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Today's News

  • Give Local event coming next week

    The fourth-annual Give Local Lancaster is coming up all day Tuesday, with 54 nonprofit agencies from Great Falls, Fort Lawn and Lancaster County participating.
    The campaign is sponsored locally by the Sims Foundation, the City of Lancaster, the Lancaster County Community Foundation and Lancaster County Partners for Youth.

  • FBI raids Chester sheriff’s building

    Travis Jenkins and Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service
    CHESTER – A dozen FBI agents raided the Chester County Law Enforcement Center on Monday, spending six hours inside before leaving with several boxes and bags.
    The agents, with assistance from SLED, arrived in the early morning. Don Wood, spokesman for the FBI’s Columbia field office, said they were engaged in unspecified “lawful investigative activity.”

  • Huge break coming for local band?

    Country rockers Whits End, who’ve been packing Lancaster County bars and restaurants for two years, might be performing next month alongside recording superstars.
    It all depends on what happens Thursday night at Whiskey River in Charlotte, where the five-man band has been competing in a Battle of the Bands for a month.
    “If we win this, that means we made it,” the band’s lead singer Chris Whitaker said Tuesday. “That means we’re in the big show!”

  • Water lines too small at county garage site

    A potential unexpected expense has already popped up in the county’s plan to build a $2.75 million fleet-maintenance garage on Pageland Highway.
    Officials are trying to find a workable and cost-effective solution to provide enough water for the building’s fire-sprinkler system.
    “Obviously, we still have a lot of work to do,” said architect Leslie Harris of Pond and Co., Architecture and Planning. The company is designing the building and gave an update to county council Monday night.

  • Billy Rollings captures exciting Extreme 4 win

    Driver Billy Rollings captured an exciting Extreme 4 win to highlight action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
    Rollings, Dan Benson, Brad McManus, David Laney and Zach Gammon battled for the early lead.
    A caution on the opening lap led to a restart and when the green flag fell, Rollings, Benson, McManus, Laney, Gammon and the hard-charging Chris Baker rallied from the rear to make it a six-car duel for the lead.
    At one point during the race, you could have thrown a blanket over the top six as they were bumper to bumper in a tight race.

  • Lady Warriors open soccer playoffs with win

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors, the two-time defending Class AAA Upper State champions, opened the playoffs with a 6-2 win over Pendleton High School on Monday at the ILHS Reservation.
    The ILHS girls built a 3-0 halftime lead on the way to the win.
    Carleigh Werner led the Lady Warriors with two goals and an assist. Bella Sikorski had a goal and an assist.
    Arianna Powell, Kiley Waterbury and Shelby Ryberg each tallied a goal.
    Tatiana Ramirez and Samantha Ammann each had an assist.
    The Lady Warriors outshot Pendleton, 31-4.

  • LHS golfers capture region title

    The Lancaster High School Bruins golf team, the defending Class AAAA state champion, made it five straight Region III-AAAA crowns with a nine-shot win over South Pointe High School at the Lancaster Golf Club on Monday afternoon.
    The Bruins, paced by three all-region golfers, shot a 316.
    Trey Crenshaw led the Bruins with a three-under 69, which included five birdies, 11 pars and two bogeys.

  • Lady Bruins stay alive in playoffs

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins rebounded to stay in the hunt for the Class AAAA District II softball title with a 4-1 home win over the Pickens Blue Flame on Monday.
    Taylor Ames-Alexander led the LHS girls with a double, triple, stolen base and scored a run.
    Jamaya Miller had two hits and a RBI. Amariya Thompson contributed two hits, a RBI, scored a run and had a stolen base.
    Amarie Gist had a double and tallied a run.
    Nykie Mingo contributed a hit. Ana Watts scored a run and drove in a run.

  • Vols roll to district crown

    The Andrew Jackson High School baseball team is on a roll and along the way the Volunteers are making history.
    AJ, 12-7, completed a sweep of the Class AA Upper District II championship – 3-0 – with a 13-7 home win over Batesburg-Leesville to give AJ a milestone – the first time the Vols have won the district and region crowns in one season going back to 1985 – 34 years.
    The Vols, starting fast, forged a 9-0 lead after two innings on the way to the six-run victory.

  • Fashion and fundraising to help WEC

    WEC Lotus Boutique & Designs will debut a new fundraising event next weekend aimed at exciting Lancaster’s most stylish residents.
    The local boutique’s Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon is scheduled for 1-2:30 p.m. May 5 in the Arnold Special Events Room at USC Lancaster’s Bradley Building, with organizers expecting more than 100 guests.
    The event will feature a fast-paced live runway show exhibiting the Lotus spring line, while guests enjoy a buffet lunch. The jewelry collection can be previewed from noon until the start of the show.