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Today's News

  • Seven Volunteers earn region honors

     

       

    Seven Andrew Jackson High School football standouts have been named to the All-Region IV-AA team.

  • Sheila Jones Roberts, 68

    Sheila Jones Roberts, 68

  • Man fatally injured in Harrisburg Road accident

    A Charlotte man died Sunday night from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle accident in Indian Land.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Scot Edgeworth said the accident occurred about 7:30 p.m. on Harrisburg road approximately 2 miles south of the state line at Pineville.
    Edgeworth said the accident happened when William Justin Rigsbee, 28, of the 3000 block of Sterling Court, Indian Land, driving a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck south on Harrisburg Road, ran off the right side of the road and struck a ditch, which caused the pickup to overturn.

  • Man sentenced for possession of a firearm

    A Lancaster man was sentenced this week for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, more than a year after he was arrested during an undercover sting.
    Thomas Brice McManus, 61, was sentenced in federal court in Columbia on two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.
    U.S. District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie of Columbia sentenced McManus to 27 months in jail, followed by two years of supervised release and $200 in special assessments.

  • Tidbits from our news desk

    No job for the faint-hearted
    There has never been a time when I didn’t encounter a pleasant greeting when calling the Lancaster County Voter Registration Office. While it’s not always pleasant in that office, director Cassie Stump’s demeanor never changed. Usually when I call, we banter before getting down to business. She has always been helpful and prompt with anything we needed.

  • Daddy was a man of his word

    I reckon time does heal old Sears & Roebuck wounds. Me and my secondhand bicycle became almost inseparable. 

    It sure made running to the store for Mama a whole lot faster. 

    Through the years that old bike had several paint jobs. Shucks, right after the war, it sported shiny chrome fenders and chain guard.

    Maybe I was getting carried away by those Saturday morning cowboy movies.

    Mama was no longer makin’ Bill Whitesell go to the picture show with me. 

    I was getting older. 

  • Meet your Neighbor – Monique Stover

    Name: Monique Stover

    Age: 41

    Family: One son, Deontae Stover, 10

    Job: Associate auto adjuster for Met Life Auto & Home

    Church: In His Presence Ministry (Pastor Daren Mackey)

    Hobbies: Singing, gospel radio announcer (WAGL-AM), traveling, shopping, church and cooking

  • Deja vu tragedy

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     When Jimmy Brown heard about the abduction and murder of Hope Melton last month, he was immediately taken back to April 1980.
    More than 30 years ago, Brown, then a Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy, was an integral part of the investigation into the kidnapping, rape and killing of 18-year-old Rebecca “Becky” Eudy.

  • Neal not running this term

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    After nearly 14 years representing Lancaster County and House District 44 in Columbia, S.C. Rep. Jimmy Neal (D) said Friday he will not seek re-election in 2012.
    Neal’s announcement came just two days after a Heath Springs business owner announced his intention to challenge Neal for the District 44 seat in this year’s general election.
    Neal, 69, said the decision to step down at the end of his seventh term in office was one he made months ago after careful consideration.

  • County Council to choose citizens committee

    Lancaster County Council will nominate a citizens committee to review a proposed firearms ordinance at its Monday meeting.
    Council will choose and appoint residents from Districts 1, 3 and 6 for a committee to discuss the creation of a negligent discharge of firearms ordinance.
    The proposed ordinance, which would place liability on a shooter if a round from a firearm leaves their property and causes damage or injury, was created in response to the shooting of a horse in the Panhandle last summer.