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Today's News

  • City starts ball rolling on raises for police

    Tuesday night, Lancaster City Council took the initial step to boost salaries for the municipality’s police officers.
    While council did not vote to approve the proposed raises, it unanimously authorized City Administrator Flip Hutfles to come up with the specific numbers to be voted on at the Feb. 9 city council meeting.
    Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Carter said that if passed, the pay increases will apply to all sworn officers in the department’s administrative, patrol and special operations divisions.

  • Family sues Ford, airbag maker

    The family of a Kershaw man killed by a defective air bag in December is suing a national automaker, an international airbag manufacturer and a local farmer for negligence in his death.
    Joel Knight, 52, died the evening of Dec. 22 on his way to work as a welder at Trinity Meyer Utility Structures near Lancaster when his 2006 Ford Ranger struck a cow on Rocky River Road, then veered into a fence.

  • Volunteers No. 1 in Class AA boys state poll

    Andrew Jackson is atop the Class AA boys state basketball rankings.

    The Volunteers, of coach Danny Wright, are 13-2, including a 7-0 record in Region IV-AA basketball play.

    The latest state rankings, handled by the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association, were released Monday.

    AJ, in the previous state poll, which came out Jan. 11, was ranked sixth in the Class AA boys state top 10.

    The Vols were fourth in the Class AA preseason state poll, which was released in late November.

  • Buford’s Bowen bound for Winthrop hall

    Buford High School girls soccer coach Bob Bowen is due a special honor.
    Bowen, an outstanding goalie during his college soccer career at Winthrop University, will be inducted into the Winthrop University Athletics Hall of Fame.
    The ceremony is set for Jan. 29 in the Richardson Ballroom of the DiGiorgio Campus Center at 6 p.m.

  • Warriors rebound, sweep

    In a make-up game, the Indian Land Warriors came out looking good.
    IL, in a Region IV-AA game reset from Friday night to Jan. 25 due to the winter weather, swept the host Cheraw Braves in the CHS gym.
    The Lady Warriors opened with a 43-39 win and the IL boys capped the hoops broom job with an exciting 67-66 victory.
    Shamon Alston’s trey in the closing seconds gave the Warriors a one-point lead and they held on for the narrow win.

  • Panthers looking to wear Super Bow1 50 crown

    The NFC Champion and Super Bowl 50-bound Carolina Panthers insist they will follow the same game plan, which has been a fine formula for their success this season.
    The Cats say they will use the two-week preparation plan they followed at the end of the regular season to the divisional playoff game with Seattle. Following the Carolina Blue-print for success has set the Panthers as the “cat’s meow,” with a distinct roar across the NFL.
    One tweak for the Panthers is their attire for Super Bowl L.

  • Panthers looking to wear Super Bow1 50 crown

    The NFC Champion and Super Bowl 50-bound Carolina Panthers insist they will follow the same game plan, which has been a fine formula for their success this season.
    The Cats say they will use the two-week preparation plan they followed at the end of the regular season to the divisional playoff game with Seattle. Following the Carolina Blue-print for success has set the Panthers as the “cat’s meow,” with a distinct roar across the NFL.
    One tweak for the Panthers is their attire for Super Bowl L.

  • Indian Land’s Dickerson to get his kicks in U16 International Bowl

    Indian Land High School freshman kicker Brandon Dickerson is taking his game to the international level to play in an elite football setting.
    Dickerson, the Junior Warriors Special Teams Award winner last season, will play in the International Bowl on Feb. 5 at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
    Dickerson, at 5-8, 150 pounds, will leave Jan. 31 for a week of preparation for the game, which will pit his U16 USA football team against an U16 Canadian team. The game will air on ESPN at 1 p.m. Feb. 5.

  • Don Gardner: Business Person of the Year

    Editor’s note: This is last week’s presentation speech by Nutramax Laboratories founder Bob Henderson honoring Don Gardner, retired senior vice president at First Citizens Bank, as the Lancaster chamber’s Business Person of the Year. Coming Friday: Gus Deligiannidis.

  • Heath Springs hopes to roll 2 water-line projects into 1

    Springs water tower goes back on line. Now town officials are looking for a new funding source for the next round of much-needed water and sewer infrastructure improvements.
    Heath Springs Town Administrator Tony Starnes said he has already contacted Grazier Rhea, community development director for the Catawba Regional Council of Governments, to inquire about grants that might be used for future projects.