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Today's News

  • Wanted man found in Lancaster

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    A Lancaster man wanted in connection with the kidnapping and shooting of a man last fall was tracked down and arrested last month.

    Local authorities had been searching for Rendell Jomon Cunningham, 30, 1858 Colton Way, since Oct. 4, 2013, in connection with an incident where a man was held at gunpoint in his car, kidnapped and later shot in the back, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report and arrest warrants.

  • Man kicks out patrol car window after arrest

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    A Charlotte man is facing an escape charge after he kicked out the back window of a deputy’s patrol car following his arrest outside an Indian Land business July 14.

    Donnie Gill, 41, had already been arrested on a shoplifting charge, but is now facing charges of unlawful escape and malicious injury to property following the incident that happened at about 6:30 p.m., according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • School district rolls out new website

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Local schools have new, more attractive and intuitively interactive websites this year.

    There’s only one problem, as anyone whose done an online search for a local school this month has found, you can’t get to them through Google – or Yahoo, or Bing, or any other search engine for that matter.

  • Speedway hosts Buddy Crook Memorial on Saturday night

     

    Lancaster Super Speedway returns to racing Saturday night, July 26 for the Buddy Crook Memorial race.

    The LSS track was quiet last week when rain forced the track to cancel its July 19 slate.

  • AA stars third in Series

     

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA all-stars earned a third-place finish in the first-ever Dixie Youth AA World Series.

    The Lancaster stars, who earned the Series bid as the S.C. state champion, finished 5-3 in the tournament at Texarkana, Ark.

  • Juniors rebound to top Aiken, 7-5

     

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior Legion baseball team has had a penchant for the comeback win this season and the P-31 squad repeated the feat Tuesday afternoon, July 22 in the state tournament in Florence.

  • Thrills on wheels

     Drivers on Craig Farm Road in Lancaster County may have gotten a bit distracted on Saturday, July 12, by the row of shiny Mercedes-Benz automobiles parked neatly in front of Kilburnie, the Inn at Craig Farm.

  • West column: Our County Council needs to do its job

    Lancaster County Council asked us for help in deciding whether to keep the extra 1 cent sales tax and, if so, how to spend it. Wonderful idea and we did just that. Then they chose to turn all this information over to the tax commissioners to sift through and make a recommendation. That was great. Things were moving along smoothly.

  • Rogers column: Court’s autopsy ruling trumps accountability

    For the second time in a month, the S.C. Supreme Court has ruled against openness and punted important issues back to the Legislature for change.
    On July 16, the court ruled that autopsy records are exempt from release under the Freedom of Information Act because they are medical records.
    Why does this matter to the public?
    It matters because the next time police shoot an innocent man, don’t expect the public to have access to the autopsy report giving the details of the death.

  • 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.