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Today's News

  • Player's father turns himself in for assaulting football coach

    The father of a Lancaster High School Bruins football player was arrested Monday, Oct. 28, for alledgedly attacking one of his son’s football coaches at practice.

    According to the Lancaster Police incident report, the fight occurred when 55-year-old Derrick Cunningham went to the Lancaster High School athletics complex to speak with LHS head football coach Bennie McMurray.

  • Residents not pleased with new IL school traffic plans

    INDIAN LAND – Residents and parents in the area of a new Indian Land elementary school on Harrisburg Road met with school district and public officials Wednesday evening, Oct. 30, at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church to discuss their concerns with traffic and other issues.

    Indian Land’s new elementary school is under construction at 10251 Harrisburg Road.

    The school is scheduled to open next August for the 2014-15 school year.

  • Father, grandma charged in kidnapping

    What began as a night of trick or treating ended with the arrests of a man and his mother on infant kidnapping charges Thursday, Oct. 31.

    Daquavius Wade, 20, 207 Hampton Road, was arrested for kidnapping, while Tonya Ross, 41, 325 Rutledge St., was arrested on a charge of accessory to kidnapping after the fact, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release. Ross is Wade’s mother.

    The two were charged with the non-custodial parent abduction of Wade’s nine-month-old son, the release said. 

  • Chain reaction

    Pam Ellis has seen the future of Lancaster County and it involves a big bowl of salad with a side of breadsticks fresh from the oven. 

    The culinary combination may seem like an odd choice when talking about the county’s economic development prospects, but for Ellis it’s all about offering residents an increased selection of retailers and restaurants. 

    Specifically, the Lancaster native hopes to one day see her favorite restaurant, Olive Garden, move into the county. 

  • Rise early Sunday to view sun's eclipse

    Nancy Parsons

    Landmark News Service

  • Police using military tactics threat to citizens

    Over the last four decades, local police forces across the nation have been enthusiastically adopting military weapons and tactics. Whether and to what extent this alarming trend poses a threat to South Carolinians’ civil liberties is a question that deserves attention.

  • New youth soccer league fills a need for Lancaster kids

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    University of South Carolina Lancaster soccer coach Martin Cantu saw a combination of things in Lancaster that prompted him to create Carolina United Soccer Academy, a soccer league designed to include kids from all walks of life in the community.

  • The 2013 Youth Oratorical Expose was a success

    From release
    On Sept. 28, the Lancaster District AME Zion churches conducted the ninth annual Youth Oratorical Expose with 17 participants.
    The purpose of this program is to promote youth development in research and speech. Each contestant is given three topics to choose to research and is judged on his or her research ability, speech content, organization, delivery and overall effectiveness of presentation.

  • First to be smoke free

    Lancaster County holds the distinction as the first county in the Palmetto State to be designated entirely smoke-free.

  • Adkins no longer with HOPE

    No one is really saying why, but Elaine Adkins, former executive director of HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster, is no longer with the local charity.