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Today's News

  • Done deal: YMCA coming to Indian Land

    It’s official: a brand-new and much-anticipated YMCA is finally coming to Indian Land.
    The Rock Hill-based Upper Palmetto YMCA and the Inspiration Network’s CrossRidge Center announced Monday they have signed an agreement allowing the YMCA to buy more than 15 acres within the CrossRidge Center development along U.S. 521 to construct a state-of-the-art, 74,000-square-foot facility to serve the booming Panhandle.

  • 7-car train jumps tracks

    A train derailed off Meeting Street just west of Lancaster Monday afternoon because of a mechanical issue, dumping soybean meal out of overturned rail cars.
    No one was hurt in the 3 p.m. incident.
    Three of the Lancaster & Chester Railroad cars were thrown on their side and four were still standing, according to Darren Player, director of Lancaster County Fire Rescue.
    The train derailed on the rail line parallel to Peach Farm Road in the West Manor neighborhood. It was carrying soybean meal from Kershaw’s ADM plant to Chester.

  • Piranhas pound Gators

    The Lancaster Piranhas swim team opened their season rolling to a 374-130 win over the Lake Wylie Gators on Monday.

    The Piranhas will swim at the Kershaw Pool, facing Camden in a non-region meet.

    The Kershaw Pool is located at 200 Close Circle in Kershaw, 29067.

    The Piranhas, who have combined with the Kershaw swim team this season, will swim at the Rock Hill Country Club on June 11 at 5:45 p.m.

    The Piranhas are led by head coach second-year head coach Daniela Sanchez-Gelpke, who is assisted by Denise Walker and Cami Armbrust.

  • Zack Mitchell dominates for Ultimate Super Late Models win

    The much-anticipated debut of the Ultimate Super Late Model Series at Lancaster Motor Speedway finally happened Saturday night.

    Zack Mitchell, known as “Kid Quick,” dominated the night. Word has it he grew up to be called “Flash,” and he proved so Saturday at LMS.

    Mitchell was fast in hot laps, qualifying and in the main event, he didn’t slow down.

    Mitchell took the lead on the start with one of the best to ever race at Lancaster, Dennis “Rambo” Franklin.

  • Column: It’s crazy to let tiny minority decide who’s on Nov. ballot

    Did you vote for a candidate for president in the 2016 general election – or against one? I voted against one, and I’m still bitter about it.
    Not about who won. Like most Americans, I wasn’t happy with the winner, but that’s not what left me bitter.
    What left me bitter is the fact that my only options were a President Donald Trump or a President Hillary Clinton.

  • Happy birthday to the pets!

    Addison Robinson, a rising fifth grader at McDonald Green Elementary, is donating her birthday money to the Lancaster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
    Over $300 of it.
    “My mom is always on Facebook and sees the animals, and I just wanted to help,” Addison said. “I bought some animal stuff, like bottles.”
    The 10-year-old has donated about $220 worth of pet supplies set aside for the LSPCA, and gave another $100 to the animal rescue group so it can buy food for the animals.

  • NASC honors the life, work of Will Goins

    Family, friends and admirers gathered Thursday evening for the opening reception of the new exhibit “Artist, Advocate & Leader: Celebrating the Life and Work of Dr. Will Moreau Goins” at USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center.

    Visitors wandered around the colorful exhibit, examining the variety of art on display, including photography, paintings, regalia and beadwork, before hearing a few words about the artist from the center’s director, Dr. Stephen Criswell.

  • Track hosts regular racing Saturday night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is set to host a regular night of racing June 9, but LMS fans know anything can change before Saturday night at the half-mile dirt oval.

    One driver on a tear this season has been “Wild Bill” Knight.

    Knight, a veteran LMS campaigner, has been dominating the SECA Crate Sportsman Division at two tracks this season.

    On Friday nights, Knight travels to Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., where he’s notched his share of checkers.

  • Faile named Class AAAAA baseball player of the year

    A star high school baseball player with a connection to Lancaster has produced a stellar season to cap his prep baseball career.

    John Michael Faile, who graduated this week at Boiling Springs High School in the Spartanburg area, finished his final season of high school baseball with his share of diamond honors for the 2018 season.

    Faile, the son of Lancaster natives Michael and Julie Faile, is the 2018 Class AAAAA Player of the Year as selected by the S.C. Baseball Coaches Association.

  • Sports Talk: Cannon’s death rekindles memories of ‘Sugar Blues’

    The recent death of the legendary Billy Cannon rekindled a few memories from that era, the late 1950s to late 1960s.

    Cannon, who died May 20, was quite a player, an ace running back and kick returner at LSU.

    He won the 1959 Heisman Trophy among a host of other honors, which later earned him a place in the LSU Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame, not to mention a brilliant pro football career.