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Today's News

  • Officers looking for murder suspect (s)

    Investigators are searching for whoever shot and killed a Lancaster woman Thursday night at a home in the 1900 block of Rose Anna Lane.
    According to a press release issued by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, deputies found 23-year-old Jenika Jones’ body on a couch in her home. Jones had been shot to death, the release said. It is Lancaster County’s first murder of the year.

  • Ready to come home

    The call comes in loud and clear, as if Chief Petty Officer Derric Hinson is talking from the next room.
    In fact, Hinson, a Naval Reservist and Lancaster resident, is more than 7,000 miles away, finishing up the last month of his deployment at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan. It’s been a long stretch, almost 10 months, and Hinson said he’s ready to return home.

  • Officers looking for murder suspect (s)

    Investigators are searching for whoever shot and killed a Lancaster woman Thursday night at a home in the 1900 block of Rose Anna Lane.
    According to a press release issued by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, deputies found 23-year-old Jenika Jones’ body on a couch in her home. Jones had been shot to death, the release said. It is Lancaster County’s first murder of the year.

  • Biking across the Holy Land

    Here in the United States, motorcycles rolling in formation along the highways is not uncommon, an awesome, chest-thumping encounter that’s near impossible to miss.
    In most other parts of the world, absent the biker culture that thrives here, the sight of row after row of low-slung American cruisers rumbling past straddled by leather-clad riders would be rare, if not unimaginable.
    So imagine the impact – awesome indeed.

  • Council to reconsider LARS vote

    Following reaction from the community and new information gathered about a grant application, Lancaster County Council will take another look at its decision not to continue funding for the Lancaster Area Ride Service at its Monday meeting.
    The item was placed back on the agenda after concern from representatives of the J. Marion Sims Foundation that council members may not know the history behind the original grant application.

  • Lady Vols roll over Eagles

    Kevin Sims
    For The Lancaster News
    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers kept pace in the Region IV-AA basketball race with a solid win Friday night.
    The Lady Vols, 10-6, 3-1, had a slow start, but steadily gained steam to post a 66-48 win over the Central Lady Eagles.
    AJ’s 18-point victory gave the Vols a split as the boys dropped a 75-65 loss to the Eagles in the nightcap.

  • 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