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Today's News

  • Man's family disputes police account of fatal crash

    The family of the man charged in a fatal hit-and-run crash last week says Lancaster Police Department officers are partially to blame.

    Lancaster police officers initiated a chase on Hampton Road in Lancaster's Southside community, said Najla Parker, the aunt of suspect Marqevius Hood.

    Hood, 26, of 408 Fairfield St., is charged by the S.C. Highway Patrol with leaving the scene of an accident involving death in the crash that killed motorcyclist John Haver, 68, on Aug. 20.

  • Give voters information before

    The issue has changed. Before the Aug. 4 arson that destroyed the top floor of the historic Lancaster County Courthouse, county leaders were pushing for a November referendum in which residents would vote on a 1-cent local sales tax that would pay for the construction of a new courthouse facility.

    The new facility would be bigger and better, consolidating the county’s criminal and family court offices into one building, alleviating security issues and allowing the criminal justice system to work more efficiently in the county.

  • County pride at stake in openers

    The 2008 Lancaster County high school football season kicks off in a big way Friday night.County pride will be the major stakes in games involving the four teams.Lancaster will host county rival Andrew Jackson, while Buford will be at home to face Indian Land.The Bruins vs.

  • Snap out of rut with summertime twists on traditional recipes

    Your summer dinners are starting to drag. Don’t worry; you aren’t alone. It’s easy to get into a rut preparing the same meals over and over again.But it’s just as easy to snap out of it and start a culinary revolution by twisting something old into something new. Just put a spin on your favorite recipes by doing the summertime twist.An updated version of the tried and true All-American cheeseburger and Baked Sweet Potato Fries will keep your Labor Day cookout guests on their toes.

  • Blaze destroys home in Baker Place

    Juliet Borcherds didn't expect to see flames coming from the carport area of her Woodbridge Street house Monday afternoon.

    When she realized there was a fire, she alerted her son, who was in his bedroom. The two rushed out the front door and called 911.

    Firefighters received the call just before 1:30 p.m. Elgin Volunteer Fire Department first responded, with assistance from the Antioch and Rich Hill departments.

    Borcherds said the fire originated in the carport's laundry room on the left side of the house, situated off S.C. 903 in the Baker Place community.

  • Festival seeks sponsors

    INDIAN LAND – Organizers of this year's Fall Into Fun festival are seeking sponsors, volunteers, vendors, silent auction items, bands and teen's and children's activities and entertainers for the annual festival, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at Indian Land Middle School.

    Proceeds will benefit the new Del Webb Library at Indian Land. Organizers hope to raise about $25,000 this year.

    The festival, organized by the Indian Land Rotary Club and Carolina Gateway, is seeking additional sponsors this year through a tiered sponsorship plan.

  • Man charged after AMBER alert

    Bryan Matthew Hatchel took matters into his own hands last week in trying to get custody of his daughter, authorities say.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office has charged Hatchel, 25, with custodial interference, a felony that carries up to five years in prison if convicted.

    An AMBER Alert was issued early Sunday morning after he picked up his 2-year-old daughter, Jaelyn Elizabeth Hollis, and never returned.

  • McGriff unopposed as she seeks 5th school board term

    Charlene McGriff, who represents District 2 on the Lancaster County School Board, is running unopposed for the fifth time since she initially took the seat in a special election in 1992.

    McGriff, 56, who now serves as chairwoman for the school board, said there are several things she would like for the board to focus on in the upcoming term.

  • INSP double play doubles its reach

    INDIAN LAND - The Inspiration Networks more than doubled its reach in the United States this week.

    Deals signed with both DirecTV and the DISH Network bumped the The Inspiration Networks distribution in the United States to more than 54 million. Both deals take effect today.

    David Cerullo, chairman and CEO of The Inspiration Networks, announced the agreements last week.

  • 'Look Who's Cooking' benefit set for Sept. 30

    There is a saying that goes "Necessity is the mother of invention." That philosophy parallels Evelyn Springs' mission – to find a cure for autism.

    Since her grandson, Malik, was diagnosed with autism at age 2, Springs has tried to educate herself about the brain disorder that affects a child's social interaction and communication at an early age.

    About one out of every 500 children is diagnosed with autism and the disorder is four or five times more prevalent in males.