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Today's News

  • Gaither to lead Diamonds hoops

    Caleb Gaither’s first job as a high school boys basketball head coach comes at one of state’s tradition-rich hoops programs.
    Gaither, 30, is the new boys head basketball coach at Lower Richland High School in the Hopkins area  of Columbia.
    “I’m excited,” said Gaither, a former Lancaster Bruins three-sport performer at LHS where he played football, basketball and baseball. “Lower Richland is one of those dream jobs.
    “They have a great tradition and LR is very passionate about basketball,” he said.

  • Editor's Column: Hold your nose if you must, then vote

    Choosing among bad alternatives is sometimes part of life, unavoidable and unpleasant. You hunker down, minimize the damage and cause the least hurt.Slam into an 18-wheeler or drive off a cliff. Close your business and lose everything, or dig the hole even deeper by borrowing in hopes of an unlikely turnaround. Let your life end quickly and painlessly, or undergo months of miserable treatment for a bit more time with those you love.
    Horrible choices. It’s depressing just to think about them.

  • Lady Warriors post region title tennis season

    Staff Reports

  • Lady Knights to face St. Joseph’s for volleyball title

    Staff Reports

  • Buford cheer squad wins region

    Staff Reports

  • Bruins survive Cavs, advance

    PONTIAC – The Lancaster Bruins, by the skin of their claws, are in the Class AAAA Upper State football playoffs.
    LHS, 5-5, 2-3, held off hard-charging Richland Northeast to edge the Cavaliers, 28-26 on Thursday night at Harry Parone Stadium in Pontiac.
    The Bruins’ two-point win sends LHS, the fourth seed out of Region III-AAAA, to Belton-Honea Path to battle the 9-1 Bears on Nov. 18.
    Lancaster earned its bid to the postseason, surviving a frantic finish to end the tight game.

  • Sheriff to hire 2nd victim’s advocate

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office received a state grant for $84,170 this week, enabling it to hire a second victim’s advocate, this one aimed at domestic-violence cases.
    “Domestic violence cases are time-consuming and they deserve all the attention we can give them,” said Donna Phillips, the sheriff’s only victim’s advocate.
    “Stretched like I am now, it’s hard to give the domestic-violence victims the attention they need.”

  • Chester man suspected in North Corner robbery

    Lancaster County sheriff’s investigators believe a Chester man arrested for armed robbery in York County is responsible for the July 5 robbery of North Corner Grocery.
    Investigators obtained warrant against Christopher Clevon Feaster, 40, for armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said Friday.
    Feaster is also wanted in connection with several armed robberies in Charlotte and Gastonia, N.C.

  • Drought spreads, water cutbacks urged

    Lancaster and Kershaw have asked residents for voluntary water conservation after S.C. officials raised the drought status across the state this week.
    The S.C. Drought Response Committee moved Lancaster and four other counties into the lowest stage, incipient drought. The other counties were Kershaw, Richland, Lexington and Barnwell.
    That change prompted the city of Lancaster, the town of Kershaw and the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District to ask customers to cut back on water use.

  • Thieves cripple ‘Miracle Bikes’

    Gonzie Mackey gave away 78 refurbished bikes to kids around Lancaster last Christmas. This year, there will be none.
    Nearly 30 bicycles have been swiped from Gonzie Mackey’s Assembly Shop on Great Falls Highway this year.
    The two-term Lancaster City Council member and retired firefighter says the thieves have taken more than just the bikes. They have hijacked his love of Christmas.
    “I just don’t feel right in even trying to do it,” Mackey said. “At times, I don’t even feel comfortable walking into the shop.”