Today's News

  • Intimidator equals tourism

    A new high-speed roller coaster could help boost the state’s economy, attracting tourists and creating several jobs, said Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer at an unveiling March 26.

    Bauer was one of several people to speak last week at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Carowinds’ newest roller coaster, the Dale Earnhardt-themed Intimidator. Carowinds is an amusement park located near I-77 on the border of North and South Carolina.  

  • City Council to discuss former employee grievance today

    There is a special City Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in the City Council chambers. The agenda includes citizen comments, employee comments and an executive session to review a grievance filed by a former city employee.

    Pat Parsons, a sergeant with the Lancaster Police Department, was fired March 2 following complaints from Angela Thompson and her son, LaDarius Truesdale.

    The city of Lancaster's employee grievance committee recently voted to reinstate Parsons, a former detective.

    Check our Web site later for an update on the meeting.

  • Lancaster Speedway sports action-packed night in opener

    The 56th Lancaster Motor Speedway was a beautiful Saturday night for racing with a packed house.

    With heat winners Randy Smith and Chad Paxton on the front row for the limited late model race, the fans knew this race was going to be interesting with $2,000 on the line.

  • Lancers sweep Fire Ants

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers swept three games from host USC-Sumter over the weekend.

    The Lancers blanked Sumter 2-0 behind Taylor Johnson, 1-2, who worked seven innings and hurled a two-hitter. He fanned five and allowed two walks.

    Chip Mallory had a hit and drove in a run. David Stone drove in a run.

    Dedric Mingo, Dee Jones, Taylor Johnson and Michael Cobb each had a hit. Will Simpson drilled a double.

  • Bruins avenge loss to Vols

    Lancaster gained revenge in the rematch.

    A week after Andrew Jackson rolled to a 12-3 road baseball win over rival Lancaster, the Bruins turned the diamond tables on the Vols.

    Lancaster scored at least one run in all but two innings on the way to an 18-11 win over AJ on Saturday afternoon.

    Bruins hurler Trai Sanders worked five innings and allowed three hits and two walks. He fanned four in the win. Ritchie Robinson worked the final two innings for LHS.

  • AJ's Miller solid in all-star action

    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH Andrew Jackson High School basketball standout Ryan Miller once again proved he belonged.

    Miller, AJ’s 6-5 senior star, had a solid game in the 62nd annual North-South game at North Myrtle Beach High School on Saturday afternoon.

    Miller’s North team took a 113-104 loss in a game, which was fast-paced from start to finish.

    Miller, in 18 minutes of play, scored five points and grabbed nine rebounds, seven on the defensive end.

  • Volunteers vex Bruins

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers lowered the boom at Doomsday Corner on Saturday afternoon.

    The Vols, 8-2, 3-0, routed the host Lancaster Bruins 12-3 for their first win over LHS in 20-plus years.

    Winning pitcher Tripp Rollings went five innings and allowed an earned run, four walks and two hits. The freshman right-hander struck out four. Rollings aided the AJ effort with three hits, four runs batted in and scored a run.

    Adam Eubanks hurled two frames and yielded two earned runs, three hits and two walks. Eubanks fanned two.

  • Summer school costs to increase

    Summer school costs for local students are going up.

    The Lancaster County school board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve 2010 summer school fees for middle and high school students.

    The cost for a middle school student is $100, a $75 increase.

    High school students who take a summer school course will pay $250, a $50 increase.

    Students out of district will be charged $350, also a $50 increase from last year.

    The cost for high school students taking recovering content is $150, the same price as last year.

  • I enjoy being in the movie business

    It’s never smart to utter the phrase, “Boy, I’ve learned my lesson. I’m never gonna do that again.”

    It’s often been said that the road to perdition is paved with good intentions.

    I might not intend to make the same lapse in judgment, but chances are likely that I will, and have.

    I wasn’t always a choirboy.

    A couple of years ago I shared my rather shady adventures passing out picture show programs.

    Hey, at the time it seemed like a good idea, especially when the pay involved free movie passes.

  • Logging truck wreck blocks Flat Creek Road

    Flat Creek Road (S.C. 903) between Potter and Rocky River roads was shut down early Monday morning after a car was struck by a logging truck.

    The wreck happened about 8 a.m. east of the intersection of Flat Creek and Antioch Church roads, just past the Korner Kupboard.

    At the scene, volunteer firefighters were working to control a leaking “saddlebag” diesel tank on the passenger side of the empty logging truck.

    Firefighters cleared up from the wreck scene about 9:30 a.m. Monday.