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Today's News

  • Juniors roll in LHS powder puff contest

    The juniors, with a shutout win, captured bragging rights for 2012 after posting a 21-0 win over the seniors in the annual Lancaster High School powder puff football game at Memorial Stadium.

    The flag football game was held during the LHS homecoming week of Oct. 8-12.

  • County voters out early to cast ballots

    When it came to voting on Election Day, Marlena Norwood didn’t have a hidden agenda.

    Poll manager Casey Usher had flipped on the lights inside the fellowship hall at Spring Hill Baptist Church about 15 minutes before Norwood arrived at 6:05 a.m. and slipped inside to take the first seat. 

    The Spring Hill precinct has a little more than 1,700 registered voters. Discounting those who decided to vote absentee before Tuesday, Norwood was the first voter at that precinct.

  • Support our local Scouts Food drive

  • Post office won’t deliver on IL road

    INDIAN LAND – The U.S. Postal Service motto says, neither “snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” will stop mail couriers from delivering the mail, but as it turns out there is one thing that will – Green Pond Road.

    Located off Henry Harris Road, Green Pond Road is a mile-long, single lane road cutting through a beautiful rural slice of the Panhandle. 

    The road, and the smaller roads it feeds, is home to more than 31 families, none of whom have received mail in their home mailboxes since early October.

  • Firefighter charged with embezzling public funds

    A volunteer firefighter was arrested last month on an embezzlement charge, according to newly released information from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. 

    Joshua Phillip Cauthen, 21, 994 Suttle Road, was arrested Oct. 12 on the charge of embezzlement of public funds less than $10,000, according to a sheriff’s office press release.  

    Cauthen, a member of  Gooches Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department, was jailed and released the same day on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.  

  • Grant: Details sketchy in shooting

    Details remain sketchy in a Monday night, Nov. 12, shooting that left one man seriously injured. 

    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant released limited information about the shooting Tuesday morning, which happened at about 10:12 p.m. in the 200 block of Thomas Lane. 

    While Grant said he could not release many details about the case, he did reveal that one man was shot and his injuries were serious. The victim was flown by helicopter to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment, Grant said. 

  • Council approves speed limit change along Green Pond Road

    Despite complaints of right-of-way infringements and mysterious mailboxes along Indian Land’s Green Pond Road, Lancaster County Council kept its focus solely on speed limits during its Monday, Nov. 12, meeting. 

    Council voted 5-1 to approve lowering the speed limit along the road to 15 mph, with Councilman Cotton Cole dissenting. Councilwoman Charlene McGriff was absent from the meeting. 

  • BHS, AJ cheerleaders set for state

     
     

       

    There’s plenty to cheer about at Andrew Jackson and Buford high schools this week.

  • Faulkenberry’s top player

     

       

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School volleyball program not only had the best team in the region, but also the best player.

  • First state college all-star game slated March 23 in Greenville

    From release
    GREENVILLE – Two Palmetto State coaching legends will lead opposing squads of the best college football seniors in the inaugural South Carolina College All Star Bowl on March 23.
    Former Clemson head coach Danny Ford will lead the Upper State team and South Carolina State’s Willie Jeffries will lead the Lower State team for the 3 p.m. game at North Greenville University’s Younts Stadium.