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Today's News

  • Two people assaulted at businesses

    A convenience store customer told officers he was assaulted by a group of men as he waited in line earlier this month.

    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what happened Jan. 7 to a 51-year-old Lancaster man as he waited in line at Crenco, at 700 S. Main St. 

    Officers responded to the store shortly after 4:30 a.m. and spoke with the victim, who said the assault happened as he was standing in line behind an unknown man, according to a police department incident report.

  • DJJ provides family solutions to communities

    R. Michael Smith

    SCDJJ Director of 

    Community Development

    Families with children today face many challenges. Financial strain, busy schedules and countless activities, sibling and parent conflict, negative behavior in the community and school, and much more often prompt parents to look for help for the problems they encounter on a daily basis. 

    One place they can go for assistance is The Family Solutions Program (FSP) provided by the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

  • Price of postage increases

    U.S. Postal Service

    As of Jan 22, postage rates have changed to the following:

    • Letters (1 oz.) – 1-cent increase to 45 cents

    • Letters additional ounces – unchanged at 20 cents

    • Postcards – 3-cent increase to 32 cents

    • Letters to Canada or Mexico (1 oz.) – 5-cent increase to 85 cents

    • Letters to other international destinations – 7-cent increase to $1.05

  • Lucy Graybill Morton Cancer Rehabilitation Center dedicated

    USCL 

    The Lucy Graybill Morton Cancer Rehabilitation Clinic at the University of South Carolina Lancaster was dedicated Jan. 22 in memory of the late long-time Lancaster resident. 

    The clinic will be supported in part by an endowment established by Morton’s family and friends, who gathered at USCL to celebrate her life and tour the clinic facilities.

  • All school district e-mail addresses will be changing

    The Lancaster County School District is changing its e-mail addresses effective Monday, Feb. 6.

    The change will affect employee e-mail addresses district-wide, including those of administrative personnel, teachers and staff.

    The district’s new e-mail addresses use the following new format: “Firstname.Lastname@lcsdmail.net.”  

    Slight variations in the name portion of the address will be allowed to differentiate personnel who share the same first and last names. 

  • Bruins vex Vikes twice

    Ernie Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    For the Lancaster Bruins, Friday night was home sweep home.

    The host Bruins, in Region III-AAAA hoops action, took two from visiting Spartanburg High School.

    The Lady Bruins, in a thriller, prevailed 52-50 in overtime and the LHS boys notched a 74-61 win over the Vikings.

    The fourth-ranked LHS boys completed the Bruins’ broom job with a 13-point win over SHS.

    Lancaster, 19-2, 5-1, led 30-25 at the half and extended its lead into the third period.

  • Vols’ rally nets sweep of BHS Jackets

    Kevin Sims

    For The Lancaster News

    BUFORD – Andrew Jackson’s Avalon Truesdale was tough in the clutch for the Volunteers as visiting AJ swept a Region IV-AA basketball twin bill from host Buford on Friday night.

    Truesdale, 7 of 8 at the stripe in the final period, connected on five of six foul shots in the final 50.6 seconds to lift  AJ to a 45-41 win over the scrappy Jackets.

    The Vols’ four-point comeback win gave AJ a sweep, with the Lady Vols posting a 59-44 victory in the varsity opener.

  • Braves spear Warriors twice in region play

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land had a tough night on the hardwood Friday, dropping a pair of Region IV-AA home losses to Cheraw High School.

    The Braves capped the league sweep with a 75-66 win after the Lady Warriors fell to the Lady Braves, 46-30.

    In the nightcap, Cheraw, 13-3, 4-2, took control in the second half, rallying from a 29-all draw at the break.

    The Braves, with a 23-16 run, held a 52-45 lead before posting the nine-point win.

  • Man attacks and robs victim

    Police are hoping several surveillance photos from inside a convenience store will lead them to a man who attacked and robbed a victim earlier this week.

    The attack happened at about 9 p.m. Jan. 23 as a person was getting into their car in a parking lot within the 300 block of North Main Street, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release. 

    The man approached the victim and asked if he could use a cell phone. He then pulled out a large handgun and ordered the victim into the passenger seat of the vehicle, the release said.

  • Deputies look for suspect in attempted TD Bank robbery

    Deputies are looking for a man who tried to rob TD Bank in Indian Land on Friday afternoon.
    The man entered the Charlotte Highway bank about 4 p.m. wearing a suit, baseball hat and sunglasses, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office press release.
    The man, believed to be about 40, showed a teller a note that demanded money, the release said.