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Today's News

  • Post office meeting canceled

    A U.S. Postal Service meet and greet with postal officials scheduled for Sept. 11 in Fort Mill has been canceled due to anticipated inclement weather from Hurricane Irma.

    "Safety is a top priority for the U.S. Postal Service," USPS spokesman Philip Bogenberger said Friday. "We plan to reschedule the event soon and will notify the public when a new date is selected."

  • 2 charged after man dies from overdose

    A Lancaster man and woman have been charged with drug trafficking and weapons violations arising from the fatal drug overdose of an acquaintance last week, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reported Thursday. 

    Jimmy Allen Hunter, 48, and Tabitha Hinson Cudd, 28, were arrested at Hunter’s home at 845 Confederate Ave. Sept. 1. Investigators say the pair dropped off a man at Springs Memorial Hospital about 6 p.m. Aug. 31. He died from an apparent drug overdose.

  • Found on roadside, burned puppy survives trauma, gets new home

    A month after she was found abandoned on the roadside, with severe burns covering half of her body, a puppy named Sophie has been nursed back to health and has a new home.

    The boxer-hound mix was 8 to 10 weeks old and in terrible pain when an anonymous motorist picked her up Aug. 4 on Mining Road north of Kershaw and took her to the Lancaster County Animal Shelter. The shelter immediately contacted the Lancaster Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals because of her condition. 

  • Employee, friend charged in thefts from pawn shop

    A Lancaster teen and his friend were arrested last week after his boss at a pawnshop accused him of stealing thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry and selling the jewelry back to the store, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

    Gabrielle Alexander Aza-Santana Patrick, 19, of 1736 Stevens Hill Road, an employee at Lancaster Pawn and Jewelry, was arrested Aug. 28 on 10 counts of breach of trust. His friend, 20-year-old Andrew Langley, was arrested on six counts each of receiving stolen goods and breach of trust.

  • USPS to hold public meeting

    The U.S. Postal Service will host a public meet and greet with local and district postal officials at the Spratt Building in Fort Mill, Sept. 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

    The Spratt building is located in downtown Fort Mill at 215 Main St.

    The purpose of the event is to give local residents an opportunity to meet postal officials and receive updates about postal operations, ask questions, and sign up for a new USPS service called Informed Delivery, a free service that lets residents see what letters will soon arrive in their mailboxes.

  • Small sparks Buford to big win

     

    BUFORD – In a game billed the “Fire Ant Bowl,” it was only fitting a Small player, potent in his play and offensive sting, come up big for a huge Buford High School football win Monday night at Jackets Stadium.

    Buford senior halfback Dalton Small sparked the inspired Jackets, 4-0, to a 28-27 Monday night football win over Lee Central of Bishopville, which came into the game unbeaten and ranked No. 5 in the latest Class AA state media poll.

  • Buford tops No. 5 Stallions

    Unbeaten Buford, 4-0, knocked off the No. 5 Lee Central Stallions, 28-27 at BHS on Monday night.

  • CCA celebrates 15th-annual Grandparents Day at school

    From release

    Carolina Christian Academy in Lancaster held its 15th-annual Grandparents Day on Sept. 8, welcoming all the school’s grandparents for a breakfast of sausage, eggs, grits and biscuits.

    More than 220 plates were served, said CCA Principal Trina Coley.

    "Serving breakfast to our students and their grandparents is just a small way we can say thank you for all the many things grandparents do for their grandchildren and our school," said Coley. 

  • Foursome wins Hyde Park Baptist Church tourney

    The team of Jerry Pardue, Randy Young, Scott Helms and Scott Caskey topped the 12-team field at the 10th annual Sport's Ministry of Hyde Park Baptist Church golf tournament Aug. 26 at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The winning team received $700 for its victory.

    The second-place team included Cliff Henson, Caleb Henson, Bruce McCaskill and Matt Clemmer, who received $400.

    The fifth-place team included Colby Engel, Mike Thornburg, Todd Joefreda and Jason Hnat, who received $300, which was given back to the church and their gift card door prize donations.

  • Unbeaten Junior Warriors notch 18-12 win Thursday

    The Indian Land High School junior varsity football team captured a close win to keep its unbeaten record intact Thursday night.

    The Junior Warriors, 4-0, speared an 18-12 road win over the Chesterfield Junior Rams.

    Indian Land quarterback Brandon Britton scored the game-winning touchdown with a minute to play to lift ILHS to the six-point win.

    Chesterfield rallied and drove deep into Junior Warriors’ territory in the final minutes, but the ILHS jayvee defense held on to seal the win.