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Today's News

  • Suspect waives bond in Byrdic’s death

    The undocumented immigrant charged with driving off Airport Road and killing a man in his yard was in court Thursday morning for a second bond hearing.
    He waived bond, leaving him behind bars.
    Abel Olivo Borbonio, 42, was charged with reckless homicide after 60-year-old Chuck Byrdic was killed in front of his Airport Road home on Aug. 4.
    Borbonio’s attorney, David Cook, said his client decided to waive the bond hearing so Byrdic’s wife, Donna, wouldn’t have to go through any more trauma than she has already been through.

  • Church-theft suspect sought

    A Columbia man has been identified as a suspect in a string of thefts from parking lots at four local churches during last Sunday’s worship services.
    Arrest warrants have been issued charging 29-year-old Maurice Sherrod Gibson, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. The Crime Scene Investigations Unit processed the vehicles, and forensic evidence connected Gibson to the crimes.

  • City gets its grant priorities straight

    Lancaster City Council has assessed the community’s needs in preparation for this year’s grant applications.
    During a recent meeting, council members targeted water and sewer infrastructure improvements, blight removal and cleanup of the old Springs Industries Lancaster Plant site as the city’s top priorities for 2019.
    The S.C. Department of Commerce administers the Community Development Block Grant Small Cities Program, which will receive $20.2 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development this year.

  • 2 pounds of pot, sawed-off rifle

    A Lancaster County man has been charged with drug and weapons offenses after a cache of marijuana was found at his home.
    Daqwevius Dreshun Stewart, 22, of Lancaster was arrested March 7 on charges including possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of more than 15 Ecstasy pills, possession of a sawed-off rifle and possession of stolen goods.

  • 3 schools locked down during manhunt

    All three Kershaw schools were placed on lockdown Thursday morning as the sheriff’s office began a manhunt for a shooting suspect.
    Kershaw Elementary and Andrew Jackson Middle and High schools were locked down for more than two hours after authorities alerted the school district that the search was under way.
    The suspect, Leonard A. Shropshire, 21, was apprehended Thursday afternoon on Parkman Avenue in Lancaster.

  • 41 years praising God together

    Few singing ensembles have stayed together for more than four decades, but the Inspiration Singers of Lancaster celebrated their 41st anniversary by performing a free concert at Hope on the Hill last Sunday.
    Brenda Wade, the group’s tenor, said more than 200 people packed the auditorium.
    “It went well. We had a good turnout, and it was a real spiritual time,” she said. “We saw lots of familiar faces and some new ones, too. Somebody new comes out every time.”

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Pastor appreciation

    Heartland Free Will Baptist Church, 1433 Camp Drive, Lancaster, will host a pastor appreciation event in honor of Pastor Danny Johnson and Mrs. Barbara for 10 years of service at 11 a.m. March 24. The Rev. Chuck Evans will speak. Dinner will be served following the service. Please bring a covered dish. For details, call (803) 320-9722. 

    Homecoming with the Wisecarvers

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Area blood drives

    American Red Cross

    - March 23, 2-6:30 p.m., Islamic Center of South Charlotte, 1048 Gant Road, Indian Land. 

    - April 5, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Buford High School, 4290 Tabernacle Road, Lancaster. 

    ‘The Buddy Plan’ book signing

  • Reboot off to a strong start at VW Elementary, Puckett says

    VAN WYCK – Last spring, Van Wyck Elementary School Principal Steven Puckett planted the first seeds for Reboot, a program designed to help students with behavioral challenges. This spring, he’s seeing the fruits of his labor.
    “We’ve come a long way, considering that this program didn’t exist this time last year,” Puckett said Friday. “We currently have nine students enrolled in the program, and you couldn’t ask for a better environment for kids.”

  • Shark Week