Today's News

  • Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models, Easter Bunny at LMS Saturday night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will offer something for all Saturday night at the half-mile oval.

    The Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series will headline an action-packed racing night.

    Kids in attendance will also have a treat as the Easter Bunny will stop by the track.

    After rain halted action last week, track officials opted to host the same card this week, led by the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series.

    The card also has the Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Pure Stock V8, Vintage and Extreme 4.

  • BHS booters banking on experience

    When taking a closer look at successful teams in high school sports, a common denominator is experienced players.

    The 2018 version of the Buford Yellow Jackets varsity boys soccer team is loaded with senior leadership from top to bottom.

    BHS soccer coach John Bundy said the 12 Jackets seniors are unprecedented for the program.

  • Bruins salute hoops stars

    Lancaster High School hardwood shining moments took center stage in the LHS cafeteria Monday night.

    The Bruins boys and girls basketball teams honored top performers for the 2017-18 season.

    The LHS girls, who went 9-10, saluted a host of senior players for their effort this season.

    Senior Zaria Woods, a four-year member of the Lady Bruins varsity, received the team’s Bruin Award.

  • Warriors rally, top Bruins

    Indian Land, fresh off wrapping up the Region IV-AAA baseball championship with a 6-2 home win over Camden, scored one for county pride with a 7-5 comeback win over Lancaster at the Bruins’ field on Wednesday night.

    The 10-3 Warriors, who have won seven straight, trailed 3-2 after five innings, but rallied for five runs in their final two at-bats to take the two-run win over the Class AAAA Bruins.

    Indian Land was led by senior Nolan Bolt who had two hits, including a double, to go with two RBIs and scored two runs.

  • Fort Lawn fire takes life of well-known animal trainer Tim Seegars

    Landmark News Service

    Acclaimed animal trainer Tim Seegars of Fort Lawn died in a fire at his home this week.
    Fort Lawn Fire Chief Allen Culp said the fire department was dispatched to Seegars’ home at 1096 Seegars Road about 4:37 a.m. Sunday. An old barn on the property was ablaze. Culp said the cause of the fire appeared to be a space heater or electrical wiring. The home on the property was not damaged.

  • 5th District candidate comes with unusual bio

    A former Ringling Bros. circus clown is running for the 5th District congressional seat, targeting the laughingstock Washington establishment.
    “They joke that the president and Congress are all clowns,” Steven Lough said in an interview with The State. “Well, in my professional opinion, they are the worst clowns I’ve ever seen.”
    Lough, a Camden native, threw his funny hat in the ring for the Democratic nomination last Friday. The seat is held by freshman Republican Ralph Norman of Rock Hill.

  • 788 unused names for IL town

    It’s a moot point, since the Panhandle incorporation flat-lined in Tuesday’s referendum, but more than half the voters would’ve named the new town Indian Land.
    Other conventional write-in names on the ballots included Belair, Carolina Lakes, Fort Mill Proper, Harrisburg, Pleasant Valley and Possum Hollow.
    Then there were the smart alecks.

    “Fort Thrill,” wrote one voter. “Anything but Indian Land,” said another. A query: “What were we thinking.”

  • Woodland Drive traffic restored beside LHS

    Eight months after broken underpinnings shut the road down, the rebuilt Woodland Drive bridge near Lancaster High School opened Thursday, restoring traffic to one of the city’s busiest east-west thoroughfares.
    No one was happier than Stephanie Faulkenberry, who can see the new bridge from her backyard.
    “You just can’t imagine,” said Faulkenberry, whose family lives on Laurel Court near the orange barricades that the S.C. Department of Transportation used to block off Woodland last July.

  • Firefighters learn to save victims of trench mishaps

    This month’s heavy rains turned a simple training exercise into real-life danger for firefighters trudging through muddy 8-foot-deep, 25-foot-long trenches.
    The trenches, dug out in the visitors’ parking lot next to Lancaster High’s football field, resembled those often dug around the county by the public works department or businesses such as Comporium. They were used during a trench-rescue class March 20-21, to teach firefighters how to put in protective systems that are used in trenching and excavation during construction.

  • Truesdale tops Laps for Lancers 10K

    Marc Truesdale is making his mark in road racing, and Saturday was another solid step for the Andrew Jackson High School history teacher.

    Truesdale, who has qualified for the 2019 Boston Marathon with a 3:02:40 effort in the Tobacco Road Marathon in Cary, N.C., on March 17, dashed to the Laps for Lancers 10K win on Saturday morning at USC Lancaster.

    Truesale, with a 40:00.5 effort, topped the field by 78-seconds.

    Truesdale, 38, won for the second straight year when he won in 39 minutes.