Today's News

  • Lady Bruins netters, golfers capture openers

    The LHS girls tennis team won a closely fought 4-3 match against old region foe Blythewood High School at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster tennis courts on Monday night to open the 2010 season.

    All of the matches were close in points, with the Lady Bruins prevailing at the end with a dramatic win by the second doubles team of Morgan Gardner and McKenzie Blanton.

    The match went into a third-set tie-breaker and the Lady Bruins prevailed by a score of 10-8.

  • Former resident stabbed to death

    WILMINGTON, N.C. – A former Lancaster resident was found dead on the floor of a Wilmington apartment early Wednesday, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

    Reginald B. “Reggie” Bunton, 42, was stabbed to death early Wednesday, police said. His most recent address was a shelter in Wilmington, said Lucy Crockett, public affairs officer for the Wilmington Police Department.

    Haneef Adib Rahamann Jr., 57, has been charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery.

  • Ride service doing well in county in its first year

    After almost a year of success, Sally Sherrin is looking at expanding the county’s medical ride service.

    Sherrin, executive director of the Lancaster County Council on Aging, helps to operate and oversee the Lancaster Area Ride Service, which transports non-Medicaid recipients to appointments with licensed physicians and other providers in Lancaster County and beyond. Because the service has more than doubled its ridership since its debut last October, Sherrin sees a bright future in it.

  • City reports sewage leak in Bear Creek

    A sewer line broke Friday morning near Plantation Road in Lancaster, causing more than 5,000 gallons of raw sewage to flow into Bear Creek.

    The spill was discovered at 8:30 a.m. Friday.  

    Mark Harmon, wastewater collection supervisor for the city of Lancaster, said a large tree fell on top of the sewer line, which is located in the creek. The line broke and sewage began to flow into the creek.

    The S.C. Department of Heath and Environmental Control (DHEC) requires that all sewage spills of 5,000 or more gallons be reported to the local media, Harmon said.

  • Lady Vols capture county tourney title

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers made an unbeaten run to capture the Lancaster County volleyball tournament at Lancaster High School on Saturday.

    “We were real pleased,” said AJ first-year coach John Verdugo. “The key for us was that we worked well together which was important.

    “A few times we were down in some matches, but we kept coming back,” he said. “We worked well together and had good teamwork. This was a good building block because I felt we were up against some good competition.”

  • Victors net close win in Diabetes tourney

    The winning foursome posted a narrow win in the eighth annual Diabetes Education Clinic golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday afternoon.

    The winning foursome, in the captain’s choice with handicap tournament, shot a 51.6, which included Garrett Hammond, Eric Funderburk, Ray Rainey and Ross Baker.

    “We just had a good overall effort with each player doing his part,” Funderburk said. “We brother-in-lawed it pretty well out there.”

    Funderburk said the team eagled both par fives on the front nine, holes two and five.

  • Man, 22, flees license checkpoint in stolen car

    A Lancaster man racked up nine charges after police say he sped away from a driver’s license checkpoint in a stolen car Saturday.

    Rashad Demon “Shorty Cake” Johnson, 22, of 408 Pardue St., has been charged by the Lancaster Police Department with possession of a stolen vehicle, second-offense driving under suspension (DUI-related), second-offense simple possession of marijuana, reckless driving, failure to stop for blue lights and siren, possession of a controlled substance, violation of ABC law, resisting arrest and alighting from a moving vehicle.

  • Chief can’t forget sight of children watching their home burn in 1974

    A family of five stood outside their 11th Street home in the freezing cold and watched their home burn.

    It was a windy night in February 1974, and that wind added a formidable element, as the flames blew, threatening to catch the neighboring houses on fire.

    Wayne Bryson, fire chief at Gooches Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department, remembers it clearly. He said that house fire stands out the most to him of all the fires he’s fought in his more than 30 years of fire service.

  • Two host, two will travel

    Friday night high school football action for week two has two at home seeking to rebound and a pair on the road hoping to extend early success.

    Buford and Andrew Jackson, each coming off opening night losses, will be at home, while Lancaster and Indian Land head west in hopes of their second wins this season.

    Lancaster, 1-0 after a 35-16 first night win over AJ, travels to Chester, while Indian Land ventures to Blacksburg to battle the Wildcats. IL, 1-0, is coming off a 28-13 home win over Buford.

  • Little to leave See Lancaster post

    Peggy Little will be leaving See Lancaster SC.

    Little, director of the tourism-promotions group, put it her resignation Tuesday. Her last day is Sept. 13, said Teresa Meeks, support services director for the city of Lancaster.

    Meeks said Little didn’t give a reason why she is leaving.

    “We’ll hate to see her go,” Meeks said. “We’ll miss her with the city, but we’ll continue on.”

    A little more than a year ago, Little was hired as director of the then-reorganized See Lancaster.