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Today's News

  • County council considers stormwater management fee

    Lancaster County Council dealt with stormwater management, a noise ordinance, business registration and two grants during its Monday night meeting.

    Stormwater
    Council discussed options for handling the county’s stormwater. One option could result in a countywide fee to pay for the management of stormwater in the Panhandle.

  • City puts checkbook on website

    For the first time ever, if you want to see where every city of Lancaster check is going, it’s just a few mouse clicks away.
    The city has upgraded its website to give citizens more detailed information on municipal finances, as well as to provide them with the latest online data available.     
    “Anybody can see anything that they want about how we handle taxpayer money,” said Mayor John Howard.  
    City Finance Director James Absher unveiled the changes during Tuesday night’s city council meeting.

  • McClancy sues county on zoning

    McClancy Seasoning Co., whose rezoning request for an expansion project was rejected by the county council in December, has sued Lancaster County, demanding that it allow the expansion or pay to relocate the company.
    McClancy has been located at 182 Spice Road in Indian Land, just off U.S. 521, since 1984. It wants its property rezoned as light industrial so it can expand its current manufacturing plant with an 80- by 240-foot addition.

  • Relay for Life parking, shuttle bus schedule

    Parking for tonight’s Relay for Life event at Lancaster County Memorial Stadium will be affected by a softball game going on at the same time.
    To make sure parking is available for everyone, a shuttle bus will run every 15 to 20 minutes from the upper Lancaster High School lot next to LearnTV to the stadium from 5 p.m. until midnight.
    Parking is available at the home and visitors’ sides of the stadium and at the K-mart side of North Elementary. The soccer field parking will be reserved for those attending the Lancaster High softball game.

  • Four hurt in S.C. 5 crash

    UPDATE

    A driver whose SUV overturned and caught fire was gravely injured and three people in another vehicle were hurt in a multi-car crash Wednesday at the intersection of S.C. 5 and Old Hickory Road.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said the driver of the SUV, 38-year-old Joshua Lloyd of Lancaster, was in critical condition at Carolinas Medical Center.
    Lloyd, who was entrapped and freed by bystanders, was immediately flown to CMC.

  • Hargett wins SECA Crate Late Model race

    Chris Hargett captured the SECA Crate Late Model $2,000 bonus race at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.
    The front row featured Hargett and Hank Taylor. When the green flag fell, Hargett, Taylor, Steve Banal and Gary Puckett battled for the lead entering turn one.
    Hargett, exiting turn two, led, with Taylor and Banal behind him. As the laps ticked off, Hargett pulled away from the field, with an intense battle for second as Banal and Taylor swapped second numerous times,

  • USCL Lancers take one win in weekend series

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers closed their weekend baseball series with a split Sunday with NJCAA Region X foe Florence Darlington Tech.
    USCL, 36-18, 17-11, fell to Florence Darlington Tech, 9-5.
    Jonathan Sabo paced the Lancers with three hits, including triple, and drove in a run. Christian Cain had two hits and two runs batted in. Lukas Ray posted two hits.
    Tyler Ackard had a hit and Evan Edwards had two RBIs.

  • County trio in prep softball playoffs

    Three Lancaster County prep softball teams are heading to the playoffs.
    Buford, the Region IV-AA champion with a 12-0 record, will be at home Thursday when the Lady Jackets will face an undetermined foe out of Region III, which was deciding its final finishes with region play-off tiebreakers this week.
    BHS is slated to open the playoffs at 6 p.m. Thursday at home.
    Buford, 16-4, dropped its regular-season finale, falling to Parkwood of Union County, N.C., 8-1 on Monday.

  • Vols golfers now 30-1

    The Andrew Jackson High golf team moved its links mark to 30-1 on the season, defeating Midlands teams Blythewood and Westwood at the Columbia Country Club on Monday.
    The Volunteers shot a 151 to top Blythewood’s 178 and a 190 for Westwood High School.
    AJ senior ace Logan Sowell shot a one-under 35 to earn medalist honors.
    Emily Cox carded a 36.
    Chandler Norville, Dakota Roberts and Mason Sowell each posted a 40.
    Caleb Brown finished with a 42.

  • Lady Bruins booters shell Union County

    The Lancaster High Lady Bruins dominated in a senior night soccer rout of Union County High School with a 12-0 win over the Lady Yellow Jackets on Monday night at Memorial Stadium.
    Peyton Patterson paced the Lady Bruins with four goals, three in the first half, with three assists. Kayla Bailey scored two goals and added three assists.
    Heather McCain tallied two goals to aid the LHS girls.
    Michaela Burton scored a goal and added three assists.
    Ashlee Lane scored a goal and assisted Katelyn Prete on her first varsity goal.