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Today's News

  • County officials bang gavel at new courthouse

    That was how S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal summed up the county’s new courthouse building Thursday afternoon. 

    Toal joined several local and state leaders, as well as architects, engineers and contractors, for the building’s unofficial grand opening. 

    “It is functional and fitting and right and not over the top,” Toal said from the back steps of the new building, as she looked out onto a crowd of more than 100 people, many of whom had a hand in creating the building. 

  • Fire claims Lancaster Home

    Local firefighters believe a fire at a home on Oakwood Avenue in Lancaster Friday morning began in the kitchen.

    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said firefighters from four area fire departments responded to the fire shortly after 10.

    “We believe they left something on the stove,” Blackwelder said. “When we got there it was well involved; the kitchen was all involved and it had burned a hole in the roof over the stove.

  • Monkey/fudge cartoon garners national award

    An Indian Land Middle School 8th-grader has won first prize in a national cartoon contest geared toward teaching youth about the Bill of Rights.

    Hayley Schmelzer, 13, was a first-prize winner in the second annual Nationwide Bill of Rights – First Amendment Cartoon Contest sponsored by the California Administrative Office of the Courts and The Constitutional Rights Foundation. 

    Hayley’s submission, one of 1,315 submitted this year, won first prize in the Middle School Comic Strip category.

  • Car flips over, clips utility pole

    Police are searching for the driver of a car that flipped over May 7 and clipped a utility pole. 

    While on patrol about 8:45 p.m. May 7, two Lancaster Police Department officers heard what sounded like a transformer exploding, according to an incident report. The officers heard a second bang a few moments before lights on South Catawba and West Arch streets went out. 

    As they searched for the source, the officers found a green 1997 Buick LeSabre  overturned at the intersection of Elm and South Catawba streets. 

  • 13-year itch: Cicadas 'fill' air with romance

    If you live in the country, you may be hearing a noise right now you just can’t explain.
    That’s not some huge industrial machine humming miles away and it’s not your imagination gone wild. There’s nothing wrong with your hearing.
    It’s the return of the 13-year cicadas, which have re-emerged from underground to mate.   
    Jane Massey of Van Wyck has already seen more than her share of these fearful-looking, red-eyed insects flitting about.

  • Warriors, Vols net playoff wins

     
     

        

     

     

  • Bruins honor spring sports stars

    Lancaster High capped its 2010-11 athletic year, honoring the LHS spring sports standouts in the school’s auditorium on Wednesday.

    Bruins’ stars in varsity and junior varsity spring sports were honored at the event sponsored by the LHS Bruins Booster Club.

  • Lady Jackets battle Eagles

     

       

    Buford will battle a familiar foe in its quest for the Class AA Upper State softball championship today.

  • Truesdale leads county contingent in AA meet

     

       

    Eleven county athletes will be seeking state titles at the Class AA state meet Saturday.

    Indian Land has nine athletes seeking crowns, led by junior Rondreas Truesdale.

  • Drivers seeking to pad wins at LMS

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host seven exciting divisions of dirt racing Saturday night.

    In the NDRA GM Performance Late Models, there has been five different winners in five races, including Brandy Baker, Michael Brown, Steve Banal, Dennis Franklin and Timbo Mangum.