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Today's News

  • 2 charged with drug offenses

    Two men were arrested on drug charges last month after attempting to flee from officers, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Platts new director of S.C. Arts Commission

    After serving the Lancaster County School District for 15 years, arts and science coordinator David Platts has been named executive director of the S.C. Arts Commission.  
    On July 1, Platts will step in to lead the state agency in its effort to increase public participation in the arts.
    The commission provides grants, directs programs and forges partnerships in the areas of arts education, artist development and community arts development. During fiscal 2018, the commission awarded 398 grants totaling more than $4 million.

  • Thanking EMS crew that saved his life

    In a quarter century of EMS work, paramedic Thomas Burdette had experienced it only once before.
    Someone tracked him down to say thank you.
    The grateful man was Gary Ballard, a 58-year-old grandfather who suffered a massive heart attack May 22. Burdette and his daughter, basic EMT Caitlyn Burdette, were dispatched that night to save Ballard’s life.

  • HS man charged in Alger murder

    A Heath Springs man wanted in a domestic-violence incident involving his girlfriend has now been charged with her murder.

  • Running around the world

    Dustin Johnson crossed the Lancaster County line on foot May 29, the 28th day running his race around the world to raise awareness about veteran suicide.
    Johnson, a 24-year-old Navy veteran, started his journey from his hometown in Cape Girardeau, Mo. With 780 miles behind him, he stopped to visit his aunt and uncle, Lancaster residents Tammy and Kurt Kramer, before continuing on toward Myrtle Beach the next day.

  • Fort Mill edges senior team

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team, for the third straight contest, was in the game, but couldn’t complete the task.
    P-31, 0-3, dropped a 3-1 home loss to Fort Mill Post 43 on Thursday night.
    Fort Mill took an early 1-0 lead at Eggleton Field where Post 43 tallied as Daniel Gueldner, a former Indian Land High School standout, opened the rally with a leadoff double and then stole third.
    He came home on Bradley Bott’s groundout.

  • Shigley pleased with Vols spring play

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School football coach Todd Shigley said the 2019 Volunteers spring practice was a plus.
    “I was happy that our numbers were good, an average of about 50 for each practice we had,” Shigley said. “I felt good about our turnout.
    “We continue to have good numbers for spring practice,” Shigley said.
    “We used to have a problem with that, but that has changed for us.

  • York decks Lancaster

    Monday was a down day for the Lancaster Post 31 American Legion junior baseball team in League V play.
    The P-31 juniors, on the road at York Post 66, dropped an 11-1 loss in a game halted in the fifth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule.
    Zac Blackmon, who worked 2.1 innings, took the loss on the mound. Alex Griffin worked two innings before York closed out the game in the fifth inning due to the 10-run rule.

  • Warriors looking for new AD following Edwards’ resignation

    INDIAN LAND – For the third time in two years, Indian Land High School is looking for a new athletics director.
    Mike Edwards, who has served as the Warriors athletics director since his hiring in June of 2018, has resigned.
    “I was relieved of my duties as athletic director by David Shamble (Indian Land High School principal) and asked to resign,” said Edwards in a statement on Friday, May 31.
    Edwards, 58, didn’t make any further comment, but noted he was hired for the job June 1, 2018.

  • Sheppard wins first-ever World Of Outlaws race at Lancaster

    The World Of Outlaws Super Late Model Series did not disappoint anyone Saturday night, as this was its first time ever at Lancaster Speedway.
    When the green flag dropped to start the race, hometown driver Ben Watkins led the big dogs of the World Of Outlaw Super Late Model field.
    Watkins had the highside in his favor as he was throwing down some laps that the World Of Outlaw drivers could not catch up to in the race.
    Watkins, at this point, started to pull away from the field.