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Today's News

  • Man alleges nephew picked his pocket

    The Lancaster Police Department responded to a drunken dispute between a man and his nephew, whom he accused of trying to be a not-so-subtle pickpocket.

    According to the incident report, the 52-year-old man called police to his home in the 700 block of Taylor Street about 5:50 p.m. Feb. 28, saying his nephew tried to steal $180 from his pocket.

    The responding officers noted the man’s right pocket was torn and said they went inside to speak with the man’s 37-year-old nephew, who was asleep on a couch.

  • LBC bowling results for the week of Feb. 23

     Following are the Lancaster Bowling Center results for the week of Feb. 23. Listed are the league name, high game and high series.

    Sunday Fun Bunch – Linda Blackwell 202, Al Blackwell 201; Cathy Perrin 577, Al Blackwell 554

    Monday Mixers – Douglas Carter 223, Marilyn Price 184; Fred Thomas 587, Marilyn Price 530

    Lancaster Locals – Jono Ashley 246, Manola Benjamin 188; Jono Ashley 662, Darlene Scowcroft 491

  • Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office explains errant phone alert

    The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office has recently received numerous calls from concerned citizens in the Ridgeway and Lake Wateree areas who received an emergency notification via a telephone automated message stating someone had escaped from the S.C. Department of Corrections and could possibly be in the area.

    “Additionally, these citizens were warned to stay inside of their homes due to the nature of the escapee,” said Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Brad Douglas.

  • LHS upbeat about softball

     Staff reports

    The Lancaster High School softball team is optimistic about the 2014 season.

    Coach Kim Perry sports a young, but talented team which is bidding to improve on the team’s 12-10 finish from last spring.

    “We are looking forward to the upcoming season,” Perry said. “We have a lot of young girls, but they are loaded with talent and experience for such a young age.

  • Man jailed after arson threat, struggle with police officers

    A Lancaster man found himself in jail after he reacted violently when told to leave a Glennwood Avenue home.

    Bruce Edward Helms, 65, 408 Glennwood Ave., was arrested Feb. 27 and charged with attempted arson and third degree assault, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    According to the report, Helms was allowed to enter the residence by the victim to clean himself up from a personal accident. 

  • Lady Jackets have new coach, solid hope

    The 2014 Buford High School softball team sports a new coach and plenty of hope for a banner season this spring.

    The Lady Jackets will be led by first-year head coach Lael Allen, who came to BHS from Class AAAA Porter Ridge High School in Indian Trail, N.C.

    Allen guided the Porter Ridge High softball team for eight years, including the 2012 season when the PRHS Pirates won the state crown.

  • LHS captures kickoff classic

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins earned a measure of revenge and the Lugoff-Elgin Kickoff Classic soccer championship with a 4-1 win over Class AA county foe Indian Land.

    Indian Land defeated Lancaster, 3-2 to open play Friday, Feb. 28 at Lugoff-Elgin, but the Lady Bruins rebounded in the championship game with a 4-1 win.

    LHS senior Frances Whitesides scored three goals and Peyton Patterson tallied a goal in the championship match.

  • Boat buyer bilked on Craigslist

    A man who answered a Craigslist ad for a boat was scammed out of more than $4,800, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report.

    A woman recently told deputies that on Feb. 18, her husband saw an ad on Craigslist selling a paton boat, the report said. 

    The woman said her husband emailed the seller several times regarding the boat and was told it was part of an estate and needed to be sold so she and her family could move. 

  • Fire destroys Kershaw home

    A Kershaw home is a total loss after a fire tore through it during the early morning hours of Sunday, March 2.

    Sheriff’s deputies and members of the Flat Creek, Kershaw and Rich Hill volunteer fire departments responded at 1:16 a.m. to a house fire in the 3700 block of Meadowview Road, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

  • Lady Bruins lead winter honors

    Lancaster High School stars of the hoop, mat and cheers drew the blue and gold spotlight at the annual Bruins winter sports awards on Wednesday, March 5.

    Basketball, wrestling and cheerleading aces took one final bow to highlight the 2013-14 LHS winter sports campaign.

    The bulk of the Bruins limelight was on the Region III-AAAA champion Lady Bruins basketball team.