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Today's News

  • Anxiety and Anticipation

    There was no “Bones” about it for Gisselle Cabrera on Monday night.

    The 13-year-old South Middle School seventh-grader went to bed just after 8 p.m., missing this week’s TV episode for good reason.

    That’s because she is one of the county’s 6,220 third- through eighth-graders who are now taking South Carolina’s annual Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) test, which started Tuesday, May 7.

  • Deputies charge two men for string of break-ins in Kershaw

    Two Kershaw men remain behind bars a week after they were arrested in connection with a burglary spree in the southern end of the county.

    Therine Junior Miller, 23, 141 Conally St., and Andre William Stewart, 21, 623 E. Richland St., were each charged April 25 with multiple counts of burglary related to a string of burglaries the week before, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • See Lancaster SC announces Performing Arts Series

    Nationally acclaimed acts in country music, R&B, pop and even tap dance and comedy are all coming to town for the 2013-14 See Lancaster SC Performing Arts Series. 

    Jimola Wade, who manages the series, recently announced next season's schedule, which runs from September to April. 

    Country and gospel vocal quartet The Oak Ridge Boys kick things off Sept. 6. 

    The next show is Oct. 26 for Tap – The Show, which features a group of tap dancers. 

  • Langley’s win streak continues at Speedway

    Pure Street Division driver Josh Langley captured his third win in a row Saturday, May 4 at Lancaster Super Speedway.
    Langley was on the front row with Matthew Cauthen. When the green flag dropped, it was Langley, Cauthen, Jesse Carson and Steve Hinson roaring into turn one battling for the lead.
    Exiting turn two, the Langley Rocket Ship took command and never looked back for his seventh win this season.

  • BHS softball bids to stay alive in field

    Buford, seeking to stay alive in the Class AA Upper State softball playoffs, hit the road Tuesday night to face Pendleton in an elimination game.
    The Lady Jackets were slated to face Pendleton on Monday, but heavy rain washed out the game and it was reset for Tuesday.
    Pendleton fell to Crescent, 12-3 in the opening round of the Class AA Upper State playoffs on Saturday, May 4.
    Crescent then defeated Chesterfield, 10-0 in five innings on Monday, May 6.
    Chesterfield will host the winner of the Buford vs. Pendleton game on Wednesday, May 8.

  • Lady Warriors, Vols post opening-round victories

    County foes Indian Land and Andrew Jackson will battle in the second round of the girls Class AA Upper State soccer playoffs tonight at IL’s Reservation.
    Indian Land and Andrew Jackson each posted solid shutout wins in opening round play Monday, May 6.
    Andrew Jackson, 15-3, blanked Mid Carolina of Prosperity, 2-0 at home, and host Indian Land rolled to an 8-0 victory over the Governors School.
    Taylor Blackmon scored both the Lady Vols’ goals, the first coming in the opening half on a direct kick.

  • Brunson signs with Bob Jones

    Sha’Ron Brunson is taking her game to the next level, but she will still be playing for the Bruins.
    Brunson, a three-year starter for the Lancaster High Lady Bruins, is taking her game to Bob Jones University in Greenville, which is also known as the Bruins.
    “That’s pretty cool,” Brunson said. “We get to keep the same name.”
    But Brunson’s decision to join the BJU Bruins was more than a name.

  • Vols to battle Rams again

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson will be battling a familiar foe in its hopes of staying in the race for the Class AA Upper State championship series.
    The 17-12 Volunteers, after a tough 5-4 loss to Chesnee, will be at home Wednesday, May 8 to face Chesterfield High School in an elimination game at 6 p.m.
    The Vols, who split a pair of regular-season region games with the CHS Rams, will face Chesterfield, which fell to AJ, 2-0 in the opening game of the double-elimination Class AA Upstate championship series.

  • Lancers down Fire Ants in Region X tournament

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers stayed alive in the Region X baseball tournament, taking a 7-1 win over the USC Sumter Fire Ants on Tuesday, May 7 in Burlington, N.C.
    Wade Arduini was the winning hurler, working 8.1 innings, allowing seven hits and three walks. He fanned five and allowed a run.
    Logan Segee worked two-thirds of an inning in scoreless relief.

  • Police find missing woman

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Police have found a missing Lancaster woman unharmed, days after she reportedly made a disturbing phone call.
    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said officers located Clydie Snipes Putnam, 55, on Thursday, May 9. Putnam was last heard from on Tuesday after making a phone call stating she was going to take her life, Grant said.
    In a police department press release sent Thursday afternoon, Grant said Putnam had been found “alive and well.”