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Today's News

  • Police reports - March 27, 2009

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    - A Lancaster man was arrested on a drug charge after a traffic stop on March 18.

    William James Blakeney, 33, 4000 Alee Lane, was charged with possession of crack cocaine.

    The report said officers saw a truck stopped in front of a home on Hazel Street, a known drug area. Officers followed the truck when it pulled off and stopped it after the driver failed to make a complete stop at Dunlap Street and Willowlake Road, the report said.

  • Lady Bruin booters roll on

    The unbeaten Lancaster High School Lady Bruins continued their sterling soccer play, blanking Class AAAA foe Hartsville 8-0 at Memorial Stadium on Friday.

    The Lady Bruins’ win pushed their mark to 6-0 with six straight shutouts. The LHS girls have outscored their foes 42-0.

    Lindsy Cooper sparked the Lady Bruins with five goals in the match. Lena Pringle tallied two and Cady Creighton added a goal for the LHS girls.

    Tara Tipton and Katie Duke teamed for the shutout at the net.

  • March Yard of the Month

    People around here have lots of reasons why they enjoy spending time keeping their yards looking beautiful. But Janie Faile probably has one of the most unique. 

    Faile says that at her age if she doesn’t keep moving around and trying, she wouldn’t be able to do anything else. 

    This “moving around and trying” has not only kept her active, it has earned her home, at 249 Holiday Road in Lancaster,  the designation as Yard of the Month for March.

  • Lady Bruins banking on softball experience

    Third-year Lancaster High School softball coach Shawanda George said an experienced Lady Bruins team can be a force in the Region III-AAAA race.

    The LHS girls, 12-7 last season, have a solid cast of players returning this season.

    Senior right-hander Courtney Cauthen sports an experienced arm on the mound. An all-region pick last spring, she earned the team’s Defensive Award. Junior right-hander Anna Howey adds depth.

    Claire Brown, an eighth-grader, is at catcher, with sophomore Crystal Cauthen also looking to see action behind the plate.

  • Lancaster artist Jeff Lingle returns home to paint mural

    Muralist Jeff Lingle knows when it’s time to stop and put his brushes down.

    When he gets it right.

    “It’s not about what you want,” said Lingle, 41. “It’s about what it wants to be. When you let go and let the paint speak, you will be amazed by what happens.”

    A Lancaster native who now lives in Hermosa Beach, Calif., Lingle owns Over the Moon Murals.

  • Officers arrest Reyes-Campos

    The man accused of stabbing the mother of his children was arrested in Rock Hill by the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday night.

    Gerardo Reyes-Campos has been charged by the sheriff's office with assault and battery with intent to kill.

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said his office worked with an informant and conducted surveillance on a home on a dead end street near Lowe's home improvement store in Rock Hill. The store is on Dave Lyle Boulevard. The State Law Enforcement Division assisted in Tuesday's arrest.

  • Red Cross gets $5,000 to replace stolen trailer

    Help came much sooner than expected for the local American Red Cross.

    About a week after someone stole the organization’s mobile trailer, the group has received a donation to replace it.

    York Electric Cooperative Inc. is giving the Lancaster area Red Cross $5,000 to buy a new trailer. The trailer holds sleeping cots, tables and other items used when responding to fires and other emergencies.

  • County ranks 3rd in population growth

    Lancaster County is the third-fastest growing county in the state, according to new statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau.

    The results are part of a study conducted by the Census Bureau on population changes of South Carolina counties between July 2007 and July 2008.

    Lancaster County grew by 2,375 residents within that year, a growth of 3.2 percent. The county’s new estimated population is 75,913, up from 73,538 in 2007.

  • Stimulus money to fund road projects

    With the S.C. Department of Transportation receiving more than $400 million in federal stimulus funding, several Lancaster County roads are now slated for much-needed resurfacing.

    But the fate of other county road projects is still undecided.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said three road projects have received money from the stimulus bill approved by Congress last month.

    The money will allow for the roads to be repaved.

  • County native named chief public defender

    Lancaster native Mike Lifsey has been named the first circuit-wide public defender for the 6th Judicial Circuit.

    The state implemented a circuit-wide public defender system last year, and the 6th Circuit was the last to implement it.

    The 6th Circuit was not intended to get it immediately, but a lawsuit from the Lancaster County Bar Association stalled the process here.

    Before now, public and indigent defense in the three counties in the circuit have been handled by their own public defender.