Today's News

  • Lancaster Speedway set for 2010 opener

    Lancaster Motor Speedway opens its 56th dirt track racing season Saturday night with the headliner, the Limited Late Model division $2,000 to win race.

    Some of the top drivers from the Carolinas and Georgia will be here. The Saturday card is  Crate Late Models, Crate Sportsman, Super Street, Pure Street, Super Stock 4, Young Guns V8, and Vintage.

    2009 points champions gearing up to defend their titles include Mike Huey in LLM, Brandy Baker in CLM and SS, Travis Payne in CS, Steve Hinson in PS, Jeffrey McGuirt SS4, Young Guns Andrew Yandle and Vintage Kenneth Deese.

  • Lady Bruins roll in softball victories

    The Lancaster High Lady Bruins notched a pair of Region IV-AAAA softball wins, including a pitching gem by senior hurler Anna Howey.

    Howey hurled a no-hitter, a walk shy of a perfect game on Tuesday when the LHS girls rolled to a 17-0 win over South Pointe.

    Howey, who aided the offense with three hits, struck out 11 and faced 16 batters, one over the minimum. She walked one.

    Shay McIlwain drilled four hits and Katy Ghent generated three hits. Crystal Cauthen, Kelsey Baker and Almesha Catoe each had two hits. Cherrell Cousar clubbed a three-run home run.

  • LHS soccer team off to fast start

    The 9-0-2 Bruin boys soccer team is off to its best start in recent seasons.

    The LHS boys, who won the Red Rose Classic at Indian Land and went unbeaten in the Chester Preseason soccer tournament, have played with a great deal of confidence, aggressiveness and tactical intensity to date.

    The Bruins are led by a strong senior class, which includes Carlos White, goalkeeper; Washington Kofi, defense; Paul Munoz, defense; Tommy Cranney, defense; Alex Roach, midfield; Drew Christensen, striker; Matt White, striker; and Kwame Austin, striker.

  • Lady Vols hoping to improve on win total

    Seventeen wins in a softball season would be a banner campaign for most high school teams, but not for the Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers.

    The Lady Vols of veteran coach Steve Middleton went 17-9 last spring, but he noted “that’s our first non 20-win season in quite a while.”

    For the Lady Vols to get back to that 20-win plateau, Middleton said AJ must play tough defense.

  • LHS girls soccer continuing winning ways

    The 2009 Lady Bruins’ soccer team established a winning aggressive style of play that has been firmly implanted and is bearing fruit with the 2010 squad.

    The tradition started by those seniors has shaped the 2010 Lady Bruins soccer team into an aggressive, intense and charismatic group. The LHS girls won the Chester Preseason Tournament for the second straight season.

    The 7-0 Lady Bruins have played well in the non-conference schedule and opened region play with a convincing 7-0 home victory over South Pointe on Tuesday.

  • Defense, pitching key for Warriors' baseball

    INDIAN LAND Indian Land High School baseball coach Alan LeRoy is hoping the second time around holds better days this season.

    A year ago, the Warriors, in LeRoy’s first season leading the IL team, fell short in their quest for a Class A Upper State baseball playoff berth.

    The Warriors were 5-12, 4-7, seeing their postseason hopes fade in a 4-2 loss to county foe Buford to decide the Conference III-A fourth-place qualifier.

  • $25.3M OK’d for work on 4 bridges

    Four Lancaster County bridges will soon receive major overhauls thanks to a federal funding program.

    The estimated cost of the four projects is  $25.3 million.

    As part of the Federal Aid Bridge Program, the county has been allocated funding for four bridges in need of repair.

    They include the bridge over McAlpine Creek on Harrisburg Road in Indian Land, the bridge over Cane Creek on S.C. 200, the Catawba River bridge on S.C. 9 and the bridge over Hanging Rock Creek on Shop Road near Kershaw.

  • Breaking News Witness leads deputies to suspected bank robber

    KERSHAW – Sheriff’s deputies caught a suspected bank robber minutes after First Palmetto Savings Bank was robbed Monday afternoon.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has charged Rian Michael Lopez, 21, of Lincolnton, N.C., with entering a bank with intent to steal which is a felony.

    According to a press release, Lopez went into First Palmetto Savings Bank, at 301 N. Hampton St., about noon and approached a bank teller.

  • Woman, 42, dies in wreck on U.S. 521

    A 42-year-old Kershaw woman died after she crashed into a logging truck on U.S. 521 on Wednesday afternoon.

    The 4:05 p.m. crash happened about 1 mile south of Lancaster near Carolina Christian Academy.

    Reba Morgan Sims, of 503 Floyd Road, was pronounced dead at the scene by Lancaster County Chief Deputy Coroner Karla Knight Deese.

    She died of blunt force trauma, Deese said.

  • EDENMOOR: Fact versus fiction

    INDIAN LAND – Who owns Edenmoor? How much money is the stalled development costing taxpayers? And as roads and empty lots have started to crumble throughout the neighborhood, is there an end date in sight for the completion of the development?

    County residents – especially those in the Panhandle – have been asking these questions for years about the unfinished 800-acre development located off U.S. 521 between Jim Wilson Road and S.C. 75 in Indian Land.