Today's News

  • Speedway to host final points races for 2015

    Lancaster Super Speedway will hold its final points race of the 2015 season Saturday, Oct. 3.
    Divisions running will be the Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock, paying $500 to win, $50 to start, with a $100 bounty on Brandy Baker.
    If Baker chooses to start in the rear of the field for the main event, and if he wins the race, he will collect the $100 bounty.
    Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman has $500 to win and $50 to start.
    The Cauthen Motors Renegades has $500 to win and $50 to start.

  • LHS trio boosts offense

    When it comes to offense this season, the Lancaster Bruins’ football team, 5-0 and ranked No. 8 in the latest Class AAA state poll, gets it done in a rush.
    The junior backfield tandem of Ant Foster and Farrika Grier are the legs of the running attack as two physical backs that power their way through would-be tacklers.
    There’s another component, which might not net all the attention, but has proven worthy in the LHS run.

  • Kershaw man pleads guilty to federal cocaine charge

    A Kershaw man arrested by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit and the FBI on cocaine charges in June is facing decades behind bars after pleading guilty in federal court Wednesday, Sept. 30.
    Mitchell Naruda Kelly, 36, formerly of 218 Railroad Ave., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Columbia to a charge of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, a release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles’ office said.

  • County schedules strategic planning session

    From the outside, it may appear a little early to begin the 2016-17 budget process a scant quarter into the current fiscal year.
    However, that’s not the case in local county government.
    Lancaster County Council has scheduled a strategic planning session for today, Oct. 2, and Saturday, Oct. 3. The Friday session is 4 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday’s session is 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building.

  • Avondale development has share of differing opinions

    County fire officials, worried about the maximum occupancy inside Lancaster County Council chambers Monday night, Sept. 28, passed out a series of yellow numbered tickets as droves of people crammed into the room, most who were there to offer either support or opposition to the proposed Avondale development in Indian Land.

  • LPD arrests two for Crenco robbery

    The Lancaster Police Department, with the help of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, has arrested a Lancaster man and woman for robbing the Crenco Food Store on S.C. 9 Bypass West on Tuesday morning, Sept. 29, and is looking for a second male accomplice.
    Kenny Blackmon Jr., 21, of 646 Craigwood Lane, and Shakendria Sheoka Wright, 22, of 1576 Maplewood Ave., were arrested Thursday, Oct. 1.

  • Weekend brings more rainy days

    When it comes to the where and when Hurricane Joaquin could possibly come ashore in the United States, there are lots of ifs in figuring the storm’s path.
    Just after 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, the National Hurricane Center upgraded Joaquin to a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph.
    Computer models have it making landfall somewhere between North Carolina and the Delmarva Peninsula, which is portions of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

  • Poll shows residents support Legislature’s decision on flag

    According to the latest Winthrop University poll, two thirds of South Carolinians polled believe the state’s General Assembly made the right decision to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse in Columbia in July.
    Results of the survey were released Wednesday, Sept. 30.

  • High School football games moved to tonight

    Local school officials have moved all four county football games to today, Oct. 1, due to inclement weather in the weekend forecast associated Hurricane Joaquin.
    Kickoff for Lancaster High School’s game with Chester High School is set for 7:30 p.m. tonight at Lancaster County Memorial Stadium.
    Buford High School’s home game with Cheraw High School is 7:30 p.m. tonight at Yellow Jackets stadium, which is across from the high school on Tabernacle Road.

  • LHS Bruins lose big fan

    I’ve been around the Lancaster High School basketball for years and I don’t think LHS hoops has had a bigger fan than Dejuan Thornwell.

    Seems like when the ball was tipped off for a Bruins’ game, boys or girls, home or away, Dajuan was nearby. You would also likely find him at a junior varsity game on the hardwood.

    Dajuan and his family have been on many folks’ minds and in their prayers following his recent death.