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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.  

  • Vols lead county state qualifiers

    Andrew Jackson High School led the way among county wrestlers as the Volunteers are sending eight grapplers to the Class A-AA state individual tournament at the Anderson Civic Center this weekend in Anderson.

    The Vols, the Class A-AA Upper State runners-up and Region IV-AA champions this dual season, are led by two Upper State champions in Tyleik Elder (145) and Kalab Haven (160).

  • Lady Cats scratch Lady Vols from playoffs

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School Lady Volunteers’ valiant rally fell short in a 53-52 loss to Blacksburg in the second round of the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs at AJ on Friday night.

    The seventh-ranked Lady Vols, who trailed by as many as 15 – 41-26 – early in the final period, rallied only to fall shy in the one-point loss.

  • Razorbacks hold off IL Warriors

    WALHALLA – Indian Land High School’s late run to knock off eighth-ranked Walhalla fell short at the Razorbacks’ gym on Friday night.

    The Warriors, who started slow, charged in the second half, but fell short in a 63-52 loss to WHS in the second round of the Class AAA Upper State boys basketball playoffs.

    “We gave it a good shot and cut a 23-point Walhalla lead to seven, but we couldn’t complete the job,” said ILHS coach Nate Smith. “Walhalla is a good basketball, but we battled them to the end.

  • Brown to play for Crusaders

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School football player Hunter Brown is joining AJ teammate Dalton McKittrick at North Greenville.

    Brown, as a walk-on football player, will play for the Crusaders next season.

    “I will play for the time I am there, but my goal is to be a preacher, Brown said.

    Hunter, four-year starter, was a key player for the Volunteers during his high school football career.

  • Late Models look for banner season in 2018

    Lancaster Motor Speedway fans, on Facebook, or any other social media, have likely noticed the 2018 Lancaster Motor Speedway schedule is packed with late model features every single Saturday night for the 2018 season.

    Track fans and drivers are buzzing about the late model races on tap at LMS.

    The late model races are highlighted by the ever-popular Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series with two races.

    Dates for the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series are March 17 and Sept. 1.

  • USC Lancaster Lancers win series over Dolphins

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers baseball team captured a weekend series at Brunswick Community College to improve their record to 2-3 on the 2018 season.

    The Lancers, led by first-year head coach Nick Calhoun, won the series with Brunswick Community College, 2-1.

    The Lancers won twice Saturday, prevailing 13-7 and 7-1.

    Brunswick CC avoided a sweep with an 8-6 win Sunday at the Dolphins’ field in Bolivia, N.C.

  • 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.