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Today's News

  • LSS to host Smokehouse 25 Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway will host the Smokehouse 25 on Saturday, Aug. 1.
    Headlining the night will be the SECA Crate Late Model Division paying $2,000 to win with a $100 entry, 12 or less cars $150 start, 13 or more cars $200 to start.
    Some of the Carolinas top SECA Crate Late Model drivers will compete for the $2,000 payday.
    For the 2015 racing season, the SECA Crate Late Model winners list is Steve Banal with two wins; Timbo Mangum, two; Brandy Baker, two; Benji Knight, one and Trent Ivey, one.

  • Warriors to wear Panthers’ jerseys

    The Indian Land Warriors have been honored by the NFL Carolina Panthers.
    The Warriors’ football team, which opens practice today, July 31, is a recipient of the Panthers’ High School Uniform Grant.
    “We are honored to be able to provide you with 53 blue practice jerseys worn by Carolina Panthers,” said Peter Vacho, the Carolina Panthers military and outreach manager. “We are pleased to strengthen your already accomplished program.”

  • Football drills open today

    Lancaster County high school football teams will hit the field today, July 31 to tackle the challenge of the 2015 season.
    Camps at Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster will get underway with drills on the first day of preseason high school football practice around the state.
    Opening drills are limited to light gear as the teams focus on conditioning.

    Lancaster High School

  • Tree Tops development underway

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Months after the dust settled in Lancaster County Council chambers following concerns from dozens of residents about the proposed development of the former TreeTops camp site into a large-scale neighborhood, a different type of dust is being kicked up as crews have begun clearing the land for construction.

  • Public helps 3 juveniles in joyride to DJJ

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Community tips and a joyride in a stolen car led to the apprehension of three juveniles suspected of trying to break into a Lancaster package store last week.

    The Lancaster County Sherriff’s Office asked for the public’s help last Friday, July 24, in identifying suspects caught on surveillance video the night before breaking the glass out of the back door of Community Discount Beverage at 2095 Lynwood Drive.

  • Duke seeks to lessen drought impact on river

    Duke Energy

    CHARLOTTE – In response to drought conditions in the region, Duke Energy is asking lake neighbors who withdraw water from the Catawba-Wateree lakes for irrigation to voluntarily limit watering to Tuesdays and Saturdays.

  • Thieves target shopper’s purse

    An Indian Land woman had her purse stolen at Walmart while helping a man find an item on the shelves.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said the woman was in the pharmacy section of the store about 4:30 p.m. July 20 when a “young well-dressed man” approached and asked for her help in finding “something for indigestion.”

  • Car dealer reports a possible scam to steal car

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    A Lancaster used car dealership reported it may have been the target of a scam to steal a car.

    According to the incident report, the owner of Man of God Auto Sales, 1650 Great Falls Highway, called the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office on July 21 to report an incident that began nearly a year ago.

    Esther Kennedy said on Sept. 26, 2014, a 27-year-old Columbia man signed a contract to buy a green 2007 Nissan Altima for $12,096.

  • Teen reports sexual assault at motel

    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating the case of a Lancaster juvenile who said she was sexually assaulted while partying at a local hotel.
    According to the incident report, an official at Springs Memorial Hospital called police about 2:10 a.m. Monday July 27, to report they were treating the victim, who later told police the assault happened early Sunday, July 26, at the Super 8 Motel, 1201 S.C. 9 Bypass West.

  • Lawmakers approve $200,000 earmark for ‘paper’ project

    S.C. lawmakers for years have bypassed the normal budget process by quietly slipping in earmarks for thousands – and sometimes millions – of tax dollars for their favorite organizations.

    But in rejecting Gov. Nikki Haley’s veto of a $200,000 earmark sponsored by Rep. Bill Herbkersman, R-Beaufort and a member of the budget-writing House Ways and Means Committee, the General Assembly recently went a step further: It approved spending taxpayer money for a nonprofit housing development that has existed for years only on paper.