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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 3rd teen arrested in Kershaw murder

     

    The third suspect in last Thursday’s fatal Kershaw shooting was arrested Wednesday afternoon.

  • Second teen charged in Kershaw murder, shooting

    A second teen has been arrested in last Thursday’s Kershaw murder, and another is being sought by authorities.
    Ka’Darius Aintwayn Kirkland, 19, of Kershaw turned himself in to authorities Tuesday afternoon after Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigators and SLED agents searched parts of Kershaw and Heath Springs for him.
    Kirkland was charged with murder in the shooting of Vincent Barry Lambert Jr. and two counts of attempted murder, according to a sheriff’s statement. He was denied bond.

  • South Middle School on lockdown

    Lancaster County School District officials placed South Middle School on lockdown at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office was looking for a suspect in the area of Springdale Road, school officials said, and because of the proximity to South Middle, officials locked down the school.

  • Sizzling round wins Bruins 1st AAAA state golf title

    Lancaster High School won its first-ever state golf championship Tuesday with a dazzling 10-shot comeback victory over Myrtle Beach High.
     “Winning as an individual is cool, but winning as a team is indescribable,” team captain Brady Hinkle said after the match. “I can’t put it into words how I feel.
    “It’s awesome. We couldn’t have done it with a better group of guys.”

  • Teen charged in Kershaw killing

    After a second exhaustive manhunt in five days, authorities captured a Lancaster teen running across the Chick-fil-A parking lot at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and charged him in last week’s Kershaw double shooting.
    Dorian Tyrese Clyburn, 16, was charged with murder in the death of Vincent Barry Lambert Jr., who was riding in a car on Pine Ridge Drive last Thursday when he and the female driver were shot. A 4-year-old in the backseat was unhurt.

  • Small fire sends KES students home

    Another Kershaw school fire caused students to miss half a day of school on Monday, causing minimal damage due to the quick work of local firefighters.
    The small blaze began in a Kershaw Elementary School classroom when an air conditioning unit attached to the outside wall caught fire, spreading smoke to other classrooms.
    Only the first classroom and an adjacent one suffered smoke or fire damage, and no one was injured. Students were dismissed at 12:30 p.m. Monday, but were able to return to classes as usual Tuesday.

  • Lightning hits BMS staffer on field trip

    A Buford Middle School employee was struck by lightning Friday during a field trip in the mountains north of Greenville, and she was airlifted to a burn center in Augusta, Ga.
    Kristina Heaton, an instructional assistant at the school, was released from the hospital Sunday and returned to work Monday, but went home because of lingering pain.
    “When I touched that cord, it just lit me up,” Heaton said Tuesday. “It just threw me up in the air.”

  • County gets food/shelter grant money

    From release

    Lancaster County will receive $33,613 in Federal Emergency Management Agency funding to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.
    Deborah Boulware, United Way of Lancaster County’s executive director, said the county has been receiving an annual FEMA allotment for many years. Recipients have included HOPE, the Lancaster County Council on Aging, The Citadel House, KARE and Christian Services.

  • Packed LASS gala raises $15K

    In its third-annual fundraiser, the Sun City rescue group Lancaster Animal Shelter Supporters raised $15,000 in its continued effort to better the lives of the county’s homeless pets.
    Nearly 300 people braved 92-degree heat at The Ivy Place, including county council members Larry Honeycutt, Terry Graham and Billy Mosteller.
    For the second year in a row, venue owners Terry and Genie Graham hosted the LASS luncheon as a gift to the Sun City-based rescue group.