News In Brief - October 29, 2007

Driver killed in Lancaster County wreck

The driver of a truck was killed early Sunday morning in a crash on Pardue Road in Lancaster County, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

The driver was headed north on Pardue when the truck went off the road, struck an embankment and rolled over at about 12:10 a.m., according to Lance Cpl. Ron Johnson.

The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected from the truck and was pronounced dead at the scene, Johnson said.

The Lancaster County Coroner did not release the name of the victim Sunday.

Indian Land, Rock Hill bands compete

The Indian Land High School band placed seventh Saturday during the 1A State championship at Clinton High School.

The Lewisville High School band placed second at the same competition.

Elsewhere, local bands won the top four awards for the 4A State Championship, with the Clover High School band taking first place.

Second place in the 4A competition held at Batesburg-Leesville High School was York Comprehensive High School, third was Fort Mill High School and fourth was Northwestern High School.

The Nation Ford High School band placed second at the 2A State Championship at Batesburg-Leesville High School and South Pointe High School placed sixth in the 3A State Championship at Clinton High School.

The Rock Hill High School band placed 20 out of 39 bands at the Bands of American Super Regional competition in Atlanta. The band will compete Saturday in the 5A state championship at S.C. State University in Orangeburg.