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Today's News

  • Man arrested for attempted murder

    A Lancaster man was jailed on an attempted murder charge Thursday, May 9, a day after another man reported he was attacked with a knife.

    Police arrested Noel Sanchez, 40, 1030 Sara Drive, about 11 a.m. Thursday on charges of attempted murder and malicious injury to property, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant.

    The arrest came within a day of a 34-year-old victim reporting the alleged attack about 1 a.m. Wednesday, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Man pleads guilty on federal gun possession charge

    COLUMBIA – A Lancaster man faces at least 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a gun possession charge Thursday, May 2.

    William I. Satterwhite, 52, pleaded guilty in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm, a violation of the federal Title 18 law, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.

    Nettles said U.S. District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie accepted the plea and will impose a sentence after she has reviewed the pre-sentence report, which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

  • Investigation moves forward in Camp Creek Road wreck/death

    The investigation into a fatal two-vehicle wreck that killed a Monroe, N.C. Man along Camp Creek Road on Tuesday, May 7, is moving forward, though charges have yet to be filed.

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw said there are few updates on the wreck, which killed Jeffrey Whitener, 26, after he was ejected from his Honda at a sharp curve along the road, though a joint team of investigators are hard at work collecting evidence.

  • SCHP promotes Albert to Troop 4 commander

    COLUMBIA – Bobby J. Albert has been promoted to the new Troop 4 commander with the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    As commander of Troop 4, Albert will oversee the day-to-day enforcement and administrative operations of Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Fairfield, Lancaster, Union and York counties.

    “Capt. Albert is a seasoned trooper who knows this area of the state well,” said Col. Mike Oliver, SCHP commander. 

    “He sets an excellent example and is well-respected among the troopers he will lead.”

  • Lancers earn district bid as X runner-up

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers have earned a bid to the National Junior College Athletic Association Eastern District baseball tournament.
    The Lancers, with a runner-up finish in the Region X tournament in Burlington, N.C., on Wednesday, May 10, reaped the coveted bid.
    “Our backs were really to the wall, but we came back fighting and I’m really proud of this team and the character they showed through long games and rain delays.

  • LSS hosts six divisions of racing Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway will host six divisions of racing action Saturday, May 11.
    Josh Langley and Marty Spittle will have to start in the rear of the field after winning three straight races in their respected divisions.
    Langley will have to start in the rear of the field in a stout Pure Street Division, and Spittle will have to start in the rear of the field in a very competitive Vintage Division.

  • Lady Jackets stay alive with road victory

    The Buford Lady Yellow Jackets hit the road again Thursday in hopes of continuing their postseason run in the Class AA Upper State softball playoffs.
    The Lady Jackets, who captured the district softball title, downed Pendleton, 12-6 in a Class AA Upper State championship round elimination game on Wednesday, May 8.
    Buford, which was rained out with Pendleton on Monday night at PHS, made a trip to Pendleton on Tuesday when the game was played, but not completed.
    The game Tuesday was rained out in the top of the fifth inning with the game tied at 4-all.

  • Lady Warriors top Lady Vols, advance

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land forged a 2-0 halftime lead on the way to a 3-0 Class AA Upper State playoff win over county and Region IV-AA foe Andrew Jackson on Wednesday, May 8.
    The Lady Warriors, 13-4, received three goals from Shalyn Dougherty who scored in the 21st minute, 26th minute and 44th minute.
    Dougherty was assisted by Raquel Addamo, Kayla Groll and Katherine Kilroy.
    Indian Land had 18 shot to five for the Lady Vols.
    Indian Land’s Isabella Maia, who notched the shutout, had three saves.

  • Buford blanks Griffins, faces Pendleton

    Buford opened the Class AA Upper State soccer playoffs with a 4-0 win over Fairfield Central.
    The 13-4 Jackets, the No. 5 seed in the Upstate, held a 2-0 lead at the half.
    Junior Andrew “Red” Ellis scored first in the 15th minute on an assist from senior Trey Starnes. Senior James Shehane scored his first career goal in the 29th minute on an unassisted shot from the edge of the 18-yard box. Keeper Corey Bracey had 3 saves in the first half.

  • Rams down Vols to end playoff run

    Chesterfield halted the Andrew Jackson Volunteers’ postseason baseball hopes with a 10-2 win in the Class AA Upper State championship tournament on Wednesday, May 8 at AJ.
    The Vols took an early 1-0 lead, but the Rams rallied for eight runs to forge an 8-1 advantage after four innings.
    Taylor King led the Rams with three hits, two doubles, a two-run homer, and four RBIs.
    Dylan Woodward, a southpaw, went seven frames for the win.
    Chandler Neal, Kipp Rollings and Austin Wrape each pitched for the Vols.