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Today's News

  • Can road signs translate into jobs?

    County leaders are looking at how a federal sign mandate could create jobs for Lancaster County.

    With only a few years left before the county is required to convert all of its street and traffic signs to those with more reflective features, Lancaster County Council is considering options for manufacturing its own signs. Council discussed the idea earlier this month as a way to create some new jobs.

  • Kershaw set to get its first tattoo business

    KERSHAW – Tattoo enthusiasts may soon be able to get their ink in Kershaw.

    Kershaw Town Council passed first reading of an ordinance Aug. 16 to allow tattoo facilities in its  general commercial zoning district.

    C.J. Brower, 23, wants to open a tattoo shop and rented a store next to Town Hall before council passed the ordinance to allow tattoo facilities. However, the zoning district where that building is situated in a more restrictive zoning district.

    Mayor Wayne Rhodes expressed concern about the shop being right next to Town Hall last month.

  • Man invades family’s house

    A Lancaster family told police that a man came into their home and fired a gun while demanding money Sunday.

    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, police were called to a South Ferguson Street home about 10:20 p.m. because of someone pointing a gun.

    When police arrived, a 38-year-old woman frantically approached them saying, “He’s in my uncle’s house and he’s got a gun,” the report said.

  • Murder trial set to start Monday

    The trial for a Lancaster County man charged in a 2007 murder is slated to begin Monday.

    Jermaine Richardson, 21, was shot about 9:30 p.m. March 9, 2007, as he sat in the driver’s seat of a blue Cadillac in the 700 block of Pardue Street Apartments.

    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield said a jury pool will report to the county’s temporary court facility on S.C. 9 at 11 a.m. Attorneys hope to have a jury chosen by the end of the morning, with the trial beginning in the afternoon, Barfield said. The trial is expected to last through Wednesday.

  • Testimony stirs emotions in Lancaster murder trial

    A woman’s testimony about how a Lancaster man was shot as he sat in his car stirred emotions in court on Tuesday.ee

    Devone “Shorty” Frazier is on trial this week in the shooting death of Jermaine “Baldy” Richardson, on March 9, 2007, at Pardue Street Apartments.ee

    Witness Melissa Tucker described to the jury how Frazier approached the car and lifted his hand and shot into the driver’s side window of Richardson’s Cadillac.

  • A crown for Banks

    Taylor Banks said his back-nine play was a pivotal reason he was in front at the end to capture the 2010 Lancaster Golf Club championship Sunday afternoon.

    Banks, a sophomore golfer at the University South Carolina at Lancaster, made every shot count, most in the final nine holes, to capture the title by a shot over Lancaster dentist Matthew Hubis in the 36-hole, two-day tournament.

    Banks, the former Buford High School star golfer, shot a 75 over the final 18 holes for a three-over 147 to edge Hubis, who carded a 148 (73-75).

  • Bruins, Warriors post Border wins

    FORT MILL, Lancaster and Indian Land were Sandlapper victors in the second annual Battle of the Border high school football jamboree at Fort Mill’s Bob Jones Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

    The jamboree features four South Carolina teams against North Carolina schools.

    The LHS Bruins, coming off an 0-0 tie with Fairfield Central High of Winnsboro on Friday night in the Chester County Jamboree, topped Myers Park of Charlotte, 14-7.

    Indian Land swatted the Forest Hills Yellow Jackets in a 24-12 win to open play.

  • Pentecost comes to Bahamas, via Lowe

    Just like any other military branch, the U.S. Air Force has always had more than its share of spit-and-polish rules and regulations.

    Now, don’t get me wrong; there’s nothing wrong with that.

    But sometimes, those rules didn’t always get obeyed, especially by Capt. Lowe when we were stationed at the Air Force Missile Center in Florida.

    Now the good captain, thanks to his occasional copilot and courageous confidant, Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel, was known for bending those regulations almost to the breaking point.

  • Jaylen lives on

    Jaylen Jackson will never again wear the little tiara she loved, but she lives on in an 11-year-old girl in Texas who loves to dress up just like she did.

    Jaylen was 3 when she was shot and killed during an apparent gunfight at an Athena Road trailer park in May.

    Her mother, Rodriana Cunningham, 23, opted to donate Jaylen’s organs, and recently received a letter about how the little girl’s organs benefited two people.

  • DeMint stumps for Mulvaney

    U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint spoke about the power that local voters have as he campaigned with state Sen. Mick Mulvaney in Lancaster on Thursday.

    DeMint and Mulvaney, R-District 16, appeared at a barbecue dinner at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Carole Ray Dowling Center.

    “The power in this country is not in Washington. It’s in your hands,” DeMint said. “Let’s don’t forget what we’re fighting for.”