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Today's News

  • Watts to lead A.R. Rucker

    On Tuesday, the Lancaster County School District Board named Anita Watts as new principal of A.R. Rucker Middle School.
    Since last fall, Kathy Richardson served as interim principal after former principal Phillip Mickles took another position in the school district.
    After interviewing three candidates, superintendent Dr. Gene Moore recommended Watts for the job, which was unanimously approved (7-0) by the board, said school district spokesman David Knight.
    Watts has nearly 23 years of experience in education, including 13 years at A.R. Rucker Middle.

  • Auto shop fire destroys vehicles
  • Sheriff’s Office asks public for information in IL burglary

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying two people who broke into a townhouse in Indian Land’s Brookchase neighborhood June 7 while the resident’s girlfriend was home.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Barfield said the 20-year-old woman was home alone about 1:30 a.m. that day in a downstairs back bedroom of the townhouse on Heather Chase Drive when she heard a noise outside the window.

  • Lancaster men arrested Friday in molestation cases

    Two Lancaster men were arrested for unrelated sexual crimes against children Friday. Both turned themselves in that day.
    Albert Joseph Darminio, 38, is charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct and unlawful neglect of a child by a legal custodian, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said.
    Darminio accompanied the now 17-year-old victim and a relative of the victim to the sheriff’s office Friday morning, where he confirmed their complaint to a deputy.

  • Homeowners may get tax cut

    The city of Lancaster’s proposed $32.8 million 2016-17 budget will result in a lower tax bill for homeowners but a slight increase for landlords and commercial businesses.

  • Being there for Charlee and the rest of his clan

    Chucky Rivers and his 3-year-old daughter, Charlee, are having a blast.

    He’s pulling her around in a wagon, cracking jokes, being silly.

    It’s one of her favorite things these days.

    Rivers, a Lancaster educator, is a father who appreciates little moments like these.

    He’s happy because she’s happy. Nothing else matters in the moment.

  • Mom remembers Nija as fun-loving, shy

    You may know her son, Nija Tinsley Jr., for his tragic death, but Lakesha Montgomery will never forget all the joyous moments he brought to her life.

    Like his dance moves. “He knew all the dances,” Montgomery said. Or the big smile he’d make when he took selfies.

    At school, he was well-mannered and a little shy, but always smiling, according to Montgomery. Nija would have been a second grader at McDonald Green Elementary this year.

  • Man sloshed with gas, set on fire, leaps into creek

    Two men have been flown to Augusta Burn Center after one of them allegedly threw gasoline on the other and set him on fire after a fight.
    Officers responded to the 100 block of North Gregory Street in Lancaster about 11:30 p.m. Thursday after someone reported a person on fire, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. They found the trunk lid and rear bumper of a Chevrolet Impala burning on the shoulder of the road, but no victim.
    The officers grabbed fire extinguishers and put the fire out just as city firefighters arrived.

  • Government phone listing actually sex-chat line

    Talk about a wrong number!
    In the Lancaster County phone book, the toll-free phone number listed for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s FAA Flight Service office in Florence  actually connects you to a sex-chat line.

  • LHS teacher retires, heads to Midwest chasing twisters

    Most people retire hoping for quiet, sunny days filled with rest and relaxation.
    Retired Lancaster High School English teacher Robert Hinson, 66, has a completely different idea of retirement. And It has nothing to do with rocking chairs or clear skies.
    Hinson started tackling his bucket list immediately after retiring last month from the public school system after 35 years of teaching.
    Just two days after his last day in a classroom, Hinson was in Oklahoma City right in the middle of tornado alley, hoping to chase some twisters.