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Today's News

  • Family Promise yard sale April 20-21

    Sherry Archie
    For The Lancaster News
    Thinking about doing some spring cleaning? As you clean up, why not go a step further and clean out? That’s what the volunteers at Family Promise of Lancaster hope you will do.
    They are readily accepting donations of your gently used items from appliances to books for their third annual Giant Yard Sale and Bake Sale to be held April 20-21 at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

  • Salkehatchie looking for families in need of help

    Staff reports
    The Catawba Salkehatchie Camp is looking for residents in Indian Land and Fort Mill who need help with substantial home repairs June 16-23.
    Since 1998, Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church has hosted 60 plus campers each summer for a work week that has helped more than 75 homeowners in Indian Land, Van Wyck and Fort Mill.
    The camp invites referrals from local agencies, such as the Indian Land Council on Aging, S.C. Department of Social Services and the Fort Mill Care Center, as well as local churches and individual concerned citizens.

  • Suspicious fire at building

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A smoky haze surrounded an old, brick Springs Industries building Sunday afternoon as several firefighters worked to extinguish a suspicious fire inside.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies, Lancaster police officers and members of the Lancaster, Gooches Crossroads, McDonald Green and Bell Town volunteer fire departments responded at 6:45 p.m. to 1101 Old Landsford Road. The fire was inside a former Springs general office building, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

  • Woman attacked outside a store

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Deputies are searching for leads in an attack on a woman outside a Lancaster convenience store March 5.
    The attack happened at 1:15 p.m. near The Crossroads Grill, 1667 Memorial Park Road, as a 26-year-old Lancaster woman was leaving the store, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.
    The victim told deputies she was about to get into her car when an unknown woman got out of a blue Ford Explorer and attacked her from behind, pulling her hair and punching her.

  • Hunting club reports damages

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A group of local hunters enlisted the help of authorities after a recent string of burglaries left them with thousands of dollars in damaged and missing property.
    The incidents, which span several months, were reported Feb. 24 after a Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy was called to the 3400 block of Hoke Road in Heath Springs about a report of vandalism, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

  • Girl Scouts will celebrate 100th anniversary at courthouse Sunday

    Staff Reports
    All Girl Scouts, former Girl Scouts, Girl Scout leaders and the community are invited to a 100th anniversary celebration of Girl Scouting from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Historic Lancaster County Courthouse and Museum on Main Street in Lancaster.
    There will be displays on the history of Girl Scouting in Lancaster County and activities for Girl Scouts. Those who participate will earn a 100th anniversary patch.
    Participants are asked to bring Girl Scout photos, scrapbooks, memorabilia and memories to share. For details, call (803) 374-9994.

  • Two-night special highlihts track opener

     

       

    Lancaster Motor Speedway cranks up its 58th season with a bang this weekend when the inaugural Carolina Crown will be held Friday and Saturday at the half-mile dirt oval.

  • Lancers sweep Pioneers

     

       

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers extended their win streak to nine games with an impressive weekend sweep of 13th-ranked Spartanburg Methodist College.

  • Vols’ rally falls short in home loss to Stallions

    Andrew Jackson fought back from an early 13-0 deficit and made it interesting in a 17-12 loss to Class AAA South Pointe High of Rock Hill on Monday night.

    The Stallions led 16-1 after two innings, but the Volunteers ignited and battled to the end.

  • Getting track ready to race is no simple task

    By the time, the cars hit the track’s high banks each week at Lancaster Speedway, more hours than anyone can count have been spent getting the clay racing surface ready to go.

    “You can’t come up there and unlock the gate at 4 o’clock on Saturday afternoon and put on a good show,” said former track owner Herbert Murray. “It’s a full time job in every way.”