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Today's News

  • Lady Bruins salute top softball players

    Lancaster High School honored a host of players during the Lady Bruins’ 2019 softball season.
    Riley Burton, a first-year varsity player, won the LHS girls’ Offensive Award.
    Burton, who earned a varsity spot at catcher as an eighth grader out of A.R. Rucker Middle School, batted .422.
    She was one of four Lancaster players named to the All-Region III-AAAA team.
    Freshman outfielder Amarie Gist, another first-year player, earned the team’s Defensive Award. Gist posted an .800 fielding percentage on the season.

  • Brandy Baker wins exciting Renegade race

    Lancaster Motor Speedway action was highlighted by an exciting Renegade Division main event Saturday night.
    The race was one of the best Renegade races of the 2019 season as Brandy Baker and Brent Hodges put on a show for the LMS fans.
    While Baker and Hodges battled, another driver was on a  mission to the front.
    Andrew Baker, in an impressive run, rallied from the rear.
    Andrew Baker, per track rules, started in the rear after winning three straight races.

  • Roberson shines bright in summer volleyball play

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    For Alexis Roberson, summer is a commitment to be better than yesterday.
    Two days a week, she, and her family make a 144-mile round trip to Lexington to be part of the Intense Volleyball team.
    As part of that training and team participation, she tried out for the 15 Intense Adidas Elite Jerry team and was selected.
    This summer is Robertson’s third year on the Elite team.

  • 2 charged in a string of 10 Walnut Creek car break-ins

    A Lancaster man and a young boy have been arrested in a slew of car break-ins throughout the Walnut Creek subdivision in Indian Land on June 10.
    Justin Errol Medina, 18, was arrested at a home on Deer Forest Drive on Saturday, charged with 10 counts of breaking into a motor vehicle. An unnamed juvenile was also charged in the incidents.

  • Truck mishap cuts power to 1,800 Duke customers

    More than 1,800 Duke Energy customers lost power Monday after a flatbed tractor-trailer loaded with an oversized tank pulled down cables, a utility pole and two power regulators.
    The incident happened at 1:04 p.m. Monday along Arch Street between Ferguson Street and Glenwood Avenue, knocking out power to homes and businesses in that part of the city and out the S.C. 903 corridor east to the Antioch community.
    Both the Municipal Justice Center and city fire Station 1 were operating with back-up generators until power was restored.

  • Road closure lengthens trip to Lake Wateree

    It’s going to take Independence Day celebrators a little longer Thursday to get to Lake Wateree.
    The S.C. Department of Transportation has closed the section of Green Road between S.C. 200 and S.C. 97 to repair a bridge over Camp Creek after structural deficiencies were discovered June 19.
    Green Road is just past Camp Creek Methodist Church. 
    The closure means that motorists must drive farther down S.C. 200 near Fishing Creek Reservoir and then turn left onto S.C. 97 to get to Lake Wateree. The detour length is roughly 2.7 miles.

  • Drugs, weapons found in HS home

    A Heath Springs couple was arrested Monday when drug task force agents discovered opiates, pill grinders and 20 firearms in their home.
    Richard Conway Hopkins, 61, and Erin Leigh Evans, 36, were arrested in their Kickturn Road home, and Evans’ minor son, who was in the home at the time, was left in the care of a relative.
    Hopkins is charged with trafficking a schedule II narcotic oxycodone hydrochloride, possession of schedule II acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

  • All fire stations getting pet oxygen masks

    An S.C. animal-welfare nonprofit has made a donation to equip all Lancaster County fire stations with breathing masks for pets that are overcome by smoke.
    Last week, 21 kits containing the animal oxygen masks were given to Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers for distribution throughout the county.
    “Those masks make a big difference when saving an animal from a fire,” Rogers said. “Their lungs are affected badly by smoke just like a human’s are.”

  • Cleaners set fires, vamoose varmints, burn down house

    Flames destroyed a house off U.S. 521 this weekend after a cleaning crew apparently decided they needed to “smoke out” critters inside by lighting unattended fires at both exterior doors.
    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said the house at 1669 Charlotte Highway was an unoccupied, single-family home. It was a total loss.
    The blaze began shortly before noon Saturday, and by the time fire crews arrived, the flames had advanced to the point that firefighters couldn’t get inside, Rogers said. Sweltering heat also hampered their efforts.

  • L&C gets $8.7M in grants for upgrades to railway

    The Lancaster and Chester Railroad has received $8.7 million in federal funding to pay for three new locomotives, 46 miles of track repairs and upgrades to its Catawba River rail bridge.
    “We finally were successful,” said outgoing L&C Railroad President Steve Gedney, who retired last weekend, noting that it was the company’s fourth attempt at getting the federal money.
    “There were over 500 applications for funds in this round, and only 20 grants were awarded to short lines in rural areas,” he said.