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Today's News

  • Hospital receives coveted award

    It was a matter of life and death, so Doug Arbour put his money where his mouth is. 

    Arbour, chief executive officer of Springs Memorial Hospital, awoke several times in the early-morning hours of May 17 with what he thought was indigestion.

    He got up to take some antacids, but that didn’t help. The pressure in his chest and “crunching feeling” was something he had never experienced before. So his wife rushed him to Springs Memorial. 

  • Student faces multiple charges

    A 13-year-old A.R. Rucker Middle School student allegedly caught with a handgun at school Thursday is facing a total of three charges.

    A Lancaster County School District safety official said a physical education coach reportedly caught the 8th-grader with the 9mm handgun in a locker room bathroom stall while checking up on students.

    The coach had grown suspicious after seeing another student "briskly" walking away from the area.

  • Fenced in but not safe

    Tears welled in Julie Dunn’s eyes as she recounted the day her horse, Pretty Girl, was shot and killed.

    After discovering the 25-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse shot in a field on her land last month, Dunn has been on a mission to revise the county’s laws regarding recreational shooting near homes. She passionately pleaded with Lancaster County Council at its Sept. 12 meeting.

  • Petition to halt tax hike

    As Lancaster County Council readies for final reading Monday of its amended budget, several residents are circulating a petition urging council not to increase property taxes. 

    Spearheading the charge is Sandy McGarry, chairwoman of the Lancaster County Republican Party. McGarry has spent the last week speaking with fellow residents and small business owners, asking them to join her in opposing council's latest stab at the 2011-12 budget.

  • Kitten rescued from certain death after falling in drain

    All too often, news stories of life and death rescues make you say things like, “tragic,”  “sad,” or “That’s horrible.”

    But not this one. This one’s gonna make you say, “Awwwwww ...”

    That’s because this is the story of Piper the kitten, saved from near-certain death after 30 hours in a sewer pipe in Rock Hill.

    Christina Carter and her husband, Chris, who own Carter Quality Plumbing in Lancaster, said they got the call Sunday, Sept. 18 about 11:30 at night.

  • Jackets blitz Red Devils

    Bill Allen

    For The Lancaster News

    BUFORD – Buford High School head football coach Mike Wells couldn’t recall the Jackets’ last win over Great Falls, but what he did know was that BHS produced a banner effort in taking its latest win over GFHS, a 27-7 home victory over the Red Devils on Friday night.

    Buford’s last win over the Red Devils came in 2005 when GFHS posted a 17-14 home win.

  • Blazers hold off LHS Bruins in 9-6 victory

    BLYTHEWOOD – In a game which came down to the wire, Ridge View held on to edge Lancaster, 9-6 on Friday night at Blythewood High School.

    The host Blazers’ three-point win wasn’t decided until the final play when Lancaster senior quarterback Shaq Williams hurled a 34-yard pass to the end zone, but the ball glanced off receiver Keanthony Foster’s hands for an incompletion and a RVHS win.

  • Unbeaten Warriors cruise in 48-0 rout of NC Knights

    Greg Petersen

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – The war dance started early for the Indian Land Warriors on Friday night as they lanced the North Central Knights, 48-0 on IL homecoming 2011.

    Looking to make an early statement, the Warriors won the coin toss and elected to receive.

    It didn’t take long for the Warriors to impose their will on the Knights.

  • Bulldogs snap Vols’ win streak with 34-10 victory

    Kim Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    CAMDEN – Andrew Jackson fell to Camden, 34-10 in its final non-conference game of the 2011 AJ season.

    Camden, 2-3, improved its series record to 17-5 against the pesky Vols.

    Camden converted two AJ second-half turnovers into 10 points en route to the 24-point win.

    The Bulldogs opened the scoring with a 13-play, 86-yard drive, capped by a 25-yard Josh Council to Cedrick Cook TD pass at the 5:35 mark of the first period.

  • Neal, Legislature got it wrong on Amazon deal

    A  few months ago, the state of South Carolina was divided by  a fierce debate. Internet giant Amazon wanted to relocate to Lexington and bring thousands of new jobs to the area.