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Today's News

  • Woman robbed getting out of car, with 10-year-old daughter inside

    A woman getting out her car while her 10-year-old daughter sat inside it was robbed at gunpoint just before 6 p.m. Monday at Rutledge Park Apartments.
    The victim, who was visibly upset, told authorities she had just parked her car in the front of the 300 building when a man came from the opposite direction and pointed a small pistol at her and demanded her purse, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Man charged with 5 felonies in domestic-abuse incident

    A Lancaster man has been charged with kidnapping and other felonies after a domestic violence incident last month during which he was accused of shooting his girlfriend and abducting her child.
    Antonio Demarcus Cunningham, 29, of 1148 Woodland Drive is charged with kidnapping, aggravated domestic violence, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and two counts of child neglect by a legal guardian.

  • Stroble targets Brooks vacancy

    The Lancaster County school board met Tuesday night for the first time since James Brooks’ arrest and resignation, and it worked out the logistics for filling his District 1 seat.
    Melvin Stroble, who lost to Brooks in the 2014 District 1 election, has announced plans to file for the seat, and so far he is the only person to do so.
    “I’m really excited about an opportunity to continue to work with the school board, potentially as a member of the board of trustees,” said Stroble, who attended the meeting and spoke afterward.

  • City council pays tribute to Carter

    A day after retiring as police chief, Harlean Carter was presented with her service sidearm Tuesday by Lancaster City Council in honor of her 26 years with the police department.
    Mayor John Howard called it bittersweet occasion. “It’s a sad night and a happy night,” he said.
    Capt. Scott Grant said many of the Lancaster Police Department’s existing operational policies were crafted by Carter when she was still a sergeant.
    “The people who know appreciate that,” Grant said, before presenting the engraved Glock pistol to her.

  • A Kershaw institution: After 58 years in business, Paul Connell packing it in

    KERSHAW – Now that he’s 80 years old and closing up shop after nearly six decades, Quality Appliance owner Paul Connell says he’s not really much of a salesman.
    That’s sort of like saying you’re not much of a runner when you just finished the Boston Marathon.
    Connell has always gauged business success not by his bank account, but by the friends he made along the way. This week a lot of those friends are stopping in to say goodbye.

  • Mom takes plea in Soren’s death

    April Victoria Gleason could spend up to 30 years in prison after entering an Alford plea on Thursday in connection with the child-abuse death of her 5-year-old daughter, Soren Chilson.
    Vickie Gleason, 31, is accused of helping cover up repeated abuse by then-boyfriend Phillip Bryan Gleason that ultimately led to Soren’s death on March  5, 2013.

  • Mission Accomplished

    Gonzie Mackey’s shop, packed with 135 bicycles by a generous community after he was cleaned out by thieves a few months ago, is empty again.
    He gave them all away to eager parents and grandparents this week. His “Miracle Bikes” will appear beside Christmas trees all across Lancaster County nine mornings from now, as they have for several years.
    Mackey gets choked up talking about it.
    “This don’t have nothing to do with bicycles,” he said this week. “God is using it to tell the story he wants told.”

  • Rec stars capture Upstate football crown

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation small fry football all-stars are headed to the state championship game.
    The Lancaster County small fry stars earned a state bid, capturing the Upper State title with a 14-8 win over Western District champion Mauldin on Saturday.
    The Lancaster County small fry stars, in the state title game for the fifth time in the last 14 seasons, face North Charleston for the state title at 2 p.m. Saturday at River Bluff High School in Lexington County. North Charleston defeated Florence to win the Lower State crown.

  • IL Warriors fall at Parkwood High

    The Indian Land High basketball teams dropped a pair of hoops losses in their road trip to Parkwood High School of Union County, N.C., on Friday night.
    The Warriors, 2-6, dropped a 77-64 loss to the Rebels, while the IL girls fell to the Lady Rebels, 58-43.
    In the boys game, Parkwood took a 23-15 lead after one period and stretched the edge to 47-32 at the half.
    The Rebels held a 63-48 advantage after three periods on the way to the 13-point win.

  • Bruins, Vols divide pair

    Revenge wins highlighted a county hardwood split in the Lancaster High School gym Friday night.
    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers and the Lancaster boys each finished strong to avenge losses from the week prior.
    The Bruins, who fell to rival AJ, 74-65 on Dec. 2,  ignited in the late stages to take a 67-57 win over the No. 4 Vols.
    The Lady Vols, who dropped a 54-45 loss to the Lancaster girls, turned the tables for an exciting 47-44 comeback win over the Lady Bruins.