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Today's News

  • Lady Bruins win, host Travelers Rest

    Lancaster stayed unbeaten and advanced to the Class AAAA Upper State District III softball championship game with a 5-2 win over Daniel High School of Clemson on Saturday afternoon.

    LHS senior hurler Summer Clinton tossed a five-hitter and struck out one. Clinton, 12-3, had a shutout to the seventh when DHS scratched for two runs. She walked three.

    Clinton had a pair of hits and scored twice to boost the LHS offense.

    Gracie Revels supplied a triple, single and drove in two runs.

  • Warriors rally to win district crown

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School baseball coach Joey Robinson’s jersey was soaked and he couldn’t have been happier.

    He and the Warriors were all wet, not in a bad way, and soaking in their latest diamond success.

    “I’ll take it every time,” Robinson said.

    Robinson’s top was doused in a post-game celebration after the Warriors rallied for an exciting 6-5 win over Chapman High School to give ILHS the Class AAA District IV baseball crown and a berth in the Class AAA Upstate title series.

  • Jackets capture region golf title

    The Buford Yellow Jackets have produced a banner golf season, and they added another jewel Monday at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The Yellow Jackets, 11-1-1, claimed the Region IV-AA championship with a 27-shot win over their nearest foe.

    Buford topped the field with a 346, followed by Chesterfield with a 373.

    Anthony Sutton and Caleb Henson each shot a two-over 74 lead BHS.

    Chandler King posted an 87.

    Michael McCowan had a 111, followed by Ian McGaughy with a 112. Jacob Tillman had a 118.

  • Survivors celebrate

    Jeremy and Janet Larson walked hand-in-hand through the pathway of white paper bags, each one listing the name of someone who has lost a battle with cancer.
    They stopped to read the name of Janet’s grandmother, Janie Montgomery, who died nearly two years ago.
    While Montgomery fought her disease, Jeremy Larson battled his own cancer.
    “He has been cancer-free for three years now,” Janet said about her husband of 18 years. “I was so proud of him. He fought and, in my eyes, he really is a survivor.”

  • Conductor for royal wedding holding Q&A in Lancaster

    People in the Lancaster area, like most Americans, are captivated by the British royal family, especially with a royal wedding coming soon.
    But think about all the details. Who handles the planning? Are royal family members directly involved, or do they leave the planning to someone else? What is it like to direct the music for a royal ceremony?

  • Column: 24 hours of making a difference

    As part of our dedication to making a positive difference in our community, we at the J. Marion Sims Foundation, Lancaster County Community Foundation, and Lancaster County Partners for Youth Foundation encourage you to support the network of local nonprofit organizations who work hard every day for the betterment of our citizens.
    This can be accomplished by logging in to www.GiveLocalLancaster.org on Tuesday, May 1, at your convenience from midnight to 11:59 p.m., selecting the nonprofit(s) close to your heart, and donating!

  • 3 charged in Fairway Drive drug raid

    Three Lancaster residents were arrested Tuesday on drug-trafficking and weapons charges at a home on Fairway Drive.
    Derrick Antonio McIlwain, 32, Kylie Reese Miller, 17, and Tyshekia Dominique Blair, 25, were charged with trafficking cocaine 10-28 grams and oxycodone 4-14 grams, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

  • Give Local effort includes 50 nonprofits

    The third-annual Give Local Lancaster 24-hour fundraising campaign is Tuesday, with a goal to top the $155,000 raised last year.
    It’s a one-stop philanthropy event, at which online donors can choose among dozens of local nonprofits selected and screened by the organizers. This year’s list is 50 nonprofits, up from 42 last year.
    To give, go to www.GiveLocalLancaster.org. A minimum of $20 is required for an online donation. Donations can be given anonymously or in honor or in memory of someone.

  • Deputies respond to rumor at Rucker

    Sheriff’s deputies showed up at A.R. Rucker Middle School Friday morning in response to rumors that someone was planning a shooting at the school.
    School district Safety and Transportation Director Bryan Vaughn said the rumors sparked an investigation but turned up no evidence.

  • Unraveling county revenue shortfall

    Lancaster County’s inexplicable dropoff in property-tax collections, first noticed in January, is still a mystery, but a few things have become clearer over the past month.
    An $833,000 chunk of the shortfall has been identified as an error in the bill that a state agency sent to Duke Energy, the county’s largest taxpayer. Comporium Communications was under-billed by $88,000. Those taxes should be paid within days.