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Today's News

  • County Gamecock Club meeting centers on facilities upgrades

    FORT LAWN – University of South Carolina Gamecocks’ football fans have not only seen a transformation on the field, but they can expect to see a new-look at the USC football home.

  • Super Street sets two main events at LMS

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be hosting the Super Street Pepsi Shootout Twin Main Events on Saturday night.

    The Super Street Division will be running two main events Saturday night.

  • IL’s Truesdale, BHS’ Stephens lead AA track state qualifiers

    Indian Land High School sprinter Rondreas Truesdale and Buford High School sprinter Anthony Stephens led the county athletes in the Class AA Upper State track meet at Broome High School last Saturday.

    The top four qualifiers in each event move on to the state track meet at Spring Valley High School on Saturday, May 12.

  • Authorities investigate double murder

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Two men were killed this week in what investigators believe was a double shooting at a Lancaster home.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies found the men at 11:13 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, after responding to a shooting at a home in the 2300 block of Old Blackmon Lane, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. Old Blackmon Lane is near the intersection of Lynwood Drive and Airport and McIlwain roads

  • Coy won’t end bid for Dist. 44 House seat

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Joseph Coy says he plans to remain in the S.C. House District 44 race, even after being removed from the June 12 primary ballot last week.
    Coy, running as a Republican, is one of 180 candidates statewide who were taken off ballots after the S.C. Supreme Court ruled they are ineligible.
    Because they didn’t submit written economic statements of interests and statements of candidacy at the same time, they couldn’t seek office, the court ruled.

  • Arrest made in HOPE theft

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    The bookkeeper of a local charity was tracked down and arrested by Alabama authorities this week in connection with stealing more than $4,000 from her employer.
    Christy Leeann Ellis, 31, 3283 Camp Creek Road, was arrested Tuesday, May 8, by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Auburn, Ala., on five counts of forgery, each less than $10,000, said Kathryn Richardson, spokeswoman for the S.C. Law Enforcement Division.

  • Andrew Jackson’s Buddy Steele regains focus after mother’s death

    – Editor’s note: In the next four issues, The Lancaster News will profile students who have overcome the odds to earn a high school diploma in 2012.

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Buddy Steele knows a good deal about gold mining.
    The Andrew Jackson High School senior effortlessly rambles off statistics and terminology tied to the mining industry. For him, phrases such as ore body, rig drilling and sample testing are everyday language.

  • Erwin’s Tyreak Stevens wins good citizenship award

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore stood before a crowded Fairway Room at the Lancaster Country Club on Monday, April 30, and set up the intro for this year’s Good Citizenship Award winner.
    The winner was chosen from a pool of other elementary school student nominees based on his school year demonstration of honor, service, courage, leadership and patriotism, Moore said.
    The student represents the best of Lancaster County schools.

  • Churches invited to help with May 17 potato drop

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    The congregations of one dozen area churches will join hands and hearts Thursday, May 17, and bag sweet potatoes to feed local families.
    And if your church wants to help, there’s plenty of room, plenty of potatoes to bag and box and plenty of blessings to enjoy, said volunteer Jack Carnes.
    After all, he said the people of the church have the spirit of Jesus, and what good is it if you can’t pass it along? Besides, Carnes said Scripture teaches the church to feed the hungry.

  • Indian Land Elementary School dedicates new track in memory of coach Mike Kersey

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Indian Land Elementary School dedicated a new track Monday, May 7, in memory of late coach Mike Kersey.
    Kersey, the school’s beloved physical education teacher and coach of the Indian Land High and Middle school wrestling teams, died Oct. 4, 2011, of injuries sustained in an ATV accident.
    The dedication of the Coach Mike Kersey Memorial Track took place during a short ceremony attended by Kersey’s family, along with students, faculty, wrestlers and community members.