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Today's News

  • Down on the Farm

    Cows, chickens, pigs and even a donkey named Smokey were awaiting the arrival of hundreds of Buford Elementary School fifth-graders April 11 for “Down on the Farm,” a tour through Buford High School’s agriculture science program.
    Ag. science teacher Troy Helms said the students enjoy participating in the annual project.

  • Lancaster Motor Speedway Extreme 4’s take center stage

    The Extreme 4 Division will be the highlight of the April 27 racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway as drivers vie for the $1,000 first-place purse in the M&M Garage Muffler & Tire Extreme 4 Shootout.
    LMS already has one of the largest and toughest fields of Extreme 4 drivers in the Carolinas.
    But that sort of big-money payday is sure to lure some additional top four-cylinder drivers in the area to the half-mile dirt track.

  • IL’s Hunter will get soccer kicks with Lander Bearcats

    INDIAN LAND – Reagan Hunter has beat the challenge and is going to play soccer at the next level.
    Hunter, who has endured two knee surgeries, is going to Lander University in Greenwood to play for the Bearcats.
    Those injuries have kept Hunter out of action since the 2017 ILHS girls season.
    “I would like to thank my future coach, Chris Ayer, for believing in my will to do whatever it takes to return to the sport I love and recruiting me during the midst of my extensive recovery from ACL reconstruction,” Hunter said.

  • Bruins golf teams win Hartman Tournament

    The Lancaster High School golf team finished strong Tuesday to capture the team title in the annual Bob and Elease Hartman Memorial Golf Tournament at White Plains Golf Club in Pageland.
    The Bruins, the Class AAAA defending state champions, shot a 622 total (325-297) over 36 holes to capture the title by 40 shots.
    Play opened Monday and ended Tuesday afternoon.
    The Bruins were led by Mason Tucker with a 141 (73-68) and Trey Crenshaw with a 145 (78-67).
    Simon Wright followed with a 146 (76-70) and Caleb Griffin had a 190 (98-92).

  • AJ’s Truesdale fights fatigue, completes Boston Marathon

    Local runner Marc Truesdale added an orange Volunteers flair to the 123rd Boston Marathon on Tuesday.
    Truesdale, 39, sported the cross country colors of the Andrew Jackson High School team he coaches, completing the 26.2-mile course in 3:18:45. The Kershaw native teaches government and economics at AJHS.
    The weather was warm and very humid, with Truesdale battling dehydration, nausea and fatigue at the end.
    Immediately after the race Truesdale said, “It was a bad day and a good day. I struggled today, but I finished.”

  • Church News
    Easter Fun
    Easter egg hunts
    - Haile Gold Mine Church, 7980 Haile Gold Mine Road, Kershaw, will hold an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. April 20.
    - Kingdom of God Church International, 1276 Old Landsford Road, Lancaster, will hold an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. April 20.
  • Coming Events
    Week Ahead
    Shag lessons with Patty Blackmon
    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation will sponsor shag lessons with dance instructor Patty Blackmon in Indian Land and Lancaster each week. 
    Beginner’s classes in Indian Land are 6:30-7:30 p.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays through April 22, at Indian Land Recreation Department, 8286 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. 
  • News Briefs

    City, county holiday closures

    Lancaster city and county offices will be closed April 22 in observance of the Easter holiday. Both offices will resume normal business hours April 23. Emergency services, such as fire, police and EMS, will operate normal hours through the holidays.

    City council meets April 23

    Lancaster City Council will meet at 7 p.m. April 23 in council chambers at City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St., Lancaster.

    Republican Party convention

  • County under tornado watch

    County offices closed at noon Friday, following a tornado watch issued in Lancaster County, with 70-mile per hour winds and quarter-sized hail expected.

    Severe weather alerts were issued Friday morning by the National Weather Service (NWS) for 18 counties across the state, including Lancaster. The tornado watch is in effect until 6 p.m. Friday, but the weather is expected to take a turn for the worse about 2 p.m.

  • B.A.C.A. night, ‘Cop Car Rentals’ on racing slate

    Saturday is BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) Night at the half-mile, high-banked Lancaster Motor Speedway with the organization holding a barbecue fundraiser.
    Plates (barbecue and two sides) are $8 each and pounds are $10 each.
    This week’s racing action includes the SECA Crate Late Models and Crate Sportsman divisions, along with the Super Stock, Renegade, Pure Stock V8, Vintage, Thunder Bomber and Extreme 4 classes.
    The highlight of the night – back by popular demand – is a 5-lap “Cop Car Rentals” features.