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Today's News

  • LHS's Pettit earns silvers

    Saturday was somewhat of a bitter-sweet day for Lancaster High School senior swimmer Jory Pettit.

  • Records fall as Rams roll over IL Warriors, 47-0

    Eric Rowell
    For The Lancaster News
    CHESTERFIELD – Chesterfield produced a record-setting performance Friday night for its homecoming football game with Indian Land.
    CHS, behind the running of Kendrick Melton and the passing of Dillon Rivers, set a new record for total all-purpose yards en route to a 47-0 win over the Warriors.
    The Rams had 574 yards from scrimmage, 305 through the air and 269 on the ground.

  • Eagles charge back to defeat Jackets, 27-7

    Heath Joplin
    For The Lancaster News
    PAGELAND – Buford ventured to Pageland on Friday night hoping to build off its region-opening win over Andrew Jackson last week.
    The Yellow Jackets, 3-4, 1-1, knew the challenge against the eighth-ranked Eagles would be tough.
    “Central is never easy, and year-in and year-out, they are one of the best in Class AA football,” BHS coach Mike Wells said. “This year is no exception.”
    Buford started strong.

  • Vols fall short in home loss to Braves

    Kim Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson essentially spotted Cheraw two first-quarter touchdowns that proved to be the difference in the Braves’ 32-20 Conference IV-AA victory over the Volunteers at Kershaw on Friday night.
    Cheraw, paced by Justin Chapman’s three first-half rushing touchdowns, jumped to a 25-7 halftime lead. The Braves started quickly when Dejahan Campbell returned the opening kickoff 94 yards to the AJ three.

  • York ignites, zaps LHS

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    YORK – The 2012 York Cougars’ homecoming was happy with a 49-6 Region III-AAAA win over Lancaster on Friday night.
    The Cougars’ 43-point win turned in a key first-half sequence.
    Lancaster, down 14-6 after spotting York a 14-0 lead, appeared to close the gap as LHS senior running back Terrell Rivers dashed 36 yards for a touchdown.
    Rivers’ scoring run was nullified by a 15-yard penalty to the LHS 49.

  • Former Springs Memorial Hospital chaplain dies at 84

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    A former pastor of First Presbyterian church, and former chaplain at Springs Memorial Hospital, died Thursday, Oct. 4, at the age of 84.

  • Council ends debate on River Road connector

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    A small group of Sun City Carolina Lakes residents, some swatting their arms in apparent disgust, abruptly left Lancaster County Council’s recent meeting after learning council had no plans to continue discussion of a proposed road connection.  
    Residents of the Indian Land neighborhood came to council’s Sept. 24 meeting hoping to hear a decision from council about the creation of a road between the neighborhood and River Road, which runs near Indian Land High School off U.S. 521.

  • Car runs off road, hits two vehicles

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that sent five people to the hospital Wednesday night, Oct. 3.
    A 2005 four-door Toyota was traveling south on Country Club Road at about 11 p.m. Wednesday when the driver ran off the right side of the road, said Lance Cpl. Billy Elder of the Highway Patrol.
    The car struck a group of trees and then hit two vehicles that were parked on private property – a 1995 GMC pickup truck and a 2003 Chevrolet SUV, Elder said.

  • Non-profit animal shelter on agenda

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A proposal to rezone an Indian Land property for use as a non-profit animal shelter will be front and center at Lancaster County Council’s Monday meeting, Oct. 8.
    Council will hear first reading of an ordinance to rezone a Barberville Road property from R-15P Moderate Density/Agricultural to B-2 Community Business district. The owner, Gloria Davey, is seeking to construct a non-governmental, indoor animal shelter to be operated by animal rescue group, PAWS in the Panhandle.

  • Cauthen to be honored today at National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The late Dennis Cauthen, former chief of Elgin Volunteer Department, will be honored today, Oct. 7, during a ceremony at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Md.
    Cauthen, 54, died Aug. 16, 2011, after suffering a heart attack following a fire on 15th Street in Lancaster.
    Cauthen, a member of Station 6 for 31 years, along with other South Carolina firefighter who died in the line of duty in 2011, will be honored during the 31st annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.