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Today's News

  • Fireworks safety makes Independence Day a blast

    To say the week of July 4 is the busiest time of year for area fireworks retailers is an understatement. It is THE time of year.

    According to Phantom Fireworks manager David Smith, the Fourth of July brings in  nearly four times the amount of business than the next busiest time of year, New Year’s.

    From sparklers to 500 gram mortars, the strongest legal firework available without a license, South Carolina fireworks draw customers from as far as Virginia and beyond, Smith said. 

  • County deputy chases shoplifter in Rock Hill

    An off-duty Lancaster County deputy sheriff got more than he bargained for after a recent trip to a Rock Hill home improvement store turned into a chase for a shoplifter. 

    Deputy John Hicks was speaking with a store employee at the Lowe’s Home Improvement store, at 1350 Springdale Road, just after 2 p.m. June 6, when the chase began, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

  • Teenagers report island assault

    A kayaking trip down the Catawba River turned into a scary assault for a trio of teens June 22. 

    Deputies first spoke with a 17-year-old Fort Mill boy who reported he was assaulted by an unknown man during a quick break from a kayaking trip with two friends from Indian Land, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

    The teen told deputies he and the two friends, both 18, had traveled down the river and were approaching the Sun City Carolina Lakes boat landing about 8:15 p.m. 

  • Speedway ready to roll after rainout

    Following the Lancaster Super Speedway rainout last week, LSS officials have set the schedule for the July 6 race.

  • Tigers defeat Camden in home swim win

    The Lancaster Tigers posted a 324-209 win over Camden on Thursday at the Lancaster County pool.

    The Tigers were led by Simon Wright and Lauren Spencer who had four firsts each.

  • Gene Wallace is valuable P-31 volunteer

     

       

    Gene Wallace might not be a so-called “Yankee Doodle Dandy” as the familiar patriotic song goes, but he’s pretty close.

  • Dixie Boys 14 stars open with 2 wins

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 14 all-stars opened district tournament play with a pair of wins at Minuteman Field over the weekend.

    Lancaster downed Kershaw National, 10-7 on Saturday, June 29 and then defeated Union, 9-6 on Sunday, June 30.

  • Seniors net League V title

     

       

    The Post 31 senior team’s split with League V foe Rock Hill Post 34 resulted in a diamond delight.

  • 'Thank you, Mrs. Bettie'

    Springdell Baptist Church organist Bettie Robertson got an unexpected surprise on Sunday when she was honored for 40 years of service to the church.

  • Gospel festival to take place in August

    Calling all churches and nonprofit community organizations – you are invited to participate in the first Lancaster Community Gospel-Fest, a two-day festival set to take place Aug. 9 and 10 at the Hope on the Hill facilities, located at 610 Old Barr St. in Lancaster.

    The Gospel-Fest Event promotion manager and founder, Ollie Alexander, has organized several expos and events in the past.
    The focus of this festival is unity and the strengthening of local families and the community as a whole, she said.