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Today's News

  • Lancaster man dies in strange road incident

    Landmark News Service

    A 39-year-old Lancaster man died in a bizarre incident on U.S. 21 in Chester County early Monday.
    According to the Chester County Coroner’s Office, the man shot himself while driving about 8 a.m., then crossed the centerline and collided with a logging truck heading the opposite direction.
    The man’s name was not immediately released.

  • Another growth spurt for Van Wyck

    The little town of Van Wyck has grown a little bit bigger.
    In a unanimous vote, minus council member Xavier Kee who was absent, the Van Wyck Town Council on Monday agreed to voluntarily annex 38 more properties to the recently created town.
    With the vote, the rural municipality created late last year as an antidote to the possible incorporation of adjacent, urbanized Indian Land, is now nearly 9.5 square miles, according to Mayor Sean Corcoran and council member Richard Vaughan.

  • 82 USCL grads cross the finish line

    Karen Young, 71, was smiling ear to ear as she accepted her degree from USC Lancaster Dean Walt Collins on Saturday – the oldest of 82 grads to take the stage.

  • Gonze Twitty, 99, stood up for civil rights, poor farmers

    Gonze Lee Twitty Sr. – a Democratic Party and local NAACP stalwart, a champion of black voting rights, and a tireless advocate for poor and black farmers – died Saturday in Lancaster. He was 99.

  • Mosley captures Cauthen Motors Renegade Rumble

    Lancaster Motor Speedway action Saturday night was wild  and crazy.

    The top race was in the Renegade Division with the Cauthen Motors Renegade Rumble paying $2,000 to win.

    Andrew Baker and Travis Mosley were on the front row, with  Josh Langley and Tyler Love on row two.

    The third row featured Brandy Baker and Brady Kirk, with Andy Hodges and Andy Blackwood on the fourth row.

    Any of those drivers can win anywhere in the Renegade Division at any track.

  • LHS Upper State qualifiers set

    Lancaster High School qualified a host of athletes for the Class AAAA Upper State meet at the Region III-AAAA track meet in York on May 1.

    The LHS boys were fifth and the Lady Bruins placed sixth.

    The Bruins were led by Frederick Thompson, who was second in the 400 meters and ran a leg on the runner-up 4 x 400 relay, which included Jaelen Harfield, Dontavious Blair and Kendrick Thompson.

    Frederick Thompson teamed with Harfield, Janard Clark and Nehemiah Bailey to place third in the 4 x 100 relay.

  • Davis, Henry lead Warriors in AAA Upstate qualifier meet

    SPARTANBURG – The Indian Land High School Warriors have qualified a host of athletes for the Class AAA state meet this weekend in Columbia.

    The ILHS boys were led by senior Marlin Davis who won the 100 and 200 meter dash events at the Class AAA Upper State qualifier at Broome High School in Spartanburg County. The top four fnishers advance to the state meet at Spring Valley High School.

    Davis ran a 10.70 to win the 100 and posted a 21.74 to win the 200.

    He was also second in the 400-meter dash in 49.02.

  • Lady Warriors Upstate champs

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors will defend their Class AAA state girls soccer championship.

    The ILHS girls captured the Class AAA Upper State title for the second straight season, rolling to a 6-0 road win over Woodruff High School on Monday night.

    The Lady Warriors, 19-3-1, built a 4-0 halftime lead and added pair of second-half goals on the way to their fourth straight shutout win in postseason play.

  • Warriors stay alive to face Seneca

    Indian Land rebounded to earn a bid to the Class AAA Upper State baseball championship round on Monday.

    The Warriors rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to take a 3-2 win over Pendleton High School. The ILHS boys, now a school-record 22-8, snapped a 2-all tie with a single run in the fourth inning to take the win.

    The tight win advances Indian Land to face Seneca for the Class AAA Upstate title. The Warriors will have to defeat the Bobcats twice Wednesday to stay alive and advance to the Class AAA state title series.

  • Honoring achievers, past and present

    The Lancaster County School District held its annual celebration of excellence luncheon Tuesday, inducting three new members to the Lancaster County School Hall of Honor and also recognizing more than 350 students and 44 retiring teachers.
    Thelathia Bailey, Joseph Gregory and Martha Noblitt were all inducted posthumously into the hall of fame.
    The families and friends accepted the awards for Bailey, Gregory and Noblitt during the ceremony at Second Baptist Church in Lancaster, many fighting back emotions and grateful for their loved ones’ induction.