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Today's News

  • 4th man charged in IL murder

    A Van Wyck man arrested in Indian Land is the fourth to face murder charges in the April 5 death of 20-year-old Randy Tran of Fort Mill.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigators, deputies and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division agents arrested Na’Chon Jakeh Hayden, 22, of 4668 Tam Lane, about 6:30 a.m. Monday, April 11, at a home on Mountain Ridge Court in Indian Land.

  • Fourth suspect charged in murder of Randy Tran

    A fourth man has been arrested in the murder of 20-year-old Randy Tran of Fort Mill, whose body was found April 5 off Little River Trail in Indian Land.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigators, deputies and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested Na’Chon Jakeh Hayden, 22, 4668 Tam Lane, about 6:30 a.m. Monday at a home on Mountain Ridge Court, which is less than a mile from where Tran’s body was found.  

  • Column: I think it’s time to put aside ideals, get bloodthirsty

    We have reached a point where we, as Americans, must make a decision.
    Do we adhere strictly to the values that have shaped our nation, or do we accept that as the world changes, so must our value system? If the world functioned in a rational, civilized manner, the old ways would always be the right ways and we could go on forever, avoiding change.
    Sadly, we can all see that things, they are a-changing’.

  • Column: Restrooms: Where did this lunacy come from?

    What have I missed? I am completely baffled, perplexed, beyond confused.
    I sometimes feel like a modern-day Rumpelstiltskin – like I have somehow drifted off into a 20-year sleep, and have now awakened in a different time and place. My country has somehow morphed into a place with which I no longer can identify. And it has happened so quickly, so dramatically, that I am perplexed as to how this transformation has taken place.

  • Lancers sweep Junior Crusaders

    The University of South Carolina Lancers took two from the visiting Belmont Abbey junior varsity baseball team Thursday at the Lancaster High School baseball field.

    The Lancers, with the home sweep, improved to 26-15, including an 8-8 record in NJCAA Region X play.

    USCL capped the twin bill with an 11-2 win over the Junior Crusaders on Thursday night.

  • Vols down Knights

    Andrew Jackson ignited for four first inning runs and stayed on top to take a 5-3 Region IV-AA baseball road win over North Central High School in Boonetown on Thursday night.

    John Cauthen sparked the Volunteers, posting a four-hitter in six innings of mound work. He gave up three earned runs and struck out five NC batters.

    Heath Gandy notched the save with a scoreless inning of work in the seventh to cap the two-run league win.

  • Lady Bruins edge IL girls

    Lancaster captured a tight non-region softball win over county foe Indian Land High School on Thursday night at the Lady Warriors’ field.

    The game, tied at 1-all at seven innings, went to extra innings.

    LHS, in the top of the ninth, went to the international tiebreaker with Summer Clinton on second base.

    Ariana Ealy then delivered with a two-run home run to give Lancaster a 3-1 edge.

  • LHS girls soccer going strong

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins advanced to the Class AAA Upper State soccer playoffs last spring, but their stay in postseason play was short.

    The LHS girls, who went 6-16, including a 4-4 region mark, are hoping for a deeper postseason run this time around.

    Lancaster was a first-round casualty, falling to Blue Ridge, 4-2 last May, but the Lady Bruins booters’ hopes are higher this time around.

  • Barrett to lead Red Devils football program

    GREAT FALLS – It isn’t an introduction as much as it is a homecoming.

    Great Falls High School announced Wednesday morning that Northwestern High School assistant coach John Barrett is the Red Devils’ new head football coach.

    Barrett, 59, will be new to Great Falls, but not to the county. Barrett was an assistant at Chester High School for nine years.

  • LHS tops Stallion field

    The Lancaster High School golf team shot a 322 to capture the Stallion Invitational prep golf tournament hosted by South Pointe High School at the Waterford Golf Club in Rock Hill on Thursday.

    Lancaster High, led by tournament medalist Brady Hinkle, topped the nine-team field by five shots over Class AAAA foe Clover High School.

    Hinkle, a LHS ace sophomore, shot a 74 to earn medalist honors by four shots.