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Today's News

  • Column: Time for action, not just prayers, to end shootings at U.S. schools

    I am writing in response to Joseph C. Hinson’s Friday column headlined “Agonize, pray, repeat: School shooting routine never changes.”
    I disagree with his repeated statement: “This is who we are now, America.”
    I believe this is where “they” want us to be. There is a solution to what is going on, and guns in the wrong hands – or any weapon – is the problem. Prayer is the answer.

  • Column: Treasurer: No cash payments at IL office, opening July 17

    Part of keeping the treasurer’s office taxpayer-friendly is coming up with new choices for improved customer service. As part of my promise to put Lancaster County taxpayers first, the treasurer’s office will soon begin offering service at the county’s new Indian Land Service Center.

  • Post 66 decks Lancaster 14-0

    The Lancaster Post 31 baseball team will look to get back on track tonight as it ventures to York to face Post 66 in the second meeting of the week.

    Lancaster, 1-3, dropped a 14-0 loss to York on Monday night when the game was shortened due to rain at the field.

    The game was actually stopped in the fourth inning, and early thoughts were to finish the game Thursday night when York made a return visit to Lancaster to finish the week’s mini-series, but the game will go as a York win in League V baseball play.

  • Belk commits to South Carolina

    Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    Josh Belk likely will play in Clemson’s Death Valley during his career, but it will be as a visitor.

    Belk, the Lewisville High grad who enrolled in Clemson in January but requested and was granted an unconditional release from his football scholarship last month, announced Saturday he has committed to the University of South Carolina.

  • Mangum doubles down with two wins

    Veteran Lancaster Motor Speedway driver Timbo Mangum had a monster night at the track Saturday.

    Mangum had one of his best nights racing on the 2018 racing season, capturing wins in the SECA Crate Late Model Division and in the Super Stock Division.

    In the Super Stock main event, two of LMS’s most popular drivers ever, Brandy Baker and Mangum, battled.

    At the green flag, Baker, Mangum and Jason Gulledge roared into turn one.

    They were three wide in the middle of turns one and two.

  • Piranhas fall to Rock Hill CC

    The host Rock Hill Country Club captured a close Metrolina Swim League win, topping the Lancaster County Piranhas, 162-121 in a meet shortended due to inclement weather on Monday night.

    In the meet breakdown, the Lancaster County girls won with an 88-59 edge over the RHCC girls.

    The Rock Hill Country Club boys downed the Lancaster County boys, 103-33 to take the 41-point win.

    The Piranhas were led by Olivia Thorpe and Makenzy Mills, who each had two wins in the meet.

    Lancaster County also posted two wins in the four relay events swam.

  • Drive-by shooting kills 14-year-old

    Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service

    A 14-year-old girl was killed in a Chester County drive-by shooting over the weekend, and two young men were arrested in what authorities called a gang-related murder.
    Jada Darayona Jones of Rock Hill was gunned down on Pinckney Road in Chester County, Sheriff Alex Underwood said Monday at a news conference. She was not the shooter’s intended victim, he said.

  • S.C. disaster-management app for your smartphone

    From release
    The S.C. Emergency Management Division has released a free mobile app to help citizens stay safe during natural disasters including hurricanes and tornadoes.
    The app features the latest information on S.C. state office closings and delays, helps users find their evacuation zone, and includes information on planning for and recovering from emergencies. It allows users to send their location to emergency contacts and includes an SOS flashlight.

  • Congress honors Sheriff Faile

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile has been recognized by the U.S. House for being named the state’s top sheriff.
    Rep. Ralph Norman presented Faile with a resolution at Monday night’s county council meeting that was read June 6 on the House floor and logged into the official record of the 115th session of Congress.
    Faile was on the agenda to be recognized by council, but the congressional presentation was kept under wraps, though Faile’s family knew about it and attended.

  • Motorcycle wreck kills Lancaster County couple

    A Lancaster County couple died Saturday afternoon when their motorcycle collided with a large truck at the intersection of Lockhart Road and S.C. 341 in Kershaw County.
    The victims were identified by the Kershaw County Coroner’s Office as Melvin L. Hopkins, 31, of Heath Springs and Courtney Michele Lloyd, 27, of Kershaw. Both were thrown from the 2003 Honda motorcycle and were pronounced dead at the scene. Neither was wearing a helmet.