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Today's News

  • Cauthen, Blackwelder deserve hall honors

    To earn entry to a hall of fame is quite a feat. To have two from one area earn election to a hall is extra special. Lancaster County is quite fortunate for the latter in regards to the S.C. Firefighters Hall of Fame.
    The Firefighters Hall inducted two fire chiefs from Lancaster County during its recent enshrinement at Myrtle Beach.
    Retired Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department Chief Paul Blackwelder and the late Elgin Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dennis Cauthen were inducted during the S.C. Firefighters Association Conference in Myrtle Beach on June 4-9.

  • ILMS honors its top teacher, staff member

    Staff reports
    Indian Land Middle School has named its teacher and support staff member of the year for 2012.
    Nominated by their peers, the school’s 2011-12 Teacher of the Year is instructional facilitator Cindy Bush and the 2011-12 Support Staff Member of the Year is administrative assistant Laura Loughry.
    Teacher of the Year
    Bush’s nomination said she works “tirelessly to help the school, staff and students.”

  • Darlings stars win district

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings all-stars capped an impressive run to earn a bid to the state tournament next month in Hanahan.
    The Darlings stars, ages 7-8, completed a 4-0 run with a 15-9 win over the Chester stars.
    The Darlings’ six-run win sends them to the state tournament July 6 at Hanahan of North Charleston.

  • Payseur posts 71 to pace LJGA play

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association capped the first half of its regular-season tournament play with a visit to the Kershaw Golf Club on Monday, June 18.
    Josh Payseur, who plays for the Great Falls High School golf team, made his first appearance for the season in the boys 15-18 age division and made it count with a one-under 71 over 18 holes.
    “Josh can play with the best of them and it showed it at Kershaw on Monday,” Lancaster chapter director Raymon Chisom said. “He had a solid day.”

  • Makos post win over Stingrays

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster Makos improved to 3-1 on the season, taking a 333-190 win over the Kershaw Stingrays on Tuesday, June 19, at the Lancaster County pool.
    The Makos were led by Will Burton, Emily Durant, Nathan Reid and Gracie Scott, who posted four wins each in the meet.
    Taylor Teague, Michaela Burton and Grayson Young each had three wins for the Makos. Jaden Young added two wins for the Makos.

  • P-31 juniors fall to Rock Hill P-34

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster Post 31 junior baseball team fell to 3-8 on the season, dropping back-to-back games to Rock Hill Post 34.
    On Thursday at home, Rock Hill edged the Lancaster juniors, 10-7. On Wednesday, Rock Hill rolled to a 12-1 home win over Lancaster.
    In the game Thursday night at Eggleton Field, Trey Payne went six innings and took the loss. He allowed seven hits, six walks and hit a batter.
    Payne struck out four. Austin Pate worked an inning in relief and fanned one.

  • Abduction suspects jailed in Lancaster

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A joint investigation into the abduction and assault of a newspaper carrier in Fort Mill earlier this week ended with the arrests of two Lancaster men Thursday, June 21.
    Trumane Tee Daniel, 27, 1164 Chase Madison Drive, and Jeremy Lechloe Thomas, 23, Carolina Court, were each arrested and charged with armed robbery, though more charges are expected, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.
    The men were arrested Chase Madison Drive home in Lancaster.

  • Hollywood hopefuls

    Laura Caskey
    lcaskey@thelancasternews.com
    Are you ready North Carolina?”
    “We’re ready Ryan!”
    The crowd gathered outside Time Warner Cable Arena on the morning of June 19 was not lying in their response to Ryan Seacrest and the cameras.
    To kick off their 12th season on the air, FOX’s hit show American Idol traveled to Charlotte, N.C.

  • Arbour out at SMH

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Springs Memorial Hospital is looking for a new chief executive officer.
    Doug Arbour, who held the position a little more than two years, is no longer with the hospital. His last day was Thursday, June 21, according to a brief press issued by the hospital.
    Assistant CEO Janice Dabney has been named interim CEO.

  • Firing stuns Karres

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    After 15 years of service with Lancaster County, Planning Director Chris Karres was stunned when he learned of his firing last week.
    Still in shock almost a week later, Karres spoke to The Lancaster News Thursday afternoon about learning the news from County Administrator Steve Willis on June 15.