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Today's News

  • Mangum prevails in LMS dirt duel

    Lancaster Motor Speedway fans were treated to a tough dirt duel in the NDRA Crate Late Model race on Saturday night.

    The front row featured heat winners Timbo Mangum and Brandy Baker, and the fans were on their feet for the race.

    When the green flag dropped, Baker and Mangum were side by side entering turns one and two. Coming out of turn two, Mangum held the lead over Baker.

  • Woman upset about ripped American flag

    Renee Bozeman’s sister bought her an American flag for her birthday, July 8, last year.

    When Bozeman moved to Lancaster County three years ago to be close to her daughter and grandchildren, she always said the only thing missing from her Springdale Road home was a flag.

    Bozeman said her twin sister, Roxanne, came down from Pennsylvania last year to celebrate their birthday and the Fourth of July together.

  • Lancaster Futbol Club off to strong start in play

    The Lancaster Futbol Club kicked off its 2010 summer soccer program with the boys’ group entering 3v3 competition in tournament play.

    The team’s first tournament was in Lancaster where they played against local and teams from around the state.

    The LFC team, consisting of Justin Knight, Jaden Driggers, Chase Christensen, Chad Kiser, Kola George, Austin Blackwell, and coached by Lon Christensen, rallied from a slow start to place third.

    The boys then returned to their training regimen and began working toward their next tournament in Mooresville, N.C.

  • Chester County development still on go, says Graham

    CHESTER – Developer Melvin Graham said Monday that Montrose, a planned multi-billion dollar development off Interstate 77 in Chester County, is for sale, as was reported last week.

    However, Graham said that doesn’t mean the property’s status is any different than it has been for the past four years.

    “Nothing has changed with Montrose,” Graham said. “Of course, it is for sale. I’m a real estate developer. Everything I’ve ever owned is for sale.”

  • Fireworks a bang-up business

    While many businesses have seen a sharp drop in sales due to the sour economy, local fireworks dealers say they are doing quite well.

    David Smith, manager of Phantom Fireworks in Indian Land, said business took a slight dip in 2009, but this year, sales have been steady. “Buy one, get one free” discounts and membership to a discount group called the Phantom Club have proved to be attractive to customers.

    Smith believes business will continue to improve.

  • Churches unite to provide fresh vegetables

    Eight area churches are partnering with the Society of St. Andrew to provide fresh, in-season vegetables for needy families in Lancaster this summer.

    Dubbed Squash Out Hunger, the ministry includes Eastside Baptist, Hopewell United Methodist, New Hope AME Zion, Spring Hill Baptist, Tabernacle United Methodist, Union Baptist, Unity ARP and Zion United Methodist churches.

  • Communities to host Fourth of July parades

    From Rich Hill to Heath Springs to Charlesboro, the southern portion of Lancaster County plans to show its patriotism with Fourth of July parades.

    Only this year, the communities will hold their parades on July 3, due to July 4 being on a Sunday.

    Heath Springs

    The town of Heath Springs has held a Fourth of July parade since 1990, when the town celebrated its centennial, Mayor Ann Taylor said.

  • Six candidates to vie for two seats in Heaths Springs town election

    HEATH SPRINGS - The town of Heath Springs is gearing up for its regular election next month.

    Two Town Council seats are up for grabs in the election, which will be held July 13 at Town Hall.

    Heath Springs Town Council seats are at-large, so the two candidates who receive the most votes will win. The election is non-partisan.

    The two incumbents, Jannette Hilliard and Eddie Moore, are running for re-election. They face Iva Lee Drakeford, Frankie Melton, Joey Plyler and Wilma Jean Turner. Filing began on June 1 and ended June 15.

  • Paving to begin today on S.C. 160

    INDIAN LAND – Motorists can look forward to a smoother drive as construction crews get ready to pave a portion of S.C. 160 in Indian Land.

    Kenneth Wilson, S.C. Department of Transportation construction engineer for Lancaster County, said crews will begin paving a segment of S.C. 160 between Barberville Road and Possum Hollow Road at 7 p.m. today.

  • Council to look at additions to budget

    County Council will discuss a few possible additions to the county’s 2010-11 budget at its Tuesday meeting.

    As council prepares for final reading of the budget, County Administrator Steve Willis said several council members have asked to review two additions to the county’s magistrate court system.