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Today's News

  • Authorities, family search for Great Falls store owner

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Service

    Family and friends of Great Falls store owner Doug Sumner are asking for help in locating him. Sumner has not been seen in more than a week.
    According to a Facebook post by one of Sumner’s relatives, Sumner, owner of Sumner’s Deli & Grocery on Ridgeway Road outside the town limits of Great Falls, was last seen in his black 2014 Dodge Ram truck with a utility trailer on the back in Lancaster on Sunday, Oct. 21. He was said to be helping a friend.

  • No charges after minivan hits 16-year-old near LHS

    A 16-year-old boy was severely injured Monday morning when he was struck by a minivan while walking to Lancaster High School.
    According to a police report, a 2005 Dodge Caravan was turning onto Colonial Avenue from Stadium Drive shortly before 7 a.m. when the boy was hit hard enough to knock him out of his shoes.
    The student was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment of his injuries. Bryan Vaughn, the school district’s safety director, said Tuesday the boy is now in stable condition and is believed to have a neck injury.

  • Police puzzle over man’s gunshot wound

    A man showed up at Springs Memorial Hospital’s emergency room Monday morning with a mysterious gunshot wound to his torso.
    The Lancaster Police Department was dispatched to the hospital shortly before 5 a.m. when the man with the puzzling wound showed up, asking to be treated.
    Police Chief Scott Grant said the man is in his 20s and has been giving conflicting stories about what happened to him.

  • School board candidates focus on growing pains

    Growth, and how to pay for it, dominated the Oct. 23 public debate featuring seven candidates for three Lancaster County school board seats.
    The Panhandle is experiencing explosive residential growth, with a new elementary school just opened and a new high school under construction. To the south in Lancaster, some facilities are underused, several candidates noted, questioning whether students might need to be moved to minimize construction needs.

  • Montrez Clark pleads guilty in ’09 killing, gets 15 years

    Montrez Michael Clark was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday for the grizzly 2009 slaying of a Great Falls man.
    Clark, 28, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of Lamario Demond Ford. Clark, who had faced a murder charge, was apprehended in Baltimore this summer after being on the run for two years.
    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman said his office left the decision on Clark’s plea deal in the hands of Ford’s family.

  • Norrell, Evette trade jabs on issues

    Before a statewide TV audience Monday night, Lancaster’s Mandy Powers Norrell and her opponent for lieutenant governor, Pamela Evette, cordially contrasted their positions on Medicaid expansion, taxes and economic development.
    Norrell, a three-term S.C. House member, is the running mate of Democratic gubernatorial candidate James Smith.  Evette, a Traveler’s Rest business owner, is the running mate of Republican Gov. Henry McMaster.

  • LMS releases full details about Renegade race

    The Renegade Division at Lancaster Motor Speedway will receive one of the largest paydays it has ever had in the history of Lancaster Motor Speedway on Nov. 17.
    For years and years the Renegade Division has been the  favorite division for LMS drivers and fans.
    The division has always been the most talked about division on social media and with the most popular drivers racing in it as well.
    This season, the Renegade Division car count average was between 16-20 cars on most nights.

  • Bruins’ Cloud, Cato earn Tri-County honors

    FORT MILL – Lancaster High School had two players honored for their play in week nine at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Coaches Association at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill on Oct. 23.
    Bruins’ senior quarterback Kemarkio Cloud and kicker Jacob Cato earned the honors for the Class A-AAAA schools.

  • Team’s 55 takes McMackin tourney title

    The winning foursome shot a 55 to capture the low-gross win in the 14th annual Neil McMackin Memorial Scholarship golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Sept. 28.
    The tournament was slated to be held Sept. 14, but was canceled due to inclement weather and played Sept. 28.
    The tournament is held in memory of Neil McMackin, a Lancaster High School graduate and Clemson University graduate who died in 2004 from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident in Charleston where he was living at the time.

  • Lady Warriors advance in playoffs

    The Region IV-AAA champion Indian Land High School Lady Warriors advanced to the third round of the Class AAA Upper State volleyball playoffs with a 3-0 home win over Broome High School on Monday.
    The Lady Warriors, 22-8-2, swept Broome, 25-9, 25-18 and 25-20 to advance.
    Indian Land advances to battle Powdersville, the defending Class AAA Upper State champion, who hosts ILHS today at 6 p.m.
    Baylee Vought had 11 kills, two blocks, 13 digs, eight assists and an ace to pace the Lady Warriors in the win over Broome.