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Today's News

  • 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.

  • LHS duo helps North stars to win

    MYRTLE BEACH –  Lancaster High School football stars Ant Foster and Desmond Ricks went out in Grand Strand style Saturday afternoon.
    The Bruins’ ace duo of Foster and Ricks, capping their prep football careers, helped the North stars to a 21-14 win over the South in the 69th annual Touchstone Energy Bowl North-South football game at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach.

  • Buford notches two wins over York Prep

    The Buford Yellow Jackets swarmed to a stellar finish in taking a sweep of host York Prep with a 79-47 win over the Patriots in Rock Hill on Friday night.
    The Lady Jackets opened the night, notching a 49-40 win over the York Prep girls.
    The Jackets, 1-4, were coming off a tough home loss to Class AAAA foe South Pointe, which closed with a key run to nab the win at Buford High School on Wednesday night.
    This time, the Jackets finished strong to net a solid 79-47 win over the Patriots.

  • Collapsed buildings beside Jackie’s Place cleared away

    Jackie’s Place, the slender brick building in the last remaining commercial strip on Brooklyn Avenue, now stands alone.
    At a cost of $40,000, the county has cleared away the rubble next door, the remnants of two buildings that collapsed during a storm in March, according to Lancaster County zoning official Kenneth Cauthen.
    Those two buildings once connected Jackie’s Place, a nonprofit children’s charity owned by Jackie Brown that used to be a taxi stand, to the rest of the stores in the strip.