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Today's News

  • Wilt column: Ugly, traffic-slowing designs mandated by county council

    I have heard a lot of comment over the last few weeks about how the new storage unit buildings that have gone up on U.S. 521 in Indian Land are unattractive, with their flat facades facing the road, parallel to the road and only a few feet back from the road.

  • Jackets edge Bruins, 8-7

    Buford rallied in dramatic fashion to top Lancaster High School 8-7 in baseball action at Buford Park on Monday, April 11.

    The Jackets, 11-8 overall, 8-2 in Region IV-AA play, snapped a 7-all tie in the bottom of the seventh with a single run to top the visiting Bruins.

    Dylan Sistare opened the Yellow Jackets’ seventh inning with a triple to left center field.

  • AJ edges Cheraw in soccer win

    Andrew Jackson evened its high school boys soccer record at 5-5, including a 1-3 Region IV-AA mark, with the Volunteers’ first region win this season at the AJ stadium on Friday night, April 8.

    AJ, which fell to Cheraw, 3-2 earlier this season, rebounded to top the CHS Braves, 2-1 in penalty kicks.

    Cheraw broke on top with a penalty kick to gain a 1-0 lead in the match.

  • USCL Lancers sweep Indians

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers improved to 12-8 in NJCAA Region X baseball play with a sweep of USC Salkehatchie in Allendale over the weekend.

    The Lancers, 30-15 overall, capped the four-game sweep with two wins, 8-1, 3-1, on Sunday, April 10.

    In the 3-1 win in eight innings, Trey Sowell went seven frames for the win to push his record to 5-1.

  • Biologist to discuss protecting local species

    Morgan Wolf knows parts of Lancaster County that few of us see – quiet, clear creeks where American eels, tri-colored bats and brook floaters grow, and plant pockets where pool sprite and black-spored quillwort thrive.
    As a state biologist for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service office in Charleston, she has the task of making sure those ecologically sensitive habitats – the homes of wildlife and plants listed as at-risk, threatened or endangered – remain protected.

  • Deputies arrest long-sought Kershaw man

    A Kershaw man was arrested Friday in multiple crimes against women that occurred over the past year.
    A Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office statement said Derrick Lamonz Miller, 24, was arrested on six outstanding warrants for crimes dating back to April 9, 2015, most of which occurred at the Foxwood Apartments.
    Miller is charged with first-degree burglary for the April 9, 2015, incident at Foxwood Apartments in which the female victim reported Miller forced his way into her apartment during the night and damaged her clothes.

  • Single-vehicle wreck kills Lancaster man

    A Lancaster man has died from multiple injuries received in a single-vehicle accident last week.
    Wilbert Lloyd, 79, of 4514 Rowell Road, died Thursday, April 7, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he was flown after the wreck on S.C. 903 near Bob White Road on April 5, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

  • Lancaster, Great Falls men drown in pond

    GREAT FALLS – Two men from Lancaster and Great Falls drowned last week when their fishing boat sank in a Fairfield County pond.
    Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said Daniel Vonni Adams, 29, of 1528 Pinewood Ave., Lancaster, and Freddie Boulware, 25, of 617 Chester Ave., Great Falls, died in a private pond behind 289 Nickey Road near the Chester/Fairfield County line Wednesday, April 6.
    Ramsey said a call came in at 12:01 p.m. that a boat had capsized, and the survivor did not see the other people. The survivor, Ramsey said, was Adams’ brother.

  • Deputies, troopers honored for high DUI arrest counts

    Two Lancaster County deputies and 12 state troopers assigned to the S.C. Highway Patrol post in Lancaster and Chesterfield counties have been honored for their push to get drunk drivers off the road.
    They were recognized last week during the S.C. Department of Public Safety’s 11th Annual DUI Recognition in Columbia.
    SCDPS Director Leroy Smith credited the officers for their 2015 efforts to decrease the number of driving under the influence incidents on state roadways.

  • DSS workers crammed into closets

    Overcrowding has turned storage closets into offices at the Lancaster County Department of Social Services, and some offices designed for one case worker now hold four.
    Behind the building, four large portable storage units hold what used to fill the storage closets, and still the DSS hallways are lined with stacks of office supplies and equipment.