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Today's News

  • ‘Never saw Layton in a bad mood'

    The Lancaster County School District has been hit with the loss of yet another student, this time a 7-year-old student at Erwin Elementary School in Lancaster.

    The latest loss brings the sad total to five students and two coaches county-wide who have died since school started in August.

    Layton Gladden, a second-grade special-needs student, died Sunday at his home of complications from a lifelong condition. He was the son of Kevin and Chandra Gladden of Lancaster.

  • Early Thanksgiving

    INDIAN LAND – Richard Williamson of Indian Land held out an old copy of the Charlotte News, tapped it and said, “Here, that’ll tell you everything you need to know.”

    The newspaper, dated Feb. 8, 1965, is yellow and ragged at the edges, with ink smudged in places along the crinkled folds, despite years of careful storage. 

  • Oliver takes command of Highway Patrol

    A Lancaster native assumed command of the S.C. Highway Patrol on an interim basis this week.

    Lt. Col. Michael Oliver was named SCHP’s interim commander Monday by S.C. Department of Public Safety Director Leroy Smith. The decision comes after previous commander Col. Kenny Lancaster announced he plans to retire Dec. 27. 

  • Local stores kick off Black Friday early

    Are you a Black Friday shopper who thrives on the idea of being among the first to seize deals the minute the doors open?

    Well get your most comfortable shopping shoes set aside and get ready to go.

    In a trend designed to lure recession-shocked shoppers looking to stretch their holiday pennies, Black Friday is starting earlier than ever this year.

    For Walmart, that means Black Friday is now Black Thursday with a 10 p.m. Thanksgiving Day sale kickoff. The store normally kicks off its Black Friday sales at 5 a.m. Friday.

  • BHS cheerleaders sixth in state field

    The Buford High School cheerleaders didn’t garner any gold or silver in the Class AA state competition Saturday in Greenville, but BHS cheer coach Julie Thompson said she was proud of the Jackets’ effort.

    Buford placed sixth in the elite state field with 227 points.

  • Thrilling win gives North district title

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission North small fry all-stars came up big Monday night in a thrilling 16-14 comeback win over Rock Hill at Memorial Stadium.

    The Lancaster North small fry stars drove 80 yards in three plays and 1:29 to capture the two-point victory and the Central District championship.

  • Bruins net finals berth

     

       

    Lancaster rolled into the Jacket Invitational Preseason basketball tournament title game with a second straight lopsided win.

  • Woman arrested for mailing contraband to jail

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Kershaw woman will spend time behind bars after trying to pass drugs and other items to someone jailed at a state correctional facility.
    Shareca Latoya Jones, 28, 624 E. Church St., was arrested Nov. 8 by the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office and charged with multiple drug charges after a failed attempt to deliver contraband to an inmate jailed with the S.C. Department of Corrections in Ridgeville, according to a sheriff's office press release.  

  • I went into the wrong profession

    For years, there were two vacant lots between our house and the one where the family of building contractor Mr. Barney Gardner lived. 

    Those overgrown fields were the setting for many adventures such as fighting wild animals in the jungle or standing off an Indian attack on the prairie.

    But all good things eventually come to an end. One of the fields disappeared when Mr. Ned Gregory, Sr., and his wife Mrs. Lucille, built a two-story brick house next door to us.

  • Meet your Neighbor – Susan Bailey McGaughy

    Name: Susan Bailey McGaughy 

    Age: 43

    Address: Taxahaw Road

    Family: Husband, Chuck, 42; children, Savannah, 16, Ashlyn, 13, and Ian, 9

    Pets: A dog, Lucky, and four cats, Fraidy, Critter, Ozzy and Izzy

    Job: Owner and designer, Ray’s Flowers

    Church: St. Luke United Methodist Church

    Hobbies: Camping, skiing and reading