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Today's News

  • Frank Hartley

    Frank Hartley and his wife Betty may be best known locally for running Hartley’s Appliance on South Main Street in Lancaster for 30 years. Some residents and newcomers may not know, however, that Frank Hartley has been playing country and bluegrass music for more than 50 years; a talent that landed him on stage at Carnegie Hall in 1984.

  • Rain, rain and more rain

    Heat and drought have been mentioned in the news this week nearly as much as the 2012 Olympics.

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported Tuesday that July was the hottest month ever recorded in the lower 48 states, breaking a record set during the Dust Bowl in the 1930s. The average temperature last month was 77.6 degrees, which tops the record of 77.4 degrees set in July 1936. Records date back to 1895.

  • Murder suspect slashes deputy

    A Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigator – recently named S.C. Deputy of the Year – is recovering after he was slashed in the neck by an inmate Wednesday morning, Aug. 8.

    Sheriff Barry Faile confirmed Investigator Fred Thompson was attacked during an inmate interview early Wednesday. He has been treated for his injuries and is recuperating at his home.

  • Richburg man arrested in shooting death of Terry

    The strange case of a Lancaster man found shot to death along a Chester County street took another turn this week when a Richburg man was arrested for his murder. 

    Antwan Terrill White, 21, was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 8, and charged with murder in connection with the death of 39-year-old Lancaster resident Michael Jermaine Terry on July 29, according to a press release from Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith. 

  • Blackmon-Brace to seek re-election to City Council

    Add Linda Blackmon-Brace to the list of candidates who have filed to run for either Lancaster City Council or Lancaster County school board.

    Blackmon-Brace, who serves City Council District 3, filed Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 8, said Mary Ann Hudson, the county’s voter registration director.

    Blackmon-Brace joins Tamara Green Garris (District 4) and Sara Eddins (District 6) as the three City Council incumbents to file.

    Jean Cureton has also filed for District 4.

  • Horne Twitty Road bridge to be replaced

    The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Maintenance Division is replacing the bridge over Little Creek on Horne Twitty Road approximately 3.8 miles northeast of Heath Springs.

    According to a SCDOT release, a routine inspection rated the bridge as structurally deficient. Due to the relatively low traffic volume, and to minimize the impact to area property owners, the road will be closed during this replacement. The road will be closed beginning Monday, Aug. 13. The estimated completion date is Oct. 31.

  • NDRA GM Performance Late Models highlight action

    The NDRA GM Performance Late Models will have a $1,200 purse to highlight racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    The NDRA GM Performance Late Models will be the only division qualifying.

  • Banks shoots for 3-peat

     

       

    Taylor Banks is going for a three-peat in the annual Lancaster Golf Club championship this weekend.

  • Area football jamborees set to kick off

     

       

    The first Bear Hug Brawl,  a Lancaster County junior varsity football jamboree, is set for Aug. 18 at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium.

  • Area football jamborees set to kick off