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Today's News

  • Defense delivers LHS region win over Clover

    Staff Reports
    Fourth-ranked Lancaster High School has had its share of nights where the Bruins’ offense has been on, but on Friday night the smothering LHS defense was the difference.
    The Bruins, with a stifling defensive effort, rolled to a 55-42 Region III-AAAA basketball road win over Clover.
    LHS, 17-1, 3-1, jumped to a 17-7 first-period lead on the way to a 31-22 halftime edge on the Blue Eagles.

  • Gingrich wins state primary, takes Lancaster County

    Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum can’t blame the outcome of the 2012 South Carolina Republican Party presidential primary on the weather.

    Despite a cold, day-long rain, voters in Lancaster County came out to give Newt Gingrich the GOP party nod.

    At 9:45 p.m. Saturday, with a little more than 80 percent of the precincts in South Carolina reporting, Gingrich has 41 percent of the vote, while Mitt Romney has 27 percent.

    Several news services, including the Associated Press, have declared Gingrich as the winner.

  • Sheriff investigating first murder of the year

    Investigators are searching for whoever shot and killed a woman Thursday night at a home in the 1900 block of Rose Anna Lane.

    According to a press release issued by Lancaster County Sheriff’s, deputies found 23-year-old Jenika Jones’ body on a couch. Jones had been shot to death, the release said. It is Lancaster County’s first murder of the year.

  • Don’t forget to go vote in primary tomorrow

    Tomorrow, registered voters across the state will be able to exercise one of the most precious privileges democracy grants us – the opportunity to determine who will represent them in their government.
    And though local voters have no local contests to decide, the first-in-the-South Republican primary will determine who will be on the Republican presidential ticket this fall.
    Voters will choose between these GOP presidential hopefuls:
    u Former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
    u Texas Congressman Ron Paul
    u Texas Gov. Rick Perry

  • Beat the cold to the punch

    Winter weather is always a “scratch-your-head-to-figure-it-out” riddle. After last year’s colder than normal temperatures, many expected more of the same in early 2012.

    But right now, warmer-than-normal temperatures have some plants and trees already budding, which has area fruit growers on edge.

  • Petrucci no longer head of EMS

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    For the second time in about a year, county officials are searching for a new director for Lancaster County’s Emergency Medical Services.
    Rob Petrucci, who served as EMS director for about eight months, is no longer a Lancaster County employee, County Administrator Steve Willis said Wednesday. While he wouldn’t comment on Petrucci’s departure, he said the decision was made this week.

  • Felder to run in new district

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    An Indian Land business owner said she’s stepped away from managing her two businesses so she can focus on running for office. She hopes to represent Fort Mill in the newly created S.C. House District 26.
    Raye Felder, longtime owner of Allstate insurance agencies in Fort Mill and Indian Land, announced her intention last month to pursue the new seat as a Republican.
    Felder, a Fort Mill resident, said she has since sold her managing interest in the agencies so she can concentrate on the race.

  • At the helm

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Michael Oliver says his love for law enforcement was ignited during his years as a teenager in Lancaster. Yet his most recent promotion is something he never imagined would happen.
    Oliver is the new commander of the S.C. Highway Patrol. He was named to the post last month by Leroy Smith, director of the S.C. Department of Public Safety.
    He succeeds Kenny Lancaster, a fellow Lancaster native who retired in November.

  • Council OKs funds for repairs

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    What began as a simple solution for relocating the county’s Emergency Operations Center has turned into a lengthy and costly process for county officials.
    At its recent meeting, Lancaster County Council approved funding an additional $140,000 for repairs and additions to the former Founders Federal Credit Union building at White and  Covenant streets. The vote was 6-0.  Councilman Larry McCullough was not present.

  • Avoid cold weather dangers this winter

    American Medical Response
    American Medical Response (AMR) seeks to remind everyone that plunging temperatures could pose a threat to life and limb. Especially vulnerable are the elderly, small children, the chronically ill, substance-abusers and individuals who stay out in the cold for long periods.
    AMR suggests the following tips to help avoid two potentially dangerous conditions, hypothermia and frostbite. Both can happen even in areas known for warm weather, especially when wind chill and the possibility of getting wet in cold water or rain are involved.