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Today's News

  • Man charged with taking wheelchair from wife

    A Lancaster man has been charged with aggravated domestic violence after allegedly taking away his wife’s wheelchair, oxygen and cell phone and forcing her to endure a night of freezing temperatures without heat.
    William Leroy Corder, 42, of 1057 Paladin Road, is charged with one count of domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature. He is being held without bond at the Lancaster County Detention Center.

  • Council: Give deputies more firepower

    With mass shootings in San Bernardino and Paris still fresh in their minds, Lancaster County officials are moving forward with a plan to equip sheriff’s deputies with semi-automatic rifles for better protection when responding to emergencies.
    Lancaster County Council on Jan. 11 unanimously approved first reading of an ordinance to arm all 117 sworn deputies at the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with a Bushmaster XM-15 semiautomatic rifle.
    The force currently uses traditional shotguns, though not every deputy is equipped with one.

  • 'Do something that makes a difference'

    Lancaster honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a Main Street parade and “I have a Dream” ceremony in the city hall parking lot Jan. 16.
    “Today we celebrate equality, diversity and justice for all,” said Marsha Barnes, who served as mistress of ceremony. “We also celebrate the life of a man who taught us those qualities.”

  • Harrisburg Elementary School to dismiss students at 11 a.m.

    INDIAN LAND – Harrisburg Elementary School is dismissing students at 11 a.m. today, Jan. 19, because of a power outage, said David Knight, spokesman for the Lancaster County School District.  
    “This is all third-hand information, but as I understand it, Duke Energy placed a new transformer sometime over the weekend, and that transformer has malfunctioned,” he said. “Nobody was aware of the issue until this morning because of the holiday.”

  • Jackets honor fall sports stars

    Maroon and gold marvels of Buford High School fall sports were in the spotlight Jan. 13.
    Yellow Jackets’ fall sports standouts were honored during the Class AA school’s annual awards night in the school’s cafeteria.
    The 6-5 Jackets’ football team, which posted BHS’s first winning season since 2009, honored a host of players.
    Senior quarterback Scotti Moser, an all-region pick who engineered the Buford offense, was named the Jackets football MVP.

  • Vols notch two win over Rams

    CHESTERFIELD – Since the AJ boys were scheduled to play in the Music City MLK Roundball Classic in Nashville over the weekend, host Chesterfield agreed to play the scheduled Region IV-AA game a day early at Chesterfield on Jan. 14.
    Last year when AJ traveled over to CHS, the Lady Rams scored a big upset over the AJ girls.
    AJ coach Dennis Farmer and the Lady Vols were hoping to avoid an upset this season. The Lady Vols had a fast start and led 17-8 after one period.

  • Bruins take two from Red Devils

    Lancaster, in its final Friday night regular-season home game for the 2015-16 campaign, was on point in a Region III-AAA sweep of Clinton in the Bruins’ Den on Jan. 15.
    The third-ranked Lady Bruins rolled and the LHS boys, like the girls unbeaten in region play, cruised to complete the league sweep.
    The Lady Bruins, 10-2, 3-0, set the tone early, forging a 20-0 first-period lead on the Lady Red Devils.
    Lancaster held a 34-8 spread at the half and rolled to the 62-21 victory.

  • Fast starts fuel IL sweep

    INDIAN LAND –  Indian Land used fast starts to notch a Region IV-AA basketball sweep of county rival Buford on Jan. 15 in the Warriors’ gym.
    The IL teams started strong in each game on the way to double-digit wins in the region twin bill.
    The Lady Warriors, 9-2, 5-0, stayed unbeaten in region play with a 48-33 win and the IL boys, 8-8, kept their region mark clean at 5-0 with an 88-59 win.
    The Lady Warriors were on the mark from the outside, drilling seven treys to forge a 27-13 lead at the break.

  • Column: Obama’s ideas on guns won’t fix anything

    “We have to be very clear that this is not going to solve every violent crime in this country. It’s not going to prevent every mass shooting. It’s not going to keep every gun out of the hands of a criminal.”
    That was President Obama, speaking last week at his town hall about guns.

  • Column: S.C. ignores law requiring public budget process

    Two years ago this month, then-House Speaker Pro Tem Jay Lucas  sent a spirited letter to House Ways and Means Chairman Brian White, asking him a simple question.
    Would he support Lucas’ desire to see the House,  Senate and governor’s office obey the law on creating the state budget?
    The silence then, and now, is deafening. The most important voices not being heard don’t belong to legislators ducking an issue but the general public who are left out of a budget process they were meant to play a role in but never have.