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Today's News

  • SLED helicopter spots pot

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    Whether it’s tucked behind a dog kennel, disguised in a garden or hidden in the woods, seasoned narcotics officers can spot illegal marijuana growing activity anywhere.

  • Man sentenced for tossing drugs, contraband over fence at KCI

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    After several hours of deliberation, a jury returned guilty verdicts on Wednesday, July 16, for a West Columbia man charged with tossing contraband over the fence of Kershaw Correctional Institution last year. 

  • Free pro se divorce clinic Wednesday

     Michele Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    When legal troubles arise, hiring an attorney can be an expensive option that is out of reach for many. 

    That’s why S.C. Legal Services (SCLS) offers several community outreach programs that can enable people to handle certain legal problems on their own.

    SCLS will hold an hour-long free Pro Se Divorce Clinic at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Lancaster County Library, 313 South White St. 

  • State justices rule against making autopsy reports public

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    After the S.C. Supreme Court previously reversed a ruling allowing government councils to amend agendas during meetings now they’ve upheld a circuit court ruling stating autopsies are private records.

    On Wednesday, July 16, the court ruled 4-1 that autopsy records are exempt from release under the Freedom of Information Act because they are medical records.

  • Council tackles LCEDC concerns

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    In the wake of a churning sea of criticism by county officials against the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., several residents came to the LCEDC’s defense Monday night, July 14.

  • Commission works on new proposal

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster County Capital Project Sales Tax Commission members are reworking a November general election ballot question to reauthorize the county’s 1 cent capital project sales tax to include more funding for county roads.

    The commission expects to finalize its new proposal Tuesday, July 22, in order to present it to County Council on July 28.

  • Taylor to lead LHS baseball

     Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    A diamond fixture in area baseball levels has been summoned to guide the Lancaster High School baseball program.

    Toby Taylor, who has produced success as a player and coach from youth baseball to college play, has been named the Bruins’ baseball coach.

  • Juniors net state bid with win over Inman

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    INMAN – The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball team, in a do-or-die situation, kept alive its playoff hopes with a 6-4 win over Inman at Chapman High School on Thursday, July 17.

    The Post 31 juniors’ two-run win earned Lancaster a bid to the S.C. American Legion Junior Baseball state tournament in Florence where play opened Saturday.

  • AA stars open strong in Series

     Staff Reports

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA machine pitch all-stars are making an early splash in the AA World Series pool B play at Texarkana, Ark.

    The Lancaster AA stars, the South Carolina champion, notched two wins in Pool B play on Friday, July 18.

    Lancaster AA stars, ages 7-8, opened play with a 6-0 win over tournament host Texarkana and followed with an exciting 8-7 comeback win over McCalla, Ala.

  • Sowell, Hinkle lead junior golfers play in Kershaw

     Staff Reports

    Logan Sowell, the Andrew Jackson High School star golfer, continued his stellar play as the Lancaster chapter of the SC Junior Golf Association opened the second half of its 2014 tournament season.

    Sowell, in the boys 15-18 age division, shot a sizzling three-under 69 at the Kershaw Golf Club. Sowell’s 69 edged Matthew Terry, who shot a solid two-under 70 over 18 holes from the blue tees.