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Today's News

  • Flocks of pink flamingos roosting in yards, raising cash for SCPA

    For the second year in a row, the Lancaster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is hosting a Pink Flamingo Flock Fundraiser throughout September.
    That was delightfully apparent to Lancaster News employees Friday morning as they maneuvered past 16 birds standing guard at the newspaper’s front entrance. As the remnants of Hurricane Hermine started drenching the poor creatures at mid-morning, the flamingos remained steadfast at their posts.

  • Local man's body dumped in rural Ga.

    Authorities have identified a body dumped last weekend on a rural dirt road in Oconee County, Ga., as 32-year-old Rendell Jomon Cunningham of Lancaster.
    According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Cunningham had been shot four times and the Oconee sheriff’s office had been trying to figure out his identity since his body was found Aug. 27.
    Oconee County is south of Athens. Cunningham’s body was found on Fambrough Cemetery Road in the Rose Hill Community near the Greene County line.

  • Hermine sloshes past

    Thankfully, tropical storm Hermine left mere puddles and standing water throughout Lancaster County after passing through Friday.
    The S.C. Department of Transportation issued a report early Saturday stating there were no road closures in the county.
    “We were very, very fortunate,” said Jeff Catoe, Lancaster County’s public works director. “We had trees down throughout the county.”
    Catoe said the majority of this week will be spent cleaning up debris.

  • Dad: 'Choking Game' killed IL boy

    INDIAN LAND – The father of an 11-year-old middle school student who died last week has taken to social media in a precautionary campaign to warn other parents about something called the Choking Game.
    “We miss him,” said Garrett Pope, in a Facebook post about his oldest son, Garrett Pope Jr., who died Wednesday afternoon at his home in the Legacy Park subdivision.

  • Carolina Clash, River Wars head LSS racing Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway will host its biggest racing night of the 2016 season Saturday night.
    The Sept. 3 racing card will feature the ever-popular Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series.
    Hometown drivers Josh Langley and “The Rock Hill Bad Boy,” Ben Watkins are set to defend their hometown track from the likes of Johnny Pursley, on a hot streak of late winning four straight races and moving up the rankings on DirtonDirt top 25 rankings at No. 23.

  • Lady Jackets seek to continue court success

    The Buford High School volleyball team posted a banner season last fall and hopes are high for another strong Lady Jackets’ court campaign.
    BHS, 22-3 last season, captured the Class AA Upper State volleyball crown and finished as the state runner-up under coach Taylor Roberts.
    Roberts, entering her third season as the BHS head volleyball coach, guided the Lady Jackets to a 15-5 record, a region runner-up and playoff bid in her first season two years ago.

  • Lady Volunteers volleyball banking on solid start

    The Andrew Jackson High volleyball team is off to a solid start and the Lady Volunteers hope to continue their court success this season.
    AJ, 10-5 last season and a Class AA Upper State playoff team, opened the 2016 season winning the Pelion Invitational.
    AJ defeated host Pelion, Mid-Carolina, Irmo and Gray Collegiate to capture the Gold Bracket at the PHS tourney.
    AJ, led by seventh-year coach John Verdugo, has eight returning players, including seniors Kinsley Adams, Cassidy McKittrick, Ansley Lucas, Haley Vincent and Kaitlyn Holden.

  • LHS trio is triple threat

    The success of the Lancaster Bruins offense will fall on the shoulders of the LHS senior backfield trio – seasoned running backs Ant Foster and Farrika Grier along with ever-improving quarterback Jamias Shropshire.
    The LHS trio can get it done with their arms and legs.
    “They can be among the best trio to ever come through here,” Lancaster High third-year head coach Bobby Collins said. “They’re a big key to the offense.”
    Shropshire likes the confidence.

  • Cato boots LHS to win

    Lancaster High School sophomore kicker Jacob Cato drilled a 25-yard field goal with 12.7 seconds left to lift the No. 6 Bruins to a 16-14 win over Class AAAAA foe Fort Mill High School at Memorial Stadium on Thursday night.

    Cato's game-winning kick, his first-ever varsity football field goal, was set up by a clutch 55-yard return by Bruins' senior defensive back C.D. Catoe.

    LHS, 2-0, visits Chester on Friday night.

  • Nutramax treats all to free BBQ, music, fellowship

    The Lancaster community is invited to join together for a “Night of Inspiration and Jazz,” at the Cultural Arts Center on Friday, Sept. 9.
    Around here, most folks would agree that good barbecue, good fellowship and good music makes for a mighty fine evening, with the bonus that admission and food are free.