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Today's News

  • Funds sought for road study

    Officials hope Lancaster County will land a grant that will pay for a study of an important traffic corridor.

    The grant, available for up to $300,000, could fund a study of the U.S. 521 corridor, from the Lancaster city limits to the North Carolina state line. It would also look at the S.C. 9 corridor, from the Chester County line to where it meets U.S. 521.

    The area south of S.C. 75 in the Panhandle to the Lancaster city limits is undeveloped for the most part right now, as sewer lines have not been extended through the area.

  • Man being held for having sex with a horse, official says

    A local man who was caught having sex with a horse remains behind bars at the Lancaster County Detention Center.

    Joey Ervin Catoe, 48, whose last listed address is 1430 Kelly Drive, was charged Jan. 15 with indecent exposure and buggery, which means sodomy or unnatural sex.

    On Jan. 2, a resident of Floyd Road in Kershaw walked around his barn beside his house and saw Catoe having sex with his 2-month old horse, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report.

  • City continues search for part-time associate judge

    The city of Lancaster's associate judge position for Sunday is open after several months of searching.

    After Helen Sowell resigned from her post as municipal judge and became city administrator last summer and an associate judge also resigned, municipal court staff duties were restructured. The associate judge's position for the weekend shift, a part-time job, remains open.

  • Council splits on rezoning request

    County Council was divided Monday night on a vote to rezone a large tract of heavy industrial land on Riverside Road to allow for a residential development.

    LGI Land of Texas owns 1,970 acres along Riverside Road. The company wants to develop homes on the site, but the site will need a special septic tank system because it is not serviced by Lancaster County Water and Sewer District.

  • Vols seek to rebound after road losses at LC

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers cap regular-season Conference VIII-AA basketball play tonight with a road date with Cheraw.The Vols, in facing the Braves, will be seeking to rebound from a pair of league losses at Lee Central of Bishopville on Monday night.The Lady Vols dropped a 73-14 loss to the Lady Stallions in the opener. The nightcap saw the Vols battle the Stallions tough for a half before falling to the LC boys, 62-47.The Vols, in the nightcap, started strong, taking a 12-7 first-period lead.

  • Keep state drinking age at 21

    State Rep. Fletcher Smith believes the state's drinking laws should be changed to allow anyone who is in the military to buy alcoholic drinks. Smith, a Democrat from Greenville, has introduced a bill in the state House that would allow a service member under 21 to show his or her military identification card to a bartender or store clerk to buy alcoholic beverages.

  • Love of District reason I'm running

    I am Mandy Powers Norrell. And I am running for S.C. Senate District 16. I was born and raised in this district. My whole life is along the Catawba River.

    For the past 270 years, my family has been right here - and we will be here 270 more. This is the land for which my ancestors fought the British. This is the land where my sixth great grandfather hosted George Washington.

    This is the land where my parents met and married. The land where they worked for Springs Mills for a combined 68 years - and made a good living and great opportunities for me.

  • Man, 56, accused of raping girl

    A Lancaster County man has been jailed and released after being accused of raping a local girl last month.

    Robert "Beau" Allen, 56, of 411 Old Camden Monroe Road, was charged Friday with second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

    Allen is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl on Jan. 12, according to a sheriff's office incident report.

    The girl later told her parents, who reported the incident to the sheriff's office on Jan. 28.

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  • Lady Bruins stun Stallions

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins made their final regular-season showing in the LHS gym for the 2007-08 campaign one to remember.

    The Lady Bruins, playing tough from opening tip to final horn, notched a 51-45 Region III-AAAA basketball win over South Pointe of Rock Hill on Tuesday night.

    SPHS was ranked No. 7 in the latest statewide girls’ basketball poll.

    The Lancaster girls' victory gave LHS a split after South Pointe prevailed in the nightcap, 70-58.

    The Lady Bruins' win, which handed South Pointe its first region loss this season, came on LHS Senior Night.