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Today's News

  • Man charged in fatal stabbing

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man is in jail for stabbing his roommate to death early Christmas morning, according to officials.
    Yery Hernan Castro Ortega, 30, has been charged with murder in connection with the death of his roommate, Jose Santiago, 26.
    A Lancaster Sheriff’s Office release said deputies went to the men’s home at 2052 Athena Road about 3:20 Christmas morning after receiving a call about a fight.
    When deputies arrived, they found Santiago dead inside.

  • Chester council to hear L&C request

    Denyse Clark
    Landmark News Service
    CHESTER – The Chester County Planning Commission met last week and unanimously approved a rezoning request for the L&C Railway.
    The request was submitted to change property at 4544 Lancaster Highway, Richburg, for chemical manufacturing.
    Chester County Economic Director Karlisa Parker made the request at a Dec. 20 meeting on behalf of L&C Railway. Parker told the planning commission she represented L&C landholdings and asked for the property to be rezoned to ID-3.

  • Three people die in wreck

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating a mysterious automobile accident in Indian Land that claimed the lives of three family members when their car ran off an embankment between bridges on U.S. 521.
    The accident occurred near the new Lancaster County EMS station at Walnut Creek between north- and southbound overpasses above the railroad tracks just north of the intersection at Waxhaw Road (S.C. 75).

  • Kershaw woman abducted, killed

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     The woman who was abducted and murdered across two bordering counties Monday was from Lancaster County.
    Authorities say town of Kershaw resident Beverly Hope Melton, 30, was getting gas at a Jefferson convenience store about 1 p.m. Monday.
    Video surveillance footage from the store showed that Melton was followed from the store by Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 23, who lives in Jefferson, said Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker.

  • Is Rico stressing water system?

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     HEATH SPRINGS – Rico Industries’ environmental impact on the town of Heath Springs is now a concern.
    Town Council was briefed Dec. 20 about recent tests that have been conducted on the town’s wastewater. In recent weeks, higher amounts of dead bacteria and contaminants have been found in the wastewater, said Joey Oliver of Oliver Environmental Services.
    Oliver contracts with Heath Springs to manage its wastewater system.

  • Lady Jackets hold on in tournament

    KERSHAW – Buford built the early lead and held on to earn a bid to the title game in the opening game of the Comporium Christmas Classic at Andrew Jackson High School on Tuesday afternoon.

    The Lady Jackets took a 35-33 win over the Lady Rams to advance to the title game tonight at 6 in the AJ gym.

  • Warriors place six on all-region team

     

       

    INDIAN LAND – Six standout Indian Land High School football players have been named to the 2011 Conference IV-AA all-region team.

  • AJ teams in title games at Comporium Christmas Classic

     

       

    Andrew Jackson High School teams will play for basketball titles in the annual Comporium Christmas Classic at AJ High on Wednesday night.

  • Bruins rip Cougars, 67-47

     

       

    ROEBUCK – The Lancaster Bruins’ return to Dorman High School was a triumphant one in the opening round of the Upward Classic at the DHS arena on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Craig savoring his first state football title

     

       

    When Art Craig played high school football and basketball at Buford High School where he graduated in 1982, he never saw postseason action.