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Today's News

  • Group threatens, points gun in West Dunlap Street incident

    Detectives continue to investigate what happened Dec. 28 after a group of men reportedly threatened two people at a Lancaster home and pointed a gun at them. 

    Lancaster Police Department officers responded at 4:44 a.m. to a home in the 300 block of West Dunlap Street about a report of shots fired, according to an incident report.

    A 24-year-old woman told officers three people came to her house and began arguing with her and a man she was with. 

  • Gunshots fired into homes

    No arrests have been made in separate incidents in which gunshots were apparently fired into homes in Lancaster County. 

    Shortly before 8:30 p.m. Jan 2, Lancaster police officers responded to the 1800 block of Pardue Street after receiving an anonymous call about shots fired in the area. 

    Neighbors pointed police to two apartments that had been struck by bullets. Both are in the 1500 block, the report said. 

  • Bruins rally, down Eagles on the mat

     

       

    The Lancaster Bruins launched Region III-AAAA mat action with a comeback road win over Clover on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

  • Warriors hold on to defeat Braves

    Indian Land opened Region IV-AA basketball play posting a 70-64 win over Cheraw at the IL gym on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

    The Braves sliced the IL lead to 64-62 with 30 seconds to play, but the Warriors held on to take the six-point win.

  • Vols notch tough sweep

    BUFORD – Andrew Jackson opened Conference IV-AA basketball play, posting a hard-earned sweep of county rival Buford at the BHS gym on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

    The Lady Vols opened the twin bill with a 45-37 win and the AJ boys completed the sweep with a 61-58 win in the closing seconds.

  • New majority, opportunities

    With the New Year, the first-ever Republican majority on County Council gives Lancaster County new opportunities to chart a new course.
    Led by Larry McCullough, chairman and Bob Bundy, vice chairman, look for the new council to put politics-as-usual behind and get to work on the issues that matter most –  attracting jobs, protecting our quality of life, keeping our communities and families safe and making sure no parts of the county are left out.

  • ‘Hobo Jim’ at home in courthouse

    In 1983, a young fresh-out-of-law-school upstart walked into the bottom floor of the Lancaster County Courthouse in an official capacity.

    Sure, he had been inside the building on many occasions, but this time was different.

    His job before a county magistrate that day was to represent a client who was trying to collect what was due him for repairing an automobile. The lawyer walked out that day after winning the case.

  • Two rob newspaper carrier at gunpoint

    A contract newspaper carrier for The Lancaster News was robbed at gunpoint early Sunday, Jan. 6, and deputies are still searching for the suspects. 

    Deputies responded about 4:20 a.m. to The Speedee Mart, at 1416 Pageland Highway, about a report of an armed robbery, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. The convenience store is beside the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District office.  

  • Additional city charges filed against trio

    Another long list of charges have been filed against a trio of people arrested on multiple burglary charges last month.

    The Lancaster Police Department has now charged Joel Brandon Scott, 31, 1317 Memorial Drive; Joshua Matthew Thurman, 27, 1348 Memorial Drive; and Amber Leigh Airington, 20, 1121 Chesterfield Ave., in connection to a string of burglaries and breaking-and-entering incidents occurring between Nov. 20 and Dec. 6 in the city limits, according to arrest warrants. 

  • A few new laws go into effect this month

    South Carolina voters will have to show a photo ID in 2013. Maybe.

    The law is among the few with wide-ranging impact to residents of Lancaster County that go into effect this year.

    There are, however, several laws that went into effect late last year worth noting.

    Voter ID