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Today's News

  • UPDATE: Suspect's family disputes police account of fatal crash

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

  • Breaking News Amber Alert canceled for Lancaster girl

    An AMBER Alert issued for a 2-year-old Lancaster girl early Sunday has been canceled.

    Authorities say Jaelyn Elizabeth Hollis was taken from her home by her father, Bryan Matthew Hatchel. The alert was issued after 12:30 a.m.

    Hollis was found safe later that day in Citrus County, Fla. Hatchel, 25, has since been arrested.

  • Installment-purchase plan up for a first vote Monday

    County Council will vote Monday night on the first of three readings to use an installment-purchase financing plan to build a new courthouse.

    An installment-purchase plan involves the sale of bonds, which are then paid back by taxes.

    Before fire damaged the historic Lancaster County Courthouse on Aug. 4, county officials were moving forward with a bond referendum to build a new courthouse. While the 180-year-old existing courthouse has great historic value, officials had already declared it inadequate in space and security for holding court.

  • Grid history at fifth Classic

    The fifth Kickoff Classic had a twist of history Friday night in the Panhandle. The game marked the first time Indian Land High School had served as host.

  • Bruins lone Classic victor

    INDIAN LAND – Lancaster High School came home the lone county winner in the fifth annual Kickoff Classic at Indian Land High School on Friday night.The Bruins, in their first visit to IL’s newly named “Reservation,” rolled to a 23-0 victory over the Warriors, who hosted the prep football jamboree for the first time.Andrew Jackson opened play, dropping a 21-7 loss to Class AAAA foe Fort Mill.Buford, battling Class AA foe Central, fell to the Eagles 14-0 in the middle period of play.LHS coach Bennie McMurray said the Bru

  • Teachers urged to 'answer the call' at event

    Many educators may not realize how significant of a role they play in their students' lives.

    For some students, a teacher might be the only adult who gives them continuous positive attention.

    Motivational speaker Dr. Tonea Stewart reminded local teachers that they are shaping the leaders of tomorrow. She encouraged teachers to always put students first and treat them with the utmost respect.

    Stewart, an acclaimed actor and college professor, was the guest speaker at Tuesday's opening ceremony for teachers in the Lancaster County School District.

  • Temporary fix: Tarp covers courthouse

    On the morning of Aug. 4, the sound of the idling diesel engines of fire trucks could be heard around the Lancaster County Courthouse.

    On Friday, diesel engines could be heard around the courthouse again. Only this time, they belonged to Hunter Builders' bucket trucks, with workers making the first small step toward preserving and rebuilding the historic courthouse, which was burned by an arsonist.

    Workers rose in the air in bucket trucks to place a tarp over temporary trusses on the burned roof Friday.

  • Breaking NewsHit-and-run suspect turns himself in

    The Lancaster man accused of fatally rear-ending a motorcyclist on S.C. 903 on Wednesday has turned himself in to authorities.

    Marqevius Deandre Hood, 26, of 408 Fairfield St., turned himself in to Lancaster police Saturday morning, said Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    "He is in custody and will be transported to the Lancaster County Detention Center," Gaskin said Saturday morning.

    Hood has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death, according to the S.C. Department of Public Safety.

  • CPTC celebrates summer of success

    A banner summer of track success was the focus at the annual Columbus Parker Track Club banquet at A.R.

  • LHS student one of only 2 from S.C. to take part in Presidential Classroom program

    Laurice Ingram said the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial were nice to see.

    But when he saw Hillary Clinton walk by, that's when he truly realized he was in the nation's capital.

    Ingram, a senior at Lancaster High School, spent a week in Washington, D.C., this summer participating in the Presidential Classroom, a program that provides students from across the nation with an up-close education about politics and government.