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Today's News

  • LSS sweetens purses with bonus bucks

    For The Lancaster News

    Lancaster Super Speedway will pay bonus money in several divisions on Saturday night, as well as a $200 bonus for a new winner.

    With one area track idle this week, an increased car count is expected at the half-mile dirt track, just as on July 8.  

    Divisions racing at the track this week include Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Pure Stock V8, Vintage and Extreme 4. Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman and Renegade.

  • Cold bats doom Angels in state play

    DILLON – After scoring 25 runs in its first two games of state tournament play, struggles at the plate on Tuesday, bounced the Dixie Softball Angels 10U stars from contention.

    The girls lost to Florence 3-0 and then fell to Dillon by a 7-3 score in extra innings.

    “It happens,” said Angels coach Matt Harris. “It’s a bittersweet pill, but our girls played hard the entire time.”

    The Angels played two games Tuesday in the double elimination after rain washed out Monday action. 

  • Dixie Boys charge to state

    RICHBURG – Lancaster 14U Dixie Boys All Stars defeated Kershaw County 18-6 on Tuesday to win the 2017 S.C. Dixie Boys District 10 championship.

    With the 12-run win, the all-stars advance to state play on July 22 at Timken Park in Union. They will face District 3 champion Edgefield at 4 p.m. that day. 

  • Peeping tom, caught in the act, roars at victim, then runs away

    A Lancaster woman and her children got a rude surprise early July 4 when she caught a man peeping through her bedroom window.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said a deputy responded to the woman’s home in the 1500 block of Fleetwood Drive about 2:29 a.m.
    The 33-year-old mother of two told the deputy she heard a noise outside her window and pulled back the curtains to find a man crouched down below her window. He was touching himself sexually.

  • $200M plant with 145 jobs picks Chester

    Landmark News Service

    Chester County got a big economic boost this week, as Roseburg Forest Products announced plans for a $200 million manufacturing plant that will employ 145 people.
    The company, based in Springfield, Ore., will build the 450,000-square-foot facility on S.C. 9 about 6 miles east of Chester.
    The deal was announced Tuesday at Gateway Conference Center in Richburg, followed by a celebratory luncheon that drew a large crowd of public officials and business leaders.

  • Motorcyclist hurt in collision with pickup

    A motorcyclist was severely injured Wednesday afternoon when his motorcycle was struck nearly head-on by a pickup truck on Rocky River Road.
    Injured in the accident was 26-year-old Shane Mathias Moseley of Lancaster.
    Emergency crews said Moseley was flown from the nearby Rich Hill fire station to an area hospital. His condition remained unknown as of deadline Thursday.
    The accident happened about 4:50 p.m. at the intersection of Rocky River and Daisy Couch roads.

  • Walter Elisha, retired Springs CEO, dies at 84

    Walter Y. Elisha, former chairman and CEO of Springs Industries, died July 4 at age 84.
    Elisha was remembered this week for coming in from the outside to take over the Fort Mill-based textile giant, which had always been run by the family that founded it. During his tenure there during the 1980s and ’90s, he also served on the boards of some of the country’s largest corporations.  And he was a major patron of the arts.

  • Ex-pharmacy owner going to prison for tax violations

    A former Lancaster pharmacist is going to federal prison for failing to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal income tax for himself and his employees over the course of 15 years.

    Gregory S. Boone, 47, former owner of Lancaster Pharmacy, was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to willful failure to pay taxes, according to a release from the U.S. attorney’s office in Columbia.

  • Darlings do it!

    DILLON – Lancaster’s Dixie Softball 8U All-Stars won a state title Wednesday with a bang-bang double play, a breathtaking, game-ending championship moment that seldom happens at this age level.
    The Darlings led a team from Aynor by one run in the bottom of the last inning. An Aynor batter hit a shallow fly ball at Lancaster outfielder Kindall Hurst. She caught it and zipped the ball to second base, catching a runner between second and third to force the final out.

  • Column: Yes, Mr. Carnes, all of us should be cooperative, open-minded

    I would like to call attention to Brian Carnes’ guest column in Sunday’s paper entitled “Carnes objects to council snubs of Holt, Wilson.”
    I agree with his statement: “We can only accomplish greatness by working together and by being open to the ideas of others.” This is a reasonable and rational position.