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Today's News

  • LMS caps season with exciting racing

    Marty Spittle highlighted the final night of 2011 racing at Lancaster Motor Speedway with an exciting win in the Vintage main event Saturday night.

    The Vintage main event front row had Ben Helms and Steve Davis.

  • National commercial features USCL

    The Native American studies program and the Catawba pottery collection at the University of South Carolina Lancaster is getting some coast-to-coast exposure.

    It is being featured as one of three segments in a national television commercial for the University of South Carolina that is getting airplay during Gamecocks sporting events. It is also broadcast during “The Steve Spurrier Show.”

  • Harris Teeter pharmacy robbed

    INDIAN LAND – The pharmacy inside Harris Teeter No. 372 at Carolina Commons on Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) was held up just before 12:50 p.m. Tuesday.

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies responded immediately and are now combing the area looking for a suspect, who may be armed and left the store on foot. Tracking dogs are en route to the scene as well.

  • Armed robber strikes IL Walmart

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Authorities are searching for an armed robber who stole several prescription medicines from the Indian Land Walmart Sunday afternoon.
    The man, seen on surveillance footage wheeling a shopping cart moments before the robbery, walked to the store's pharmacy at about 2:15 p.m. The man then acted as if he was armed with a gun and demanded several medications.
    A clerk gave him the medication and he ran from the store.

  • Meet your Neighbor – Rev. Randy Mellichamp

    Name: Rev. Randy Mellichamp

    Age: 40

    Address: Potter Road

    Family: Wife, Michelle (give her age – are you kidding?); three sons, Nathan, 13, Andrew, 8, and Caleb, 3

    Job: Minister of Camp Creek Baptist and Haven Creek Baptist churches

    Hobbies: Golf, family and church

  • I really dug up our past

    My wife wanted some nice, fresh sand around a flower bed. 

    It was a simple request, and just as any well-intentioned man of the house would do, I managed to postpone it as long as possible. 

    However, my excuse well had run dry. This was one honey-do task I was not looking forward to. 

    At first, I considered a trip to Porter-Belk Lumber Co. for a couple bags of sand. But, hey, that costs money. 

    These days, with all of this green-thinking, recycling is back in style. 

  • Tori Roberts unique birthday wish comes true

     

    KERSHAW – Before Tuesday’s volleyball game between Andrew Jackson High School and Central of Pageland is over, there is a chance that the Lady Vols’ Tori Roberts may be called on to serve. 

    It may be her 17th birthday, but she won’t let that cause a distraction. 

    Tori has the determination to succeed at everything she does. Just ask Pastor Pablo Tayupanda and his wife, Marcella. 

  • ‘Rachel’s Challenge’ comes to Andrew Jackson Middle

    Reece Murphy 

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    High School senior Rachel Joy Scott knew she was going to die young.

    And she did, shot to death on April 20, 1999 as she sat outside on the lawn at school eating lunch with a friend – the first victim of the tragic Columbine High School massacre.

    That Rachel had such a premonition came as no surprise to those who knew her, she’d often talked about how she just knew it, how she accepted it as fact.

  • Continental to expand, add jobs

    INDIAN LAND – The good times are still rolling for Continental Tire.

    The national tire manufacturer announced plans Thursday to increase its presence in South Carolina, both with the expansion of its headquarters in Indian Land and construction of a new tire manufacturing plant in Sumter County. 

    Over the next 10 years, Continental Tire the Americas plans to invest $500 million in the creation of its new plant in Sumter County as a way to meet demand from retailers and automotive manufacturers, according to a press release. 

  • Writer praises law officers

    I would like to thank our Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile. This man has a tremendous load to handle. He is doing a wonderful job. He comes from a law enforcement background and he knows every aspect of law enforcement.
    We, as a society, are quick to criticize. But when praise is due, we forget.
    I, for one, call them every holiday and thank them and also our Police Chief Harlean Howard. She is also doing a great job. She is an asset to the city of Lancaster. God bless you too, Chief Howard.
    These people risk their lives every day for us.