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Today's News

  • LHS girls soccer going strong

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins advanced to the Class AAA Upper State soccer playoffs last spring, but their stay in postseason play was short.

    The LHS girls, who went 6-16, including a 4-4 region mark, are hoping for a deeper postseason run this time around.

    Lancaster was a first-round casualty, falling to Blue Ridge, 4-2 last May, but the Lady Bruins booters’ hopes are higher this time around.

  • Barrett to lead Red Devils football program

    GREAT FALLS – It isn’t an introduction as much as it is a homecoming.

    Great Falls High School announced Wednesday morning that Northwestern High School assistant coach John Barrett is the Red Devils’ new head football coach.

    Barrett, 59, will be new to Great Falls, but not to the county. Barrett was an assistant at Chester High School for nine years.

  • LHS tops Stallion field

    The Lancaster High School golf team shot a 322 to capture the Stallion Invitational prep golf tournament hosted by South Pointe High School at the Waterford Golf Club in Rock Hill on Thursday.

    Lancaster High, led by tournament medalist Brady Hinkle, topped the nine-team field by five shots over Class AAAA foe Clover High School.

    Hinkle, a LHS ace sophomore, shot a 74 to earn medalist honors by four shots.

  • Sims Foundation awards $503,454 to 12 nonprofits

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation has awarded community grants totaling $503,454 to 12 different organizations.

    “We are proud to support the nonprofit community in Lancaster, Great Falls and Fort Lawn,” says President Susan DeVenny. “These awards support health, education and wellness projects and services designed to build and sustain a high quality of life in the foundation giving area.”

    The foundation’s grant recipients are:

  • Argument over toothbrush ends in fight with officer

    A man faces multiple charges after allegedly trying to hit a city police officer Thursday afternoon.

    Christopher Andre Curry, 48, of 1595 Springdale Road, was arrested about 3:30 p.m. at a home on Willow Oak Circle. He was charged with third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and threatening the life of a public official.

  • Inside a thrift-store box, WWII love story unfolds

    This is a story about a small mystery solved, about a sliver of Lancaster County's military history finding its way to the people who care about it most.

    Last August, Sue Smuda of Lancaster found an octagonal, wooden box with pink flower décor at a Lancaster thrift shop. After glancing inside, she purchased the box and placed it decoratively on her front porch.  

    Months later, her daughter, Abigale, discovered the letters inside.

  • Film crew shooting at Forty Acre Rock

    KERSHAW – An independent film crew from Winthrop University has been at Forty Acre Rock Nature Preserve since Friday filming scenes for its production of author Dustin Michael Hoffman’s short story “Touching in Texas.” 

    When the script called for a backdrop that’s rocky and arid with low brush and trees and no cacti, Forty Acre Rock provided the perfect setting, said director Chris O’Neill.

  • 2 more charged in IL murder

    Two more men were arrested Friday in the murder of Fort Mill student Randy Tran, whose body was dumped in Indian Land Tuesday evening.

    The arrests came a day after the primary suspect in the case, David Antonio Kucinski, was arrested at a Charlotte hotel.

    Chris Dawan Glass Jr., 22, of Fort Mill and Tony Eugene Maynard, 21, of Indian Land were arrested Friday morning at the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said in a statement. 

  • Sprint Cars at LSS on Saturday night

    The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour, featuring the Sprint Cars, invade the Lancaster Super Speedway half-mile on Saturday night.
    The Sprint Cars, presented By K&N Filters, are always a fan favorite at LSS due to the speeds they have down the long straightaways into the turns.
    One driver known as Lancaster Super Speedway’s most popular Sprint Car driver is Eric Riggins Jr.
    Riggins has the big half-mile track figured out pretty well.

  • Vols golfers net revenge in sweep

    Andrew Jackson posted a links sweep of rivals Lancaster and Buford at the Kershaw Golf Club on Tuesday afternoon.
    The Volunteers, who dropped their lone loss to LHS last week, rebounded to shoot a 145 to top the Bruins, who shot a 155, and Buford High with a 162.
    Logan Sowell, the AJ senior golf ace, shot a three-under 33 to earn medalist honors for the Vols.
    Chandler Norville and Caleb Brown, headed to Spartanburg Methodist to play golf, each carded a 37. Mason Sowell shot a 38.