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Banks Simpson wins first-ever race at Lancaster Speedway

Looking back – Sept. 11, 1954

By Greg Summers

The first race held at Lancaster Speedway was on Sept. 11, 1954. According to the archives of The Lancaster News, that first race drew a standing-room crowd of more than 6,000 fans. Tommy Washam co-promoted the event with a 27-year-old up-and-comer from Oakboro, N.C., by the name of Bruton Smith.


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Former Moriah Baptist Association missions director dies in Columbia

Love for others motivated life of the Rev. Dr. John Platt

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Girl Scouts mark 100 years of character building

A century of service

By Greg Summers

Right now, there are three learning petals missing from the big daisy on Courtney Duncan’s bright blue Girl Scout vest, but she’s getting there.


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Christopher Ashley, 31

Christopher Ashley, 31, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. A funeral service was Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at Beacon Baptist Church in Lancaster with the Rev. Doug Sehorne officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Great Falls.


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Man accused of killing baseball player Danny Clyburn remains at detention center

Judge denies McIlwain bond

Jesef Williams
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 The Lancaster man accused of killing a former Major League Baseball player will remain behind bars, at least for now.
Judge Brooks Goldsmith denied bond Thursday afternoon for Derrick McIlwain, 37, 1441, Tripp Lane, who’s been charged with murder in the Feb. 7 shooting death of Danny Clyburn Jr.


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Rowell elected SCPA president

Newsroom staff wins 11 SCPA awards

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The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway newsroom staff won 11 S.C. Press Association awards this year, including a second place for General Excellence.
The awards were distributed at the annual SCPA meeting held over the weekend at Folly Beach.
Also, Susan Rowell, The Lancaster News publisher, was elected president of the SCPA during the meeting.


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Pilot sets bi-plane down in Richburg pasture

Man walks away from plane crash

Denyse Clark and Travis Jenkins
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CHESTER – A Rock Hill man flagged down a ride to Lancaster minutes after crash landing a small plane near Richburg on Thursday.
About 3:25 p.m., a caller to 911 reported she witnessed a plane hit the ground near Mount Ararat Road, near the Circle S Ranch off S.C. 9. Moments later, officials confirmed the crash and initially reported the plane was unmanned.


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LCI-Lineberger to add soil cap on 15th Street lot

City moves forward with Brooklyn work

By Jesef Williams

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Work continues on the multi-phase effort to revitalize Lancaster’s Brooklyn Avenue area.
At its Tuesday meeting, City Council unanimously accepted a bid to place a soil cap over a portion of the city’s property on 15th Street. The cap will “cover some environmental concerns” identified during an assessment of the property, said City Administrator Helen Sowell.


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Former N.J. mayor seeks District 7 seat

Holt to run for county council

Jerry Holt campaign
Indian Land resident Jerry Holt has announced his candidacy for a seat on Lancaster County Council representing the newly created District 7 in the northern Panhandle.
Holt is a former mayor and served as a municipal council member for 12 years in New Jersey before buying a home in Indian Land’s BridgeMill development in 2009.


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Woman attacked outside store

By Chris Sardelli

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Deputies are searching for leads in an attack on a woman outside a Lancaster convenience store March 5.
The attack happened at 1:15 p.m. near The Crossroads Grill, 1667 Memorial Park Road, as a 26-year-old Lancaster woman was leaving the store, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.


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