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Today's News

  • Filing opens for 5th District congressional seat

    The two-week filing period for the vacant 5th District congressional seat opens at noon today.
    Candidates may file through noon March 13 at the State Election Commission, 1122 Lady Street in Columbia.
    The district includes Lancaster, Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Newberry, Spartanburg, Sumter, Union and York counties.
    Rep. Mick Mulvaney of Indian Land resigned the seat Feb. 16 after he was confirmed as President Trump’s director of the Office of Management and Budget.

  • Maker of airbag that killed Kershaw man admits guilt

    The maker of a faulty airbag that killed Kershaw’s Joel Knight in late 2015 has admitted in federal court that it knew the equipment it sold worldwide was defective, a central allegation in a negligence lawsuit the company settled with Knight’s family last year.
    Takata Corp. of Tokyo pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Detroit to one count of wire fraud in a case brought by the U.S. Justice Department. The company was ordered to pay a $1 billion criminal penalty.

  • Facebook spat ends with arson charge, family’s home destroyed

    A local man has been charged with setting a Lancaster mobile home on fire after an online argument last week, displacing a family, killing one of their dogs and injuring another that was saved by firefighters.
    Devan Nottingham, 25, is charged with arson in connection with the fire at 2134 Barnett Street about noon Feb. 22.
    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the resident, Benjamin Hegler, told sheriff’s investigators he was having trouble with Nottingham, who had threatened him during an argument on Facebook.

  • House OKs gas-tax hike to finance road repairs

    COLUMBIA – The S.C. House voted Wednesday to increase the state’s gas tax by two cents a gallon each year for the next five years to fix the state’s crumbling roads and bridges.
    When fully phased in, the increase would raise an estimated $600 million per year.
    The bipartisan vote was 97-18, with two members of Lancaster County’s House delegation – Speaker Jay Lucas (R-65) and Brandon Newton (R-45) voting for the plan.

  • Winning the fight of her life

    Madie DeBruhl is a little quiet, but make no mistake, she has a lot of fight in her.
    The 12-year-old from Heath Springs is now on the winning side of a two-year fight for her life. It’s a battle that has won her a place in medical history.
    Madie is the first person born with a rare form of leukemia and is now the disease’s longest-living survivor.
    Until two years ago, chrono neutrophilic leukemia (CNL) had only been found in adults 65 and older and had a two-year survival rate.

  • Jackets’ Barton caps mat career In N-S Classic

    Dakota Barton’s third goal for the 2016-17 high school wrestling season will be reached this weekend.

    Barton, coming off his second-straight Class A-AA 220-pound state wrestling championship, will be in action this weekend for the final time in his Jackets’ mat career.

    Barton, a senior, is set to compete in the 29th annual North-South All-Star Wrestling Classic at North Myrtle Beach High School.

  • Boxing event to boost KLS Foundation

    Boxing to boost the Kleine Levin Syndrome Foundation is the main attraction in the old Barr Street High School gym Saturday.

    A boxing event, featuring training and sparring, is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the gym at 610 East Meeting Street.

    Retired professional boxer Cedric “Mean Man” Mingo, now a boxing coach and trainer, is promoting the event to benefit the Kleine Levin Syndrome Foundation.

  • Cherokee Speedway hosts March Madness

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    Cherokee Speedway will host March Madness, Saturday and Sunday.

    The track is located at 153 Speedway Road in Gaffney.

    Racing on Saturday includes the Southeastern Late Models paying $2,000 to win, 602 Thunder Series $1,500, Thunder Bomber $500, Extreme 4 $1,000 and Renegade $500.

  • Buford, AJ unbeaten in softball tournament

    The host Buford High School Lady Jackets and Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers are each 2-0 in pool play for the 2017 preseason varsity softball tournament at the BHS field.

    Buford, the defending Class AA state champion, has posted a pair of shutouts in its two pool play tournament games.

    The BHS girls opened with a 10-0 win over Class AAA foe Chester on Monday and downed Central High School of Pageland, 7-0.

  • Brunson reaps All-South Region honor

    GREENVILLE – The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) has named Bob Jones University Bruins senior women's basketball forward Sha'Ron Brunson first team All-South Region.

    Brunson was selected based on her performance throughout the season, with the first team selections being voted on by the South Region head coaches.