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Today's News

  • Cookbooks on a mission

    INDIAN LAND – Members of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Mission’s Women’s Group took charge of menu planning and preparation of food at the Sun City Carolina Lakes Cooking Fingers Club luncheon March 11. The club meets for lunch every two weeks.

    The women wanted to demonstrate how to make several recipes from their “Bon Appetit” cookbook in keeping with the theme, “It Isn’t Easy Being Green,” said Sandy Simmons, who handled cookbook sales at the event.

  • Indian Land man killed in motorcycle wreck

    A Sun City Carolina Lakes resident died Saturday, April 13, after his motorcycle crashed along a stretch of county road.

    Gary Crabtree, 68, was killed during a one-vehicle accident in the 1700 block of Flat Creek Road (S.C. 903), said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome.

    The accident scene was about one mile east of the Lancaster city limits, not far from U.S. Textiles Corp.

    S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder said the crash happened about 12:45 p.m. as Crabtree was driving a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

  • Fire damages West Shore Drive guest house

    Water and foam poured from the roof of a West Shore Drive guest house as a team of firefighters tackled a blaze inside the building Saturday, April 13.

    Orange flames and thick grey smoke filled the sky at 8:10 p.m. near the one-story building in the 1000 block of West Shore Drive. The area is located off Riverside Road and near Cedar Pine Lake.

    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said firefighters from Charlotte Road/Van Wyck, Gooches Crossroads, Riverside and Shiloh Zion volunteer fire departments responded to the scene.

  • Changes coming to GEDs

    Local adult education program officials are strongly urging students who have dropped out short of completing their GEDs to come back to school and finish before the end of the year.

    The pleas are a result of a looming state deadline that makes it harder for such students to earn their general equivalency diploma.

  • Car chase suspect leads deputies on foot chase

    Four months after he led police on a tense car chase and then resisted arrest, a Lancaster man out on bond was arrested last week following another chase with authorities. 

    Herbert Levont McCray II, 24, 208 Nichols Road, was arrested April 12 and charged with resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and receiving stolen goods, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

  • Man arrested for growing pot in bedroom closet

    An anonymous tip led investigators to find a stash of marijuana plants hidden inside the closet of a Lancaster home earlier this month.

    Shane Cecil Harris, 37, 3055 Harris Hill Road, was arrested April 6 and charged with manufacturing marijuana, said Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw.

    The arrest came four days after someone called the sheriff’s office to report that marijuana plants were being grown inside a home in the 3000 block of Harris Hill Road, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

  • The sights (and smells) of local government

    You know the ugly face you make when something smells really bad? The moment you’re forced to hold your nose because the scent is so unbearable? 

    Imagine a group of 20 working professionals doing just that as they learn about local government.

    But what about government could produce an unpleasant scent? Take a trip to the city of Lancaster’s wastewater treatment plant and you’ll understand.

  • Speedway has exciting racing night

     

       

    Lancaster Super Speedway fans were treated to an exciting night of racing Saturday, April 13.

    The Super Street Division front row sported Brandy Baker and Timbo Mangum.

  • Lady Vols rally, nip LHS

     

        

     

  • A coward’s act mars Marathon

     

    And I thought Jackie Bradley’s hustling effort to snag Ben Zobrist’s sinking liner in left field was the worst part of Monday afternoon in Boston’s Fenway Park.

    Boy, was I wrong.