tax hikes of 1.2 mills 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.

  • Knight has witnessed the Main Street transformation

    Hazel Knight recalls Main Street, Lancaster, as it was more than 60 years ago. Knight was 11 years old in 1943 when he went to work for James and Etta Robinson in their clothing store. He swept and mopped the wooden floors and dusted the counters and shelves and ran errands.

  • Ida Claire! – Great Falls women start cheesecake company

    They have a wholesalers license and their product is certified as a South Carolina product. In fact, Barbara Lyles and Barbara Hilton even have a certificate from the Department of Homeland Security.

    “We are certified as not being terrorists,” Lyles said.

    Their product is made in South Carolina and they are licensed to sell. Homeland Security might want to rethink their designation, though, because the cheesecakes Lyles and Hilton make in their small business are definitely “the bomb.”