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Today's News

  • Police: No suspects in slaying

    Authorities still aren’t saying much about Tuesday’s murder of a Great Falls man.

    Lancaster Police Capt. Harlean Howard said investigators continue to probe the death of Lemario Demond Ford, 26, who was found on the floor of a Cunningham Street home about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

    Howard said police are gathering information, though no arrests have been made.

    “Investigators are following up on any and all leads,” Howard said. “We have not developed any suspects.”

  • Goodwill needs donations more than ever

    Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont understands that people are tightening their budgets and stretching their dollars.

    In these tough economic times, more people are shopping at Goodwill stores and more people than ever are coming to Goodwill for help finding a job.

    Goodwill is working to keep up with the increased demand for its job-training and employment programs as unemployment rates climb in the Carolinas.

    But Goodwill cannot provide these services without donations to sell in its stores.

  • County Council to vote on See Lancaster request

    Eric Rowell hopes Lancaster County Council will soon approve the final portion of a plan to restructure See Lancaster, a group that promotes tourism within the county.

    Rowell, See Lancaster’s board chairman, addressed council Monday night, along with Jay Rainey, who is heading a special taskforce on the group.

    Rowell and Rainey presented a plan that was approved by Lancaster City Council earlier in March.

  • Habitat leaders focus on new initiatives

    Habitat for Humanity leaders discussed new ways to help Lancaster County residents at a strategic planning retreat last week.

    The retreat was a chance for local Habitat board members and employees of the local affiliate to look at short- and long-term goals for reintroducing the organization to the county.

  • Volunteers bidding for region crown

    KERSHAW Andrew Jackson High School second-year baseball coach Andy Morton is emphatic about the Volunteers’ diamond hopes this spring.

    The Vols, 9-13 last spring, are gunning for the Conference IV-AA baseball crown.

    “We’re a young team, one which will get better,” Morton said. “We feel we have a good shot at winning the region title.

    “Much of it depends on how much we improve with each practice and game this season,” Morton said.

  • Blythewood edges LHS

    Blythewood scored a run in the first inning and added a single run in the fifth inning to take a 2-0 Region IV-AAAA win over Lancaster at Doomsday Corner on Monday night.

    Trevor Hammond, who worked five innings, took the loss. He allowed two runs, three hits, five walks and hit a batter.

    Kendall Adams and Josh Warfield each worked a scoreless frame. Adams yielded a walk and hit a batter. Warfield gave up a hit.

    Senior shortstop Michael Catoe led the Lancaster offense with a double and a single. Joseph Threatt had a hit as did Brian Gainer.

  • Search begins for Lewisville coach

    The process of finding a new football coach and athletic director for Lewisville High School is underway.

    Both jobs were posted Thursday on the Chester County School District’s website, http://www.chester.k12.sc.us/.

    The positions have officially been open since February 13. On January 30, former coach and athletics director Floyd Drum was delivered a letter at the school informing him he was being released from his duties by the school district.

  • White elated with annual martial arts tournament

    A misty, all-day rain did not halt more than 700 competitors, or 500-plus spectators from turning out to the 35th annual Universal Martial Arts Championship on March 14 at the Springdale Recreation Center.

    Being a part of this event was one of the most fascinating, exciting and rewarding experiences, that one could hope, Hanshi James E. White said.

  • Lady Bruins belt Blazers

    The Lancaster High Lady Bruins posted their second win, ripping Ridge View 11-1 on Tuesday at home. Senior Courtney Cauthen hurled a three-hitter and fanned six. Cauthen aided the softball cause with two hits.

    Morgan Blackmon had two hits, including a double. Cherrell Cousar homered and drove in a run. Crystal Cauthen, Almeshea Catoe and Sarah Amason each had two hits. Erin Walker doubled and Candice Benson added a hit for the Lady Bruins.

    Lady Jackets win two

  • Lancers split road twin bill with Lancers

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster split in a mid-week baseball doubleheader at Brunswick Community College on Wednesday afternoon.

    The Lancers, 11-12, posted a 10-9 win in the opener, but dropped the nightcap, 12-11.

    David Stone’s run-scoring double in the fifth inning proved to be the winning run in the Lancers’ victory. Stone, for the game, had two hits and drove in two runs.