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Today's News

  • Father’s role important in child’s life

    MaryBeth Rowell
    For the Lancaster News
    The role of a father is something that is very special and could never be replaced.
    With nearly one out of three American children going to bed with no father present, that role has become even more important.
    To honor dads and their children, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) asked local housing authorities to partner with them and have events for families who live there and in surrounding areas.

  • Man reports being shot while riding bike

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man told officers someone shot at him June 9, though there are few leads in the case.
    The alleged shooting happened at about 11:45 p.m. that day near the 800 block of East Arch Street, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    A 27-year-old man told officers he was riding his bike down that road, when he noticed a woman he knew standing in the parking lot of the Frank Roddey Apartments.

  • Report: Man throws gasoline on woman

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A woman who was doused with gasoline outside a convenience store nearly two weeks ago has  decided not to press charges.
    A deputy responded to Unity Grocery on Unity Church Road after receiving a call about a disturbance there. The store is  near Shiloh Unity Road in the northeastern part of the county, east of Monroe Highway, (SC 200).

  • Man charged in Swami Mart armed robbery

    A local man has been arrested in the Monday armed robbery of a convenience store in Heath Springs. 

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office has charged Herbert Lamont Southern, 22, 343 S. College St., Heath Springs, with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. He was arrested Wednesday. 

    Southern is believed to have held up the Swami Mart on South Main Street shortly before 10 p.m. Monday. A man entered the store armed with a black pistol and fired a shot in the ceiling, according to reports. 

  • Husband, wife dead after shooting incident Tuesday

    Gary Phillips

    Landmark News Service

    PAGELAND – A Pageland husband and wife are dead following a shooting incident that occurred Tuesday, June 21. According to Pageland Police Department reports, Barry Louallen, 50, 310 N. Vine St., Pageland, shot and killed his wife, Diane Johnson Louallen, 55, and then was shot by police after he ignored orders to drop his weapon.

  • Lancaster Makos defeat Stingrays

     

       

    The Lancaster Makos continued their winning ways, taking a 288-249 win over the Kershaw Stingrays on Tuesday.

  • Dixie Softball all-stars launch play

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission Dixie Softball all-star teams open district play tonight in three different divisions at the Rodman Sports Complex in Richburg.

    The Darlings stars, ages 7-8, and the Angels stars, ages 9-10, will each launch tournament play at 6 p.m.

  • Post 31 drills Fort Mill, Clover

     

     

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team continued its quest for postseason play with a 9-2 American Legion road win over Clover Post 38 on Wednesday night.

    The 5-5 seniors, with productive bats, forged a 6-2 lead after six innings and cruised to the seven-run win.

  • Winged sprint cars at LMS on Saturday

    With the official arrival of summer this week, the action will be heating up at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    Blazing racing action this week features the United Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear.

  • Man killed in ATV accident

     A Lancaster County man died less than a day after the all-terrain vehicle he was driving collided with a deer. 

    James Arant, 35, was pronounced dead at 6:50 a.m. Thursday at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, said Lancaster County Chief Deputy Coroner Karla Deese. 

    Arant was driving a 2006 Polaris four-wheeler on Taxahaw Road at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday when the vehicle was struck by a deer, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.