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Today's News

  • Hinson takes Pure Street crown at LMS

    The 2011 Lancaster Motor Speedway Pure Street Division points champion is Steve Hinson.

    Hinson, better known as “Burn ’Em Down” Steve Hinson posted a career season during the 2011 racing season.

  • Strong finish nets Red Devils Comporium title

     

       

    KERSHAW – Great Falls used a clutch late flurry to foil Andrew Jackson’s upset bid in the boys championship game of the annual Comporium Christmas Classic at AJ High on Wednesday night.

  • LHS drills Dudley in Upward play

     

       

    The Lancaster Bruins used a familiar formula to roll to a second straight 20-point win in the fourth annual Upward Classic at Dorman High School.

  • Game On!

    A simple food suited for paper plates and disposable utensils has once again become the rage in trendy, high-end restaurants.

    Sliders – small, three-bite burgers – have two personalties, said David Gerard Hogan, a professor of American history at Heidelberg College in  Ohio.  

    According to Hogan, author of “Selling ’em by the Sack: White Castle and the Creation of American Food,” sliders have become a “bifurcated” food, enjoyed by both the upscale and working class.    

  • We need to thank Mississippi voters

    Too often in South Carolina we find our state ranked near the bottom of  some list of the 50 states’ social and economic indexes. The response is often “thank God for Mississippi,” in that somehow we are consoled that at least one state is below us in the rankings.

  • Cocoa for a cure

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – Sam Little came up with a great idea to make raise money – set up a hot chocolate stand.
    Wait a minute. Good idea, but hardly original – kids have been setting up stands of one kind or another for ages, right?
    True enough.
    But 10-year-old Sam had a great location in mind. He set up outside the door of his father’s insurance office in Indian Land, which shares a vestibule with a busy doctor’s office.

  • Man charged in fatal stabbing

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man is in jail for stabbing his roommate to death early Christmas morning, according to officials.
    Yery Hernan Castro Ortega, 30, has been charged with murder in connection with the death of his roommate, Jose Santiago, 26.
    A Lancaster Sheriff’s Office release said deputies went to the men’s home at 2052 Athena Road about 3:20 Christmas morning after receiving a call about a fight.
    When deputies arrived, they found Santiago dead inside.

  • Chester council to hear L&C request

    Denyse Clark
    Landmark News Service
    CHESTER – The Chester County Planning Commission met last week and unanimously approved a rezoning request for the L&C Railway.
    The request was submitted to change property at 4544 Lancaster Highway, Richburg, for chemical manufacturing.
    Chester County Economic Director Karlisa Parker made the request at a Dec. 20 meeting on behalf of L&C Railway. Parker told the planning commission she represented L&C landholdings and asked for the property to be rezoned to ID-3.

  • Three people die in wreck

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating a mysterious automobile accident in Indian Land that claimed the lives of three family members when their car ran off an embankment between bridges on U.S. 521.
    The accident occurred near the new Lancaster County EMS station at Walnut Creek between north- and southbound overpasses above the railroad tracks just north of the intersection at Waxhaw Road (S.C. 75).

  • Kershaw woman abducted, killed

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     The woman who was abducted and murdered across two bordering counties Monday was from Lancaster County.
    Authorities say town of Kershaw resident Beverly Hope Melton, 30, was getting gas at a Jefferson convenience store about 1 p.m. Monday.
    Video surveillance footage from the store showed that Melton was followed from the store by Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 23, who lives in Jefferson, said Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker.