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Today's News

  • 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

  • Lady Jackets finish fifth in Winborn tourney

    Buford rallied from an opening round loss to post two wins and finish fifth in the annual Y.C. Winborn girls basketball tournament at Rock Hill High School on Saturday.
    The Lady Jackets, after a first-round 60-26 loss to host Rock Hill High, rebounded to down two Class AAAA schools, Lugoff-Elgin High School and Airport High School of Columbia.
    BHS wrapped up fifth place with a 34-30 win over the Airport Lady Eagles.
    Buford, up 14-13 at the half, used a 9-4 third-period surge to take a 23-17 lead going into the final eight minutes.

  • Rec soccer teams win state crowns

    From LCPRC release

  • Column: Tax reform: A Christmas gift to the people

    My story is no secret. I grew up in a single-parent household in North Charleston. My mom worked 16-hour days as a nurse’s aide to provide for my brother and me. At times, we had to use the oven to heat the house. There were also times when we couldn’t afford Christmas presents.