Today's News

  • Man invades family’s house

    A Lancaster family told police that a man came into their home and fired a gun while demanding money Sunday.

    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, police were called to a South Ferguson Street home about 10:20 p.m. because of someone pointing a gun.

    When police arrived, a 38-year-old woman frantically approached them saying, “He’s in my uncle’s house and he’s got a gun,” the report said.

  • Murder trial set to start Monday

    The trial for a Lancaster County man charged in a 2007 murder is slated to begin Monday.

    Jermaine Richardson, 21, was shot about 9:30 p.m. March 9, 2007, as he sat in the driver’s seat of a blue Cadillac in the 700 block of Pardue Street Apartments.

    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield said a jury pool will report to the county’s temporary court facility on S.C. 9 at 11 a.m. Attorneys hope to have a jury chosen by the end of the morning, with the trial beginning in the afternoon, Barfield said. The trial is expected to last through Wednesday.

  • Testimony stirs emotions in Lancaster murder trial

    A woman’s testimony about how a Lancaster man was shot as he sat in his car stirred emotions in court on Tuesday.ee

    Devone “Shorty” Frazier is on trial this week in the shooting death of Jermaine “Baldy” Richardson, on March 9, 2007, at Pardue Street Apartments.ee

    Witness Melissa Tucker described to the jury how Frazier approached the car and lifted his hand and shot into the driver’s side window of Richardson’s Cadillac.

  • A crown for Banks

    Taylor Banks said his back-nine play was a pivotal reason he was in front at the end to capture the 2010 Lancaster Golf Club championship Sunday afternoon.

    Banks, a sophomore golfer at the University South Carolina at Lancaster, made every shot count, most in the final nine holes, to capture the title by a shot over Lancaster dentist Matthew Hubis in the 36-hole, two-day tournament.

    Banks, the former Buford High School star golfer, shot a 75 over the final 18 holes for a three-over 147 to edge Hubis, who carded a 148 (73-75).

  • Bruins, Warriors post Border wins

    FORT MILL, Lancaster and Indian Land were Sandlapper victors in the second annual Battle of the Border high school football jamboree at Fort Mill’s Bob Jones Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

    The jamboree features four South Carolina teams against North Carolina schools.

    The LHS Bruins, coming off an 0-0 tie with Fairfield Central High of Winnsboro on Friday night in the Chester County Jamboree, topped Myers Park of Charlotte, 14-7.

    Indian Land swatted the Forest Hills Yellow Jackets in a 24-12 win to open play.

  • Pentecost comes to Bahamas, via Lowe

    Just like any other military branch, the U.S. Air Force has always had more than its share of spit-and-polish rules and regulations.

    Now, don’t get me wrong; there’s nothing wrong with that.

    But sometimes, those rules didn’t always get obeyed, especially by Capt. Lowe when we were stationed at the Air Force Missile Center in Florida.

    Now the good captain, thanks to his occasional copilot and courageous confidant, Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel, was known for bending those regulations almost to the breaking point.

  • Jaylen lives on

    Jaylen Jackson will never again wear the little tiara she loved, but she lives on in an 11-year-old girl in Texas who loves to dress up just like she did.

    Jaylen was 3 when she was shot and killed during an apparent gunfight at an Athena Road trailer park in May.

    Her mother, Rodriana Cunningham, 23, opted to donate Jaylen’s organs, and recently received a letter about how the little girl’s organs benefited two people.

  • DeMint stumps for Mulvaney

    U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint spoke about the power that local voters have as he campaigned with state Sen. Mick Mulvaney in Lancaster on Thursday.

    DeMint and Mulvaney, R-District 16, appeared at a barbecue dinner at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Carole Ray Dowling Center.

    “The power in this country is not in Washington. It’s in your hands,” DeMint said. “Let’s don’t forget what we’re fighting for.”

  • Foul weather sacks Camden jamboree

    CAMDEN It’s a given that any time the Buford High School and North Central High School football teams are in the same proximity of a football field at the same time, fans are going to see a little rain.

    That was as true as ever at the 35th annual Shrine Jamboree in Camden on Friday night.

    The two rivals were supposed to open the contest, but Mother Nature had other plans for the evening. A massive thunderstorm with flashing lightning halted the 2010 pre-season opener before either team took a snap.

  • Students to get supplies from Stuff the Bus drive

    Dozens of students who didn’t get the supplies they needed when school began will soon get a helping hand.

    United Way of Lancaster County recently held its second annual Stuff the Bus school drive in which residents donated papers, pencils, crayons and other school supplies to collection spots throughout the county.

    Those supplies benefit children served through the Lancaster County Outreach Project, which provides resources for neglected and abused children.

    Remaining supplies will go to other Lancaster County School District children in need.