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Today's News

  • 6 charged in county’s 3rd-largest heroin bust

    Six people were arrested in a drug raid at two Flat Creek homes Friday afternoon – the third-largest heroin seizure ever in the county.
    The bust was the result of a long, difficult investigation by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, said Sheriff Barry Faile.

  • $141,000 and climbing

    More than $141,000 had been donated to 54 local nonprofits as of press time Tuesday, in the 24-hour charity extravaganza that is Give Local Lancaster.

  • Chester sheriff, 2 others indicted

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service

    CHESTER – Eight days after the FBI raided his office, Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood and two of his top officers were indicted on multiple federal counts Tuesday.
    U.S. Attorney Sherri Lydon announced that Underwood, Chief Deputy Robert Sprouse and Lt. Johnny Neal had been charged in a conspiracy to cover up the unlawful arrest and improper treatment of Kevin Simpson during an incident last Nov. 20 outside his Fort Lawn home.

  • Entertainment List
    Kershaw Spring-a-thon May 11
    The Kershaw Spring-a-thon is May 11 in downtown Kershaw. Saturday will kick off with a parade at 10 a.m. and will feature vendors, entertainment and activities from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the Gold Mine Cruisers Cruise-in from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Whits End performing at 11:30 a.m. and Triple Play Band performing at 2 p.m. 
    Horseplay Farms Music Fest
  • Column: Spearman’s substitute teaching gig no substitute for leadership

    Teachers all across South Carolina left their classrooms Wednesday to come to Columbia and lobby the General Assembly to adopt meaningful education reforms.
    State Education Superintendent Molly Spearman announced that she saw the effort by teachers as abandoning their students, so she planned to spend the day as a substitute teacher.
    Spearman’s problem, like that of many of the members of the legislature, is that she sees the teacher mobilization solely as an effort by teachers for more pay and better working conditions.

  • Column: Give Local: Joining hands to strengthen communities

    As part of our commitment to build and sustain a healthy community for all people, we at the city of Lancaster, the Lancaster County Community Foundation, Lancaster County Partners for Youth and the J. Marion Sims Foundation are pleased to support the fourth-annual Give Local Lancaster campaign this Tuesday.
    Give Local Lancaster is our day of giving, designed to empower individuals all over the world to give back to the organizations that make our local community a better place to live, learn, work and play.

  • Column: Take time to honor our fallen law officers

    My son Brent would have been 50 years old this past Thursday.
    He was born May 2, 1969, and grew up wanting to be a law officer like my father, Doc Estridge. Daddy retired from the Lancaster police and then helped the county at the jail.
    On Sept. 2, 1992, Deputy James Brent McCants was murdered while on duty in York County. He was shot seven times during a traffic stop on Dave Lyle Boulevard. Just one bullet missed him.
    He was 23 years old.

  • Buddy Crook Memorial Saturday

    One of the most discussed races at Lancaster Motor Speedway is Saturday at the half-mile dirt oval.
    The Buddy Crook Memorial, featuring the MMSA 4-Cylinder Division, will be paying big money, just like in past years. Last year, the race featured 28-30 MMSA 4-Cylinders at LMS for the Buddy Crook Memorial.
    The race is held in memory of Crook, who was a veteran driver at the track. He and his family have a long history of driving success at the track.

  • Vols top Cavaliers in soccer playoffs

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers soccer team built a 3-1 halftime lead on the way to a 4-2 win over Christ Church Episcopal School of Greenville on Thursday night at Volunteer Stadium.
    The Vols, 18-3-1, were led by Mason McKittrick and Jared Truesdale, who scored two goals each in the AJ victory.

  • Lady Jackets prevail on PKs

    Buford High School’s Isabella Jones, Marisa King and Chaney Smith converted on decisive penalty kicks to give the Lady Jackets a landmark 3-2 penalty kicks win over Landrum High School on Wednesday night at Jackets Stadium.
    Regulation ended in a 1-1 tie and each team scored in the two 10-minute overtimes to deadlock the match at 2-all.
    Then, the tight match went to penalty kicks with Jones, who scored a goal and had an assist in regulation, scoring along with King and Smith.