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Today's News

  • Former Lions big man signs with Hampton

    During his time at Feather River Community College in California, Davion Wright quickly established himself as the big man on campus.Of course, Wright, at 330 pounds, would qualify as a big man on any campus.The former Lewisville standout recently signed with Hampton University in Virginia. He began classes in January and will compete for a starting spot on the Pirates’ offensive line this coming season.Two years ago, Wright was close to finishing high school and hoped for a chance to play college football.

  • Dickson keys BHS to victory

    Buford High School senior pitcher Christian Dickson hurled a one-hitter and struck out 14 to pace the Jackets to an 8-1 win over Indian Land in high school baseball play Wednesday.Dickson, in a route job, allowed two walks and an unearned run.Dickson aided his cause with a hit, run batted in and scored a run.The Jackets took a 3-1 lead in the top of the third inning when Donald Kirkley, who had two hits, two RBIs and scored twice, laced a two-run single.The Jackets added three runs in the sixth and two in the seventh inning to seal the seven-

  • Man faces charges in sports bar shooting

    Charges were filed Monday against a Lancaster man who fired a handgun Friday night outside the Buford Sports Bar off S.C. 522.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office has charged William Wesley Branham Jr., 36, of 2736 Kirkover Drive, with assault with intent to kill and pointing and presenting a firearm.

    Branham was involved in an altercation with a man outside the bar about 2 a.m., according to a sheriff's office incident report.

    Witnesses told deputies that Branham pulled out a knife after he began to fight.

  • Teen shot, car shot at in two city incidents

    Lancaster police continue to investigate two shootings that reportedly occurred about the same time Saturday night.

    Officers came to East Dunlap Street near the Witherspoon Street intersection about 8 p.m. and found a teenager lying in the grass off the road.

    The teen, 17, had been shot in the back. He said he didn't know who the assailant was, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    He was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released, Capt. Harlean Howard said.

  • Water, Sewer District plays no favorites

    At first read, I felt compelled to jump on the flap wagon protesting the cost of water service from Lancaster County Water and Sewer District.

    For years my monthly bill was much higher than my immediate neighbors. I complained. I got nowhere. Insult came with injury when a goodly portion of my front yard was surrendered to the utilities for water, natural gas and communication services. I hoped my neighbors would understand my sacrifice to their well being.

  • Man, 29, shot after holdup at nightclub

    Ulyses Oliver believes he might have been killed if an assault on him occurred just a few moments later.

    When Oliver stepped outside the Grown Folks club off Kershaw Camden Highway early Friday morning to go home, three men approached him and demanded money. Two had guns and the other man had his hands under his shirt pretending to have a firearm, he said.

    Oliver said one of the men told him that they had "wanted to get (him)" for a while.

  • Waxhaws Chapter, DAR kept focus on history in county

    I am sad that it has come to my attention that the Waxhaws Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, has experienced "automatic disbandment" from the National Society.

    Waxhaws Chapter was organized in 1941 with Mrs. E. Lee Skipper as organizing regent.

    Another regent, Mrs. Ben C. Hough Sr., was largely responsible for the establishment of Andrew Jackson State Park.

    Many of the historic markers in Lancaster County are the result of work by the members.

    Constitution Park at the corner of Main Street and Woodland Drive was dedicated by Waxhaws Chapter.

  • Woman charged with arson in Brooklyn fires

    A Lancaster woman has been charged with arson after her apartment and another building in her neighborhood burned early Tuesday morning.

  • Vols net Rose Classic crown

    Andrew Jackson scored a pair of goals over a five-minute flurry to take a 2-1 win over Lancaster High School and capture the first Rose City Soccer Classic championship on Saturday.The Volunteers’ win capped a 3-0 run in the two-day tournament which was played at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.The field included all four county boys’ soccer teams.LHS, which went 0-1-2 in the tourney, broke on top as Drew Christensen scored off a Ethan Kramer corner kick five minutes into the match.The Vols answered as Daniel Wright tallied a goal to s

  • Researcher looking for cemetery information

    I have become aware that there are many cemeteries hidden throughout Lancaster County that are more or less unknown.

    Small cemeteries such as the Baskins Cemetery in Rich Hill and others can provide a wealth of information to researchers with an interest in the folks buried in a family plot or a private cemetery.

    I suspect there are many such cemeteries. You may have stumbled across one in an obscure area or deep in the woods.