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Today's News

  • AJ honors Volunteers stars

    KERSHAW – The “Big Orange Country” spotlight was on a host of Andrew Jackson High School sports stars at the annual AJ All-Sports banquet in the school’s auditorium Tuesday night.

    Volunteers’ senior stalwart Dalton “Tex” Haven led a parade of ace honorees during the evening.

  • Perry retiring as LHS softball coach

    Kim Perry, a solid constant with the Lancaster High School girls softball program, is hanging up her signature visor as the Lady Bruins’ coach.

    Perry, with the 2016-17 LHS season which saw the Lady Bruins win the Region III-AAAA championship, capture the Class AAAA District III crown and compete for the Class AAAA Upper State title, is retiring from coaching.

  • Baker, Knight seeking to extend LSS streaks

    Track streaks will be on the line Saturday night when Lancaster Super Speedway returns to racing with an action-packed night.

    The night will be highlighted as Andrew Baker, in the Renegade Division, will be shooting for five wins in a row.

    LSS announcer Doug Hawkins has started calling Baker the “Nature Boy” because as pro wrestling legend Ric Flair once said, “To be the man, you gotta beat the man.”

  • Column: Legislative session ends with progress on safer highways

    The busy legislative session is wrapping up. We’ve gotten a lot done but still have to meet once more in general session to pass a budget, consider gubernatorial vetoes and complete other end-of-year tasks.
    Once that work is done, I will provide you a comprehensive report about the highlights of the session, as well as issues that are of special importance to District 45 residents.

  • Column: So happy we ended up at ILMS

    An open letter to Indian Land Middle School administration and teachers:
    After 12 years in Charlotte, my family finally decided to move “south of the border” last year. Our main priority was finding a home that would position our girls for the perfect middle and future high schools.

  • Grammy winner Regina Belle, Clint Black in concert lineup

    See Lancaster has announced the 2017-18 Lancaster Performing Arts Series line-up, featuring six concerts that will kick off in August and run through March.
    Upcoming performers are Eddie Money, Clint Black, Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show, Second City, Regina Belle and Jo Dee Messina.
    “This season’s line-up consists of a multi-award winning mixture of county, pop/rock and R&B performers,” said April Joplin, Performing Arts manager. “I believe it is possible to see sell-out performances this year.”

  • Man robbed by polite thieves posing as cops

    A Lancaster man told sheriff’s deputies he was robbed last week by two polite armed men who claimed to be police officers.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said deputies responded to 911 calls about shots fired in the 1400 block of Memorial Park Road about 11:59 p.m. May 16 and found 31-year-old Jamal Antonio Twitty, who said he’d just been robbed.

  • 890 debit cards reissued due to ATM ’skimmer’

    Nearly 900 customers of Founders Federal Credit Union had their debit cards blocked this week after a data-stealing skimmer was found on an ATM in Rock Hill.
    The device was placed on a standalone ATM on India Hook Road sometime between March 15 and May 20, when it was discovered, according to Nicki Nash, chief marketing officer at Lancaster-based Founders. It might have been installed and uninstalled numerous times.

  • Heath Springs: Cost of deputy rising too fast, will do without

    HEATH SPRINGS – Citing a 64 percent increase in cost, the town of Heath Springs will not renew its agreement with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office that supplies a deputy to the town for 40 hours a week.
    To renew, the cost of the contract would have soared from $23,500 per year to $38,500 per year. The current contract expires June 30.
    And for a small town with no property tax whose revenue comes from mostly water and sewer rates, the additional $15,000 cost was too much to absorb, said Mark Bridges, the town’s major pro tem.

  • Cap-and-gown ecstasy

    Rochelle Baxter led 26 adult-ed graduates into the Lancaster High School auditorium Wednesday night to celebrate amid an audience of 300 who braved torrential rains, winds and even a tornado warning to attend the ceremony.