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Today's News

  • Speedway to induct five into Hall of Fame

    There are five names on one of the backstretch signs at Lancaster Speedway.

    That sign marks the names of local racing legends Carl Brownell, Billy Causey, Kenny Polston, Wade Small and Ira Small. They are the members of the local half-mile dirt track’s Hall of Fame.

    After Saturday night, that list of names will be a lot longer.

    The names of a former track owner, a car builder and three drivers who knew how to maneuver down the backstretch into one of the banked turns will be added to the sign.

  • Man arrested for stealing tablet from restaurant

    Officers arrested a Lancaster man July 25 after connecting him to the theft of an electronic tablet from a fast-food restaurant earlier that week. 

    James Keith Spears, 23, 705 Community Lane, was arrested and charged with petit larceny, according to information released by the Lancaster Police Department. 

    The arrest came less than a day after officers asked for help from the community in tracking down who stole a Kindle Fire tablet from a booth inside McDonald’s, at 316 S.C. 9 Bypass.

  • Woman reports being hit by car

    Police are still hashing out exactly what happened to a Lancaster woman who reported she was struck by a car and knocked to the ground early Tuesday, July 31.

    Officers found the woman at about 4:15 a.m. after responding to a 911 call in the 300 block of East Dunlap Street, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    The 56-year-old Lancaster woman, who approached their patrol car holding her right arm and wrist, said she was walking in the area of East Dunlap Street near Willowlake Road when she was struck by a red car.

  • Florence halts P-31 run

     

       

    Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball coach Quinton Rodgers was hoping to better the team’s 2011 record of five wins this season.

  • Hall of Fame race highlights action at LMS on Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway action this week will include the LMS Hall of Fame race, with these great drivers/car owners being inducted into the Lancaster Motor Speedway Hall of Fame – Clyde Norwood, Doug Aldridge, David Taylor, Tommy Mungo and former Lancaster Motor Speedway owner Jim Mahaffey.

  • Dixie Boys 13 all-stars finish as state runners-up

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 13 baseball all-stars finished as the state runner-up in the tournament at Bluffton on Wednesday, July 25.

    Sumter, which received a bye, rolled to a 16-0 win over the Lancaster 13s in the state title game.

  • Scrimmages ahead for county teams

     

       

    Lancaster County high school football coaches will have a good idea about the progress of their teams with upcoming scrimmages.

  • Chick-fil-A supporters respond to boycott request

    Lines of Chick-fil-A supporters snaked around the two Lancaster County locations about noon Wednesday during Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. The restaurant became the subject of controversy after Dan Cathy, Chick-fil-A CEO, told the Biblical Recorder that his company supported the “biblical definition of a family.”

  • State tax-free holiday coming up

    Heads up, parents! Here come two blatantly obvious observations: 1) It’s not cheap raising young’uns; and 2) every penny counts when you are raising children.

    Which brings us to another blatantly obvious observation: If you do have children, and they’re heading back to school Aug. 20, you’d be crazy not to take advantage of the state’s annual sales tax holiday.
    And it’s right around the corner.

  • Back-to-school budgeting tips

    The days when you could send your kids off to the first day of school with a lunchbox and a hug are long gone. Today’s back-to-school preparations likely include filing out piles of pre-enrollment paperwork, lining up carpools and, of course, the dreaded shopping excursions for clothes and school supplies.

    If you’re new to this game or simply need a refresher course, here are a few suggestions that can help you save time, money and sanity: