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Today's News

  • Red Devils rally to down Yellow Jackets

    Heath Joplin
    For The Lancaster News
    GREAT FALLS – In terms of mileage, the bus ride from Buford to Great Falls isn’t long, but after a gut-wrenching 29-28 loss to the Red Devils, the BHS 30-minute bus ride home had to seem much longer.
    Buford, hoping to rebound from a 21-14 home loss to Lewisville last week, had another tough night as the Jackets dropped a 29-28 loss to the Red Devils.

  • Talented Trojans thump LHS Bruins

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    Northwestern, even after a week off, was still strong.
    The No. 5 Trojans took control early and rolled to a 48-13 win over Lancaster in the Region III-AAAA opener for both squads on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.
    Northwestern, 4-1, 1-0, built a 26-0 halftime lead and cruised to the 35-point win over the Bruins, who fell to 1-4 with their fourth straight loss.
    The Trojans struck for a pair of scores midway the opening period to build their early lead.

  • Vols lance Knights, 42-6

    Kim Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    KERSHAW – For the second consecutive week, Andrew Jackson junior wide receiver Quadarius Fair caught three touchdown passes in leading the Volunteers in a 42-6 rout of cross-town Class AA rival North Central.
    Versatile AJ senior athlete Gavin Clyburn rushed for 81 yards on just seven carries, including touchdown runs of 17 and 20 yards, to aid the AJ win. Clyburn also threw a 14-yard TD pass to Fair.

  • Police officer slightly hurt during footchase

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    An Lancaster Police Department officer received minor injuries after chasing a man who ran from Springs Memorial Hospital earlier this month.
    Police responded to the hospital emergency room at 5:38 p.m. Sept. 11, after a man shattered the Emergency Medical Services door and ran away, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    The man had been detained and taken to the hospital by Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office  deputies only minutes before he ran away, the report said.

  • Deputies arrest man on burglary, drug charges

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Deputies arrested a Lancaster man on multiple charges this week after an investigation into a burglarized home.
    Joseph J. Hinson, 26, 1134 Laurel Ave., was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 19, on charges of second-degree burglary, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Public Services Honors Festival set for Oct. 6

    Laura Caskey
    lcaskey@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County Farmer’s Commission wants young people to discover what Lancaster County Farmer’s Market has to offer.
    The commission has organized the Public Services Honors Festival, a weekend event which recognizes local service agencies. The festival gathers local service agencies and honors them for the work they do for the county.

  • Man accidentally shoots self in ankle

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Kershaw man is recovering after accidently shooting himself in a local department store parking lot Friday, Sept. 14.
    Lancaster Police Department officers were called at to Walmart, 805 S.C. 9 Bypass, about 7 a.m. that day to help a 21-year-old man with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his ankle, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    When officers arrived, members of the Lancaster Fire Department and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office were already there.

  • Lancaster County’s jobless rate declines in August

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County’s unemployment rate experienced a drop in August, though the numbers may be a result of fewer people in the work force.
    The county had an August jobless rate of 12.4 percent, a decline from the 13 percent posted in July. By  comparison, the August 2011 jobless rate for Lancaster County was 14.4 percent, according to figures released Friday, Sept. 21, by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

  • Council to discuss LCEDC issues Monday

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County Council will discuss several items related to economic development at its Monday meeting, Sept. 24.
    Council will first discuss a proposal from the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. designed to generate funds for activities such as marketing and workforce development.

  • Kershaw leaders talk trash at meeting

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – A good bit of trash talk took place at the Monday, Sept. 17, Kershaw Town Council meeting.
    No, there wasn’t any arguing or taunting.
    Rather, council members discussed a proposal to place new requirements for residents regarding their household garbage.
    Town Council voted 6-0 on first reading of an ordinance to amend an existing town ordinance that pertains to containers for residential garbage-collection containers.
    Councilman Randy Seegars was absent Monday.