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Today's News

  • Man dies after being trapped beneath tractor

    A Gilbert man was crushed and killed by a tractor just south of the Elgin community in Pleasant Hill on Friday afternoon, May 17.
    James Paul Staehr, 72, died in the accident in the 3600 block of Kershaw Camden Highway at about 2 p.m., said Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris. The accident scene is near the Pleasant Hill area.
    Morris did not release Staehr’s name until Saturday when his family had been notified.
    The accident happened minutes after Staehr had finished plowing a field located off the road and in a pasture.

  • County to arm animal control

    Worried for the safety of the county’s animal control officers, who often face dangerous animals with no protection other than a catchpole, Lancaster County Council has decided it’s time to arm several of its employees.
    Council unanimously voted at its Monday, May 13, meeting to approve having all animal control officers trained by the end of the month to carry long guns and to also be appropriately armed.

  • Man dies after being trapped beneath tractor

    A Gilbert man was crushed and killed by a tractor just south of the Elgin community in Pleasant Hill on Friday afternoon, May 17.
    James Paul Staehr, 72, died in the accident in the 3600 block of Kershaw Camden Highway at about 2 p.m., said Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris. The accident scene is near the Pleasant Hill area.
    Morris did not release Staehr’s name until Saturday when his family had been notified.
    The accident happened minutes after Staehr had finished plowing a field located off the road and in a pasture.

  • Bailey tops field in Chalk Walk

     

       

    Buford High School track coach and math teacher Jareth Bailey ran a 19:44 to win the third annual Chalk Walk at BHS on Saturday, May 11.

  • Lancers fall twice in district tourney

     

       

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers had a short stay in the NJCAA Eastern District baseball tournament on Friday, May 17.

  • Lady Warriors pleased with soccer campaign

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors’ soccer team was hoping to be playing in the Class AA state title match in Gilbert on Friday afternoon, but the IL girls fell short.

    Still, it was quite a campaign for the Lady Warriors who made their deepest playoff run in girls soccer – Class AA Upstate runner-up.

  • AJ 7th in AA state golf

    Andrew Jackson High School golf coach Champ Williams was hoping the Volunteers would garner a top 10 finish in the Class AA state golf tournament this week and they responded.

  • Bishops edge Warriors for Class AA state soccer title

    GILBERT – Bishop England High School freshman Joel Bunting's golden goal was just that.

    Bunting's nine-yard shot with 19 seconds left in the first of the two five-minute sudden-death overtime periods gave the Bishops a stunning 4-3 win over Indian Land for the Class AA state soccer championship at Gilbert High School's Leon Price Field on Saturday, May 18.

  • Man killed in tractor accident

    A man was crushed and killed by a tractor just south of the Elgin community in Pleasant Hill on Friday afternoon, May 17.

    The man, whose name is not being identified until his family is notified, died in the accident ain the 3600 block of Kershaw Camden Highway at about 2 p.m., said Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris. The accident scene is near the Pleasant Hill area.

    Morris said the accident happened as the man was loading a tractor and plow onto a trailer.

  • Nullification is needed now more than ever before

    This column is in response to Phil Noble’s column, “Nullification – are these guys nuts?” in the April 5 issue of The Lancaster News.
    Null and void, annulment, cancellation, repeal, eradication and do away with are some of the words and terms that explain what nullification means. Nowhere can I find that the word nullification means “nuts.”
    But what kind of nuts are you thinking of? Do you mean tree nuts like walnuts? Or the slang symbolism metaphor describing a person who is handicapped with a mental condition?