Today's News

  • Missing since 2006

    When Coley Patterson went for a walk on the afternoon of Oct. 13, 2006, he told his sister he’d be right back.

    But he wasn’t.

    He never returned.

    Now, more than three years after Patterson’s disappearance, there are lingering questions about what happened to Patterson.

    A top hat and one of his shoes were found during a search that followed Patterson’s disappearance.

  • Cunningham, Landrie lead state qualifiers

    Seven Lancaster County high school wrestlers are in the running for Class A-AA individual state wrestling championships.

    The seven include a pair of wrestlers who captured Class A-AA Lower State crowns over the weekend at Aynor High School.

    Buford’s Rashad Cunningham and Indian Land’s Dakota Landrie lead the county grapplers who will battle at Rock Hill High School this weekend.

    Cunningham, seeded second at 130, won the A-AA Lower State crown with a 3-2 win over Derek Gaiges of Bishop England, the defending Class A-AA 119 state champion.

  • McKittrick, Truesdale earn honors

    Two Lancaster County senior football standouts were honored at the S.C. High School Sports Report top 100 banquet on Sunday in Columbia.

    Andrew Jackson High School senior linebacker Dylan McKittrick and Lancaster High School running back Zed Truesdale were honored during the annual event which salutes standouts from the 2009 high school football season.

    Truesdale, an all-region pick and the Bruins’ Offensive MVP, ran for 1,075 yards in 160 carries and scored 12 touchdowns. Truesdale rushed for 1,915 yards and scored 18 touchdowns in his last two seasons at LHS.

  • Rams' charge halts LHS

    SIMPSONVILLE Hillcrest proved to be the mountain the Lancaster Bruins’ basketball team couldn’t climb this season.

    Second-ranked Hillcrest halted Lancaster’s state title hoops hopes with a 75-61 win over the 10th-ranked Bruins at HHS’s A.C. Duckett Gym on Saturday night.

    The Rams’ 14-point win sent 23-1 Hillcrest to Easley to face the Green Wave in the Class AAAA Upper State semifinals on Tuesday night.

    Easley, 23-4, advanced with a 63-47 win over Fort Mill, which finished 18-7.

  • Lancers drop three in weekend action

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster baseball team is now 4-4 after dropping three of four games over the weekend.

    The Lancers’ four-game series with Stanley Community College (N.C.) included USCL’s home opener, a twin bill split with the Eagles, 4-3 loss, 16-2 win on Saturday.

    Stanley won the opener Saturday afternoon at the Lancaster High School baseball field where it took a 4-3 win over the Lancers in eight innings.

    Doubleheaders feature two 7-inning games.

  • Willis county’s Employee of Quarter

    Teresa Willis received a unique birthday gift this year.

    Willis, 41, a longtime employee at the Lancaster County Parks & Recreation Department, learned Feb. 5 that she had been named the county’s Employee of the Quarter. Making the day even better, it was also her birthday.

    “It was a nice little birthday present for me,” Willis said. “It’s just an honor to be selected. And this time I was up against several other people. It was a big honor.”

  • Marsh reflects on success, upbringing in Lancaster

    Eugene Marsh was spit on regularly and was called the N-word on a daily basis.

    Times were tough, to say the least, for Marsh, one of four black students who integrated Lancaster High School in 1965.

    That was when integration was voluntary, and Marsh said it was easy for him to tell he wasn’t wanted at Lancaster High.

    Marsh’s life started out as a foster child on East Dunlap Street in Lancaster. He graduated high school in 1967 in what he recalls as a segregated and racist town.

    Opportunities weren’t simply handed to him.

  • Mickles recall changes since 1940s

    KERSHAW – John “J.T.” and Mable Mickle have seen a lot of changes for black Americans in their lives.

    J.T., 87, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, while the military was still segregated and later became one of the first blacks to work in manufacturing with DuPont in Camden.

    Mable, 82, was a teacher who helped integrate a Kershaw school in the late 1960s.

    Both grew up in Kershaw, J.T. on the east side, and Mable on the west. The couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 2, 2009.

    World War II  veteran

  • Will address issue affect census count?

    As Lancaster County readies for the 2010 U.S. Census, many Indian Land residents are worried about how their responses will be counted.

    Ted Hoover, vice president of the Indian Land Action Council, has spoken to several Indian Land residents who are concerned their census data could be accidentally counted in York County, affecting Lancaster County’s chances for school funding, road improvements or extra representation at the county and state levels.

    Their fear stems from the confusion between who lives in Indian Land and who lives in neighboring Fort Mill.

  • Lancaster native gives $1M to Clemson center

    CLEMSON – Investments by Lancaster native C. Tycho Howle and an anonymous private sector partner, along with a state match, total $4 million to support an endowed chair position in the Cyber-Institute Center of Economic Excellence (CoEE) at Clemson University.

    Howle and the anonymous private sector partner each invested $1 million to support the research and infrastructure of the center, and that will be matched by the state.