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Today's News

  • Officers seek info on robbery

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@

    thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster police are hoping the release of photos and video from a surveillance camera will help them track down a man who robbed a local convenience store at gunpoint Monday night, Aug. 17.

    The incident happened about 9 p.m. at The Markette, 604 S. Market St., when a man entered the store holding a silver revolver and demanded money, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release.

  • Commercial water rates are going up

    Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@

    thelancasternews.com

    KERSHAW – Members of Kershaw Town Council unanimously voted Monday, Aug. 17, to change water rates for commercial water customers, based on the pipe size at the water meter.

    For some customers, the change will mean an increase in the base rate; for others, it will mean a slight decrease.

    The change in commercial base rates follows a close to 5 percent increase in residential rates in July.

  • IL Middle School expansion project begins this fall

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Construction on a planned expansion and renovation project at Indian Land Middle School, to accommodate a rise in the student population, is expected to begin later this year, school district officials say.

    Lancaster County School District Facilities Director David Small confirmed July 29 that preliminary design work is complete and plans are being reviewed by the S.C. Department of Education’s Office of School Facilities.

  • Felony DUI charges upgraded

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@

    thelancasternews.com

    The Lancaster County Solicitor’s Office has upgrade felony DUI charges against a Lancaster man following the death of his son who was injured in a drunk driving accident south of Kershaw last week.

    In the meantime, family members say they’re depending on memories of the outgoing 5-year-old and a spirit of forgiveness to help them cope with the tragedy.

  • Mayer encouraged with IL’s play

    Indian Land High continued its scrimmage schedule against some larger schools, and Warriors’ head coach Mike Mayer said he felt IL held its own in a pair of road sessions.
    Indian Land worked against three teams in a scrimmage at High Point, N.C., and IL did well, Mayer said.
    The Warriors faced T.W. Andrews High of High Point, N.C., along with Bassett County, Va. and George Washington High (Va.) on Saturday.
    That scrimmage came after the Warriors worked against Airport High School of Columbia on Thursday, Aug. 13.

  • Bruins top Huskies, 14-7

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For the second straight night, Lancaster rallied from behind, but this time the result was a jamboree victory.
    Lancaster, playing in the SC vs. NC Jamboree at West Mecklenburg High School, charged back to take a 14-7 win over Hough High School of Cornelius, N.C., on Saturday, Aug. 14.
    The night prior, Lancaster spotted Class AAAA foe Rock Hill High School a 14-0 lead before rallying for a 14-all tie in the Chester County Jamboree at Chester High School.

  • Helms posts exciting win at LSS

    Robbie Helms captured an exciting win in the Cauthen Motors Renegade main event at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 15.
    Andrew Baker and James Marion were on the front row for the Renegade race.
    When the green flag waved, it was Andrew Baker, Marion, Brandy Baker, Russell Kaye and Helms battling for the lead entering turn one.
    When the field came out of turn two for the lead, it was a dogfight, as all drivers had a chance for the lead.
    As the laps ticked off, it was soon Baker, Marion and Helms battling for the lead.

  • USCL ready for new year

    According to the tenets of our general education goals, the University of South Carolina Lancaster “seeks to make education accessible, affordable and convenient; encourages teaching innovation and adaptation; encourages participatory student learning; provides a supportive educational climate that actively and positively addresses intellectual and cultural diversity; and responds affirmatively to the needs of its students.”

  • Both Tarzan yells, probation at the farm

    Even though Fat Boy and Slick Willie had taken a hard tumble at the Tarzan vines, they were determined to get a ride on the vines and get their hands on me, as well.

    Willie was unable to shake off his groin injury, but agreed to hang in there to save face. I gave the duo of “Dumb and Dumber” instructions to go upstream 200 yards to a crossing that would lead them on a trail along a ridge to the vine location.

  • Stallions edge Vols for 6-0 win in Camden Jamboree

    CAMDEN – Andrew Jackson opened the 40th annual Camden Shrine Jamboree against Class AA foe Lee Central of Bishopville.
    The Stallions scored on their initial possession to edge the Volunteers, 6-0.
    The two quarters of play were marred by 14 penalties between the squads.
    AJ first-year coach C.J. Frye lamented the penalties committed by the Vols at crucial times in the clash with the LC Stallions.
    “We have to continue to work on technique and not put ourselves behind the chain,” Frye said,