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Today's News

  • Motorcyclist dies in crash near Brooklyn Avenue

    The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating an early morning motorcycle crash in the old mill village that killed a Lancaster man.  
    The body of Jonathan William Johnson, 33, of 6177 Shiloh Unity Road, was found about 8:20 a.m. Wednesday at the edge of some woods near a Todd Street home by utility workers repairing a clipped power pole, according to Jennifer Collins of the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office.
    “We believe the wreck happened sometime between 2 and 3 a.m.,” said Collins, who was at the scene with Deputy Coroner Tony Broome.

  • Rescuers take the plunge

    Four Lancaster County Fire Rescue members on a lifesaving drill had to rescue themselves Wednesday morning after capsizing their raft on Fishing Creek Reservoir.
    The mock operation did not go smoothly as two of the men tied looped lines to one side of the raft, threw them over the hull and pulled from the other side, a technique that eventually righted the craft and flipped aboard a third teammate who was holding on to the side as it went.

  • Drenching likely as Hermine blows past

    Lancaster’s notorious flood-prone areas had county workers hopping Thursday in preparation for Hurricane Hermine, which is expected to roll across the state today, possibly dumping between 3.5 and 4 inches of rain in this area.

  • Buford-Lewisville game reset

    The Buford vs. Lewisville varsity football game, set for Friday, has been moved to Thursday at 7 p.m. The game was moved to Thursday night at 7 with the forecast of heavy rain in the Lancaster area.

  • Motorcyclist dies in crash near Brooklyn Avenue

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating an early morning motorcycle crash in the old mill village that killed a Lancaster man.  
    The body of Jonathan William Johnson, 33, of 6177 Shiloh Unity Road, was found about 8:20 a.m. Wednesday at the edge of some woods near a Todd Street home by utility workers repairing a clipped power pole, according to Jennifer Collins of the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office.

  • Andrew Baker double winner at LSS on Saturday

    Andrew Baker captured a pair of wins to highlight Lancaster Super Speedway action Saturday night.
    Baker, in the Montgomery Towing Super Stock main event, was on the front row with Jason Gulledge. At the green flag, Andrew Baker, Gulledge, Brandy Baker and Elias Grant battled for the lead entering turn one. Exiting turn two, Andrew Baker led while Gulledge and Brandy Baker battled for second.

  • CPTC salutes banner track season

    A season of splendid success was saluted at the annual Columbus Parker Track Club banquet at A.R. Rucker Middle School cafeteria on Saturday night.
    The team, named for its first coach the late Columbus “Big Daddy” Parker, celebrated 68 medals won over the course of the season, April to August.
    The team, some 62 athletes ages 6-18, competed in district, regional and national meets during the season.

  • USCL women’s soccer team ties; Lancers rally for 3-2 OT victory

    The USCL women’s soccer team battled Patrick Henry Community College to a 1-1 tie on Sunday.
    The Lancers struck first as Leah Kodzai scored off an assist from team newcomer Florencia Tarque.
    USCL held the lead until two minutes to play and Patrick Henry CC scored to tie the match at one.
    The contest went to overtime, and ended in a 1-1 tie.
    Lancers win
    The Lancers notched a 3-2 win over Oxford College of Emory University in Oxford, Ga., on Saturday.

  • LHS swimmers rout York

    The Lancaster High swim team evened its record at 1-1 with a region home win over York, 287-37.
    The LHS boys prevailed 147-15 and the Lady Bruins won, 140-22.
    Meet results:
    200 meter relay – 1. Lancaster (Mills, Houghtaling, Spencer, Henry), 2. (McDow, Walker, Denyer, Ihm); 1. Lancaster (Page, Caravaca, Cuella, Cunningham) 2. (Wright, Rogers, Reid, Bravo) 3. Lancaster (Russell, Tipton, Palmeri, Wilson)
    200 freestyle – 1. Mallory McDow, 2. Morgan Ledford, 4. Jadah Twitty; 1. Braydon Powers, 2. Will Funderburk, 3. Jonathan Wade

  • County trio reaps honors at first Tri-County meeting

    FORT MILL – Three Lancaster County high school football players were honored for their play during week one at the kickoff meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill on Tuesday.
    Indian Land High School players Jake Locklear and Brandon Dickerson were saluted along with Andrew Jackson’s Isaiah Parker.
    Dickerson, in IL’s 41-35 overtime win over Buford, was 5-5 on extra points and had a touchback on a kickoff to earn the Division II Special Teams Player of the Week.