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Today's News

  • School board approves teacher’s termination

    The Lancaster County school board has upheld a recommendation to fire Andrew Jackson High School science teacher Doug Elder for what is deemed as a pattern of inappropriate behavior.

    The disciplinary action, taken Thursday, June 6, against Elder followed deliberations in a rare open termination hearing, a quasi-judicial disciplinary proceeding similar to a trial.

    Most often heard in closed session, Elder’s hearing was held in open session at his request with him acting in his own defense.

  • Raos champion officer killed by bootleggers

    HEATH SPRINGS – Sometimes, history just falls through the cracks.

    Sure, it’s remembered by some through faded newspaper clippings pressed inside of a book, or perhaps through delicate, fragile court records bundled in string or listed in ledgers that haven’t seen very much daylight in the last 100 years.

    But it’s still a story that must be told, that must be remembered, especially when it involves a police officer killed in the line of duty.

    That’s exactly what Sal Rao is trying to do. 

  • Heath Springs to raise water, sewer rates

    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs residents will likely pay a few more dollars each month for their water.

    The $2 minimum increase in the water rate is part of the town’s proposed budget for 2013-14. There is also a proposed $2 minimum increase for the sewer rate.

    Heath Springs Town Council approved first reading of the budget during a May 28 meeting at Town Hall.

    That was a make-up for the May 21 meeting, which didn’t happen because a quorum wasn’t present.

  • Enoree woman arrested on animal cruelty charges

    An Enoree woman wanted for a slew of animal cruelty charges in Chester County was arrested by local deputies during a traffic stop last month. 

    Kayla Mashell Estes, 23, was arrested for seven counts of ill-treatment of animals/torture and one count of possession of a schedule IV narcotic, according to the S.C. Judicial Department online case database and several Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports. 

  • Rain resets P-31 games

    Heavy rain on Monday, June 10 forced Lancaster Post 31 baseball officials to reset the junior team’s League V doubleheader with Clover to Tuesday, June 11.

    The juniors, 2-0 in League V play entering the road twin bill, will be at home tonight, Wednesday, June 12 to play Clover Blue at 7 p.m.

  • Dixie Baseball honors

     

       

    Lancaster Dixie Baseball saluted top players and coaches at the league’s annual awards day at Ronnie Gandy Field in the Wylie Park Complex on Saturday, June 8.

  • Pelham nixes Marlins’ offer

     

       

    Lancaster High School southpaw pitcher C.D. Pelham will be heading to Spartanburg Methodist College in the fall.

  • Corley captures first LSS checkers

    Richie Corley captured his first career win at Lancaster Super Speedway in the Limited Late Model Division on Saturday, June 8.

  • Makos fall to Camden swimmers

     

       

    The Lancaster Makos are 0-1 after falling to host Camden 308-301 on Saturday, June 8.

    The Makos were led by Taylor Teague, Nathan Reid, Grace Scott and Anna Funderburk with four wins each.

  • Tornado watch issued for county

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for 33 South Carolina counties including Lancaster, Chester and Fairfield and surrounding areas until 10 p.m. today, June 10. A tornado watch means that conditions may become favorable for a tornado to develop.