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Today's News

  • Racing for a Dream

    The Lancaster Dream Team received their own sponsored car from Lancaster Motor Speedway.

  • Checklist for turning 65 years old

    In December of this year, I will join a group of more than 900,000 people in our state over the age of 65. Like many of you who have traveled this road before, I want to make sure I am fully prepared.
    In doing so, I have compiled a list of subjects I have been personally considering, and I would like to share them with you.
    While I do look forward to perks such as discounted admission to state parks, special days at the grocery store and senior coffee savings, there are several other important topics that you should consider before you reach that milestone.

  • Medical care in America has reached crossroads

    Like all legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is good, bad and maybe a little ugly. But who knows?
    The act is more than 2,000 pages long.

  • Post 31 outslugs Inman Post 45

    The Lancaster Post 31 seniors took game one of the American Legion playoffs best of five series 18-10 over Inman Post 45 Monday night.
    Lancaster jumped on top 2-0 in the first inning when Tripp Rollings doubled in two runs.
    Lancaster added two more in the bottom of the second to go up 4-0.
    Inman took the lead in the third as they scored six runs to make the score 6-4.
    Inman’s lead didn’t last for long as P-31’s first baseman Tyler Rodgers drilled a three-run home run to give P-31 a 7-6 lead after four innings.

  • Laney captures FWD/UCAR main event win

    There was plenty of racing action Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.
    David “Porkchop” Motes and Joseph Laney were in the front row for the FWD/UCAR main event. When the green flag dropped, Motes, Joseph Laney, David Laney and Mel Privette all battled for the lead entering turn one.
    Joseph Laney led Motes, David Laney and Mel Privette exiting turn two.

  • Dixie AAA, 9-10, baseball roundup

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars, ages 9-10, have won two games and lost one in the district tournament that got under way this weekend in South Spartanburg.
    The AAA stars, after falling to Clover 6-4 on Saturday, rebounded to take a 17-5 win over Rock Hill National on Sunday.
    Landon Jordan, the winning pitcher, worked two scoreless innings for the win. Alex Griffin pitched two frames and Canon Stogner pitched an inning.
    Bry Neal led the offense with three hits and scored two runs. Gavin Blackmon had two hits and scored three runs.

  • ‘Tee’ McWhirter made lasting contributions in community

     Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    If you’ve traveled north of Lancaster on U.S. 521, there’s a great chance you’ve seen his name. And the same can be said about a drive by the Lancaster County Airport off S.C. 9 near the Chester County line.
    Foy Spencer “Tee” McWhirter was instrumental in the widening of Charlotte Highway in his role as chairman of the S.C. Highway Commission. Because of that, the road is named in his honor.

  • Fire destroys rich hill hay barn

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    County firefighters fought a hay barn fire in blistering heat on Rocky River Road in the Rich Hill community Saturday afternoon. Their massive, all-out effort kept the blaze from spreading to several nearby full turkey barns.
    The fire, which was reported about 2:50 p.m. Saturday, was contained about 4:15 p.m.
    However, it was by no means out then, according to a firefighter on the scene.
    “It’s about 30 percent out,” the firefighter said on the emergency radio at the time.

  • Tee Time golf cart sets world speed record of 98.06 mph

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    MOORESVILLE, N.C. – A unique golf cart built by an Indian Land company lived up to its reputation for speed with a mind-blowing, record-setting run Saturday, July 7.
    The Spirit of Lancaster County, South Carolina, also known as Tee Time, successfully completed a 98.06-mph, 7.4826-second eighth-of-a-mile (660 feet) run at the Mooresville, N.C., Dragway – fast enough to set a solid bar for the Guinness Book of World Records’ Fastest Electric Golf Cart.

  • Police drop alcohol charges against underage servers

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    After consulting with several state law enforcement agencies, Lancaster police officers reconsidered and dropped a series of alcohol charges this week that had been filed against employees at a local bar.
    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said most of the charges filed against five employees of Good Time Charlies, 1366 W. Meeting St., were dropped Monday, July 9.  
    Grant said the charge of transfer of alcohol to a minor was dropped for bar manager Angela Renee Owens and bartender Jenna Horne.