Today's News

  • Lancaster Super Speedway opens for 2017 racing season Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway will crank up its 2017 racing season with Pepsi Night at the half-mile oval Saturday.

    The ever-popular Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series will be here to launch the 2017 LSS racing season in grand fashion.

    The Carolina Clash Super Late Models will be racing for $5,000 to highlight opening night at the track.

  • Lancers drop three of four games

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers dropped an 8-3 loss to Indian Hills Community College (Iowa) to cap play in its four-games at Emerson, Ga., on Sunday.

    The Lancers, 21-7, had only five hits, one each from Jared Williams, Josh Evans, Evan Edwards, Rusty Grayson and Evan Flynn.

    Kipp Rollings, 4-2 on the season, took the loss in six innings of work. He allowed six runs, two earned runs, six hits and two walks.

  • School board signs $20M contract for IL elementary

    The Lancaster County school board has approved a contract for the construction of a third elementary school to serve Indian Land students.
    The $20,673,545 construction contract with Edcon Inc. was signed Tuesday morning, March 14.
    Edcon will build a 1,170-student facility on U.S. 521 just south of Rebound Road.
    Edcon’s bid will allow the district to build the school for 200 more students than the minimum 970 students the base bid required, according to Lancaster County School District Superintendent Gene Moore.

  • Man pleads guilty in 2015 burglary spree

    A Waxhaw, N.C., man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday for his role in a string of break-ins across rural Lancaster County in late 2015.
    Johnny Ray Pyatt pleaded guilty Monday to nine counts of second-degree burglary, two counts of petty larceny and one count of larceny/breaking into motor vehicles.
    Pyatt and his two co-defendants, Joshua Lee Whitaker of Lancaster and Bobby Charles Wallace of Waxhaw, were accused of breaking into vehicles and outbuildings at homes in the areas of Heath Spring, Kershaw, Buford and along Flat Creek Road.

  • City unveils snazzier, more useful website

    The city of Lancaster launched an updated website last week to better suit the needs of its users.
    “Light years ahead of what we had,” said Teresa Meeks, the city’s director of support services. She said www.lancastercitysc.com allows for easy navigation compared to the city’s previous website.  
    “We had been in dire straights of a new website for some time. Ours was quite old and outdated,” she said. “It’s a whole lot more user-friendly than what we had.”

  • 15 candidates to slug it out in 5th District

    The field of 15 candidates is set for the upcoming special election to succeed Mick Mulvaney in the U.S. House.
    The two-week-long filing period ended at noon Monday, with three Democrats, seven Republicans and five third-party candidates signing up for the 5th District race.
    Mulvaney, the Indian Land Republican who had just won his fourth congressional term in November, resigned in February when he became President Trump’s budget director.

  • Kim Bucher gets probation for neglecting disabled wife

    Four months after the death of his incapacitated wife, Kim Bucher of Lancaster has pleaded guilty to neglecting her health, but he avoided jail time and will serve five years’ probation on the charge.
    Bucher, 74, was charged last May with neglect of a vulnerable adult – his wife, Mary Bucher, who had suffered several strokes. She was unresponsive at Springs Memorial Hospital for four months, then transported to Ohio to be near relatives. She died Nov. 2 at age 63.

  • McClancy protesters calmer, but lose again

    Indian Land residents, wearing their trademark red shirts and carrying protest signs, filled the county council’s chambers to its capacity of 110 Monday night, urging officials to reject McClancy Seasoning’s rezoning request.
    The meeting was much calmer than the one two weeks ago, when a crowd stormed out after losing the vote, but the outcome was the same. Council passed the second of three required readings on the rezoning ordinance, this time by a closer margin of 4-3.

  • Winter wonder

    A fast-moving storm blanketed Lancaster County with several inches of heavy, gorgeous snow Sunday morning, but it caused few problems and melted away in the afternoon.

    Duke Energy reported 1,149 customers lost power briefly, and many churches canceled morning worship as a precaution.
    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said the county got off easy, calling it “a beautiful snow that we could actually enjoy.”

  • Knights celebrate 50 years

     J.B. “Bill” and Martha Outen Knight celebrated their 50th anniversary on Feb. 25, 2017.

    They were married Feb. 25, 1967, in Lancaster.

    The Knight’s have one daughter, Cyndi Knight Hudson; one son, Russell M. Knight; a daughter-in-law, Melissa Sokel Knight; and four grandchildren.

    Bill and Martha are both retired from Springs Inc.