Today's News

  • Sun City club gives Santa a helping hand

    Beverly Lane Lorenz
    For The Lancaster News

    Santa Claus had a huge request list to fill this year, with many letters coming from Lancaster County. To keep ahead of the demand, elves in Sun City Carolina Lakes set to work before the end of November to help out the jolly old elf.
    The Thanksgiving food drive had barely wrapped up when the SCCL Volunteers & Helping Hands Club set up the annual Angel Tree the following day. 

  • Horse killed in traffic accident on Grace Avenue

    A horse was killed Dec. 26 when it ran across Grace Avenue in Lancaster County and was hit by an oncoming vehicle.
    The accident occurred at 8:57 a.m., about half a mile west of the city of Lancaster.
    Jason Harris, 40, was driving his 2000 Toyota pickup east on Grace Avenue when the horse ran out in front of him.
    Harris, who was wearing his seat belt, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Springs Memorial Hospital.
    The horse’s owner was unknown and no charges had been filed in the incident by press time Thursday.

  • 1 gift = 1 New Year’s gala ticket

    ATLANTA – Lancaster native Ja’Von Crockett is giving back to children in Atlanta hospitals who suffer from leukemia by throwing a New Year’s Eve gala that only costs one wrapped gift per guest.
    Crockett, a celebrity cosmetologist and barber who has lived in Atlanta the last 17 years, is hosting the Crème de la Crème All White Affair at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Atlanta Ritz Carlton.
    “I decided to donate my time so these kids can smile,” Crockett said. “Whatever it takes, I’m willing to do it.”

  • USCS Sprint Cars to return to Lancaster Motor Speedway

    The new management at Lancaster Motor Speedway will be keeping a tradition alive, as the USCS Sprint Car Series will be returning to the half-mile dirt track in April and July.

    The first LMS race in April will be on April 7, while the second race will be July 21.

    The USCS sprint cars usually average around 16-20 cars everytime they come to LMS.

    The USCS Sprint Cars have brought the biggest crowds for the past three years to LMS.

    The sprint car fans fill the grandstands and pits every single time.

  • County may extend Founders’ tax deal

    The county is on the verge of extending its current fee-in-lieu of taxes (FILOT) agreement with Founders Federal Credit Union, though one councilman remains apprehensive about the proposal.
    “If we do it for one, we should do it for any of ’em,” said Lancaster County Councilman Jack Estridge, noting the extension could set a precedent.   
    Estridge voted to approve the first two readings, but said he remains unsure about how the county will benefit from the extension.

  • Maness, Pardue win titles at Women’s National Powerlifting

    HEATH SPRINGS – Candice Maness and Priscilla Pardue produced strong showings in the Women’s National Powerlifting meet held at the Charlotte Marriott in late fall.

    Maness won the Masters IV 165-pound class with a total of 793.5 pounds, 360 kilos.

    In the bench press, Maness had a 192.9-pound effort – 87.5 kilos.

    She squatted 303 pounds, 137.5 kilos and had a 297.6-pound dead lift, 135 kilos.

    Pardue posted the title in the Masters III 132-pound class with 705.2 pounds, 320 kilos.

  • Warriors top Highlanders in York tourney

    The Indian Land High School basketball team snapped a five-game skid in a big way Wednesday in the opening round of the Wing Bonz Holiday Basketball Tournament at York High School.

    The Warriors, ending their slide, opened play in the three-day tourney with a 58-43 win over Heathwood Hall, a Columbia area private school.

    The Warriors, who hadn’t played since Dec. 18, got on track early to take a 19-14 lead after one period.

    Indian Land stretched its lead to eight, 29-21, at the break.

  • Psychologist finds quiet in Heath Springs, writes novel about his life

    Many people come to Lancaster County these days for high-end jobs and a busy suburban lifestyle.
    Dr. Charles Kaska, 74, moved here for peace and quiet.
    He and his artist wife, Patricia Gambino, plopped down in Heath Springs five years ago after leaving the Philadelphia suburbs.
    He retired after an intense four decades working as a forensic psychologist – interviewing criminal suspects to determine their level of sanity, providing expert testimony in court, and profiling criminals to determine motives and patterns.

  • IL tops in Eagles Duals

    The Indian Land High Warriors wrestling team continued to soar at the Airport High Eagles Duals on Saturday.

    The Warriors, ranked second in Class AAA wrestling according to the SC wrestling website SCMAT, topped the 16-team field at AHS with a 5-0 mark.

    Indian Land, with the first-place finish, improved to 13-3 on the season.

    ILHS’s tournament triumph was the Warriors’ third tourney crown of the 2017-18 season.

  • Mailcarrier injured in Fork Hill wreck