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Today's News

  • God’s Christmas gift

    Right now, the smell of recently-applied floor finish permeates the air inside the building at 1227 Great Falls Highway. Outside, it’s the smell of bleach, as a paint crew prepares to get started in the coming days.

  • Rucker rolls to sweep of Mustangs

     

    The Rucker Rams used second-half surges to sweep rival South Middle School in basketball on Saturday, Dec. 6 in the Lancaster High School gym.

    The Rucker girls posted a 53-33 comeback win in the opener and Rucker boys came on strong at the end to notch a 40-23 victory over the South boys to cap the sweep.

  • Warriors split at Sun Valley

     

    The Indian Land Warriors pushed their record to 3-0, posting an 84-75 win over Sun Valley of Union County, N.C., on Friday, Dec. 5.

    The Warriors’ backcourt teamed for 62 points in the nine-point win over the Spartans.

  • Clover tops in Kersey mat field

     

    Clover racked up 217.5 points and captured the team title in the annual Mike Kersey Memorial Invitational at Indian Land High School on Saturday, Dec. 6.

    The annual tournament is held in memory of late ILHS wrestling coach Mike Kersey, who died in the fall of 2011.

  • Buford splits with FHHS

     

    Buford, coming off of a stunning victory at ninth-ranked Great Falls, looked to create a win streak against the Yellow Jackets of Forest Hill High School in Marshville, N.C.

    The BHS boys, in the process, sought to notch coach Garrett Hammond’s first home victory as varsity head coach. 

  • Christmas basket tops $5,000 mark

    The Ward Faulkenberry Christmas Basket & Community Christmas Party is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 13, at First Baptist Church, 300 S. Market St.

    The party is sponsored by HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster, a non-profit, faith-based organization, that provides short-term emergency assistance to families in crisis.

    This celebration will include breakfast, entertainment and Christmas stockings for children under 18.

  • Housing authority dedicates new offices, honors Boykin

    In celebrating the dedication of its remodeled and expanded offices, the Lancaster Housing Authority honored a man who had more to do with its success over the past 40 years than anyone else – Dr. James A. Boykin.

    Housing Authority officials, employees and board members celebrated the open house event Monday, Oct. 17, along with representatives of the city of Lancaster, the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and community organizations.

  • What happened to the Van Wyck camp for at-risk kids?

    By now, the arguments by opponents of residential development of the TreeTops property on Van Wyck Road are well-known: potential stresses on infrastructure and schools, frustrations with unresponsive county officials and the property’s legacy as a camp for impoverished children.

  • Hold-up nets three arrests

    CHESTER – Three men, including one from Lancaster, have been arrested in the armed robbery of McDonald’s in Richburg on Nov. 25. 

    The Chester County Sheriff's Office has charged Ricky Lee Gordon, 27, and Roderick Grady Gordon, 20, both of Chester, and Jarquaveus Marsenio Washington, 24, address unknown, of Lancaster, with armed robbery/robbery while armed with or allegedly armed with a deadly weapon.

  • Guilty plea for man who shot, killed ex-girlfriend

    Almost a year after her murder, Robert Landry still keeps his daughter, Sierra Landry, close to his heart.

    That’s because part of her ashes are in a cross he wears on his chest.

    Tanner Crolley, the man responsible for putting that necklace around Robert Landry’s neck, pleaded guilty to her death inside the Lancaster County Courthouse on Friday, Dec. 5. Sierra Landry, 18, was shot and killed Dec. 30, 2013. 

    Her body was found in a yard on Everall Road, a crime that Crolley, 19, confessed to.