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Today's News

  • Seniors win in LHS powder puff game

    The seniors defeated the juniors 25-6 in the annual Lancaster High School powder puff football game held at Memorial Stadium during annual LHS homecoming week last week.

    The juniors broke on top 6-0 as Flo Tarque hit Brittany Reese on a five-yard scoring pass.

  • Fifteen arrested in gang case

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    With the photos of 15 suspected gang members displayed on both sides of him, Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile unveiled the results of a massive, two-year investigation into gang activity Monday morning.
    Flanked by Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard, 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield and S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson, Faile announced a joint effort that uncovered a local gang with national ties, resulting in the arrests and indictments of 15 mostly county residents.

  • Papers are now signed

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A little more than three years after its former developer walked away from the project, Indian Land’s Edenmoor residential development has new owners.
    Edenmoor Land Acquisition LLC (ELA), a partnership between Saybrook Municipal Opportunity Funds IV of Santa Monica, Calif., and LStar Management LLC of Raleigh, N.C., closed on the 850-acre development late Friday afternoon.

  • Man, 19, killed in wreck Saturday

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Kershaw teen died in a car accident Saturday morning after swerving to avoid a deer.
    Otis Clyburn, Jr., 19, was driving east along North Taxahaw Road near U.S. 601, in the Charlesboro community, when the accident happened about 10:05 a.m., said Lance Cpl. Scott Edgeworth with the S.C. Highway Patrol.
    Clyburn swerved his 1998 four-door Honda off the right side of the road to avoid a deer and then struck a utility pole, Edgeworth said. The wreck happened about five miles north of Jefferson.

  • Police investigate weekend shootings

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Police were busy over the weekend investigating three shootings in the Lancaster city limits. One was on Meeting Street, another on Hampton Road and the third along Rock Street.
    Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith said no arrests have been made and the incidents may not be related.
    Here’s a rundown of each of the three incidents, according to reports from the Lancaster Police Department:

  • USCL fundraiser benefits Barry Scholarship

    Carrie Townsend
    For The Lancaster News
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Rotaract Club held a car wash in memory of Dr. Peter Barry. All the proceeds from the car wash went to the Barry Family Scholarship.
    Barry was in his 38th year of teaching at USCL when he died in 2010.
    The history professor was active in various roles at the USCL.

  • LCNGA moving its office into a new facility

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Natural gas customers should be be pleased with the changes coming to their local utility provider.
    Lancaster County Natural Gas Authority is looking to wind down construction of its new headquarters, which is directly behind its existing building off Kershaw Camden Highway in Lancaster.
    Tim Thornton, general manager for LCNGA, said the decision was made in early 2009 to build a new facility.
    The project went out for bids in January 2010, with construction beginning in September 2010.

  • Many helped Storytelling in the Park become reality

    On behalf of Carolinas Literacy Network board of directors, I want to thank the many sponsors, contributors, volunteers and staff who helped to make Storytelling in the Park a wonderful event.
    Keith Tunnell, director of Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., planted the seed a year ago when he arranged for a group to visit the National Storytelling Center’s annual festival in Jonesborough, Tenn.

  • Savor fall flavors

    What turns a dish into a comfort food?

    There is no simple answer.

    Scientists who study happiness theorize that it happens whenever nostalgia meets nourishing food in a nourishing environment.

    With comfort food, it’s never about the amount of money that is spent.

    For some, it may be when we are surrounded by family and friends enjoying a no-frills meal that includes old-fashioned meat loaf, macaroni and cheese or a green bean casserole.

  • Authorities indict 15 people in gang case

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Local and state law enforcement officials announced Monday the arrests and indictments of 15 people suspected of being connected to a local gang with national ties.
    According to a press release from S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson, 15 suspected gang members were indicted on a total of 53 felony crimes and three misdemeanors.