Today's News

  • LMS gears for opener tonight

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is gearing up for its first race of the 2018 racing season.

    The track, under new ownership and management, will feature a two-day show for the 2018 LMS opener

    The action tonight has the SECA Crate Late Models paying $1,000 to win, Pure Stock V8 $400, Extreme 4 $400 and Super Stock.

    SECA Crate Sportsman and Renegade will run heats tonight.  After the racing tonight, the Carolina Clash Super Late Models have three rounds of practice.

  • Lady Bruins top York

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins blanked Region III-AAAA softball foe York at the LHS field on Tuesday night.

    Lady Bruins senior hurler Summer Clinton was the winner, striking out eight. She allowed two hits and a walk.

    Ashley Abbott had two hits to lead LHS. Gracie Revels belted a home run.

    Sydney Cauthen, Taylor Ames, Madison Morris, Ana Watts and Clinton each had a hit for Lancaster.

    Morris had a RBI.

    Alexus Lowery drew two walks and Kadaja Cunningham walked.

  • LHS golfers 7th in Bengal tournament

    The Lancaster High School golf team placed seventh in the annual Bengal Invitational at Blythewood on Tuesday.

    Hilton Head Christian topped the field with a 613, followed by Gaffney 617, Hartsville 619, Fox Creek 625 and Bishop England 625.

    Teams 6-10 were Lexington 628, Lancaster 631, Boiling Springs 635, Blythewood 637 and A.C. Flora, and Fort Mill tied for 10th with a 638 each.

    Brady Hinkle led LHS with a 150 (77-73), Trey Crenshaw followed 154 (79-75). Mason Tucker tallied a 159 and Nick Mangano had a 168.

  • Column: Why I am voting no on IL town

    After careful research, these are my reasons for voting no/opposed to incorporating the Panhandle of Lancaster County to be a 58-square-mile town of Indian Land.
    ◆ The proposed area to be incorporated is way too large, encompassing 40 square miles of farmland. Incorporation of that large of an area of rural farmland puts it in jeopardy, as agricultural protections under S.C. Chapter 46 do not apply in incorporated areas.

  • Column: Last chance for IL to control its future – say yes March 27

    My name is Melvin Threatt. A few years ago, I was chairman of the Planning Commission for Lancaster County, so I understand how decisions are made about growth in Lancaster County.
    The citizens of Indian Land have a great opportunity to decide its destiny March 27 at the voting polls.
    The county has done a disservice to Indian Land over the past number of years, by way of uncontrolled growth with no plan. A yes vote on March 27 will put this community in charge of the future.

  • Fire destroys three Sun City homes

    INDIAN LAND – Firefighters were working like mad Thursday afternoon to battle a spreading fire that had already destroyed three houses in the Sun City Carolina Lakes subdivision off U.S. 521.
    Personnel from the Indian Land and Pleasant Valley fire stations were called to Daffodil Court in the active adult community just after 3:30 p.m. for a brush fire.
    However, before they arrived, it had already spread to engulf one home.

  • 10U Rec stars state champs

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation 10U girls basketball all-stars were brilliant Saturday in Mullins.

    The Lancaster County 10U stars captured the state championship with a sweep of the state field at the Mullins Recreation Center.

    The Lancaster County stars, the Central District champions, brought home the state title trophy with a pair of impressive wins – 37-10 over Wahalla, the Western District champ, and 39-15 over North Charleston, the Southern District titlist.

  • Speedway to host two-day special racing show to open 2018 season

    Lancaster Motor Speedway, cranking up its 65th season, held its annual car show and open practice Saturday.

    Track officials said both events were successful as the fans and drivers came out and enjoyed time with their racing family and met the new LMS management.

    Now, it is time for the regular racing season to begin, with LMS hosting an action-packed two days of racing Friday and Saturday nights.

    The track’s 2018 opener, under new management, is fast approaching, akin to a hard-driving driver focused on the first-place finish line.

  • Indians sweep Lancers

    USC Salkehatchie completed a four-game sweep of visiting USC Lancaster, taking two wins over the Lancers on Sunday in Allendale.

    The USCS Indians capped the sweep with a 7-3 win over USCL.

    Johnny Watts led the USCL offense with two hits. Bo Owens ripped a double, drove in two runs and scored a run.

    Josh Tucker had a hit and tallied a run. Chris Coker had a RBI.

    Ryan Knowles, who worked three innings, took the loss, allowing seven hits, six runs, three earned runs and a walk. He fanned three.

  • Lady Bruins blank Blazers

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins softball team improved to 7-0, 2-0 in Region III-AAAA play, with a 13-0 win over Ridge View on Friday night in their home opener.

    Jordan Pomnitz, Madison Morris and Gracie Revels each had two hits and tallied two runs to lead Lancaster.

    Sydney Cauthen had two hits and scored a run.

    Ashley Abbott, Ana Watts, Alexus Lowery, Kadaja Cunningham, Brittney Robison and Summer Clinton each had a hit and tallied a run.

    Morris was the winning pitcher, posting seven strikeouts and allowing two hits.