Today's News

  • Deputies seek man on kidnapping, sex charges

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man investigators say kidnapped his ex-girlfriend from her home, dragged her by her hair and threatened to kill her on Sept. 10.

    Warrants have been obtained charging Demarkeo Jamar Wright, 24, of 313 Robinson Road, Lancaster, charging him with first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping.

  • Could bones be of missing man?

    KERSHAW – It may take some time to determine the identity of the remains found in Kershaw on Friday night.

    A Kershaw resident called the sheriff’s office after his dog found the bones and brought them into his yard, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

    The remains were found off Decree Road, near Old Lancaster Highway and U.S. 521 South in the town of Kershaw. The area is not too far from Andrew Jackson High School.  

  • Lady Bruins softball team sets fundraiser

    Lancaster High School softball coach Kim Perry is launching a fundraiser project for the Lady Bruins’ softball program.

    Perry, a former player and assistant coach with the Lancaster High softball program, was named the LHS coach in late summer.

    Her project is a way to improve the field and leave a lasting impression.

  • Council meets with gubernatorial candidates

    Who will it be – Vincent Sheheen or Nikki Haley?

    South Carolina voters will decide who will be the next governor in about a month.

    However, some area officials met recently with both gubernatorial candidates, Republican Haley and Democrat Sheheen, to express concerns about job creation and education funding.

  • LHS cross country sets fundraiser

    The Lancaster High School cross country team is sponsoring a fundraiser Oct. 23.

    The Run with the Bruins 5K run/walk Fundraiser will be held at 9 a.m. to help raise money for the LHS cross country team. The 5K race will be on LHS’s home cross country course, which begins and ends at Memorial Stadium.

    Memorial Stadium is located on Stadium Road adjacent to North Elementary School and a block north of the LHS baseball field, Doomsday Corner.

    Participants can pre-register, or come early to register prior to the race.

  • Massey's making a name

    Jeffrey Massey is what the Buford High senior defensive tackle would like to be known on the football field.

    He’s working in that direction this season, but it hasn’t always gone that way.

    Massey is the younger brother of former Buford High School football star Andrew “AT” Jennings, the 2009 Lancaster County Co-Player of the Year.

    Jennings, in a banner year which saw him earn Class A all-state honors, was the Jackets top rusher and top tackler.

  • City Council divided on grants

    There continues to be heated discussion over the way the city of Lancaster awards hospitality tax grant funding.

    On Tuesday, City Council voted 4-3 on its hospitality tax committee’s recommendation to award funding to five groups for the first quarter of 2010-11. The city had $40,000 in funds to award.

    Groups awarded funds are:

    • Community Playhouse of Lancaster County, $10,849 for its 2010-11 season

    • Lancaster County Council of the Arts, $7,843 for “The Nutcracker Ballet”

  • Trooper smashes cruiser into tree

    An on-duty S.C. Highway Patrol trooper received minor injuries when he crashed into a tree while trying to avoid a head-on collision Tuesday.

    Lance Cpl. Christopher Logan, 37, was headed west on Pageland Highway about 7:10 p.m. when he encountered a brown or tan Dodge Intrepid in his lane.

  • Study examine brain's wiring

    It’s estimated the average human brain weighs between 2.25 and 3 pounds.

    The body’s lightweight nerve center of thinking and process has been researched, dissected, cataloged and studied for hundreds of years in an effort to figure out how its amazing parts talk to each other.

    To this day, no one is quite sure how that happens, but now, thanks to a ground-breaking study and report co-authored by Lancaster native Dr. Richard H. Thompson, there is a new way to trace those communication routes.

  • September is National Rice Month

    The average American eats 25 pounds of rice per year.

    A healthy, versatile and economical staple around the world, rice made its first appearance in the new world in the late 1680s, according to the USA Rice Federation.

    Rice lore has it that a storm-battered ship sailed into Charles Town (Charleston).

    To pay the colonist for repairing his ship, the captain gave the small quantity of “Golde Seed Rice,” which was named for its color, to a Lowcountry planter.