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Today's News

  • Vols roll in home sweep of Knights

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson boys and girls basketball teams cruised to wins in Region IV-AA play Jan. 8 in the AJ gym.
    The Vols swept nearby rival North Central.
    Before the girls game, Lady Vols coach Dennis Farmer presented the ball senior Elizabeth Scott scored her 1,500 career point in AJ’s previous game with Class A foe Lewisville.
    Scott is now the second all-time leading scorer and has a chance to be the all-time leader before the Lady Vols’ 2015-16 season is over.

  • Column: Voters at fault for unprincipled leaders

    Why do we keep electing reprobates and miscreants as the leaders of America? Why do we put so much trust in man, his ideas and humanist governments? How did we become so dumbed down and apathetic?
    A few of my friends, who say they are Christian, and a preacher who wrote to The Lancaster News say America is a Christian nation. They all believe that there should be a Christian gate to pass through for elected office.

  • Column: Homeowners, watch tax dates

    While many of us are recovering from the holidays and looking forward to a busy 2016, it’s important that county homeowners remember the residential property tax deadline is coming soon. All residential property taxes are due in our office by Jan. 15, and the late penalties can be costly. So please don’t be late!

  • Clemson fans proud, looking to the future

    Lancaster-area Clemson football fans, despite a tough 45-40 loss to Alabama in the national championship game, are still high on Tiger pride.
    Bottom line is the CU backers said they felt Clemson again earned its stripes Jan. 11 in a battle royal with Alabama in Glendale, Ariz. The Crimson Tide won its fourth national crown in seven seasons.

  • Council kills IL’s Avondale project

    Growth may be coming to Indian Land, but plans to construct the massive Avondale development in the Panhandle were quashed by Lancaster County Council on Jan. 11.
    With a split vote Monday night, council voted down the rezoning of 189 acres  for the proposed neighborhood. The large mixed-use development, which has been in the works for close to nine months and has drawn criticism from nearby residents, would have been located between Calvin Hall and Harrisburg roads.

  • Trump revs up on the stump

    ROCK HILL – A sea of Donald Trump supporters churned around Indian Land resident Mike Cantore on Jan. 8, waving campaign signs and chanting “USA! USA!”
    The rapid winking of camera flashes illuminated the huge arena around him as signs declaring “The silent majority stands with Donald Trump” danced in the air.

  • Man’s body found along county road

    A man’s body was found Jan. 12 in a vehicle just off John Everall Road northeast of Lancaster, and sheriff’s officers were investigating the case as a suspicious death.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office sent deputies to the scene in the 1800 block about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Barfield said. They found the vehicle stopped just off the highway and the body inside.
    Barfield would not say if officials know the man’s identity, or what kind of injuries he might have suffered.

  • USCL’s master motivator

    The tight-knit University of South Carolina Lancaster family is mourning the loss of its second mom, Thelathia “Thee” Barnes Bailey, but students are doing so with laughter and smiles, not tears and sobs.
    Bailey, 61, director of the USCL TRiO Program, died Jan. 10 after an extended battle against cancer, said her husband, Bobby Bailey.

  • Thelathia Barnes Bailey dies

    Thelathia “Thee” Barnes Bailey, director of the University of South Carolina Lancaster TRiO Program, died Sunday, Jan. 10.
    With what he called “a heavy heart and much sadness,” campus dean Dr. Walt Collins III made the announcement to the USCL family and community leaders via email early Jan. 11.
    “Mrs. Bailey passed away yesterday after a relatively short struggle with a difficult and debilitating illness,” Collins wrote.

  • LPD searching for Tony Anthony Deese Jr.

    The Lancaster Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect in a shooting Jan. 5 following a traffic dispute.

    Tony Anthony Deese Jr., 23, of 340 Camden Road, Lancaster, is wanted on two counts of attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

    Deese, described as a a black male, 6 feet tall and about 280 pounds, should be considered armed and dangerous, the release said.