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Today's News

  • Man shot dead on Dunlap Street

    Patrolling Lancaster police officers found a man shot to death on East Dunlap Street downtown early Wednesday.

    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 47-year-old Terry Louis “Butch” Thompson of Lancaster.

    Police have no suspects and are unsure of the motive. The case is still under investigation.

  • Cake-crafters take top S.C. fair honor

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Attention to detail paid off at this year’s S.C. State Fair for Lancaster cake-bakers Sylvia Hinson and Gail Hyatt, earning them a Best of Show ribbon.

    Hinson and Hyatt, of Sylvia’s Cakes and Things, earned the fancy purple Best of Show ribbon Oct. 11 for their colorful entry “Deer Cake.” The cake is made in the shape of a wide-eyed fawn curled up atop a tree stump surrounded by sugar mushrooms, flowers and butterflies. 

  • Black boots Buford to victory

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    Buford finished a marathon game in the Black for a thrilling 45-42 triple overtime win over rival Andrew Jackson on Friday night at Volunteer Stadium.

    Buford junior kicker Jesse Black’s 27-yard field goal in the third overtime sealed the Jackets’ tough win, and a place in the Class AA playoffs.

    BHS’s three-point victory ended the Volunteer season at 3-7.

    The rivals fought hard and tied the game at 28-28 at the end of regulation.

  • Warriors fall to Griffins, 14-13 in OT

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    WINNSBORO – The Indian Land Warriors fought hard against the Fairfield Central Griffins in Winnsboro on Friday night, but the story remained the same for Indian Land: too many mistakes and turnovers led to a tough 14-13 defeat in overtime.

  • Blazers bury Bruins’ hopes

    BLYTHEWOOD – Ridge View emerged as the big man on campus Friday night after its first Friday night on-campus football game.

    RVHS, which usually plays its home games at nearby Blythewood High School, hosted its first-ever on-campus Friday night game and was the talk of the school with a 35-17 win over Lancaster.

    The Blazers, up 14-3 at the half, took control in the second half on the way to the 18-point win and a Class AAAA Upper State playoff bid.

  • Lancaster Super Speedway points awards Nov. 11

    The Lancaster Super Speedway points banquet is at La Chalupa Mexican Restaurant, 775 Lancaster Bypass 9 East, on Nov. 11.

    The banquet is 6 p.m. until to 10:30.

    Cost is $10 person and all you can eat buffet.

    The awards will be presented to the top five drivers in each division and the rookie of the year award. 

    Top 5 in each division:

    SECA Crate Late Models – 1. Timbo Mangum, 2. Chris Fite, 3. Ron Geehring, 4. Brandy Baker, 5. Hank Taylor

  • Henry strong in Red Rose Classic

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    The National Gym Association Red Rose City Classic Natural Body Building Physique Championship was held at Bundy Auditorium at USC Lancaster with 23 displaying the results of hard work and dedication.

    The Red Rose City Classic is in its third year and showcases the natural bodybuilding of men and women. Lancaster native Kennett Washington and wife Jackie have organized and held this event for the past three years.  

  • Dead gunshot victim found on E. Dunlap

    A man was found shot to death on East Dunlap Street in Lancaster early Wednesday, and the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office has identified him as 47-year-old Terry Louis “Butch” Thompson.     
    Patrolling city police officers found Thompson lying on the ground about 1:17 a.m. near the intersection of East Dunlap Street and Thomas Lane. He had suffered an apparent gunshot wound and was dead, according to a Lancaster Police Department release.

  • Column: Thank you, Promise Neighborhood volunteers, next workday Nov. 18

    On behalf of Lancaster Promise Neighborhood’s other co-chairs, Bruce Brumfield and Dr. Paul McKenzie, I want to express my deepest gratitude to the dozens of volunteers who came out on Oct. 21 to clean up, clear out and paint one of the homes in our zone.
    Mt. Zion AME Zion Church was gracious to host the workday, which involved adult and youth representatives from AMEZ churches, Resurrection of Life Ministries, All for One Ministries, the Lancaster Breakfast Rotary Club, nonprofit organizations and local businesses.  

  • Column: Mrs. Blackmon, don’t complain when TLN reports what you say

    This is in response to Linda Blackmon’s letter to the editor in Sunday’s paper.
    Mrs. Blackmon, I would like to point out that The Lancaster News has written exactly what you have said since this election protest started a year ago. Nothing is one-sided.
    Sometimes common sense flies out the window. A lot of us wonder why you thought you could just vote to make yourself $6,750 richer. It makes no sense. You should have asked City Attorney Mitch Norrell before you voted.