Today's News

  • Lancaster Speedway hosting bigger purse for late models

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will feature a special late model sportsman race Saturday night at the dirt oval.

    The track has $2,000 to win in the late models with $1,000 for second and $850 for third place.

    Track owner Doug McManus said LMS also has set a new admission schedule. Youngsters, age 12-under who attend the race with a paying adult, are admitted free. Admission for students, age 13-17, is $4.00 off with a student identification. Senior citizens, 60-over, are admitted for $2.00 off admission.

  • Writer pays tribute to some good guys

    If there was a hall of fame for the good guys of the S.C. 200 area, I would recommend the following: Clarence Hendrix of Hendrix Furniture, Sonny Bowers of Sonny Bowers Dodge, Bob Williams of Bob Williams Dry Cleaning and Laundrymat, Mick Parker of Parker’s Grocery, Clifford Small of South 200 Grill, Mack Hegler of Hegler’s Used Cars, Pete Tolbert of Tolbert’s Motel, Bear Horne of Star Cab, Floyd Cauthen of Cauthen Motors, James Becham Sr. of Beck’s Taxi and Herman Perry of Perry Service Station.

  • Tunnell: Call center training almost a reality


    A new workforce training program is one step closer to becoming a reality in Lancaster County.

  • Arrest made in Kershaw assault


    KERSHAW – A Kershaw man has been charged in an assault that sent a man to a Columbia hospital over the weekend.

    Cash Pierre Young, 19, 5206 Sandy Lane, was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault and battery, Sheriff Barry Faile said.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, deputies responded to East Third Street about 12:15 a.m. Saturday and spoke with the 49-year-old victim. The report said the man was bleeding heavily from the head and mouth.

  • 1 man arrested in store robbery


    One man has been charged in an armed robbery at Hot Deals clothing store Wednesday night in which a store employee was hit on the back of a head with a pistol.

    Demarco Fonte Blair, 19, 525-B Meeting St., has been charged by the Lancaster Police Department with armed robbery.

  • Council discusses Legacy Park roads


    Several residents from Indian Land’s Legacy Park neighborhood showed up at Lancaster County Council’s meeting June 1, hoping to have their roads incorporated into the county system.

    Leslie McCorkle, president of Legacy Park’s homeowner’s association, had been working with Legacy Park’s developer Keith Bell and County Council to get the roads accepted.

  • Real skinny on fats

    There’s no argument among the experts that we should consume less trans fats and saturated fats. The problem is we don’t want to give them up.

    Trans fats and saturated fats contribute to increases in blood cholesterol and a greater risk of heart disease.

    The truth is we like the taste. Saturated fats typically come from animal-based products such as red meat, butter and other full-fat dairy products. Trans fats are commonly found in packaged bakery products.

    But not all fats are bad.

  • Stimulus 'saved day' for USCL


    Dr. John Catalano, dean at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, said he prayed every day that the campus would receive its share of the $700 million in federal stimulus money targeted for South Carolina.

    Earlier this week, his prayers were answered.

    On Monday, following a court order, Gov. Mark Sanford applied for the $700 million that is  intended for education and law enforcement.

    USCL will get $356,295, which will go toward its 2009-2010 budget – a budget that is now set at $2.47 million.

  • Training programs help unemployed find jobs


    As an assistant area director at the Lancaster Workforce Center, David Veal has worked with hundreds of unemployed county residents. But rarely does he find out how the programs his office provides helps those people after they leave his office.

    That all changed several weeks ago when Veal was standing in line at Lancaster’s Wal-Mart store. As he approached the head of the check-out line, the employee behind the register asked to shake his hand. At first Veal didn’t recognize the man.

  • Two arrested in store robbery


    Two people have been charged in an armed robbery at the Stop-N-Shop store on McIlwain Road late Saturday night.

    Kristen Crawford, 17, 307 Cedar St., and Antonio Dupree Leach, 21, 363-B Knollwood Apartments, have been charged with armed robbery, said Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tom Holland.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the Stop-N-Shop clerk said he was behind the counter at the store about 11:20 p.m. when a man came into the store.