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Today's News

  • Stallions dash by Vols, 26-14

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers found defensive traction in the second half of their homecoming game against Lee Central, but it was not enough to overcome the talented Stallions.

    The gallant Volunteers fell to the Stallions, 26-14.

    AJ took the ball first for a seven-play drive for 38 yards, but a field goal fell short. Chaz DeBruhl keyed the drive with a 32-yard pass to Bailey Johnson.

  • Murphy-led Dogs bite Warriors

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – The Camden Bulldogs entered their game with Indian Land needing a win to make the Class AAA Upper State football playoffs.

    The Bulldogs, 2-7, 1-2, brought their running game in Jericho Murphy, and he responded with 267 yards rushing on 24 carries and three touchdowns to go with a stingy second-half Bulldog defense for a 31-17 win over the Warriors.

    Indian Land forced a Camden punt and quickly moved to the Bulldogs’ 25.

  • OneDirt World Short Track Championship

    The second annual OneDirt World Short Track Championship is at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Oct. 28.

    The three-day event is Oct. 26-28. The race is the single biggest event in Carolinas dirt track racing. The 2016 car count was over 330 cars.

    On the card is DIRTcar/SECA Crate Late Models, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, DIRTcar Northeast Sportsman Modifieds, DIRTcar/SECA Open Wheel Modifieds, DIRTcar Pro Sprints, SECA Crate Sportsman, MMSA Mini-Stocks and Extreme 4/Front Wheel Drive/Hornets.

  • Synteen Technical Fabrics celebrates 20th anniversary

    From release

    Synteen Technical Fabrics celebrated its 20th anniversary in Lancaster County last Saturday with an appreciation day for its employees, their families and retirees.

    Guests included S.C. Rep. Brandon Newton (R-45), Lancaster County Council member Larry Honeycutt and John McCain of the Lancaster County Economic Development Department. Honeycutt presented Synteen President Glenn Steen a proclamation from county council declaring Oct. 23, 2017, Synteen Day in Lancaster County.

  • Chester mega-site got tons of looks before Giti picked it

    Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    At one point, Giti Tire seemed like just another tire company to Chester County economic development leaders.

    It is not widely known, but in one stretch of just over a year, Chester was the potential landing spot for four different tire manufacturers. 

  • Come one, come all to Saturday’s IL festival

    Packed with music, food and fun, the Panhandle’s biggest annual event is taking over the Indian Land schools’ campus on Saturday, Oct. 28, with something for everyone.
    The Indian Land Fall Festival, running from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., will have live music and performances on two stages, two dozen food trucks, kids and sports zones, a car show, corn hole tournament and chili contest. Country music singer and Lancaster native Julie Roberts will headline the festival with a performance from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

  • Lancaster woman dies in Sunday night S.C. 200 crash

    A Lancaster woman died in a single-car accident late Sunday night when her car ran off S.C. 200 at Hardee Lane, about 4 miles north of Great Falls.
    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 24-year-old Kasey Pepper. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday.
    The accident happened around 11:45 p.m. Sunday. According to Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Hovis, Pepper was traveling south on S.C. 200 when her 1993 Honda ran off the road, overturned and hit a tree. Pepper was wearing a seat belt.

  • AJ homecoming candidates double fundraising for KARE

    Andrew Jackson High’s homecoming queen nominees outdid themselves this year, raising $29,000 for Kershaw Area Community Resource Exchange (KARE).
    During halftime at Friday’s football game, the eight nominees presented a check to KARE staff for more than double the amount raised in previous years. The nonprofit provides crisis assistance, food, home repairs, a retail discount store and partnerships with local agencies.

  • IL getting another HQ, with 21 jobs

    INDIAN LAND – Lancaster County snagged another corporate headquarters Tuesday, as The Blythe Co. announced it is expanding into South Carolina, bringing $4 million in capital investment, creating 21 new jobs and tripling its workforce.
    Blythe, which distributes and services industrial parts to natural gas, oil and chemical companies, will build in the 300-acre Bailes Ridge Corporate Park near the intersection of S.C. 160 and Old Bailes Road.

  • Humana balks over tests, kills library plan

    The Lancaster County Library and the county DSS office will not be moving to the vacant Springs Block downtown, after property owner Humana refused to allow environmental tests on the site that would be made public.
    County council had been exploring the option to relocate the library to a larger facility, and part of the process was what’s called a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment.
    But Humana wouldn’t agree to the assessment, which would check historical records of the property and include a site inspection.