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Today's News

  • Stray bullet ricochets off AJ bleachers

    Jimmy Boswell was watching his grandson play soccer at Andrew Jackson High School Monday night when he heard at least two distant gunshots and a loud “clang!” as a stray bullet hit the aluminum bleachers.
    Boswell, owner of Custom Plus Seamless Gutters in Lancaster, said the bullet hit the bleachers behind him, ricocheted between him and a nearby family and rolled to a stop near someone’s foot.

  • Lady Vols beat Rams

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers softball team edged Chesterfield, 2-1 in Region IV-AA softball play on Friday.

    Rebecca Price hurled the win for the AJ girls.

    AJ took a 1-0 lead with a run in the first inning and added a single run in the fourth frame and held on for the win.

    Savannah Small led the Lady Vols with two hits.

    Kinley Killough, Maddie Baker, Morgan Eason and Price each had a hit for the Lady Vols.

    AJ hosted Lancaster in a non-region softball game on Tuesday night.

  • Swim team sets registration dates

    Swim team registration for the Lancaster Piranhas summer swim team is April 16-May 5 at the Springdale Recreation Center.

    A registration and parent information meeting is April 17 in Kershaw.

    The Lancaster County swim team and Kershaw will have a combined team this season and compete in the Metrolina swim league.

    The team is open to boys and girls, ages 5-18 as of June 1, 2018.

    Cost is $63 per child, which includes a swim cap and T-shirt.

  • ‘Total and complete shock’

    Wayne Murray was 16 years old on this day 50 years ago, standing inside a grocery store in Pasadena, Calif., when the news came over the radio.
    “Dr. Martin Luther King has been assassinated,” it said. All the shoppers in the store just froze in place and listened.
    “I was in total and complete shock,” the Rev. Murray recalled Monday.
    He left the store and went home to find his mother watching the news on TV.

  • Vols, Warriors post rivalry wins

    Andrew Jackson made it two wins over rival Lancaster High School this season, blanking the Bruins, 2-0 in prep soccer on Monday night at AJ’s Volunteer Stadium.

    Jared Truesdale and Mason McKittrick each tallied a goal to boost the Vols to the win over the Bruins.

    AJ keeper Tyler Williams posted the shutout for the Vols.

    Earlier this season, AJ posted a win over Lancaster at Memorial Stadium, prevailing on penalty kicks in the match.

    The Andrew Jackson junior varsity soccer team also won Monday, taking the victory on penalty kicks.

  • Lancers split with Bantams

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers baseball team split a four-game series with USC Union at the Lancaster High School baseball field over the weekend.

    The USCU Bantams won the first two games, 6-4 and 7-2 on Friday.

    The Lancers came back for two wins Saturday, rolling 11-5 and 17-1.

    In the 16-run win on Saturday to cap the series, Jared Firmstone led the Lancers with three hits. Bo Owens and Walker McDowell each had two hits, with McDowell ripping a double.

    Josh Evans belted a grand slam and Nick Cicci clubbed a home run.

  • 3-robbery spree ends with arrest

    A woman out on bond in a December armed robbery has been arrested in two similar holdups at Lancaster businesses and is suspected in a third – all committed within minutes of each other Monday night.
    County authorities charged Jessica Luann Medlin Talford, 25, of Liberty Hill, with one count of armed robbery in an incident at Lloyd’s@200 on Monroe Highway and one count of attempted armed robbery in an incident at the Lancaster Inn, 1391 Charlotte Highway.

  • Weeks captures Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models checkers

    Fans and drivers packed the race track at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    Everyone was still buzzing about the racing from the first race.

    With all the buzzing still going on, everyone was excited to be back at the big half-mile dirt oval.

    The Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models Series highlighted the night of racing action.

    The Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models qualified to set up a dash for the top six drivers.

  • Vols rally to top Bruins

    Andrew Jackson came back strong to take a 7-3 win over rival Lancaster High School at the LHS baseball field on Monday night.

    The Vols, down 3-0 after two innings, scored four in the third inning to take a 4-3 lead and added three in the sixth inning to seal the four-run win over the Bruins.

    Brett Percival paced the Volunteers with three hits, including a double and triple, a RBI and scored a run.

    Will Hudson had two hits, scored two runs and drove in a run. William Wrape supplied two hits, a RBI and scored a run.

  • Easter fun at Palmetto Place

    Former residents of Palmetto Place Apartments returned last Sunday to treat a new generation to an Easter egg hunt, games, snow cones and hot dogs.
    Nearly 200 kids scoured the field for eggs between the apartment complex and the picnic shelter Sunday afternoon.
    Some wearing brand new Easter outfits and others in more casual wear squatted and tiptoed to gather eggs hidden in crevices and on top of playground equipment. Older children held the hands of younger children, helping them navigate the new experience.