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Today's News

  • Christmas Basket still chipping away at $10K goal

    With the holiday upon us, HOPE in Lancaster is two-thirds of the way to its $10,000 goal for this year’s Ward Faulkenberry Sr. Christmas Basket Fund.
    The nonprofit by Friday had raised $6,420 in this year’s fundraising drive.
    HOPE Director Bekah Clawson said HOPE appreciates the donations that have come in so far and will keep pushing to meet the goal. In the past two years, the goal has been met by around the first of the year.

  • Parts of Buford will lose water service Tuesday

    Water service will be interrupted for about five hours this Tuesday in parts of the Buford community, as the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District replaces water-line valves.
    Water will be shut off from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for some customers near the Buford schools, along parts of S.C. 522, Tabernacle Road, Thompson Road, Red Doc Road and Pink Plyler Road.
    “We planned it around the school dismissals because we didn’t want to disrupt the schools,” said
    LCWSD Manager Stephen White.

  • Transportation issue keeps Mackey’s bikes close to home

    Gonzie’s Miracle Bikes for Kids will go only to local kids again this year, after transportation issues scrapped plans to send a large load of bikes to Texas hurricane victims.
    City council member Gonzie Mackey could not find anyone to transport the bikes to Texas in the last few weeks, so the charity’s effort will stay close to home.
    “We’re just going to focus on the local kids in this community,” Mackey said.

  • Tributes for Heath Springs' Mayor Taylor, who runs last meeting at 91

    HEATH SPRINGS – Mayor Ann Taylor banged the gavel for the last time Tuesday, presiding over her final town council meeting after doing so for a quarter century.
    It was a bittersweet occasion for Taylor, 91, and she had to sit through tributes from citizens and her council colleagues.
    Town resident William Murphy thanked Taylor, saying she  “stayed the course” through good and bad times.

  • Local man shot dead, suspect gives up

    A Lancaster man was charged with murder Friday in the overnight shooting of man in a residential area off Chesterfield Avenue.
    Dequavis Laquail Blackmon, 28, turned himself in Friday and was charged with killing 34-year-old Antwan Deshawn James of Lancaster. Blackmon was also charged with possession of a firearm during a violent crime.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 1133 Faile St., just outside the Lancaster city limits, about 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

  • LMS sets early race schedule

    Lancaster Motor Speedway officials have announced a partial 2018 racing schedule.
    The season opens March 10 with the annual LMS car show and open practice at the half-mile dirt oval.
    The 2018 LMS season opens with a two-day racing special March 16-17.
    Races will also be added for the upcoming season.
    Lancaster Motor Speedway officials wish the LMS racing family, friends and the Lancaster community a Merry Christmas and happy holidays.
    LMS officials said they look forward to seeing everyone for the  2018 racing season.

  • Gregory signs with Bobcats

    INDIAN LAND – High school football has a familiar drill – key work in the summer likely reaps an award come fall.
    For Indian Land High senior football star John Gregory, it worked into a bright future for the Warriors’ two-way ace performer.
    Last summer, Gregory attended a University of Pittsburgh football prospect camp and drew the interest of the Ohio University football coaches. The 6-2, 190-pounder made the OU coaches take notice with a 4.5 40-yard dash and a 4.2 shuttle run.

  • All-county football team ‘O’ generates big stats

    The Lancaster News’ 2017 all-county offense sports its share of big-play performers.
    Buford High School senior quarterback Ryan Moore heads the team.
    Moore, an all-region selection, was named the Jackets’ Best Back for the 2017 season.
    Moore accounted for 2,000 total yards, with 1,400 yards passing. He hit 95-179 passes with 17 touchdowns. Moore ran for 600 yards in 148 carries with eight touchdowns. In his career, Moore accounted for over 4,300 yards and 57 touchdowns.

  • All-county football team defense sports big hitters

    The Lancaster News’ all-county football defense has a rock-solid reputation for big hitters.
    The 2017 TLN defensive unit holds true to form, with the squad loaded with impact players.
    Indian Land High junior Robbie Csuhta, an all-region selection who had more than 100 tackles for the second straight season, racked up 127 total tackles, 84 solos,12 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

  • An elite football trio: Watts, Vincent and McKittrick lead the way

    The story of the 2017 Lancaster County high school football season was the Buford High School Yellow Jackets.
    Buford, coming off a 3-8 season in 2016, reversed the turnover margin and in doing so, flipped its record with a 7-4 finish.
    The Jackets, on their way to their third straight Class AA playoff bid, handed Region IV-AA football champion Lee Central its lone league loss, 28-27.