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Today's News

  • Be on lookout for ‘card skimmers’

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents to be on guard for possible card skimmers on local gas pumps.
    Skimmers are electronic devices that “skim” information from credit and debit card magnetic strips when the cards are swiped.
    The sheriff’s office issued the “skimmer alert” on its Facebook page Tuesday afternoon.

  • Quinn Jr. gets fine, probation, no prison

    Former House Majority Leader Richard Quinn Jr. has been sentenced to two years’ probation after pleading guilty to misconduct in office.
    Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen delivered the sentence 9 a.m. Monday at a hearing in Beaufort. In addition to probation, Mullen sentenced Quinn to 500 hours of community service and a $1,000 fine.
    Special Prosecutor David Pascoe, who argued for Quinn to receive the maximum sentence of one year in prison, objected to Mullen’s sentencing, but the judge didn’t let him get far.  

  • News Briefs

    S.C. Silver Haired Legislature to meet 

    The Catawba Council of the S.C. Silver Haired Legislature meets at 11 a.m. Feb. 21 at Highland Park Senior Center, 917 Standard St., Rock Hill. All members of the community are welcome. Anyone interested in joining this group should contact Barbara Bugg at (803) 684-9288.

    Housing Authority board meets

  • Sheriff's Column: 2017 crime figures improve, plus arrests are up

    The numbers are in. Lancaster County crime rates were down in 2017 compared to 2016 and were at their lowest levels since 2008 in several categories.
    During the same period, arrest rates were up.

  • Column: Hold bureaucrats accountable for stopping improper gun sales

    In two recent mass shootings, last November at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, and last week at Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., we have seen a total of 43 people killed and another 34 wounded.
    The slaughter of these innocents is inexcusable.
    In the Texas case, the perpetrator committed suicide after having been shot and then pursued by a nearby resident. In the Florida case, the perpetrator was captured shortly after the attack, and will be processed through the criminal justice system.

  • Brunson nets honor

    GREENVILLE – Sha'Ron Brunson was named the PlanFIRST Player of the Game for the Bob Jones University Bruins women's basketball team Feb. 10.

    Brunson scored the first 10 points of the game for the team and finished with 15 overall as the Lady Bruins fell to Pensacola Christian College 71-61.

    Brunson, a senior journalism and mass communication major from Lancaster, is averaging 10 points and 3.3 rebounds a game for the BJU Bruins.

  • LMS hosts open practice Saturday

    In less than a week, Lancaster Motor Speedway fans and drivers can visit the half-mile dirt oval under new management and ownership.

    LMS officials are hosting an open practice session Feb. 24 for the upcoming racing season.

    An open practice means any car in any division of dirt track racing can come and practice at LMS.

  • Stingers finish strong in tourneys

    The Buford Stingers Wrestling Club competed in two tournaments last weekend, earning their share of mat honors.

    The Stingers competed Feb. 10 in the Tour of SC Central Showcase at White Knoll High School in Lexington where the BSWC finished 17th out of 45 teams in a field of 349 wrestlers.

    In the 12U heavyweight division, Tanner Sellers was first with a 2-0 record edging teammate Tony Amos, second with a 2-1 record. Ricky McKinnon also competed in the heavyweight division.

  • Warriors’ Starcher to play at Maryville College

    INDIAN LAND – When Indian Land High School senior linebacker Nico Starcher came to the Warriors’ football team for his senior year, he didn’t know what to expect, but looking back he’s glad he did.

    Starcher’s move made an impact as he has signed to play football at NCAA Div. III Maryville College, a USA South Atlantic Conference member in Maryville, Tenn.

    Starcher made his move to the next level official, signing with the Fighting Scots on Feb. 7 in the ILHS media center.

  • AJ Middle girls win district title

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Middle School Volunteers girls’ basketball team is the 2017-18 District champions for the second straight season with an unbeaten record.

    The Vols, 14-0 last season, went 13-0 this season.

    The AJMS girls put the finishing touches on their perfect hoops season with a 59-4 home win over North Central Middle School on Feb. 8 at the AJ High School gym.

    The Vols, in taking the lopsided win, led 29-0 at the half on the way to the 55-point win.