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Today's News

  • Former career center teacher dies in motorcycle crash

    A Lancaster man died following a motorcycle accident Saturday, May 26, that may have been caused by a medical emergency.

    Meanwhile, the man’s family is dealing with his death by remembering his love of life.

    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said Richard “Ricky” Wayne Baker, 57, of 2760 Pink Plyler Road, Lancaster, was driving his 2002 Harley Davidson south on Cedar Creek Road (S.C. 97) when he ran off the left side of the highway about 3.5 miles south of Green Road.

  • Hinson blazes to LMS Pure Street checkers

     

       

    Lancaster Motor Speedway action was hot with “Burn ’Em Down” Steve Hinson capturing the Pure Street Division win Saturday night.

  • Vick arrested on DUI, weapon and speeding charges

    PAGELAND – State Rep. Ted M. Vick, 39, of Chesterfield was arrested in the early hours of Thursday, May 24, in Columbia. Vick was   arrested for   speeding, driving under the influence and unlawful carrying of a pistol.

  • P-31 seniors win opener

    Solid pitching and clutch hitting keyed the Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball team to a 3-1 win over Rock Hill Post 34 in its 69th Legion baseball opener Monday night in Rock Hill.

    The Lancaster seniors snapped a 1-all tie with two runs in the top of the ninth inning to key the two-run win.

  • Three fires during holiday weekend

    Firefighters tackled three blazes throughout the county during the Memorial Day weekend, two of which may be suspicious.

    The first fire happened at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, at a singlewide mobile home in the 1700 block of Dan Funderburk Road. 

    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said the Rich Hill Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire after a neighbor called it in. 

    “A neighbor through the woods called us because they heard something popping and cracking,” Blackwelder said. 

  • Rock Hill police charge local man for nightclub murder

    ROCK HILL – Hours after a Charlotte man was shot to death outside a Rock Hill nightclub, local authorities arrested a Lancaster man in connection with the murder. 

    Jacques “Joc” Larrell Waiters, 23, 1514 Charlotte Highway, was arrested Saturday, May 26, by Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies on a Rock Hill murder warrant, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

  • Kershaw’s Youth Serve program starts next week

    KERSHAW – Through the hammers, nails and roof shingles, area teens will soon pick up some valuable lessons that should extend way beyond home repairs.

    The Youth Serve summer program in Kershaw is gearing up for its 18th year. The teen-service initiative allows youth ages 13 to 18 to perform community service while engaging in mentorship and fellowship.

  • Delly, Wright lead Vols' honorees

     

       

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers honored their top sports performers at the Lancaster County Class AA school’s athletic awards night on Tuesday, May 15 at the school.

  • Take time to honor our freedom fighters

    Monday May 28, 2012, is Memorial Day. It’s a day we Americans set aside to remember those valiant Americans who laid their lives on the line to protect the wonderful freedoms we now enjoy in this great Republic.
    If you have a world map, or even better, a world globe, I invite you to pick it up and stab a point anywhere on it with one finger. Chances are you put that finger very close to a place where an American was killed, injured or perhaps buried while defending America’s freedom.

  • Watkins inspired, ecouraged many students

    Charles C. Moore
    Special to The Lancaster News
    Enrollment from when the University of South Carolina Lancaster began classes in fall of 1959 through this semester has grown from 51 to 1900.
    Community leaders, professors, deans, students and their families, have had a hand in this ongoing higher education success story, including many behind the scenes.
    One member of this joint effort was Barbara Croxton Watkins. Watkins was a fixture in the admissions office from 1970 until her retirement in 1995.