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Today's News

  • Blue Devils delivered 1967 Class C state crown

    HEATH SPRINGS – For The 1967 Heath Springs Blue Devils, the third time was the charm – a long-sought state championship football trophy was finally theirs.
    Heath Springs, denied the two previous seasons for the Class C state title, struck gridiron gold with the 1967 state championship.
    The golden anniversary of the Blue Devils’ blue ribbon season, a 10-2 finish with a 14-6 win over Lower State champion St. Stephen, was celebrated Saturday night at Heath Springs Baptist Church fellowship hall.

  • Gamecocks, Lancers team up for Big Thursday golf tourney victory

    The Gamecocks and Lancers had something to crow about late Thursday afternoon.
    The University of South Carolina and University of South Carolina Lancaster backers captured annual bragging rights in the 16th annual Big Thursday Scholarship golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.
    The Gamecocks and Lancers team prevailed 6-4 in the 10 matches with the rival Clemson teams.

  • The day I saw Joe Biden

    Editor’s note: This occasional column takes you behind the scenes with Hannah Strong, who has been reporting for a little more than a year.

    I decide to wear my scallop-bottom black dress on a Tuesday – a step up from my normal newsroom attire.
    I know I’ll be surrounded by all the big-time reporters shortly.
    But more important – I’ll be in the same room as Vice President Joe Biden in just a few hours.

  • ILHS gets renewed $10K grant

    Indian Land High School has received a $10,000 grant for its automotive technology program for the third year in a row.
    The Real Tools for Schools grant from Ingersoll Rand has been given to the school each year since 2015 in an effort to improve the automotive vocational classes. The grant can be used to update equipment, to purchase supplies or for instructor training and curriculum.

  • Hepatitis A case at Clinton Elementary

    State health officials are investigating a hepatitis A infection at Clinton Elementary School, according to a letter the Lancaster County School District received Thursday.
    Parents have been notified by letter and through a ConnectEd phone call.
    “Right now this is the only case we are aware of anywhere in the district,” said Graceann Jones, LCSD lead school nurse.
    Jones said there are no cleaning procedures required.

  • Wastewater plant might upgrade to solar power

    The city of Lancaster’s Wastewater Treatment Plant might soon be getting a 21st century electrical upgrade.
    City council members this week unanimously approved studying the possibility of building a one-acre solar array at the plant to help offset its high electricity costs.
    The study will be conducted by W.K Dickson contractors and will cost the city $5,000. Council members Linda Blackmon and Tamara Green-Garris were not present at the Tuesday night meeting.

  • Lancaster teen held in York Co. murder

    A Lancaster teen has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a Charlotte resident in York County two weeks ago.
    Trenyatta Jondae Massey, 18, of the Elgin community, was charged with murder and attempted murder in the killing of Angel Carmindo Dominguez Vega, 23, of Charlotte, said Trent Faris, spokesman for the York County Sheriff’s Office.
    Massey also faces cocaine-trafficking and marijuana-possession charges.

  • Old jail’s intricate stonework uncovered

    The “new” look of the almost 200-year-old historic Lancaster County Jail on West Gay Street is drawing a lot of attention.
    Renovators have exposed hand-hewn stone masonry hidden beneath layers of stucco, and those working on the multi-year restoration project are trying to determine if it’s feasible to keep it looking that way.
    Built in 1823, the jail was designed by Robert Mills. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated as a National Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

  • Lancaster man dies in Pageland crash

    A Lancaster man died Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle collision near Pageland.
    Duane A. Russell III, 83, was killed in the accident, which happened about 10:50 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 601 and the S.C. 151 Bypass, the Highway Patrol reported.
    Russell was turning his Chevrolet minivan left onto U.S. 601 north when he was hit by a tractor-trailer heading south on S.C. 151. The driver of the tractor-trailer, Addi Ibrahim of Waterville, Ohio, was not injured.
    The accident closed the bypass for several hours.

  • Thousands of arrest warrants scrapped

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and Lancaster Police Department are canceling thousands of arrest warrants after a state Supreme Court justice directed magistrates to stop jailing low-level offenders who skip court dates or don’t pay fines.
    Chief Justice Donald Beatty put court officials on notice in mid-September to end the practice.
    “We follow the direction we are given,” said Lancaster Municipal Judge Cammie Heath.