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Today's News

  • Man killed Sunday morning on Pardue Street

    One man was killed around 4 a.m. Sunday on Pardue Street. The victim has not been named, pending family notification, however the suspect has been identified as Quanell Marquan McIlwain. Authorities are searching for the suspect. The Lancaster Police Department asks if the public has any information on his whereabouts to call 911. Check back to www.thelancasternews.com for more details.

  • A perfect ending

    Iron man Cal Ripkin Jr. isn’t the only one with an unforgettable number. The baseball hall of famer played in 2,632 consecutive games.
    Two county students have their own streaks within their respective school hallways.
    For 12 years, Andrew Jackson High School’s Jordan Truesdale and Buford High School’s Lauren Bradburn managed to make it out of bed every day and go to class. That equals to 2,160 consecutive school days for each of them.
    Neither of them have missed a day of school since the first grade.   

  • Carboard cartons never get their due

    A couple of weeks after Sears and Roebuck sent back Aunt Bessie’s check for  my J.C. Higgins Roadmaster, stuff was changing in a hurry.
    One of ‘em was my opinion of President Roosevelt. I thought he had made a big mistake. I just couldn’t figure out how one bicycle could contribute so mightily to the war effort.
    Mama was reading the morning paper about how tires, gasoline, sugar, electric ice boxes, Hershey Bars, and shoes, among other things would be in short supply for the home folks.

  • Meet Your Neighbor – Blake Finley

    Name: Blake Finley
    Age: 14
    Address: Camp Creek Road
    Family: Parents, Todd and Renee Finley; a sister, Madison, 19  
    Pets: A dachshund, Tanner
    Job: Student
    Church: Zion United Methodist Church
    Hobbies: Playing the guitar
    Favorite books: The Bible and “To Kill a Mockingbird”
    Favorite movie: “The Blindside”

  • Rash of car break-ins reported in IL

    There are still no leads in a string of recent car break-ins in Indian Land. 

    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies are searching for whoever broke into at least a dozen vehicles throughout several Indian Land neighborhoods May 19-20 and then again May 26. 

    Sgt. Eric Brown, a crime prevention officer with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, has sent several e-mail crime alerts during the past week about the break-ins to residents in the northern part of the county. 

  • Man crashes car after chase

    A Lancaster man was arrested recently after leading police on a car chase along U.S. 521. 

    The chase began shortly after Lancaster police officers, who were patrolling the intersection of Woodland and Roddey drives at 10:58 a.m. May 11, noticed a man drive by whom they had a warrant on, according to a police department incident report. 

    The driver, later identified as Charles Henry Davis, 43, 2543 Great Falls Highway, was driving under suspension and made an improper turn, so officers tried to pull him over, the report said. 

  • Nighthawks join Classic

     

       

    The eighth annual Founders Federal Kickoff Classic will have a new team with a familiar coach for the  2011 prep football scrimmage set for Aug. 19 at Andrew Jackson’s Volunteer Stadium.

  • Economists predict slow improvement

    The economy will continue to improve in the coming year – slowly.

    That was the message from national economist Steve Rick during the 2011 Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Forum on Thursday morning at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bradley Building. 

    The event, sponsored by Founders Federal Credit Union, drew about 100 local business men and women.

  • Police Blotter 5/29/11

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

     

  • Diplomas change lives for adult ed graduates

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com 

    When it comes to graduations, none represent determination and overcoming the odds quite like a commencement ceremony for adult education graduates.

    Every graduate has a story

    Take 45-year-old Paula Ivey of Buford and her 22-year-old daughter, Brittany Dabbs, for example. Both graduated Wednesday night with their GEDs from the Lancaster County School District adult education program.