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Today's News

  • Rock Hill man sought in Lancaster murder

    Lancaster County authorities are searching for a York County man in a Sunday afternoon shooting death at a home west of Lancaster.
    Arrest warrants have charged Jarod Keshun McNeil, 17, of Rock Hill, with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, according to a statement from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    McNeil has not been arrested and should be considered armed and dangerous, said the statement.

  • Hot day, huge fire

    Billowing 25-foot flames leapt from the roof of a Plantation Road house Wednesday afternoon, as fire crews fought to contain the huge blaze in punishing late-summer heat.
    A column of smoke could be seen from miles away, rising from 722 Plantation Road on the west side of Lancaster.

  • County tells IL developer it must pay for upgrades

    County council has rejected a request from the developer of a proposed 750-home Indian Land subdivision that the county issue $7.7 million in bonds to help build the water, sewer and road improvements that the project requires.
    The council, voting 4-3 Monday night, told the company to fund the infrastructure upgrades itself, as it agreed to when the county approved the project in March.
    Suncrest Real & Land plans to build the Sugar Creek subdivision on 355 acres along Harrisburg Road near the N.C. state line.

  • Missing man’s body found in his SUV

    A missing Lancaster man was found dead in his SUV Tuesday evening in a South Wylie Street parking lot.
    Timothy Taylor Wash, 26, was reported missing by his family Sunday. His body was found about 7 p.m. near the intersection of Wylie and York streets in Lancaster, according to a release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Wash was last seen leaving his Tully Court home on Saturday for work.

  • Adrian Bracey: ‘I’ve got my life back, my sanity’

    Adrian Bracey lost out on his dream job as a welder 10 years ago. He tried to smuggle someone else’s urine into the drug test, getting caught when the technician noticed that it wasn’t warm.
    These days, Bracey doesn’t worry about the random drug tests at work. He almost looks forward to being selected, because he knows he will pass every time.

  • Cortney Hegler: ‘You have to learn to love yourself again’

    Five years ago Cortney Hegler fell into an addiction that damaged her relationships with her family, landed her in jail and took her away from her kids.
    Trapped in a self-destructive lifestyle, she would do almost anything to get high, including stealing from relatives.
    “It just took me down a long, dark road,” the 29-year-old said last month.
    Hegler, who recently graduated from the 6th Circuit Solicitor’s Adult Drug Court Program, became addicted to drugs after being prescribed pain pills for kidney stones.

  • Kershaw new water/sewer bills overflowing with information

    KERSHAW – The monthly bills for the town’s 1,281 water and sewer customers have a new look.  
    No longer postcards, the new bills are letter-sized invoices folded into a regular business-size envelope with a return address.
    Customers got the new bills Sept. 3.
    “They’re already generating some positive feedback because we’re able to put more detail on them,” said town clerk Linda Watson.

  • Library cost-cutting gets project near $8M budget

    Needing to find $618,000 in cost cuts to stay within the county’s $8 million budget for library renovations, the county staff has found $450,000 in recommended savings so far and expects to find the rest soon.
    “We’re getting close,” said Lancaster County Council Chairman Steve Harper, discussing the renovations at Monday night’s council meeting.  

  • Schools, police investigating LHS sex video

    Three Lancaster High students have been recommended for expulsion after reports that a video on social media showed two of them engaging in sexual activity in a school restroom.
    Bryan Vaughn, safety and transportation director for the Lancaster County School District, said the three students apparently went into an upstairs restroom about half an hour after school ended and recorded the video.

  • AJHS celebrating 50 years

    Andrew Jackson High combined three different high schools – Kershaw, Heath Springs and Flat Creek – in 1969, with its first senior class graduating in 1970.
    Now, 50 years later, AJ alumni are coming together to reminisce about their time at the school.
    David Knight was one of the school’s first seniors, as well as student body president.