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Today's News

  • Proposed Family Dollar raises ire of Elgin residents

    Robert Wade worries a new Family Dollar store near his Elgin home will mean an increase in crime.

    Rachel Wallace is concerned about what kind of store could move in to the building if the Family Dollar should happen to fail.

    And Carolyn Petroski, who enjoys the rural landscape of her community, fears the business could irrevocably harm her way of life.

  • County's B-3 overlay committee votes to disband

    A Panhandle rezoning plan is in flux once again, as a special committee tasked to clear up zoning concerns in the northern part of the county voted to disband last week.

    The Panhandle/B-3 Overlay Committee, made up of various residents, Lancaster County Council members and representatives from the county planning department, held its last official meeting last week.

    District 1 County Councilman Larry McCullough said the committee had delivered what it had been set up to do and he recommended it disband.

  • Saturday night showcase

    Up to 40 of the nation’s best dirt racing teams will be here on Friday and Saturday.

    The largest dirt racing event in South Carolina state history, Saturday night's Super Late Model feature race, has a $20,000-to-win payday. 

    Not only that, the caution flag will be thrown on lap 65 to set up a 10-lap, throw-caution-to-the-wind mad dash for the big-money checkers.

    “They will be racing for prize money and it all comes down to who wants it the most,” said Lancaster Speedway spokesman Duane Goins.

  • Body found on Mount Carmel Road could be missing PA. man

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Investigators are working to identify a body found along a rural road in the southern part of the county Monday night.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigators found the body after a call from investigators with both the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and the Stroud Area Regional Police in Pennsylvania, according to a sheriff’s office press release issued Tuesday.  

  • Truesdale true champ in athletics

    It’s been quite a senior year for Indian Land High School star athlete Rondreas Truesdale.
    The record-setting quarterback produced a stellar football season, leading the Warriors to a 7-4 mark and a second straight home berth in the Class AA Upper State playoffs.
    He led the state in rushing 2,210 yards and scored 37 touchdowns this season.
    Truesdale also became the fifth Warriors’ player to earn selection to the annual North-South All-Star football game at Myrtle Beach last December.

  • GOP campaign is a circus

    Welcome, children of all ages. This year’s circus has and will continue to provide some of the most death-defying, unbelievable stunts, never before performed in the public arena.
    Keep your eyes on the center ring, as the starring act is changing more quickly than at any time in history. Each week brings a new set of clowns and new approaches to comedy than have ever been presented before.

  • SUV crashes into apartment

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – A mishap in Kershaw resulted in an SUV crashing into an apartment.
    A deputy went to 515 W. Richland St. in Kershaw after 5 p.m. Feb. 26 to see that a red Nissan Pathfinder had struck the home.
    The driver told the deputy he parked the SUV in front of another home at 515 W. Richland St. and had set the parking brake, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report.

  • Experience key for Lady Bruins’ soccer

    Staff Reports
    The Bruin soccer ladies are led by a strong senior class that has been in the program since they were seventh graders.
    Many started, or saw valuable varsity experience when they were freshmen and sophomores.
    Good results are expected this season from the senior class that is led by captains, Sedona Smith, a striker, and Ashley Cauthen, a midfielder.
    Joining these captains are Mallory Blackmon on defense, Morgan Farrar on defense, Mary Beth White at midfield, Lauren White, a striker, and Jada Brice, a back-up keeper.

  • Denkins’ award earns recognition for Vols

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Tyler Denkins’ Andrew Jackson High School football career has been over since early November, but the Volunteers’ star place-kicker is still earning accolades for the Lancaster County Class AA high school.
    Denkins, an All-Region IV-AA football selection and a member of The Lancaster News’ all-county football team, has earned $500 for the Volunteers’ football program.

  • Operation ‘Spring Cleaning’

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A table piled high with bags of drugs and various weapons sat nearby as local authorities revealed charges Friday morning against almost 80 people, part of a joint drug operation conducted during the last year.