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Today's News

  • Sheriff casts wider net to find murder suspect

    The hunt is still on for a Heath Springs man charged with the murder of his girlfriend two months ago.
    Derrick Allen McIlwain, 41, is suspected of killing 36-year-old Kimberly Alger, whose body was found outside a vacant Rich Hill home May 28.

  • Two injured in drive-by shooting

    Two men were injured in a drive-by shooting at about 4 a.m. Saturday in Lancaster.
    According to Doug Barfield, spokesman for the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, officers responded to an abandoned vehicle near the ramp at Highway 9 and US 200.
    The vehicle had apparent bullet holes, Barfield said.
    Shortly after the car was discovered, investigators found two men with gunshot wounds.
    It was determined that the vehicle and its occupants were shot by someone driving another vehicle, Barfield said.
    The other vehicle has not been found and no one has been arrested.

  • Lancaster County public school registration kicks off

    Lancaster County School District
    Lancaster County School District has set registration dates for the 2019-20 school year.
    No general school fees will be charged this year, although fees may be charged for activities such as band, driver’s education ($50), high school art  ($10), clubs and yearbooks. School insurance will not be sold during registration.
    New students

  • Rockets Away Day Camp

    Bailey Milhorn
    For The Lancaster News
    The Rockets Away Day Camp was held July 18 at First Baptist Church in Lancaster from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
    The camp is offered by 4-H, a positive youth development organization in Lancaster and Chester County that leads several programs including clubs and projects in animal agriculture, natural resources and the environment, gardening, leadership and citizenship and science technology and engineering.

  • Speedway demolition derby July 27

    For the first time in more than 10 years, Lancaster Motor Speedway will host a demolition derby July 27.
    The Carolina Derby Promotions will be hosting the event, a front wheel drive class demolition derby.
    This is a cheap way to get involved in the demolition derby through the Front Wheel Drive Class.
    The demolition derby will be taking place on the track’s front straightaway, so all the fans in the grandstands will have a front row seat to the intense beating and banging and ultimate destruction.

  • Sumter finishes Ponytails’ stars run

    UNION – The Lancaster Dixie Softball Ponytails 12U all-stars fell shy in their quest to capture diamond glory in the state tournament at the Timken Complex on Tuesday night.
    The Ponytails stars, who won the District 2 championship to earn a bid to the state field, saw their postseason hopes end with a 4-2 loss to Sumter on Tuesday night.

  • Hunter to head Warriors athletics

    INDIAN LAND – Vernon Hunter is the new Indian Land High School athletics chief.
    Hunter, who has been approved by the Lancaster County School District Board of Trustees as the ILHS athletics director, comes to the Lancaster County Class AAA high school from West Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte.
    Hunter, 38, has spent the past five years as the Hawks athletics director.

  • Dixie Boys 13U stars launch state tourney play

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 13U all-stars launch their state title hopes today in Bluffton where they will face District 4 champion Lexington.
    The Lancaster stars, which attended opening ceremonies Friday night, will face Lexington at 9 a.m. at Oscar Frazier Park in Bluffton.
    The Lancaster Dixie Boys stars, age 13 and under, earned their way to the double-elimination state tournament, winning the Dixie Boys District 10 tournament title at the Rodman Complex in Chester County earlier this month.

  • P-31 Juniors trip M-C, earn state bid

    The American Legion Post 31 Junior Baseball team played small ball under a big full moon at Harvey Eggleton Field on Tuesday night to top Mid-Carolina 2-1 and advance to the 2019 state tournament in Inman.
    Manufacturing runs in the close pitching duel between Lancaster’s Chas DeBruhl and Post 24’s Johnny Waites wasn’t by design.
    “Some games, you take it where you can get it,” said Post 31 baseball coach Dickie Howard. “Our defense was solid and we got a couple of hits when we needed them.”

  • Sports Talk: ‘Mrs. Mac’ was marvelous at Buford High

    Buford High School is blessed to have its share of fans.
    The bad news is the Jackets have lost one of their staunchest followers.
    The good new is that still have one left from that ardent maroon and gold couple.
    Just over a week ago, longtime BHS backer Anne McManus, known as “Mrs. Mac,” died. Her husband, Ken, who along with Anne dearly loved Buford High, survives her.