Today's News

  • Juniors earn state berth

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior baseball team is bound for the state tournament for the second straight season.

    The P-31 juniors wrapped up their best-of-five first-round playoff series with a solid 12-4 win over Gaffney Post 109 on Friday night at Eggleton Field.

    Lancaster, 13-6, won the series 3-1, splitting the first two games in Gaffney before returning home and sweeping Gaffney to close out the series.

    Lancaster will now play in the state tournament in Marion where action begins July 22.

  • Ozone stars rip Lockhart, earn state tournament bid

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone all-stars rolled to a 20-5 win over tournament host Lockhart to earn a bid to the state tournament which opens Saturday.

    Lancaster faces Mauldin Blue in the opening game of the state tournament at the Ballpark Road Complex in Lexington.

    Lancaster had plenty of offense in rolling to the 15-run win a night after it rallied for a 10-9 victory in eight innings at Lockhart.

  • AAA all-stars fall to Rock Hill

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars, ages 9-10, fell to the Rock Hill stars 11-7 to see their district title hopes end Thursday night at Springdale Park.

    Lancaster held a 7-6 lead after four innings, but Rock Hill scored four runs in the fifth inning and one in the sixth to take the four-run win.

    Andrew Caskey led Lancaster with three hits, including a two-run home run, and three RBIs.

    Cody Catoe had a hit and drove in a run.

  • Juniors win, lead series

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior team rallied to victory to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five Upper State playoff series with Gaffney on Wednesday night.

    Lancaster, down 9-5 going to the bottom of the sixth inning, rallied for a 10-9 win over Gaffney at Eggleton Field.

    The juniors pieced some key walks with a clutch two-run single from Dylan Sinclair to spark the winning rally.

  • Breaking News 15-year-old boy killed in Sunday wreck

    A teenager was killed after the pickup truck he was riding in overturned on Camp Creek Road on Sunday morning.

    Brandon Threatt, 15, was pronounced dead at Carolinas Medical Center, said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Glen Crawford. He died of blunt force trauma.

    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin said the crash happened at 10:20 a.m. on Camp Creek Road at John Everall Road.

  • Fort Lawn man apparently died of electrocution at power station

    GAFFNEY – A Fort Lawn man whose body was found in Cherokee County apparently died of electrocution.

    Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said the body of Donald Lloyd Catoe, 49, was found near a Gaffney industrial site last week.

    Fowler said Catoe was identified through dental work and other information provided by family members.

    A Cherokee County Board of Public Work grass-mowing crew discovered Catoe’s body inside a fence at a power substation located behind Hamrick’s Plant No. 5 about 2 p.m. Tuesday.   

  • County receives $1.7M for airport

    The Lancaster County Airport will soon receive much-needed work to its runway.

    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., announced Thursday that the airport, as well as airports in Charleston and Greenville, was receiving grant money from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Lancaster County received $1.7 million for runway rehabilitation.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said this is the second half of a $3.3 million grant intended to rehabilitate the runway. The first portion was received earlier.

  • Judge denies bond in local murder case

    Anthony Armour Sr. said his son, Anthony Armour Jr., moved to Lancaster from Chicago to get away from the violence there.

    Armour Sr. spoke Monday during a bond hearing for Monterio Lamarcus Hood, 18. Hood is accused of killing Armour Sr.’s son, Armour Jr., 31, on Sept. 13, 2008.

    “My son was shot and killed for no reason,” Armour Sr. said. “You can’t prove a point by carrying a gun. If you could feel how mad I am, he (Hood) wouldn’t be standing there.”

  • Man, 27 pleads in shooting

    A Lancaster man charged with shooting his grandmother in the head the day after Christmas 2007 pleaded guilty in court last week.

    Brandon Wayne Aldridge, 27, pleaded guilty to assault and battery with intent to kill.

    Judge Brooks Goldsmith sentenced Aldridge to 12 years in prison, but suspended the sentence to seven years in prison, followed by five years probation, Lancaster County Assistant Solicitor Trey Cook said. The plea was heard during a court term in Chester last week.

  • Fire damages bar and grill

    Fire damaged a bar on Grace Avenue early Monday.

    The fire apparently started about 2:30 a.m. Monday in the kitchen area of the Dawg House Bar and Grill at 1864 Grace Ave.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, a deputy patrolling the area noticed smoke and flames coming from the building and radioed for fire departments.