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Today's News

  • Bringing back The Patio drive-in

    Tim Moseley represents the past and the future of The Patio eatery in Lancaster. 

    Back in 1978, Moseley worked as a car hop at the popular drive-in restaurant at 1114 Great Falls Highway, on the southern end of town. It first opened in the 1940s.  

    Those were the days when business was booming. But after a few changes in ownership, the restaurant closed in 2006.

  • Great Falls Propane opens location in Lancaster

    From Release

    Great Falls Propane, 1509 Pageland Highway, has opened its doors. The store boasts a new state-of-the-art, interactive gas appliance showroom and customer service center that  includes a propane filling station (for gas grill cylinders and RV’s) with drive-through service.

  • Make a big difference by helping with HOPE

    HOPE needs help. Helping Other People Effectively (HOPE) of Lancaster aids the community through its roster of caring volunteers.
    HOPE in Lancaster Inc. is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that provides short-term emergency assistance to those in crisis.
    HOPE has a crisis of its own. During the summer months, volunteer help tends to drop a bit with helpers taking vacation.
    At the same time, those in need, no matter the situation, need assistance.
    The clients can’t wait as their plight never takes time off.

  • Progress continues on Veterans Monument

    We continue to see a steady progress on the Veterans Monument since our last report May 29.
    Installation of underground utilities is complete. The three sections of curved wall that will hold panels of inlaid granite with veterans’ names has been built, but is not complete.
    Brick pavers purchased by sponsors and supporters have been laid. Cutting of the stone for the base and cap are complete. Cutting of the stone for the 10-foot mid-section is scheduled for the last week of July and the first week of August.

  • Neff officially joins Giants

    By Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    Steven Neff is officially a member of the San Francisco Giants’ organization.
    Neff, a former Lancaster High School and Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball star, joined the Giants’ organization Friday when he signed with the 2010 World Champions in Scottsdale, Ariz.

  • Ozone all-stars stay alive in tourney

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone all-stars stayed alive with their second win of the state tournament at Sumter’s Patriots Park where the locals topped Pine View of Columbia, 4-3 on Monday night.
    Eric Hall, who worked five innings, was the winning pitcher with nine strikeouts. He allowed three hits. Christian Sinclair, who worked an inning, earned the save with two strikeouts.
    Neal Taylor paced the Lancaster offense with a two-run home run and a double. Hall also drilled a double for the winners.

  • Buford Bandit claims Pure Street win

    Michael Knight
    For The Lancaster News
    There was plenty of racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.  Here’s a recap of the night’s action.
    Super Street
    Heat race winners: “The Gambler” Brandy Baker and Brent Hodges

  • A celebration for Chase

    Thursday evening will be all about Chase Gordon.

    That's when the 4-year-old is expected to be greeted by scores of well-wishers at the Lancaster Walmart and will leave will several gifts – all in an effort to show love and make him feel special.  

    The scene will be the latest episode of the Walmart Hearts program. The super center holds these functions across the nation to recognize children dealing with illnesses, handicaps or any other life-altering issues. 

  • SLED charges Kershaw inmate with murder

    A man who's been serving time at Kershaw Correctional Institution now faces a murder charge. 

    The S.C. Law Enforcement Division has charged Robert “Bobby” Louis Vaida, 51, with murder in the death of Sandra Kinard. Her body was found on the side of a frontage road in Calhoun County on Feb. 13, 1996. 

    Authorities say Vaida assaulted Kinard in Lexington County, which led to her death. 

    SLED announced the murder charge Friday. 

  • Phone scam turns into death threat

    A Lancaster woman says she received a death threat after a phone scammer tried to get money from her. 

    The woman, a Clinton Avenue resident, told police she got a call Friday night from a man asking is she received a letter indicating she won $1 million, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    The woman said she threw the letter away. The caller asked her to wire him $2,500 through Western Union, the report said.