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Today's News

  • Woman involved in Kershaw killing is arrested
    The woman who was wounded in last Thursday's fatal Kershaw shooting has been identified and arrested.
    Jody Linn Holt, 30, of Kershaw, was arrested at the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Thursday and has been charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and unlawful neglect of a child.
    Holt and Vincent Barry Lambert Jr. were both shot on Pine Ridge Drive in Kershaw May 10 with their 4-year-old son in the backseat. Holt was severely injured, and Lambert did not survive. The child was unhurt.
  • Column: It’s vital to be ‘in the room where it happens’ these days

    In the second act of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” the Aaron Burr character expresses his jealousy at being excluded from – and his desire to get into – the meetings that his rival Alexander Hamilton participates in where major decisions are made to plot the course of the new United States.
    “I wanna be in the room where it happens,” Burr sings.

  • Column: Thief keeps donated food from those who need it

    It would seem to be the perfect crime. A petty crime for sure, but a crime nonetheless. After all, the items I left out I expected to be gone at some point.
    This past Saturday, the U.S. Postal Service and United Way held the Stamp Out Hunger food drive. In Lancaster, postal workers picked up nonperishable food items left by their customers to be donated to Project HOPE, our local food bank.
    On Friday I dutifully went by the supermarket and purchased about $20 worth of nonperishable items to donate. Around 10 a.m. Saturday, I placed three bags of items at my mailbox.

  • Lancers go 2-2 in region tournament

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers capped their 2018 baseball season, going 2-2 in the NJCAA Region X baseball tournament in Lexington.
    USCL, which finished 22-23, opened play in the double-elimination field with wins over Spartanburg Methodist and USC Sumter before falling to Florence Darlington Tech and USC Sumter, the eventual Region X tournament champion.
    USCS ended the Lancers’ postseason run with a 17-4 win over USCL on May 7.
    Jackson Barrett and Nick Cicci each had a double and drove in two runs for the Lancers.

  • Speedway action off Saturday night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is off this week.
    This mid-May break gives the drivers and fans a chance to take a vacation and spend time with their friends and family.
    The break also gives the drivers a chance to work on their race cars for the second half of the 2018 racing season at LMS.
    The next two months will be busy for Lancaster Motor Speedway.
    On May 26 when the track swings back into action, the  Robbie Helms Memorial race and the Memorial Day Weekend Mayhem will highlight racing action. Helms is a former driver who died last December.

  • LHS soccer trio named to all-region team

    Three Lancaster High School Bruins soccer standouts have been named to the All-Region III-AAAA team, including forward Seth Blackmon, defender Jacob Cato and keeper Ben Rivers.
    Blackmon, for the LHS season, earned the team’s Offensive Most Valuable Player Award with nine goals on the season.
    Cato, who received the Assist Leader Award, had a team-high nine assists on the season.
    Rivers was the LHS senior keeper and had 108 saves with three shutouts on the season.

  • P-31 faces Carolina Cubs in exhibition game tonight

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball team will play a pre-season exhibition game with the Community All-Star Baseball league Carolina Cubs tonight at 7:30 at the Eggleton Field.
    Admission is free and a concession stand will be available.
    “This a very talented team with a lot of former area players. They are currently undefeated in league play,” Lancaster Post 31 coach Jimmy Jackson said. “This game should be very exciting for the community and a great exhibition game.”

  • Lions’ Belk transferring from Clemson

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service
    When Josh Belk committed to play football at Clemson, he cited the strong family atmosphere at the school and said it was the place he wanted to call home for the next four years of his life.
    Now he’s leaving the Tigers program, citing family issues in his Chester County home.

  • LHS golfers made right choice

    Lancaster High School second-year head golf coach Joe Adams, reflecting on the Bruins’ Class AAAA state championship, said LHS made the right choice Monday afternoon.
    The Bruins, who captured their first-ever state golf championship with a 10-shot win on Tuesday at the Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina, had a choice Monday after the opening round of the two-day tournament.
    “They said they wanted to go to the beach,” Adams said. “I told them they could go to the beach and have a good time, or go to the driving range and work on their games.

  • Lancaster man killed in Texas murder-suicide

    A 29-year-old Lancaster man was shot and killed Wednesday morning during an apparent murder/suicide by his girlfriend’s ex-husband in Ponder, Texas.
    According to the Dallas Morning News, 39-year-old Justin Painter shot his ex-wife, Amanda Lee Simpson, and their three children, along with 29-year-old Seth Richardson of Lancaster, before turning the gun on himself.
    Richardson and the three children, ages 4, 6 and 8, died at the scene. Painter died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.