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Today's News

  • Police say incident at hotel not armed robbery

    A large contingent of Lancaster police officers responded to a reported armed robbery Tuesday, Jan. 29, though it turned out to instead be a case of gambling gone wrong.

    Officers were dispatched to Quality Inn, 114 Commerce Blvd., about 2:30 p.m. after a 911 call that someone there had been robbed, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    By 3 p.m. at least six marked police vehicles were seen parked outside the S.C. 9 Bypass hotel, each with blue lights flashing.  

  • Man faces gun charges

    A search for the source of several gunshots heard in a Lancaster neighborhood Jan. 18 led to the arrest of a Charlotte man on two firearms charges.

    Jesse Smith, 37, was arrested on charges of unlawful carrying of a pistol and discharging a firearm in the city, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    The arrest came minutes after an officer heard three gunshots coming from the area of East Arch Street and Pardue Circle. As the officer approached the area, he heard three more gunshots and radioed for backup, the report said.

  • SCDOT unveils S.C. 160 project details

    The S.C. Department of Transportation held a public hearing Tuesday, Jan. 29, on a proposed project to widen Fort Mill Highway (S.C. 160).

    The meeting at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church drew nearly 100 curious residents, many of whom live in the area, for a detailed look at the project. Residents also had opportunities to discuss the plans with SCDOT officials and place their thoughts on it in the public record.

  • Heath Springs native honored for achievements in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE – Political candidates and anyone else looking to strengthen community ties in Charlotte are always advised to stop by the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum.

    Heath Springs native Sarah Mingo Stevenson organized the group more than 30 years ago.

    It was a way for members of Charlotte’s black community to stay abreast of issues facing their city.

  • City in support of state municipal agenda

    The city of Lancaster has officially shown its support for the aims of the Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC).

    At its Jan. 22 meeting, Lancaster City Council unanimously approved a proclamation that stands behind MASC’s 2013 legislative priorities that support local elected officials making decisions based on local needs and priorities.

  • Always busy

    Forgoing the usual presentation of architectural diagrams or lists of desired funds, two library board members instead urged Lancaster County Council to take a field trip.

    Library director Richard Band and library board member Tommy Myers both appeared at council’s Monday, Jan. 28 meeting to discuss capital improvement needs for the county’s libraries, though they decided council needs a more first-hand experience.

  • County prep football coaches split on picking Super Bowl winner

     

       

    There’s no ties in football, but Lancaster County high school football coaches are split on who is going to win in Super Bowl XLVII tonight at 6:30 p.m.

  • Braves down Jackets in region basketball sweep

    Cheraw played the hardwood spoiler on Buford High School winter sports Senior Night on Friday, Feb. 1 in the Jackets gym.

    The Braves, with strong finishes in each game, swept a Region IV-AA basketball twin bill from the host Jackets.

  • Lady Vols rally to keep pace in region title race

     

       

    The sixth-ranked Andrew Jackson girls kept pace in the Region IV-AA title race with a 41-34 comeback win over Chesterfield on Friday, Feb. 1 in the CHS gym.

  • Lady Bruins top Falcons

     

       

    FORT MILL – The surging Lancaster Lady Bruins captured a tough road win to aid their Class AAAA Upper State playoff chances with a 45-43 win over Nation Ford of Fort Mill on Friday, Feb. 1.