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Today's News

  • Woman wanted in videotaped shoplifting

    A Fairfield County woman is wanted by the Lancaster Police Department after an alleged shoplifting at Walmart was filmed by a store customer last month.

    The July 23 video, which has gone viral on Facebook, shows a woman and a young boy loading merchandise from two packed shopping carts into a car. The woman then drives away with the trunk open, which made the license plate unreadable on the video.

  • Conference explores ways to prevent substance abuse

    The Coalition for Healthy Youth will celebrate its 10th annual Prevention of Youth Substance Abuse in Rural Communities conference this week at USC Lancaster.

    The conference, Wednesday through Friday, will feature three keynote speakers who have been the most engaging keynoters from past conferences, organizers said.

  • Pedestrian dies after being hit by car

    A pedestrian was hit by a car on Memorial Park Road in Lancaster just after 3 p.m. Thursday and later died from the injuries.

    The victim stepped out in front of a 2000 Chevy Impala driven by 17-year-old Ke’von Drakeford of Heath Springs, according to Highway Patrol Cpl. Bill Rhyne. Drakeford was not charged in the case.

    The victim, whose name has not been released, was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

    More information will be available in Sunday’s edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Bakers’ show dominates at LSS

    On a hot and eventful night, the father-son duo of Brandy and Andrew Baker shined.

    The race had no heat races because when the heats were about to start, a power line caught fire.

    Lancaster Super Speedway owner Doug McManus called Duke Power to fix the problem.

    The racing program started on a draw and run. LSS officials thanked the fans and drivers for waiting patiently for the power to get fixed. LSS also thanks Duke Power for its help.

  • Bruins win in Chester jamboree

    The Lancaster Bruins finished strong to notch a 23-8 win over Columbia High (Ga.) in the Chester Jamboree on Friday night.

    LHS bolted to a 9-0 lead before the CHS Eagles sliced the gap to 9-8.

    The Bruins used a 14-0 finish to seal the 15-point win.

    LHS, up 9-8, responded with an 80-yard drive, with Ason’ta Clark going in from nine-yards out for a 16-8 lead.

    Jacob Cato, who kicked two extra points, drilled the second of his two point-afters.

    A Will Burton fumble recovery at the CHS nine set up the Bruins’ final score.

  • South teams for Classic win

    BUFORD – The South was once again superior in taking football bragging right in the annual North-South Classic at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium on Saturday night.

    The South Carolina football forces – all four Lancaster County squads – teamed for the triumph over the North Carolina schools in the annual North-South Classic, a prep football scrimmage. The South won 35-20 in 2016.

  • Roberts holds off Tucker to defend club championship

    Newly crowned Lancaster Golf Club champion Scott Roberts mused in the pro shop after winning his fifth LGC title Sunday, he was headed home for a possible mid-afternoon nap.

    That rest was deserved after Roberts, in defending his club crown, won a links battle with upstart Lancaster High School freshman golfer Mason Tucker.

    Tucker, 14, nipped at Roberts’ heels over two days and 36 holes before the seasoned Roberts, 46, was able to hold him off for a five-stroke win.

  • Column: Charlottesville terror demands strong response

    There is nothing “right” about racism and hate. It’s a learned disease, and the best antidote is unity.
    This weekend’s events involving white-supremacist groups are as disturbing and disgusting as they are heartbreaking. The attack was a stark reminder of the darkness of hate. We must come together, as we have before, to confront the issues that chip away at the very foundation of who we are and what we stand for as a country.

  • Man shot in Clinton Avenue home invasion

    A man was shot early Tuesday in a home-invasion robbery at his Clinton Avenue residence, and police are looking for information about three suspects in the case.

    About 4:20 a.m., first responders arrived at a medical call in the 400 block of Clinton Avenue and found that the man had been shot, according to a statement from the Lancaster Police Department.

    The victim, whose identity was not released, is in stable condition at Springs Memorial Hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, the statement said.

  • Weekend Recap: August 14, 2017

    More than 1,000 Lancaster County School District teachers and faculty celebrated great teaching Monday morning, Aug. 14, at Buford High School. Troy Helms, an agriculture teacher at Buford High, won the District Great Teaching Award and high school award. A.R. Rucker eighth-grade history teacher Palmer Hudson won the middle school award.