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Today's News

  • Extreme 4 race highlights LSS card Saturday

    The Extreme 4 Division takes center stage to kick off the August racing schedule at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.

    The Extreme 4 Division will highlight the racing action with a $300 paying race and bonus money added throughout the field.

    The Extreme 4 Division has featured some of the best action on the 2017 racing season and fields some of the largest car counts in the Carolinas at Lancaster Super Speedway every Saturday night.

  • Pageland’s top cops ‘conditionally’ reinstated

    Don Worthington
    Landmark News Service

    The Pageland Town Council has “conditionally” reinstated Police Chief Craig Greenlee and Capt. Dean Short following almost three hours of deliberation in a closed session Tuesday night.
    No date has been set for Greenlee and Short to resume their duties.
    They were suspended with pay after entering the home of Pfc. Brandon Roberts, who had failed to report for work on May 29.

  • Darlings derailed in Series run

    SUMTER – The Lancaster County Darlings’ stars World Series once sparkling diamond hopes faded with the Jena jolt.

    Jena, the Louisiana champion, blitzed the LC Darlings twice – 11-3 and 16-5 – to sweep to the 2017 Dixie Softball Darlings World Series championship on Wednesday night at Sumter’s Patriot Park.

    The LC Darlings, the SC state champions, entered the title round unbeaten in the field – 5-0 – and riding a 16-game winning streak. 

  • Jacarion’s tearful mom out on bond

    The mother of a 2-year-old fatally shot Monday was released on $60,000 bond Thursday, while her boyfriend was denied bond and remains jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center.
    Toni Lashay Gladden, 26, and her boyfriend, Shazeem Tyrell Hayes, 18, both of 509 E. Dunlap St., were charged Tuesday with unlawful conduct towards a child after Jacarion Gladden, 2, was shot at the home.

  • Norman decries gridlock

    Newly installed Rep. Ralph Norman said Thursday it will take a miracle to end the Obamacare deadlock that has polarized Congress.
    “The stranglehold that big government has is just phenomenal,” said the Rock Hill Republican, noting that Vice President Mike Pence had to break a tie in a procedural vote just to get the scaled-down “skinny repeal” debated on the Senate floor.
    The bill then failed when three Republicans joined all the Democrats in opposing it.

  • ‘Nothing but proud’

    SUMTER – Lancaster’s Darlings all-stars, undefeated going into the last day of the Dixie Softball World Series, slammed into a Louisiana juggernaut twice Wednesday, losing both games decisively and ending their championship quest one step short of the title.
    The team from Jena, La., which Lancaster’s 7- and 8-year-olds had beaten in a dramatic comeback Monday, steamrolled to the victory with 11-3 and 16-5 wins. Eleven teams competed in the double-elimination tournament at Sumter’s Patriot Park Recreation Complex.

  • 3 of 4 suspects in Tran killing plead guilty to lesser charges

    Three of the four defendants facing trial for the drug robbery and murder of 20-year-old Randy Tran in Indian Land last year have pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
    The fourth, alleged to be the shooter in Tran’s killing, is to face trial for murder later this month.
    According to the Lancaster County Clerk of Court’s Office, Na’Chon Jakeh Hayden, 22, of Indian Land pleaded guilty during Tuesday’s plea hearing to one count of armed robbery.

  • Darlings unbeaten in Series

    The Lancaster County Darlings all-stars stayed unbeaten in the Darlings World Series with a 10-6 win over Jena, La., at Patriot Park in Sumter on Monday night.

    Jena broke on top 3-0 with a three-run first, but the LC Darlings answered with three runs in the bottom of the first inning to tie the game at 3-all.

    The Lancaster County stars ignited for seven runs in the bottom of the second inning to take charge on the way to the four-run win.

    The Jena, La., stars scored three runs over the next three frames, but Lancaster held on for the victory.

  • Watkins dominates in Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models

    Ben Watkins, better known as “The Rock Hill Bad Boy,” dominated action in the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model race to highlight Lancaster Super Speedway racing Saturday night.

    Watkins and Doug Sanders were on the front row for the 20-car field.

    The grandstand fans were on their feet as were the fans in the pits as the popular BROLM has been bringing in some of the largest Late Model fields that Lancaster Super Speedway has seen in years.

    At the green flag, Watkins, Sanders, Mike Huey and Adam Yarbrough battled for the lead entering turn one.

  • Teams ready to hit

    Lancaster County teams hit the second phase of their preseason practices as teams can officially don full gear for contact drills today.

    County teams have been at it since last Friday as they work toward their season openers later this month.

    Following is a look at each team.

    - Lancaster is working with between 75-80 players in the Bruins drills, which opened last Friday morning at the LHS soccer practice fields adjacent to North Elementary School.