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Today's News

  • Roberts reincarnate version of activist justices

    Now that the “constitutional” dust has settled on the oft-questioned legislative “Obamacare” Act, the public is now forced to suffer through the highly charged bloviating of talking heads and what they think the U.S. Supreme Court actually said in its ruling.

  • Post 31 clinches series

    American Lancaster Post 31 defeated Inman Post 45, 7-3, Sunday night at Eggleton Field to advance to the second round of the American Legion playoffs.
    With Lancaster leading 1-0 going into the bottom of the third, pitcher Brien Clyburn helped himself by slugging a two-run home run to extend Lancaster’s lead to 3-0.
    “Inman came in with all the momentum and we needed to get the lead early to set the tone,” said coach Quinton Rodgers.
    Post 31 got runs in the fifth and sixth innings on Trey Payne and Tripp Wright RBI singles.

  • Dixie Pre-Majors post two wins in host tourney

    The Lancaster Dixie Pre-Majors all-stars opened play in the state tournament at the Lancaster High School baseball field, posting two solid wins.
    The Lancaster stars rolled to a 19-2 win over Greer on Saturday and then downed Hilton Head, 11-1.
    In the 10-run win over Hilton Head, Jordan Caroway was the team’s player of the game with two singles, a walk and a pair of stolen bases.
    Lancaster held a 3-1 edge in the top of the fifth inning when Gabe Glover delivered a two-run single for a 5-1 lead to put Lancaster in charge.
    Glover generated two singles in the win.

  • 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.