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  • Saturday night showcase

    Up to 40 of the nation’s best dirt racing teams will be here on Friday and Saturday.

    The largest dirt racing event in South Carolina state history, Saturday night's Super Late Model feature race, has a $20,000-to-win payday. 

    Not only that, the caution flag will be thrown on lap 65 to set up a 10-lap, throw-caution-to-the-wind mad dash for the big-money checkers.

    “They will be racing for prize money and it all comes down to who wants it the most,” said Lancaster Speedway spokesman Duane Goins.

  • Body found on Mount Carmel Road could be missing PA. man

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Investigators are working to identify a body found along a rural road in the southern part of the county Monday night.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigators found the body after a call from investigators with both the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and the Stroud Area Regional Police in Pennsylvania, according to a sheriff’s office press release issued Tuesday.  

  • SUV crashes into apartment

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – A mishap in Kershaw resulted in an SUV crashing into an apartment.
    A deputy went to 515 W. Richland St. in Kershaw after 5 p.m. Feb. 26 to see that a red Nissan Pathfinder had struck the home.
    The driver told the deputy he parked the SUV in front of another home at 515 W. Richland St. and had set the parking brake, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report.

  • Denkins’ award earns recognition for Vols

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Tyler Denkins’ Andrew Jackson High School football career has been over since early November, but the Volunteers’ star place-kicker is still earning accolades for the Lancaster County Class AA high school.
    Denkins, an All-Region IV-AA football selection and a member of The Lancaster News’ all-county football team, has earned $500 for the Volunteers’ football program.

  • Operation ‘Spring Cleaning’

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A table piled high with bags of drugs and various weapons sat nearby as local authorities revealed charges Friday morning against almost 80 people, part of a joint drug operation conducted during the last year.

  • Homeowner Shoots, kills armed intruder

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    It was about 5:50 p.m. Thursday when witnesses called 911 to report an armed man walking through their J.B. Denton neighborhood carrying a shotgun.
    Within minutes, that man – later identified as 46-year-old Lancaster resident Curtis “Curt” Alan Reed, was found shot to death at a home he was trying to break into on that road, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Authorities charge two with murder

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Following almost two months of tracking down leads and speaking to witnesses, investigators arrested two men this week in the shooting death of 23-year-old Jenika Jones.
    Devatee Clinton, 24, 1911 Roseanna Lane, and Wayne Blakeney, 20, 5987 Taxahaw Road, both of Lancaster, were arrested Friday and charged with the Jan. 19 murder, which occurred during a robbery at Jones’ home, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

  • Republican candidates announce intentions for respective races

    Staff Reports
    The filing period for the 2012 candidates is nearing and with that has come some surprises to the Republican Party of Lancaster County.
    The tide is turning in Lancaster County. Here is the proof: There were 5,024 votes cast Jan. 19, 2008, in the Republican Presidential Primary. In the Jan. 21, 2012, Republican Presidential Primary there were 8,944 votes cast.
    There are many candidates running this year – several are running under the Republican Party.

  • State official talks global economics

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    South Carolina’s involvement in global economics may be more robust than you think.
    Jennifer Noel, director of global business development for the S.C. Department of Commerce, spoke about international economics during her time as guest speaker at Thursday’s Lancaster Rotary Club luncheon.
    Noel said 50 percent of the jobs in South Carolina and 70 percent of investments in the state are from international corporations.

  • Operation Spring Cleaning arrests through March 8

    - Brett Eugene Bailey, 23, 330 Holiday Road; possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, receiving stolen goods
    - Shannon Benton, 29, 2331 Lass St.; possession with intent to distribute marijuana, driving under suspension
    - Ebony Blakeney, 31, 802 W. Shiloh Unity Road; possession with intent to distribute marijuana
    - Michael Chavis, 22, 110 S. Hughes St.; distribution of marijuana