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Today's News

  • Catoe captures first main event win

    Crate Sportsman
    Jacob “Smooth” Catoe and Jeffrey “Red Rocket” McGuirt were in the front row of the Crate Sportsman main event. When the green flag dropped to start the race, Catoe, McGuirt, Travis Payne and Kye Norwood all roared into turn one. Exiting turn two, Catoe battled to the lead in front of a hard-charging McGuirt and Payne. Catoe started to pull away from the rest of the field as McGuirt and Payne dueled for second place. As the laps ticked off, Catoe went on to capture his first main event win of the year.
    Top 5: Catoe, McGuirt, Payne, Andrew Baker and Colt Gilliam

  • No school board elections this fall

    Lancaster County Council’s redistricting changes may not immediately affect the makeup of the Lancaster County school board as expected.

    Lancaster County Council’s once-a-decade redistricting plan was completed and approved by the U.S. Department of Justice in February.

  • Friends remember former high school educator and coach W.C. "Bill" (Pap) Lewis

    Much time can be spent talking about W.C. “Bill” (Pap) Lewis III’s long list of accomplishments as a high school educator and coach.

    Lewis led Lancaster’s Barr Street High School to a state championship in basketball in 1966 and Upper State championships in football in 1966 and 1969. Prior to that he coached teams in Columbia and Florence to state championships in the 1950s.

  • Woman dies in Indian Land fire

    INDIAN LAND – A 61-year-old woman died Saturday, July 14, in a fire at her Indian Land home.

    After more than two days of trying to confirm her identity, Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Glen Crawford said he was able to positively identify the woman from her dental records Tuesday as Sandra Jeanette McDonald Mullis.

    According to the sheriff’s office incident report, neighbors called 911 about 7:24 a.m. to report a fire at Mullis’ home at 254 River Chase Lane. River Chase Lane is off River Road past Indian Land High School. 

  • Judge sentences former HOPE bookkeeper

    A Lancaster woman accused of stealing thousands of dollars from HOPE in Lancaster was sentenced to prison in general sessions court Monday, July 16.

    Judge Paul Burch sentenced 31-year-old Christy Leeann Ellis, 3280 Camp Creek Road, to five years in prison, suspended to 22 months and five years probation for 67 counts of forgery, each less than $10,000, for using accounting software to generate fake checks, which were cashed at local convenience stores.

    Ellis was charged with a total of 73 counts.

  • Council OKs drug paraphernalia law

    A new county ordinance has given local authorities help in the war on drugs. 

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office recently released information about a new county drug paraphernalia ordinance, approved by Lancaster County Council, which is intended to crack down on drug use. 

    Created by Sheriff Barry Faile, along with county staff, the ordinance amends the county’s code to include clearer definitions on illegal items used for ingesting, smoking, administering or preparing illegal drugs. 

  • Akzo-Nobel brings in 12 more volunteers

    By Nita Brown
    For the Lancaster News
    A team of 12 volunteers from Akzo-Nobel beat the heat and wrapped up their work in short order on Saturday, June 30. Dennis Melton and Chris Smith of YouthBuild were there to provide work direction and training. The goal was to install the rest of the windows, and the two exterior doors, so the house could be locked. Work was limited because of the high temperatures forecast for the day.

  • Rodriguez graduates from naval academy

    Navy Intelligence Specialist Florencia Rodriguez graduated June 29 from Great Lakes Chicago Naval Academy. She is stationed in Norfolk, Va., with the RTC Honor Division 933.
    She is the daughter of Jorge and Carla Rodriguez of Charlotte, N.C. Her father is a pressman for The Lancaster News.

  • Betty Waddell wishes to see her childhood home one more time

    Betty Waddell had a play room. Miranda Lambert’s handprints are on the front steps. Waddell once burned her hands on a coal heater that was in the center of the house. Lambert did her homework and learned to play the guitar “up the stairs, in that little back bedroom.”
    Waddell and Lambert share a common wish – to visit the house they grew up in one more time. Lambert, a country music artist, shared her wish in the lyrics of her song, “The House That Built Me.”

  • Dixie Darlings state champs

    The Lancaster Dixie Darlings all-stars earned a bid to the world series in Georgetown, on July 27-Aug. 2 by capturing the state championship in Hanahan on Wednesday.
    The all-stars claimed that right by winning five games during the five-day tournament, from July 7 to July 11.
    Lancaster’s first win came July 7, when the girls defeated Midland Valley, 20-7.
    On July 8, they lost to Aynor, 5-4.