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Today's News

  • Group prays for city’s young men

    A small group gathered Sunday afternoon at the Historic Courthouse to pray for youth in the community in light of the recent shootings.
    Organizer Jose Gonzalez, a member of New Horizon Community Church, said a prayer and talked briefly to the eight people attending about making a positive impact on young people.
    “We are going to pray for our town, for people to unite,” Gonzalez said, noting there is “friction” in the community. “We’re going to especially pray for the youth of this town.”

  • Missing Heath Springs man found in Missouri

    A Heath Springs man reported missing Monday evening was located overnight nearly 750 miles away in Missouri.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office asked for the public’s help in locating 75-year-old Bobby Baker Monday night, saying he’d last been seen driving his red 2005 Chevrolet farm truck about 11:30 a.m. in the area of McIlwain Road.

  • Van Wyck town vote may derail IL efforts

    An S.C. Attorney General’s Office opinion suggests Indian Land’s incorporation effort might not be able to continue as proposed should Van Wyck residents decide to incorporate in next week’s special election.
    In the meantime, organizers of the Indian Land effort, Voters for a Town of Indian Land (VTIL), say they disagree with the opinion and will continue moving forward as they prepare for an appearance before the Joint Legislative Committee on Municipal Incorporation on Aug. 18.

  • Laney ends LSS win drought with win

    David Laney halted his 2017 LSS winless streak with a win in the Extreme 4 race Saturday night at Lancaster Super Speedway.

    Laney was on the front row with Brad McManus.

    When the green flag waved, it was McManus, Laney, Dan Benson and Rusty Catoe battling for the lead entering turn one.

    The lead, exiting turn two, featured a dogfight between Laney, McManus, Benson, and Catoe. Laney and McManus made contact, which sent McManus spinning out.

    On the restart, Laney led, while Benson, Catoe and Kevin Woolford battled for second.

  • Warrants detail toddler’s killing

    The 9mm handgun that killed 2-year-old Jacarion Gladden on July 31 was left loaded and unattended on a table beside a living room sofa shortly before the child was shot, according to two arrest warrants filed in the case.
    The warrants charge Jacarion’s mother, Toni Lashay Gladden, 26, and her boyfriend, Shazeem Tyrell Hayes, 18, with unlawful conduct toward a child. A third warrant charges Toni Gladden with misprision of a felony, alleging that she lied to cover up what happened.

  • Coaches views vary with scrimmages

    Lancaster County football coaches came away with mixed views following opening scrimmages Friday.

    The coaches noted some positives, but also said they have work ahead as they push toward their openers.

    - Lancaster High School coach Bobby Collins said the Bruins defense played well in their road scrimmage with host Swansea and Gray Collegiate of Columbia.

    “We felt our defense did well,” Collins said. “Our first unit didn’t give up any scores.

  • 48-state journey

    Tye Sturgeon has no idea where his little cross-country caravan will sleep tonight.
    “But I ain’t worried,” he said Monday. Someone will make space for him, wife Hannah, dog Pistol Annie and horses Rudy and Jazz. That’s just how it goes.
    “God’s gonna take care of us. Always has and always will,” he said, as he pulled off his cowboy hat and wiped the sweat off his forehead with a shirt sleeve. “I take the quickest route and don’t never worry.”

  • Weekend Recap: August 7, 2017

    A small group of eight people gathered Sunday afternoon at the Historic Courthouse to pray for youth in the community in light of the recent shootings. Organizer Jose Gonzalez, a member of New Horizon Community Church, said a prayer and talked briefly about making a positive impact on young people. Gonzalez said he plans to be at the courthouse at 2 p.m. Sunday for another round of prayer. He invites anyone interested to attend.

  • Column: Ratcheting up legal sanctions on gun violence

    I know my community expects harsher sentences in gun cases. Sometimes we expect more than the law allows.

    Clint Eastwood said, “A man has got to know his limitations.” I know the limitations of the current gun laws in South Carolina, and unfortunately they are not in our favor.

  • Column: A big nuke-plant mess to unbuild

    The announcement last week that SCE&G and state-owned utility Santee Cooper were pulling the plug on construction of two nuclear reactors in Jenkinsville has left questions that keep multiplying.

    In the run-up to the decision, one factor driving it was that the partly-completed, multibillion-dollar project would provide more power than electricity consumers in South Carolina were likely to want.

    Canceling the project, though, could lead to a shortfall.