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Today's News

  • Saturday race canceled, Shrine Race date set

    Hurricane Florence is expected to drop heavy rain on Lancaster County this weekend.

    Lancaster Motor Speedway co-promoters Eric Caskey and Shannon Munn, with the forecast, have canceled the race for Saturday night.

    Fans, with the clear weather by midweek, can look to the track’s Shrine Race set for Thursday.

    Fans and drivers have been asking for this race to return to Lancaster Motor Speedway for years and years.

    Caskey and Munn have listened and the popular race is set.

  • Falcons’ defense foils Indian Land

    Mac Banks

    For The Lancaster News

    FORT MILL - A dominating defensive effort by the Nation Ford Falcons allowed them to get a 28-0 win over the Indian Land Warriors on a short week for both teams. 

    With little prep time for each, Indian Land (2-3) and Nation Ford (2-3) made the best of a short week as they played two days early to avoid any issue with Hurricane Florence barreling down on the Carolina coast. 

  • Knights charge back for win over AJ Vols

    David Kellin

     

    For The Lancaster News

    BOONETOWN – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers took their first 2018 loss, a 28-17 setback, to rival North Central High School on Wednesday night at the Knights’ field.

    The Region IV-AA opener for both teams was moved to Wednesday due potential weather problems from Hurricane Florence this weekend.

  • Picks remain tight race as season moves on

    The Picks continue to be close.

    Once again, Robert “How We Luv The Little Rascals” and Eric “The Red” Rowell are separated by a mere game in the latest grid.

    Four weeks and it’s down right tight.

    “Yep, a lot of gridiron gridlock,” Eric Rowell said. “It’s close, but I want to make it un-close.”

    Defending Picks champ “Dandy” Mandy Catoe is also getting in on the action, a close third with a 52-28 mark, four from the top.

  • Cyclones sweep Bruins from unbeaten ranks

    CHESTER – For the Lancaster Bruins, Hurricane Florence had an impact, but so did Cyclone Chester.

    Hurricane Flo, its powerful presence expected to be felt this weekend, was one factor, but the on-the-field beast was the Chester Cyclones.

    The unbeaten Cycs, 5-0 and ranked third in the latest Class AAA state media football poll, swept Lancaster from the unbeaten ranks Wednesday at the CHS field.

    Chester, starting fast and strong on both sides of the football, rolled to a 41-20 win over the Bruins.

  • Jackets rout CHS Rams

    The start of Buford’s 52-27 thrashing of the Chesterfield Rams was reminiscent of the previous week’s game against Parkwood High School.

    Buford had seven turnovers in the loss to the visiting Rebels, and on the opening kickoff, Jackets’ senior standout Justin Hayden was stripped of the ball and Chesterfield recovered at the BHS one-yard line.

    Two plays later, James McBride was in the end zone for a Rams’ touchdown. After the missed extra point, the Rams had an early 6-0 with 11:11 left in the first quarter.

  • Column: 3 S.C. members of Congress helped defeat newsprint tariff

    Only three of our state’s senators and congressmen actively worked to remove the tariff on newsprint, which threatened serious damage to the newspaper industry.
    Rep. Ralph Norman led the way. He sponsored the PRINT Act, testified before the International Trade Commission, and he was among several representatives who wrote a group letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in December.
    Rep. Mark Sanford also participated in the group letter that was sent to Ross.
    Sen. Lindsey Graham sponsored the PRINT Act and signed a joint Senate letter.

  • Column: Many counties miss out on spending from gas-tax hike

    In the first year of a controversial law hiking the state’s gasoline tax and other fees, the S.C. Department of Transportation spent no proceeds in 20 of South Carolina’s 46 counties, newly released records show.
    Overall, only about $7 million, or 2.2 percent, of $312.6 million in total revenues collected from July 1, 2017, through June 30 was spent on “external” projects, according to agency records.

  • Closings, schedule changes

    The County Administration Building and all library branches will close at noon today, and the libraries will not open Saturday.
    County recycling and convenience sites are closed today and Saturday.
    All county recreation programs are canceled through Sunday.
    The Lancaster County Job Fair set for Sept. 20 is postponed until further notice.
    The town of Kershaw will suspend normal operations, including garbage collection, at noon today, but essential personnel will be on call.

  • Burglary at gun store

    Three suspects burglarized a Lancaster gun store early Monday morning, and authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspects from surveillance video.
    According to a release from the Lancaster Police Department, the three suspects are believed to be in their late teens to early 20s. They stole several different makes, models and calibers of handguns from Steele’s Tax and Guns, 398 S.C. 9 Bypass East, Lancaster.