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Today's News

  • Column: A troubling visit to my hometown

    Recently, I visited my hometown of Lancaster and was perplexed by the number of stories I heard concerning violent crime there and the number of people who have gone to jail or prison over the past decade.
    To me, the demographics of Lancaster haven’t changed very much since I lived there in the 1960’s, but crime seems to be worse. Talking to many of my friends, it now seems that violence is tearing apart our city.

  • Lady Knights top Buford in region volleyball

    North Central rallied to hand Buford its first Region IV-AA volleyball loss on Tuesday during the Lady Knights’ annual pink out game at NCHS.

    North Central, the defending region champion, opened with a 27-25 win over the Lady Jackets, but BHS rallied for two straight wins, 25-18 and 25-19.

    North Central, in game four, forced a decisive fifth game with a 25-17 win.

    In the final match, the host Lady Knights rallied for a 20-18 win.

    North Central and Buford are now tied for the region lead, each with a 9-1 mark.

  • Bruins senior duo versatile

    Lancaster High School senior football players Kendrick Shropshire and Ben Rivers aren’t household names among LHS football fans, but they have their place.

    “I call them blue-collar Bruins,” LHS fourth-year head football coach Bobby Collins said. “They don’t grab all the headlines and accolades, but what they do and the way they play are vital for us.

  • Howze sparks seniors in LHS powder puff game win

    Keiana Howze scored three touchdowns to spark the seniors to a 35-14 win over the juniors in the eighth annual Lancaster High School junior-senior powder puff football game at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.

    Howze’s three touchdowns all came on scoring runs for the seniors.

    Ashley Abbott had a touchdown run to aid the seniors and Gracie Revels caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from Abbott.

    Madison Carter sparked the senior defense, picking off a pass.

  • ‘Big E’ leads pickers on the rebound

    After the week that wasn’t, The Lancaster News pigskin pickers, those fearless football forecasters, rebounded for a strong week of calling games.

    The week prior saw 76 misses of a total of 140 games, a less-than-stellar showing.

    Week seven was better, led by defending champ Ernie “Big E” Rowell’s 17-3 effort.

  • East Lincoln, Cherokee tracks hosting big race weekends

    With the end of the Lancaster Super Speedway season last Saturday, area drivers will be heading to regional tracks to race this weekend.

    East Lincoln Motor Speedway, located on 1873 Mariposa Road, Stanley, N.C., 28164, will host the Fall Brawl.

    The Fall Brawl, today and Saturday, is billed as the single biggest event in East Lincoln Speedway history.

    Divisions running will be Lightning Late Models paying $1,000 to win, Renegades $1,000, Thunder Bombers $1,000, 4-cylinders $1,000, and Extreme 4/Front Wheel Drives $1,000.

  • Three county players saluted

    FORT MILL – A trio of Lancaster County high school football players drew top honors at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.

    Lancaster High School junior quarterback Kemarkio Cloud, Indian Land junior Dorian Williams and Andrew Jackson High senior Dalton McKittrick were among the weekly winners at the meeting.

  • Making Austin mobile

    For most families, not having a suitable vehicle is an inconvenience, but for those who care for a child with long-term medical issues, the lack of adequate transportation can affect the family’s quality of life and the child’s health.
    Such is the situation for Shawn and Emily Cauthen of Lancaster and their 7-year-old son, Austin, who suffers from a rare muscle disorder that requires lifesaving equipment and around-the-clock care.

  • Hammond elected to lead clerks of court association

    Lancaster’s Jeff Hammond has been elected president of the S.C. Association of Clerks of Court and Registers of Deeds.
    Hammond is serving his fifth term as Lancaster County Clerk of Court.
    Julie Armstrong, Charleston County clerk of court, said Hammond is widely respected across the state for his leadership and integrity.
    “It is truly an honor to be elected by your peers to such an important role,” she said.
    Hammond called his election an honor and privilege.

  • Man indicted on federal weapons charge

    A Lancaster man arrested last month after dropping an overdosed acquaintance off at the hospital has been indicted on a federal gun charge.
    According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Columbia, a federal jury returned a one-count indictment Wednesday against Jimmy Allen Hunter for possession of firearms and ammunition by a felon.