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Today's News

  • False alarm on Sunday’s school alert

    The Lancaster County schools issued an alert Sunday about a report that a couple was telling people a van would pick up schoolchildren Monday morning, but it ended up being a false alarm caused by miscommunication between a bus driver and a resident.
    “Fortunately, it seems in this situation it was an honest mistake and miscommunication,” said school district Safety Director Bryan Vaughn.

  • Rock Hill grounds Indian Land, 34-7

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    ROCK HILL – Indian Land was again on the road Friday night, this time against the Rock Hill Bearcats.

    For a while it looked as if it might be deja vu all over as, just as they did last week, the determined Warriors kept it close in the first half in their 14-9 comeback win over York.

    Class AAAAA Rock Hill, however, used a strong running game and stout defense to turn a 7-0 lead into a 34-7 win over the Warriors on Friday night at District Three Stadium in Rock Hill.

  • Annual events mark 9/11 terrorist attacks

    Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant was one of many local first responders who attended events Tuesday marking the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
    Grant remembers that day vividly.
    He was doing paperwork in his office when John Boy and Billy interrupted their radio show with news that an airliner had crashed into one of the twin towers. When another plane hit the second tower 17 minutes later, he knew the nation was under attack.

  • County adds 3 firefighters in Indian Land

    The Lancaster County Council voted unanimously Monday night to add three full-time firefighter positions at Station 10 in Indian Land, which will allow paid round-the-clock fire protection there for the first time.
    “We’ll be around 1,000 calls this year. It was almost 900 last year,” Indian Land Fire Chief Tom Pikard said Tuesday afternoon, before hustling out to answer a call that came into the station while he was on the phone.
    Right now, five full-time firefighters at ILFD staff the station from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.

  • David Laney double winner Saturday night

    David Laney captured a pair of wins to highlight racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    The Extreme 4 front row had Laney and Chris Baker.

    Laney and Baker, entering turn one, battled for the lead.

    Exiting turn two, Baker hit the outside wall hard to end his night. He walked away from the wreck OK. On the restart, Laney battled Ronnie Plyler, David McManus and Brad McManus for the lead.

    As the laps passed, and after numerous caution flags, Laney proved too tough and won.

  • Lancaster man charged with murder in Fort Mill

    A Lancaster man has been arrested by Fort Mill police in the Friday shooting death of a Rock Hill man.
    Jackel Marquise Clinton, 22, of Lancaster was arrested Saturday morning and charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
    Clinton was denied bond on both charges and is jailed at the York County Detention Center.
    The York County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as De’mon Davis, 22, of Rock Hill.

  • Parkwood outlasts Buford

    Buford’s home opener saw the Yellow Jackets stumble and fall short to the Parkwood Rebels, of Union County, N.C., 30-22 on Friday night.

    Buford, playing its first home game of the season, was eager for its first win of the 2018 season. 

    Playing from behind all game, the Jackets struggled to keep the Rebels ground game at bay.

    Parkwood rushed 51 times and gained 158 yards. Rebels running back Sametrius Drakeford amassed 154 of those rushing yards in the eight-point PHS win.

  • We all know the drill – Water, bread, batteries

    Water, bread, milk, beans, batteries and other essentials needed to ride-out a heavy storm were flying off of shelves at local stores Tuesday afternoon as consumers prepped for the wake of Hurricane Florence.
    Nikki Brinkman had her Walmart buggy loaded down with candles, non-perishables, charcoal, paper products and gallons of sweet tea. She said she bought extras of everything to get ready for the storm.
    “I think everyone is underestimating what it will do,” she said, noting that she remembers when Hurricane Hugo came through nearly 30 years ago.

  • Vols blitz Red Devils in 47-2 win

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers took a commanding victory over Great Falls, 47-2 to remain undefeated on the 2018 season.

    AJ quarterback Chas DeBruhl guided the Vols’ running game with four of eight scoring drives running plays.

    The Vols tallied 16 points with just over two minutes expired in the first quarter. AJ’s Ty Elder blocked a Great Fall punt for a safety. AJ took the 2-0 lead at 9:39 in the first period.

  • Bruins flog Falcons, 24-13

    FORT MILL – The Lancaster Bruins, for the first time since 2015, are 4-0 and champs of Fort Mill area football.

    The Bruins, facing a Fort Mill high school for the second straight week, notched another solid victory over a neighboring eastern York County Class AAAAA high school on Friday night.

    A week ago, the Bruins clawed Fort Mill, 42-14, and followed with a 24-13 road win over Nation Ford.