Today's News

  • Total Control strong in Battle of the Border meet

    The Total Control Power Club of Elgin had a major hand in helping South Carolina defeat North Carolina in the recent Battle of the Border Powerlifting and Bench Press meet in Charlotte at the Dowd YMCA.

    “There was a lot of pride and determination in this meet,” said Terry Marshall of Total Control. “Our guys did an outstanding job.”

    Wade McAteer, in the the 242-pound weight class, had a 1,504 total – 556.5 squat, 473.7 bench press and 473.7 dead lift.

  • Smith wins in Clash South race

    Jeff Smith won the battle to win the first-ever Clash South Tour race at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    “I had great horsepower under the hood and we were fast tonight,” Smith said in victory lane.

    Smith was able to net $4,000 for the 40-lap win.

    Ross Bailes, in his No. 87, set the fastest time in qualifying, 18.540. The time was a new track record, topping Dennis Franklin’s 18.573 set in September of 2008. The second-fastest time was set by the No. 09 of Johnny Pursley in 18.708.

  • Imagine that... I never got his name

    It was all I could do to keep quiet.

    This young fella sitting beside me started snickering and pointing at an older gentleman who was walking by.

    The lips of the old man (who by the way, was about my age) were moving, but he wasn’t saying anything.

    I didn’t see anything strange about his behavior at all. It looked perfectly normal to me. 

    Bless Pete, I used to do it all the time when I was growing up.

    Evidently, this young upstart is not attune to the wonderful world of invisible friends.

  • Know signs, symptoms of diabetes

    The numbers are staggering.

    Every 25 seconds, someone in America is diagnosed with diabetes.

    Right now, there are 23.6 million Americans living with diabetes. That’s almost 8 percent of the United States population.

    There are nearly six million more people living with diabetes who don’t know it. That includes an estimated 415,000 South Carolinians, said Lori Moseley, program manager of the Diabetes Education Clinic at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • Retrieved bowl stirs WWII memories for Billy Ray Deese

    At times, the line between love and hate can be paper thin.

    That notion is one Billy Ray “Reb” Deese can attest to when he holds the bowl displayed on the kitchen table of his home.

    Most wouldn’t give the white glazed china dish a second glance. But that bowl – and how it ended up on Holly Dale Drive – is the story of Deese’s life. For Deese, it’s more second chance than second glance.

  • County maps out needs at its planning session

    Software improvements, better equipment and larger county facilities were all items discussed at Lancaster County Council’s recent county planning session.

    Held earlier this month, council met for its annual planning session to discuss priority projects for the county. This includes programmatic priorities, such as improved information technology services for county departments, as well as capital priorities such as the construction of bridges or road resurfacing. Council also discussed potential areas for cuts and cost savings.

  • Authorities believe man accidentally shot himself with stolen gun

    INDIAN LAND – A Fort Mill man apparently accidentally shot himself with a stolen weapon after a burglary and robbery at an Indian Land home early Thursday.

    Larry Joe Smith, 29, of 113 Allison St., Fort Mill, was taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after the incident, said Lt. Mike Baker of the York County Sheriff’s Office. His condition was unavailable on Thursday afternoon.

  • Group to hold crime march

    Kimberly Cox remembers the strong support from other residents as they marched the streets of Lancaster in a stand against violence.

    This was in October, when Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS) hosted its first crime awareness march.

    That day, people of all ages joined together to make a statement against violence and crime.

    Cox, vice-president of LAPS, hopes for a similar outcome this weekend.

    LAPS is holding its second crime march, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday outside Southside Early Childhood Center, 500 Hampton Road, Lancaster.

  • 'Eggstravaganza' set for Saturday

    One Easter event this weekend will not only allow children to collect eggs, but will also give them a chance to win one of several special prizes.

    The Lancaster Downtown Business Association is hosting its first-ever Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday.

    Children will be able to stop by 13 different businesses in downtown Lancaster that are each serving as an “egg station.” The participants will roam from one location to the next, collecting a plastic egg at each stop that is filled with candy and other treats.  

  • Yard sale to benefit Family Promise

    If you have any unused clothes, accessories or appliances laying around the house, start gathering them. Those items may go a long way in helping the underprivileged in Lancaster County.

    Family Promise of Lancaster, a network of churches that provide housing for the homeless, is preparing to host a major yard sale on April 24.