Today's News

  • Lodges, LAPS to give away supplies at back-to-school event

    Notebooks, pens and paper will be available this weekend for area students in need of school supplies.

    The Lancaster County Lodges and Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS) are hosting a back-to-school event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Constitution Park, at Woodland and Roddey drives in Lancaster.

    The event, open and free to the pubic, gives local children who may not be able to get all the supplies they need a chance to pick up those items.

  • National champion SCSDB girls track team includes local athlete

    SPARTANBURG The South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind girls’ track team has been  named the 2010 USA Deaf Track and Field national champion.

    The national title team includes Lancaster native, Destiny McCarter.

    The girls’ team won with 50.3 points, ahead of Maryland with 42.3.

    The SCSDB boys’ team tied for fourth place.

    Each school submitted its top three performances for the season in each event. Team points were then awarded (10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1) based upon the top six national performances in each event.

  • Limited Late Models headline Saturday night action at LMS

    The Limited Late Models will be making a return to Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night with a winning purse of  $1,500. Fayetteville Motor Speedway Limited Late Model driver Shaun Harrell returns to Lancaster Speedway this week.

    Harrell took Lancaster Motor Speedway by storm a couple of weeks ago, out-qualifying the regulars and is expected to be a factor to win.

    Randy Smith, who blew his motor on the same night during hot laps, will be looking to grab his first win this season at LMS. Smith is no stranger to the local half-mile oval.

  • County teams to kick off scrimmage schedules today

    County high school football coaches will receive an early indication of their teams’ progress with the first scrimmages of the preseason today.

    Andrew Jackson and Indian Land will be hosting afternoon sessions. Lancaster and Buford will travel for their scrimmages.

    AJ, under the leadership of interim coach David Moore, is scheduled to meet Class A foe Lewisville High School at Volunteer Stadium at 6 p.m.

    Indian will host Class AAA rival Fort Mill High School in a “situational scrimmage” at 6 at the Warriors’ Reservation.

  • Third candidate files for board seat

    Kevin Sexton said the need for another elementary school in Indian Land will be his chief concern if he’s elected to the school board.

    The Van Wyck resident is the third person to file for the District 1 Lancaster County school board seat, now held by Don McCorkle.

    Sexton filed Wednesday at the County Administration Building. McCorkle and fellow Indian Land resident Leland Hughes each filed last week.

  • District to get share of funds

    The Lancaster County School District is expected to benefit from the $10 billion that Congress approved this week for schools across the nation. The amount the district will see remains to be seen.

    South Carolina will get about $143.4 million of the funding from the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act, which President Barack Obama signed Tuesday.

    The money will allow more than 2,000 teachers in the state to keep their jobs next summer, according to the S.C. Department of Education. The money also may allow districts to hire new staff during the 2010-11 year.

  • Child flown to burn center

    An 8-year-old boy was airlifted to a Georgia burn center after being burned in a fire in the yard of a Laurel Court home on Monday.

    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, emergency workers were called to the Laurel Court home about 9:30 p.m. Monday. When a police officer arrived, he was approached by the 8-year-old and his grandfather. The child did not have any clothes on and had severe burns to his upper body, the report said.

  • High hopes for revamped farmers market commission

    Three new members were appointed to join the ranks of the county’s Farmers Market Commission on Tuesday.

    County Council unanimously appointed B.J. Ratcliffe, Diane Estridge and Arthur “Cricket” Harper to the commission. The additions come two weeks after council removed four commission members after citing complaints from buyers and sellers at the market.

  • March of Dimes searches for ambassador family from area

    The search is on. March of Dimes is seeking families interested in serving as ambassadors for Lancaster Area March for Babies in 2010.

    An ambassador family can tell the story of how their lives have been touched by March of Dimes-funded research, programs, advocacy or educational campaigns.  They are a living symbol of the March of Dimes mission and share their story to raise awareness and funds to help all babies get a healthy start by fighting serious threats to infant health, including premature birth.

  • Man, 44, charged with four convenience store robberies

    A Lancaster man has been charged with four recent convenience store burglaries.

    Jessie Michael James, 44, of 4818 Waiters Circle, was arrested Monday and charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with four counts of second-degree burglary.

    According to incident reports, James is accused of breaking into 903 Drive-In on Flat Creek Road on July 20.