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Today's News

  • Two men charged in botched break-in

    Authorities tracked down and arrested two men Wednesday, July 11, who were interrupted during a burglary at a Lancaster home and ran from the scene earlier this week. 

    Jason Derrick Williams, 27, 3396 Thompson Road, and Buddy Allen Hall, 35, 2131 Jessica Chad Lane, were arrested and each charged with first-degree burglary and armed robbery following a burglary reported Monday, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.  

  • Youth Empowerment Festival is Saturday

    Children 17 and younger are invited to an event that’s turning into an annual tradition in Lancaster.

    For the fifth straight year, Lancaster native Javon Crockett has organized a back-to-school festival for area youth. The event – now dubbed National Youth Empowerment Festival – is set for 4 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Southside Park, off Conner Street in Lancaster.

  • Lancaster men arrested for Kershaw County burglaries

    Kershaw County deputies have arrested two Lancaster County men for a series of burglaries in rural Kershaw, arrests that may have prevented at least one much more serious crime.

    David Patrick Schweikert Jr., 21, and Jeffery Joseph Gray, 22, both of 3232 Old Georgetown Road West, Kershaw, were arrested Sunday, July 8.

    The men are accused of stealing power and hand tools during a string of break-ins last week at homes and outbuildings in Kershaw County.

  • The legality of amending meeting agendas

    Is it OK for a governing body to change its agenda less than a day before a scheduled meeting?

    According to a recent court decision, the answer is no – and Lancaster City Council was briefed on the case and how it could affect their proceedings.

    Mandy Powers Norrell, attorney for the city of Lancaster, spoke during the Tuesday, July 10, meeting about a ruling issued last month by the S.C. Court of Appeals.

    The hearing centered on Saluda County Council, which had been accused of illegally amending the agendas for its meetings.

  • Police charge Hilliard with kidnapping, weapons violations

    Police arrested a Lancaster man on several charges last week only minutes after a woman reported she was held against her will in a parking lot. 

    William Matt Hilliard, 27, 897 Farmbrook Road, was arrested July 4 and charged with two counts of unlawful carrying of a pistol. Officers plan to seek warrants for criminal domestic violence and kidnapping, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • Just Horses

    FORT LAWN – If the magazines are correct, the footwear of choice for most 13-year-old girls this time of year would be Rainbows or open sandals.

    Not Savannah Seegars. She is more at home in boots and spurs.

    But that’s par for the course, said her mom, Wendy Seegars.

    For Savannah, keeping her bedroom floor free of clutter isn’t as much of a priority as keeping the floor clean in the white and blue horse trailer parked in the yard.

  • Five arrested for murder, home invasion

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Five people have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into the home invasion and murder of Lancaster resident Donald Morris last month.
    During a press conference Thursday afternoon, Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard and Capt. Scott Grant released the names of five people charged in connection with the invasion of Morris’ home June 13 and Morris’ murder on June 18.
    What follows are those arrested and their charges:

  • Lancaster girl seeks Miss S.C. crown

    PAGELAND – Every Thursday night in June the lights went up on Watermelon Idol, Pageland’s annual music competition. Present each night of the event was Emily Moody, 18, of Lancaster.
    Moody is the daughter of Melanie Vaughn and Fred Moody Jr. and began competing in pageants as a young girl, before taking time off.
    “At one point I was just like I don’t want to do this anymore, so I stopped and just restarted in the last year,” Moody said.

  • Racing for a Dream

    The Lancaster Dream Team received their own sponsored car from Lancaster Motor Speedway.

  • Checklist for turning 65 years old

    In December of this year, I will join a group of more than 900,000 people in our state over the age of 65. Like many of you who have traveled this road before, I want to make sure I am fully prepared.
    In doing so, I have compiled a list of subjects I have been personally considering, and I would like to share them with you.
    While I do look forward to perks such as discounted admission to state parks, special days at the grocery store and senior coffee savings, there are several other important topics that you should consider before you reach that milestone.