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Today's News

  • 100 National Guard troops deploying from Lancaster

    About 100 men and women are being deployed to the coast from the S.C. National Guard Armory in Lancaster, joining  2,500 other soldiers from around the state.
    First Sgt. Scott Titus said the local guard unit has three teams ready to go, along with the first wave of front-end loaders, skid steers, smaller dozers and other gear.

  • ‘Storm of a lifetime’

    Hurricane Florence is expected to slam into the southern N.C. coast this afternoon, then veer southwest and begin a slow, drenching crawl across South Carolina that could last days and cause catastrophic flooding.
    Gov. Henry McMaster cautioned residents of central South Carolina to be ready for anything.
    “This is a different kind of hurricane, not one that’s going to hit the coast and pass through quickly,” he said. “It’s going to the hit the coast and stay – maybe for two days… right over South Carolina….

  • Falcons blank Warriors, 28-0

    Indian Land fell to 2-3 on the season, dropping a 28-0 road loss to Class AAAAA Nation Ford on Wednesday night in Fort Mill.

  • Jackets jolt Rams, 52-27

    Buford opened Region IV-AA play, posting a 52-27 home win over Chesterfield on Wednesday night.

  • Cycs rip Bruins, 41-20

    Third-ranked Chester rolled to a 41-20 win over Lancaster to knock the Bruins from the unbeaten ranks on Wednesday night.

  • Knights crown Vols, 28-17

    AJ Volunteers drop first loss on the 2018 season, falling to North Central, 28-17.

  • State issues burning ban

    The S.C. Forestry Commission has issued a statewide burning ban until futher notice.
    The ban prohibits all outdoor burning, including yard debris burning, campfires and burning for forestry, wildlife or agricultural purposes in all unincorporated areas.
    While open-fire cooking isn’t part of the ban, the forestry commission is advising all citizens to be vigilant until the notification gets lifted.

  • LPR modifies evening schedule for Thusday, Friday

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation has cancelled all evening indoor and outdoor activities from Thursday through Sunday ahead of Hurricane Florence.
    The after school program will run Thursday as scheduled, but will be suspended Friday since schools classes have been cancelled for the day. For details, call (803) 285-5545.
     

  • Florence shifts toward South Carolina (5 p.m. update)

    Hurricane Florence has no intention of giving Lancaster County the brushoff.
    An 11 a.m. Wednesday update on the storm from the National Weather Service shows that northern South Carolina will get hit harder than initially thought after two radical overnight shifts in direction.
    The massive storm is now expected to travel more westward after colliding with a high-pressure system developing over the northeast United States.  
    The storm is now projected to pass through the heart of South Carolina on midday Sunday after weakening into a tropical depression.

  • Robbers hit Lancaster gun store

     

    Authorities are seeking three suspects who burglarized a local gun store early Monday morning.

    According to a release from the Lancaster Police Department, the three suspects are believed to be in their late teens to early twenties.