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Today's News

  • Lady Bruins win earns LHS split

    FORT MILL – The Lancaster Lady Bruins opened strong, but the LHS boys couldn’t complete the hardwood task in a non-region split at Fort Mill High School on Wednesday night.

    The game, a make-up contest, saw the LHS girls roll to a 45-24 win, but the Bruins dropped a 57-42 loss to Fort Mill in the nightcap.

    The Lancaster girls, 9-7, 2-5, opened an early lead and stayed in control for the 21-point win for the season sweep of the FMHS Lady Yellow Jackets.

    Lancaster took a 49-32 home win over the Fort Mill girls on Dec. 5.

  • Blazers ignite, blaze to wins over Bruins

    The Ridge View Blazers, true to their nickname, blazed in the second half in a Region III-AAAA sweep of host Lancaster High School on Tuesday night.

    The Lady Bruins, locked in a tight hardwood battle with the Lady Blazers, dropped a 73-48 loss in the varsity opener.

    In the nightcap, the Bruins, much like the girls, were close at the half before the Blazers ignited for the 74-45 win.

    In the boys game, Lancaster trailed 28-26 at the half, but RVHS stormed in the second half to secure the 29-point win.

  • Lady Vols roll in split with ILHS

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – Another game closer to the Class AA playoffs, the Andrew Jackson Lady Vols scored a 51-point, non-region victory over the Indian Land Lady Warriors, 71-20 on Tuesday night.

    The boys game was much closer, with the Warriors surging in the final minutes for a 55-48 victory over the Volunteers.

    A lack of Lady Warriors defense was evident as the Lady Vols used teamwork and smart play to secure their lopsided win.

  • House votes to protect SCE&G ratepayers

    COLUMBIA – The S.C. House has temporarily pulled the plug on the $37 million that SCANA gets each month for two nuclear reactors that will never generate the first kilowatt of electricity.
    On Wednesday, the House voted 119-1 to drop the $27 per month fee that SCE&G electric customers are paying for a now-abandoned reactor project at V.C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station in Fairfield County. SCANA is the parent company of SCE&G.
    Rep. Brandon Newton (R-Lancaster) said it was time for the legislature to take a stand on behalf of beleaguered ratepayers.

  • Rep. Gowdy won’t seek reelection

    Trey Gowdy, who led the Benghazi investigation in the U.S. House that uncovered Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, is getting out of politics.
    “There is a time to come and a time to go,” Gowdy wrote Wednesday on Twitter, announcing that he would not run for reelection this year. “This is the right time, for me, to leave politics and return to the justice system.”

  • Another drug arrest for Brooks’ girlfriend

    An interaction between a sheriff’s deputy and former school board member James Brooks outside an Indian Land restaurant Jan. 18 led to drug charges against Brooks’ girlfriend, Laura Lee McManus.
    The incident at Bojangles, 8327 Collins Road, happened two days after Brooks’ release from jail on similar charges and nearly a year to the day after his drug arrest with McManus at the nearby Gate Station.

  • Stifling nerves, 4th grader spells ‘rupture’ to win bee

    Buford Elementary fourth grader Bryce Bridges, drafted into the county spelling bee when his school’s winner got sick, won the championship Thursday and beamed at his good fortune.
    “Rupture” was the word that’s taking Bryce to the regional spelling bee in Charlotte on Feb. 19.
    Bryce, his school’s alternate, found out Monday that he would be competing in the bee in place of the school’s winner, who was sick.
    “I was nervous,” he said after the victory. “I just don’t know how I won.”

  • S.C. flu deaths doubling by the week

    The flu continues to clobber South Carolina, with another 30 people dying from it last week, nearly twice as many as the week before, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control reported.
    Were any of those fatalities in Lancaster County? That’s not easy to figure out.
    Springs Memorial Hospital will not say. It must report any flu deaths to DHEC, but the hospital will not release the information to the public.

  • Norman, wife uninjured in Va. Amtrak accident

    Rep. Ralph Norman and his wife escaped injury Wednesday when an Amtrak train carrying GOP members of Congress to a conference hit a trash truck on the track in Virginia, killing one person.
    Norman, the 5th District congressman from Rock Hill, was traveling with other U.S. House members and their families to a retreat in West Virginia when the train collided with the truck outside Crozet, Va., about 11:20 a.m., killing the driver.

  • Lancaster man charged in mystery shooting

    A Lancaster man has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a 26-year-old dropped off at Springs Memorial Hospital last Thursday.
    Shibree Ikee Truesdale, 25, was arrested Friday and charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.