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Today's News

  • Lancaster makes job offer to finance director finalist

    The city of Lancaster could have a new finance director in the next few days.
    Lancaster City Council unanimously agreed to offer the job to Daniel Driggers on Tuesday night after meeting behind closed doors to discuss finalists.
    A Columbia native, Driggers is the former chief financial officer for Richland County, where he oversaw an annual budget of more than $300 million.

  • 40-year term in child-sex case stymied for 15 years

    After awaiting trial since 2002 in the backlogged Sixth District, a Lancaster man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Wednesday for child molestation that spanned a decade and started when the victim was 3 years old.
    Guadalupe Guzman Morales, 46, of 1147 Paladin Road, was convicted of criminal sexual conduct with a minor, second-degree criminal sexual conduct and second-degree assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

  • Bats creeping out kids, staff at Great Falls school

    Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service

    Chester County school officials are working to eliminate a problem with bats in the cafeteria and classroom areas at Great Falls Elementary School.
    School district Chief Operations Officer Jeff Gardner talked about the efforts at a recent meeting of the Facility Advisory Committee. The bats were a problem last school year, and the district tried to deal with the creepy creatures this summer.

  • Controversy over honoring Lancaster’s J. Marion Sims

    Protesters in New York are demanding the removal of a Central Park statue honoring one of Lancaster’s most famous native sons, Dr. J. Marion Sims, citing his experimental surgeries on slaves in the mid-1800s.
    And the mayor of Columbia is making the same point about a Sims monument at the S.C. Capitol.
    In a nationally televised interview last week, Mayor Steve Benjamin said the most “wholly offensive” statue on the State House grounds isn’t a Confederate monument.

  • 2 arrested in 17-year-old’s killing

    Two Lancaster men have been charged in the Aug. 18 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Daquan Blackmon.

  • Last 3 defendants sentenced in Tran killing

    The three remaining suspects in Indian Land killing of 20-year-old Randy Tran were sentenced to between 2.5 and 17 years in prison after pleading guilty to lesser charges in the case.
    Na’Chon Jakeh Hayden, Chris Dawan Glass and Tony Eugene Maynard were sentenced Friday in Lancaster County General Sessions Court. On Wednesday, triggerman David Antonio Kucinski was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

  • Hinson's late pick seals AJ win

     

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson’s Jamie Hinson intercepted a fourth-down end zone pass in the final seconds to secure the Volunteers’ 25-21 win over the Aynor Blue Jackets on Friday night in the AJ home opener.

    The game was a battle, with Aynor building an early lead before AJ rallied for the comeback win over the Blue Jackets.

    Aynor, 1-1, began the game with a score on a 44-yard pass to Nathan Williamson. The Blue Jackets tallied the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead.

  • Hinson's late pick seals AJ win

     

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson’s Jamie Hinson intercepted a fourth-down end zone pass in the final seconds to secure the Volunteers’ 25-21 win over the Aynor Blue Jackets on Friday night in the AJ home opener.

    The game was a battle, with Aynor building an early lead before AJ rallied for the comeback win over the Blue Jackets.

    Aynor, 1-1, began the game with a score on a 44-yard pass to Nathan Williamson. The Blue Jackets tallied the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead.

  • Hinson's late pick seals AJ win

     

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson’s Jamie Hinson intercepted a fourth-down end zone pass in the final seconds to secure the Volunteers’ 25-21 win over the Aynor Blue Jackets on Friday night in the AJ home opener.

    The game was a battle, with Aynor building an early lead before AJ rallied for the comeback win over the Blue Jackets.

    Aynor, 1-1, began the game with a score on a 44-yard pass to Nathan Williamson. The Blue Jackets tallied the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead.

  • Hinson's late pick seals AJ win

     

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson’s Jamie Hinson intercepted a fourth-down end zone pass in the final seconds to secure the Volunteers’ 25-21 win over the Aynor Blue Jackets on Friday night in the AJ home opener.

    The game was a battle, with Aynor building an early lead before AJ rallied for the comeback win over the Blue Jackets.

    Aynor, 1-1, began the game with a score on a 44-yard pass to Nathan Williamson. The Blue Jackets tallied the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead.