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Today's News

  • Rescheduled Cops on Top event today

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office will hold its Cops on Top fundraiser for the S.C. Special Olympics today at Chick-fil-A in Indian Land.
    The third-annual fundraiser runs from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., with deputies raising money primarily through the sale of Special Olympics hats and T-shirts. Those who buy T-shirts will get a free sandwich meal combo.
    The fundraiser was originally set for April 22, but was canceled due to inclement weather.

  • Shelter to get cat facility, written policy manual

    Relief is in the works for the Lancaster County Animal Shelter, where plans for a portable cat sanctuary and a written policy manual should ease the overcrowding and clear the confusion between the shelter and rescue groups.  
    County Council Chairman Bob Bundy visited the Lancaster County Animal Shelter earlier in the week of May 9, just a couple days before the shelter was closed down for an investigation and Director Shandy Miller was suspended with pay. He was following up a previous visit to determine the shelter’s greatest needs.

  • District 1 candidates: IL growth the issue

    The four candidates running for Lancaster County Council’s District 1 seat met to discuss the issues for the first and last time Thursday night ahead of the June 14 Republican primary during the 2016 Before You Vote Candidates Forum.
    Held at the Inspiration Ministries/CrossRidge auditorium, the event drew about 110 voters as candidates David Freeman, Terry Graham, Melvin Stroble and J.R. Wilt discussed a range of topics – nearly all associated with a single issue – growth.

  • Fire chief retires, citing health issues

    The city of Lancaster’s fire chief announced his resignation late Monday, citing health problems.
    “Today ends my 38-year career with the Lancaster Fire Department,” Chuck Small posted on Facebook. “I’m retiring due to health complications, but could not have been blessed more with a career that has opened so many doors and blessed me in ways I could have only dreamed of.”

  • Impromptu gathering honors the fallen

    Despite an official cancellation due to expected rain, nearly 30 people showed up anyway at Lancaster Memorial Park on Sunday afternoon and held a Memorial Day program of their own.
    Randy Collins of Collins Realty in Lancaster led the service after discovering that the city’s official event had been canceled by the American Legion.
    “No one really wanted to leave,” Collins said Tuesday.
    What happened next was “one of the most touching things” eight-year event attendee Marilyn Roddey had seen “in a long time.”

  • Our nation pauses to salute the fallen

    Bystanders listened to great speeches as children from the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphan Home and members of the Grand Army of the Republic made their way through the cemetery, strewing flowers on both Union and Confederate graves, reciting prayers and singing hymns as tears fell from their eyes while they remembered the fallen.
    It was 1868. The first large observance of what we now call Memorial Day, then called Decoration Day, was happening at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington.

  • Whites win BHS spring game

    The White team shined brightest in the annual Buford High School spring football game Wednesday at Jacket Stadium.

    The White, with a 31-13 win over the Maroon team, used a strong second half to take the 18-point victory to close BHS spring drills.

    “We had a good spring and made strides with our team,” BHS third-year coach Tripp Watts said.

  • AJ honors Volunteers stars with awards

    KERSHAW – A host of honors were presented during the annual Andrew Jackson High School All-Sports Awards on Tuesday night.

    AJ senior tri-sport athlete Brantley Ussery was honored as the school’s Athlete of the Year presented by the Kershaw News Era.

  • Williams signs with Voorhees

    Lancaster High Lady Bruins’ basketball player Alexis Williams enjoyed the LHS girls up tempo style so much she’s going to continue.

    Williams, a 5-11 forward for the Lady Bruins, is taking her game to Voorhees College, a NAIA school in Denmark, S.C.

    “I like that style of play and they play like that at Voorhees,” she said.

  • Tarques to lead USCL soccer

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster soccer program is under new leadership with Alex Tarque as the new Lancers soccer coach and his son KiKi serving as his assistant.

    Tarque was named the USCL soccer coach earlier this month after he was hired to fill the void with former coach Randy Jordan’s departure.

    Jordan, who also has coached high school soccer at AJ and Buford high schools, worked with the USCL program six seasons before submitting his resignation effective March 27.