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Today's News

  • CCA graduates its 21st class, celebrates mortgage-burning

    From release

  • Piranhas open 2017 swim season

    The Lancaster Piranhas youth swim team opened their 2017 season with a non-region meet with Fort Mill at the Lancaster County pool on Thursday.
    The Lancaster swim team, led by first-year coach Daniela Sanchez Gelpke, will open its season in the Metrolina Swim League on Monday with a home meet with River Hills.
    Following the meet with River Hills, the Piranhas will return to action June 12 with an away meet with Lake Wylie.
    Lancaster will host Tega Cay on June 15.
    The LC Pirranhas will swim at Rock Hill Country Club on June 19.

  • Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models return to LSS

    The Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models return to the Lancaster Super Speedway to highlight racing action at the big half-mile oval Saturday night.
    The Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models consist of Super Late Models, Limited Late Models, 525's and Crate Late Models combined.
    BROLM's owner Jason Smoot has made the rules where all the Late Models will be on an even playing field for the race.

  • Deese leads BHS hoops awards

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets basketball team recently honored its top performers for the 2016-17 hoops season, with senior Morgan Deese leading the BHS girls awards.
    Deese earned the Lady Jackets MVP, reaping all-region honors with 10.7 points and 10.3 rebounds a game.
    Hunter Allen, an all-region selection, earned the team’s Jacket Pride Award. Allen averaged 10 points a game and 7.1 rebounds for the Lady Jackets.
    Allen also averaged 2.9 assists and 2.8 steals a game.

  • Jackets honor baseball aces

    The Buford High School baseball team honored a host of players for their stellar play during the 2017 season at the annual BHS baseball awards last week.
    Dylan Sistare, the Jackets’ third baseman and pitcher, reaped the Offensive MVP with a .284 batting average, a home run, 21 runs batted in and a .444 slugging percentage. Sistare led the Jackets in hits – 23, and doubles – 10.
    Junior outfielder Shylyn Wright, in his first season of high school baseball, was selected the team’s Most Improved Player.

  • Rabid fox attacks 2 people in Kershaw County

    From release

    COLUMBIA – Three people have started post-exposure treatment after being potentially exposed to rabies, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control reported.
    The first exposure occurred in Newberry County in the area between Whitmire and Newberry. It involved a skunk that tested positive for the disease. The second exposure occurred in Kershaw County in an area east of Camden and south of the Antioch community, involving a fox that also tested positive for rabies.  

  • Man charged with kidnapping after home invasion

    A Lancaster man has been arrested on kidnapping and other charges after a terrifying incident in which a female acquaintance accused him of breaking into her home while she was asleep and assaulting her, a sheriff’s incident report said.
    In addition to the kidnapping charge, Robert Mitchell Hough, 52, of 1320 Memorial Park Road in Lancaster, was charged with first-degree burglary and first-degree assault and battery in the May 22 incident.

  • City budget plan ups fees, lowers taxes, cuts 11 jobs

    Lancaster City Council members got their first look at next fiscal year’s proposed budget Tuesday night, which lowers property taxes slightly for city residents but increases fees on city services for some.
    The budget also positions the city against a loss of revenue from Duracell’s departure next year by banking a portion of the city’s potential millage increase, withholding cost of living raises for city employees and cutting nearly a dozen jobs.

  • 180 jobs cut at Resolute mill

    Resolute Forest Products, owner of the Catawba paper manufacturing plant once known as Bowater, on Thursday announced the closing of one of its two remaining paper-production machines, resulting in the loss of 180 jobs.
    Debbie Johnston, the company’s director of regional issues, blamed the permanent shutdown on the “ongoing market decline and price erosion” for the lightweight coated paper that the machine produces.

  • Tribute at Buford site

    More than 150 people came to the site of Buford’s Massacre last Saturday in remembrance of the Revolutionary War battle’s fallen soldiers.
    During the fight, 113 soldiers under the command of Col. Abraham Buford, for whom the Buford community is named, were killed and 150 wounded in less than 15 minutes in a battle against British and Loyalist forces.