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Today's News

  • IL man facing felony DUI

    INDIAN LAND – An Indian Land man could face up to 25 years in prison for drunk driving in connection with a fatal pickup truck accident on Harrisburg Road last month.
    William Justin Rigsbee, 28, of 3098 Sterling Court, is charged with felony DUI resulting in death and an uninsured vehicle fee violation, first offense. The charges stem from a Jan. 8 wreck that killed passenger Steven Lee Jones, 36, of Charlotte.

  • Lancers open 2012 season Saturday

     

       

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster will launch its fourth baseball season with a doubleheader against Stanly Community College of Albemarle, N.C., on Saturday.

  • Braves top IV-AA field

     

       

    Cheraw edged Indian Land to take the Region IV-AA wrestling tournament title at Buford High School on Saturday.

  • Man wanted in Pardue Street shooting

    Police are on the hunt for a man they say is connected to the shooting of a Lancaster man Monday night.
    Shibre Ikee Truesdale, 20, is wanted by the Lancaster Police Department on charges of attempted murder and possession of a firearm during a violent crime, according to a police department press release.  

  • Meet Your Neighbor – Sybil Blakely

    Name: Sybil Blakely

    Age: 77

    Address: Hampton Grace Avenue

    Family: Husband, William, 77; two daughters, Gina Warren and Robin West

    Job: Retired

    Church: White Springs Baptist Church

    Hobbies: Visiting the nursing home and with people in their homes

    Favorite book: “The Hiding Place” by Corrie ten Boom

  • Caring for one another

    The room was abuzz with laughter and friendly chatter as women from across the area gathered for the Christian Women’s Connection birthday luncheon on Tuesday.

    But this sort of camaraderie isn’t unusual. It’s like this every time these  women of faith gather to encourage one another as they enjoy a meal together.

  • Good move to name award for Muennich

    The death of Buford junior varsity football player Seth Muennich rocked the eastern Lancaster County community.
    A promising life was cut short by a car accident near the school last fall.
    But Muennich’s name and the life he lived won’t soon be forgotten.
    Buford High School officials want to make sure Muennich’s memory is always prevalent in the minds of Yellow Jackets’ fans.

  • We are Lancaster

     A healthy dosage of community pride and accomplishment filled the air Thursday evening at the Lancaster Golf Course Fairway Room. 

    That’s where the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce held its 56th annual meeting. The theme once again was “Wine & Stein” – a festive evening complete with a catered meal, wine tasting and live music. 

  • Kershaw asks for extra deputy

    KERSHAW – Is law enforcement coverage strong enough in the town of Kershaw? 

    Officials have concerns about it and have since asked Sheriff Barry Faile for an extra deputy to work the town. 

    Kershaw contracts with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, which supplies the town with two patrol deputies per shift. The town pays the sheriff’s office $451,000 a year, and the contract is automatically renewed each year, said Town Administrator Tony Starnes. 

  • Offices swap at county building

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Visitors to the county’s administration building may notice a few changes as they step through its doors these days. 

    Residents looking to cast an absentee ballot may accidentally find themselves in the Procurement office, while those searching for Probate Court might learn they’re in the wrong building altogether.