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Today's News

  • Basics dominate first day of drills

    The first day of football practice began at Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster high schools on Friday as players donned shorts, shirts, helmets and cleats to prepare for the upcoming season.

    Shoulder pads will be added into the mix on Monday. Here’s a little glimpse of what went on at three county schools.

    Lancaster High School

  • Column: Writer takes hit-and-run driver to task

    This is a letter to the young woman who rear-ended me around 10:30 Sunday morning, July 24, and fled the scene on Hubbard Drive.
    I am writing this letter because I am still in disbelief at your folly. Surely, you are not gloating because you have apparently gotten away with something that you will eventually answer to.
    I was en route to church with my 82-year-old mother, who is in ailing health. For the first time in weeks, she felt up to attending service and I was more than willing to oblige.

  • Column: Persistent scammer is a skunk

    I want to share with everyone about a scam going around.
    It started Tuesday, July 12. We got a call. He said he was from Bank of America. I told him I was not interested in credit cards or loans. He would not hang up.
    I hung the phone up.
    He called right back. Just listen to me; I’ve got good news for you, he said. I told him I did all my banking at Founders and not to call again.

  • The Art of Dance

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    Dance schools are dusting off their equipment and sweeping their floors – dance season has begun.
    Nightly, the music will be blaring as young students learn new routines and dances. More importantly, the dancers will learn skills that will last long after the music stops and the season ends.

  • LSS lights to shine on crate late models

    Lancaster Super Speedway returns to racing action Saturday with the SECA Crate Late Models headlining the night.
    On June 18, the SECA Crate Late Models put on one of the best races of the year at the half-mile dirt track, with division drivers Timbo Mangum and Benji Knight vying for the checkers.
    Mangum emerged with the hard-fought victory, his second of the year.
    Knight has two crate late model wins, as well.
    Other drivers with wins in the division are Steve Banal, Chris Hargett and Chris Steele, who each have one win.

  • Hampton halts U14 all-stars’ run

    AIKEN – The Lancaster Dixie Boys U14 all-stars team saw its state championship hopes dashed with an 11-6 loss to an undefeated Hampton team on Tuesday night at Citizens Park.
    Hampton, of the Edisto area, built an 8-1 lead and held on for the five-run victory.
    “I’m proud of these guys because after they fell behind 8-1 in the game tonight [Tuesday].  They showed a lot of grit and battled all the way to the final out,” said Lancaster Dixie Boys 14U manager Jimmy Jackson. “We gave it a good shot.”

  • Ready for some football?

    Lancaster County’s four high school football teams will kick off preseason drills today in preparation for the 2016 prep football season.
    Practice, between light days and heavy days, will continue much of this month in preparation for the Aug. 19 openers.

    Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson High School opens preseason drills at 6 p.m. today.
    Coach C.J. Frye, who is in his second year, said the Vols have been chomping at the bit all week in anticipation for today.

  • Buford community comes together for Charlee

    What do Buford area church members, motorcycles, a vacation Bible school class, all kinds of cars and trucks, a church senior citizens group and local businesses have in common?
    All of them will play a role this Saturday in a fundraiser for a special little girl named Charlee Rivers and her family during a benefit run, barbecue plate sale and other activities at Liberty Free Will Baptist Church in Five Points.

  • Streetscape grows awry on North Hampton

    KERSHAW – A somewhat pesky European hornbeam tree in the front of a new business in the 100 block of North Hampton Street is about to get a new home at the town-owned golf course.
    Carolina Events Rental owner Angel Vail said isn’t opposed to attempts to keep the Hampton Street corridor, which is the town’s main street, green and attractive.

  • Lancaster man pleads guilty in adopted son’s death

    Lancaster resident Robert Jordan, 47, pleaded guilty Monday to infliction of great bodily injury upon a child in connection to the death of his disabled adopted son last fall.
    He was sentenced to 20 years, suspended upon the active service of 14 years in prison, followed by five years of probation, said 6th Circuit Deputy Solicitor Lisa Collins.
    Jordan was arrested Oct. 12 for the death of his 5-year-old adopted son, La'Marion Jordan. The boy died Sept. 4, 2015.
    Jordan was in jail from Oct. 12 until April 14, when he bonded out.