Today's News

  • School district to benefit from $1.4M federal grant

    Local school officials are looking forward to the positive results that are expected from a federal grant recently awarded to Winthrop University.

    The Lancaster County School District is among several districts in the region that are included in the $1.4 million Teacher Quality Partnership grant that centers on Winthrop.

    The grant, awarded in October, will establish a partnership network connecting high-need  schools, the university and other agencies in an effort to improve student achievement.

  • Church hosts unity event

    The Rev. Richelle Massey-Harris said meditation, prayer and study are key to having a strong relationship with God.

    Those three disciplines were just some of many ideas shared during the first ever Men’s and Women’s Unity Breakfast/Seminar, held Saturday at United Bible Way Church of Lancaster.

    Dr. Kenny Rose, pastor at the church, said the aim was to assemble people who want to make positive changes in their community. Organizers wanted to have guest speakers on hand who could deliver powerful, inspirational messages, he said.

  • Breaking News Officers search for Walgreens robbery suspect

    INDIAN LAND – An assailant armed with a gun and a stopwatch took almost $3,000 worth of prescription medication from the Panhandle's Walgreens store on Tuesday.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report, a pharmacist told deputies that a man walked up to the pharmacy counter about 8:20 p.m., handed her a letter and told her he had a gun. The pharmacist said the man never pointed the gun at anyone in the store, the report said.

  • St. Luke UMC moves forward with renovation

    It’s been more than two years in the making, but St. Luke United Methodist Church is finally receiving a much-needed renovation.

    As one of the oldest Methodist churches in the state, having formed in 1859, pastor Kyle Randle said St. Luke facilities have needed an upgrade for some time. And with help from Columbia-based Bobbitt Design Build, the church will receive upgrades to its sanctuary, meeting spaces and classrooms.

  • Man, 27, sought on kidnapping charge

    Authorities are looking for a man wanted on kidnapping and aggravated assault charges after sheriff’s deputies received a call about a woman running from a man on Flat Creek Road on Friday.

    Cedrick Segars Jackson, 27, of 809 E. Dunlap St., is wanted for allegedly kidnapping a woman who used to live with him. He is also wanted on aggravated criminal domestic violence charges.

  • Homeless no more

    Sharelle Durham will never forget the day she lost her home.

    It happened in March when Durham, 26, and her 2-year-old son, Alonzo, were visiting a friend in Tega Cay. A late winter snowstorm had descended on the area and Durham decided to stay with her friend overnight. Little did she know that choice may have saved her life.

    “We came back the next day and that’s when we found out what had happened,” Durham said. “We came back to everything being gone.”

  • Solid finish lifts Jackets over Bruins

    Buford used a pivotal match-ending blitz to notch a 51-30 prep wrestling win over county rival Lancaster on Thursday night in the LHS gym.

    Buford, which forged a pair of 18-point leads early, saw the Bruins rally to close the gap to 30-24 on a Chris Stevenson forfeit and Jeff Strickland pin.

    From that point, the Jackets ignited with a decisive 21-6 spurt to seal the 21-point win.

    BHS’s Andrew Broome opened the run with a forfeit and Marcus Pressley had a decision to put the Jackets up 39-24.

  • FM's Griffin signs with Bulldogs

    Jordan Griffin, a former Lancaster resident, has signed a scholarship to play baseball at The Citadel.

    Griffin, the son of Tim and Kim Griffin, is a senior at Fort Mill High School where he plays for the Jackets’ baseball team.

    Griffin batted .302 for the Yellow Jackets last season. He led Fort Mill High School in home runs with four and drove in 16 runs.

    Griffin also pitched 14 innings in his junior season, notching 12 strikeouts and had a 2.93 earned run average.

  • Bruins sweep Volunteers

    KERSHAW The Lancaster Bruins roared in a basketball sweep of county rival Andrew Jackson in the Volunteers’ gym Friday night.

    The LHS girls, who squared their record at 1-1, rolled to a 61-30 win in the opener and the Bruins capped the sweep with a 68-42 victory over AJ.

    In the nightcap, the Vols, seeking to control the tempo, trailed 26-13 at the half, but the Bruins came out drilling shots to take command.

  • IL girls win, stay unbeaten

    The second-ranked Indian Land Lady Warriors didn’t have their best effort, but it was enough in a 37-26 win over Class AAAA Fort Mill on Friday night in the IL gym.

    The IL girls’ 11-point win gave the Warriors a split after the Indian Land boys dropped a 77-54 loss to the Yellow Jackets.

    In the opener, Indian Land rallied from a 6-5 first-period deficit with a 14-5 run to take a 19-11 halftime lead on the Lady Jackets.

    The Lady Warriors used a 12-8 run in the third period to notch a 31-19 edge before taking the win.