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Today's News

  • Bruins sweep KLS meet

     

       

    Host Lancaster topped the field in the seventh annual KLS Running for Ryan Lancaster County track meet at the LHS track on Saturday, April 20.

  • Discussion begins on immigration

    By the time you read this, a group of United States senators will likely have introduced the first significant proposal on immigration reform in more than 20 years.
    While it is far too early to comment on its content – the group has been fairly secretive as to details – the simple fact that such a high profile group will be offering a proposal is noteworthy. And it offers a good opportunity to talk, generally about immigration.

  • SNAP benefits should promote health

    Susan Singleton admits to tearing up whenever she goes to the grocery store.

    Instead of lean proteins like fish or chicken, she goes for the meat that’s about to expire because it’s what she can afford.

    Instead of brand-name products, she fills her cart with knock-off items or whatever she has coupons for. The mother of three from Columbia  worries about what she is feeding her family.

    “When I go to the store, I cannot buy healthy. I buy cheap,” Singleton said.

  • Police charge man in assault, burglary at Pardue Street home

    A Lancaster man was arrested on  a host of charges last month after an early-morning assault left a woman bleeding.

    Danielle Lamar Peay, 25, 1248 Old Greensbriar Drive, was arrested March 31 on charges of first-degree burglary, two counts of criminal domestic violence, returning to premises, alighting from a moving vehicle, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent crime, unlawful carrying of a pistol, resisting arrest and littering, according to Lancaster Municipal Court records.

  • Man faces fraud charges in N.C.

    A simple traffic stop ended in the arrest of a Lancaster man on multiple fraud warrants from North Carolina.

    Kevin Richard Bourne, 31, 1056 Old Landsford Road, was arrested March 27 by Lancaster police officers on four counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or forgery, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office online inmate database.

    The arrest happened just after 10:30 p.m. that day when a Lancaster police officer saw a black and blue mo-ped traveling south on South Market Street.

  • Police search for robbery suspect

    Police are searching for leads in the case of a man who reportedly stole another man’s wallet April 13, and then drove off while the victim hanging on to his car.

    Officers were called to the 1200 block of North Main Street after a report of a robbery just after 1 a.m. that day, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    A 35-year-old man told officers he was giving an unknown man money for a CD when the man drove away with his wallet.

  • Annual Red Rose Festival is May 17-18

    Plenty of live music and activities for all ages are on tap for next month’s fourth annual Red Rose Festival, set for May 17 and 18 in downtown Lancaster.

    With about a month left before the festival, organizers are now spreading the word about all of the happenings that will make up what’s become the city’s signature event.

    Nearly 20 local and nationally acclaimed musical acts will perform during the two-day function. Blues, country, rock and R&B are among the genres that will be represented.

  • Symphonic Winds to perform at American Musical Salute

    Members of Lancaster High School’s Symphonic Winds are gearing up for a trip to New York City next week, where they’re scheduled to take part in a national performance aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid.

    The ensemble’s 40 students will represent South Carolina on Friday, April 26, during The American Musical Salute, a national concert series featuring music programs from across the county.

    LHS band director John Rhodes said the students and chaperones will board buses and leave for the Big Apple late Wednesday.

  • Man ‘sucker punched,’ beaten outside Grace Aveune bar

    The search is still on for whoever assaulted a man inside a Lancaster bar late last month.

    Deputies responded to Springs Memorial Hospital at about 1:36 a.m. March 30 to speak with a man who reported he was assaulted inside The Pit Stop, 1782 Grace Ave., according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

    The 44-year-old Lancaster man said he had been knocked out after being punched in the face by another man earlier that morning.

  • Hilton pleads guilty

    Prison time is coming for the Kershaw man who admittedly killed his wife in February.  

    Joseph Daniel Hilton, 62, 8992 Old Jefferson Highway, was sentenced to 25 years in the S.C. Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter during a General Session court hearing Wednesday, April 17. 

    Circuit Court Judge Ernest Kinard Jr. gave the sentence. 

    Hilton had been charged in the Feb. 11 shooting death of his wife, Deborah Faile Hilton, 59.