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Today's News

  • Williams lifts LHS in OT

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster High School football coach Bennie McMurray rolled the dice and came up a Shaq Williams’ game-winning two-point conversion plunge in a 29-28 Region III-AAAA overtime win over Rock Hill on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

    Williams, with LHS down 28-21 in the OT, hit senior running back Brandon Reese on a clutch third down, 13-yard touchdown pass to pull the Bruins close, 28-27.

  • Determined Jackets rally, top Vols

    KERSHAW – Buford rallied to defeat county rival Andrew Jackson, 30-24 in overtime on AJ homecoming at Volunteer Stadium on Friday night.

    The Yellow Jackets overcame a 24-13 deficit in the fourth quarter to force the overtime.

    “Our guys gave super effort tonight,” Buford coach Mike Wells said. “We put ourselves in a hole with too many mistakes in the first half.

  • Braves halt Warriors’ streak

    CHERAW – The Cheraw Braves halted Indian Land’s unbeaten streak with a 28-20 win over IL on Friday night.

    Cheraw built an early lead and kept the upper hand to notch the eight-point victory over the sixth-ranked Warriors.

    Marvin Lauderdale’s 15-yard touchdown run, his second on the night, gave the Braves a 28-14 lead with 3:12 left in the third period. James Davis added the conversion for a 14-point CHS edge.

    Lauderdale, in a strong night, ran for 131 yards 18 carries.

  • LHS golf team wins, hosts region field

    Staff Reports

    The Lancaster High School golf team capped regular-season play with a 9-3 record after defeating Region III-AAAA foe Northwestern High School at Watorford Park Golf Club in Rock Hill.

    LHS carded a 169 to Northwestern’s 229.

    The LHS girls were led by Alexandria McCain and Emily Cox, who each posted a 40. Carly Funderburk notched a 44 and Ina Roberts had a 45.

    Rachel Hovis had a 48 and Carley Snyder posted a 53.

  • Seven arrested in drug search

    A raid on a Lancaster home Thursday evening uncovered thousands of dollars in drugs and led to the arrests of seven people.
    Authorities conducted a search of a house at 1942 Usher Road after the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office learned that people were selling illegal drugs at the home, according to a sheriff's office press release.
    A search warrant was obtained after a joint investigation involving the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force Team, the Lancaster Police Department and the Lancaster County Metro SWAT Team.  

  • Hospital deserves its awards and recognition

    If you have the misfortune of experiencing a life-threatening ordeal like a heart attack or stroke, you do have the good fortune of having a quality hospital nearby to help save your life.
    Doug Arbour, chief executive officer of Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, is living proof.
    On a night in mid-May, Arbour awoke with what he thought was indigestion.
    It wasn’t. It was worse, much worse. In this case a massive heart attack.

  • Solyndra underscores flaws in ‘stimulus’ act

    If anyone needs more proof that the White House sold us a bill of goods when it pressured Congress to pass the “stimulus” act of 2009, just look at what has happened with Solyndra Inc.
     Those who’ve been following the news lately probably know that Solyndra was a California solar energy company that’s just filed for bankruptcy protection after receiving a half-billion dollar government loan under the stimulus act. The bankruptcy, of course, is terrible news for taxpayers.

  • Merger will increase access to broadband technology

    Some people think AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA is just a national or Wall Street issue, but it’s really a Main Street issue.
    The combination of these companies will bring together their resources and allow AT&T to expand its new cutting edge mobile network, 4G LTE, to more than 96 percent of South Carolinians.

  • ‘A community icon’

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The flag hung solemnly at half-staff outside Indian Land Elementary School on Wednesday morning, fluttering in the breeze above a ring of flowers, hand-lettered cards and star-shaped balloons at the base of the flagpole.
    Out of the school’s shadow and into the sun out front walked a group of first-graders carrying notebooks and pencil bags, single file, one little girl with a finger to her lips shushing the boy in front of her.

  • Sixteen minors arrested at motel

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A party at a Lancaster motel Sunday, Oct. 2, led to charges against a room full of underage revelers, including four juveniles.
    According to a police department incident report, Lancaster police got a call about 1 a.m. from a clerk at the Jameson Inn on Commerce Boulevard.
    The call came in response to guests’ complaints of people making noise outside their rooms and someone throwing up on the sidewalk.