Today's News

  • Knight benefit race Saturday night at LSS

    Lancaster Super Speedway will host the Huey Knight Benefit Race on Saturday, Sept. 12.
    Huey Knight, who has been ill this year, has been around Lancaster Super Speedway almost since the time it was built, some 60 years ago.
    He has worked on many race cars over the years.
    Huey even raced some, and for several years he drove the LSS wrecker.
    Huey moved down the straightaways with the door open, saying it gets the air flowing inside the wrecker.

  • Tarque, Crawford new coaches for AJ soccer, softball

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers will have two new head coaches for the 2016 spring sports season.
    The new AJ softball coach is Jason Crawford, while Alex Tarque will guide the Vols soccer squad.
    Crawford, who teaches English at AJ High, comes to the AJ sports program from Independence High School in Mint Hill, N.C.
    Crawford replaces Lady Vols’ softball coach Steve Middleton, who retired with the 2015 season after coaching 32 years, including the last 19 at AJ.

  • Committee to gather public input on five state agencies

    State representatives are hoping an online survey will allow residents to weigh in on the effectiveness of five state agencies currently being studied, part of an ongoing analysis of the intricacies of South Carolina’s government.
    The S.C. House Legislative Oversight Committee announced earlier this month it is gathering input from residents about five state agencies under review, including the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank, School for the Deaf and Blind, Commission for the Blind, Department of Public Safety, and Treasurer’s Office.

  • City moves ahead to condemn home

    Members of Lancaster City Council unanimously voted Tuesday, Sept. 8, to allocate and set aside $12,000 to begin condemnation process on a home at 212 W. Meeting St.
    Mitch Norrell, city attorney, said on June 25, the public works department found a major issue while routinely smoke-testing sewer lines on the parcel. There is a sewer line under the edge of the house that has a storm water drain line directly on top of a sewer line.
    The storm drain, Norrell said, runs from the courthouse parking lot at the corner of Catawba and Dunlap streets.

  • Auto theft, burglary total more than $69k

    The theft of a pickup truck and a break-in at a home on Cane Mill Road late last month resulted in the loss of more than $69,000 worth of items.
    The first incident under investigation by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office involved the theft of a pickup truck from Burns Ford in Lancaster.
    Burns Ford employees told the reporting deputy a Hispanic male driving a white BMW 750LI, who identified himself as “Scott,” had stopped by the dealership to check out the top-of-the-line Sterling gray metallic pickup valued at $29,990 on Aug. 21.

  • DASH for CA$H

    Students at Harrisburg Elementary School in Indian Land are on track to raise $50,000 during a Boosterthon event, which the PTO plans to use to buy library books and Chromebook computers for the school’s fourth and fifth-grade classes.During the Boosterthon, students run laps and earn a dollar amount per lap pledged by their family and friends.

  • Local Patriot Day events

    The following Patriot Day events will be held in Lancaster County:
    ◆ Buford Middle School will hold a 9/11 ceremony at 8:30 a.m. in the school gym to honor local heroes and service men and women. The school band, chorus and JROTC will perform. Guest speaker is Manning Kimmel. A parade will follow the ceremony. The community is invited to attend and dress in patriotic colors.

  • Lancaster no better than Rhode Island

    Well, Lancaster County council members Charlene McGriff and Larry Honeycutt, you got your wish – Keith Tunnell is gone.

  • Don’t criticize Iran deal without an alternative

    In response to Dr. Brooks Walker’s column, “Iran renews Hamas support,” in the Sept. 4 edition of The Lancaster News, again I read another complaint against the deal with Iran without an alternative.

    Iran was renewing its support of Hamas prior to the signing of the deal.

    This renewal of relations between Iran and Hamas was a result of Hamas withdrawing support of the rebels fighting Assad in Syria.

  • Tri-County coaches honor four county football players

    RICHBURG – Four county prep football players – one from Lancaster and three Indian Land players – reaped top honors at the week two meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
    Lancaster High School junior running back Ant Foster along with Indian Land High’s Ethan Burdette, Jacob Williams and Mason Mullis were honored during the meeting.