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Today's News

  • Speedway action off Saturday night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is off this week.
    This mid-May break gives the drivers and fans a chance to take a vacation and spend time with their friends and family.
    The break also gives the drivers a chance to work on their race cars for the second half of the 2018 racing season at LMS.
    The next two months will be busy for Lancaster Motor Speedway.
    On May 26 when the track swings back into action, the  Robbie Helms Memorial race and the Memorial Day Weekend Mayhem will highlight racing action. Helms is a former driver who died last December.

  • LHS soccer trio named to all-region team

    Three Lancaster High School Bruins soccer standouts have been named to the All-Region III-AAAA team, including forward Seth Blackmon, defender Jacob Cato and keeper Ben Rivers.
    Blackmon, for the LHS season, earned the team’s Offensive Most Valuable Player Award with nine goals on the season.
    Cato, who received the Assist Leader Award, had a team-high nine assists on the season.
    Rivers was the LHS senior keeper and had 108 saves with three shutouts on the season.

  • P-31 faces Carolina Cubs in exhibition game tonight

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball team will play a pre-season exhibition game with the Community All-Star Baseball league Carolina Cubs tonight at 7:30 at the Eggleton Field.
    Admission is free and a concession stand will be available.
    “This a very talented team with a lot of former area players. They are currently undefeated in league play,” Lancaster Post 31 coach Jimmy Jackson said. “This game should be very exciting for the community and a great exhibition game.”

  • Lions’ Belk transferring from Clemson

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service
    When Josh Belk committed to play football at Clemson, he cited the strong family atmosphere at the school and said it was the place he wanted to call home for the next four years of his life.
    Now he’s leaving the Tigers program, citing family issues in his Chester County home.

  • LHS golfers made right choice

    Lancaster High School second-year head golf coach Joe Adams, reflecting on the Bruins’ Class AAAA state championship, said LHS made the right choice Monday afternoon.
    The Bruins, who captured their first-ever state golf championship with a 10-shot win on Tuesday at the Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina, had a choice Monday after the opening round of the two-day tournament.
    “They said they wanted to go to the beach,” Adams said. “I told them they could go to the beach and have a good time, or go to the driving range and work on their games.

  • 3rd teen arrested in Kershaw murder

     

    The third suspect in last Thursday’s fatal Kershaw shooting was arrested Wednesday afternoon.

  • Second teen charged in Kershaw murder, shooting

    A second teen has been arrested in last Thursday’s Kershaw murder, and another is being sought by authorities.
    Ka’Darius Aintwayn Kirkland, 19, of Kershaw turned himself in to authorities Tuesday afternoon after Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigators and SLED agents searched parts of Kershaw and Heath Springs for him.
    Kirkland was charged with murder in the shooting of Vincent Barry Lambert Jr. and two counts of attempted murder, according to a sheriff’s statement. He was denied bond.

  • South Middle School on lockdown

    Lancaster County School District officials placed South Middle School on lockdown at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office was looking for a suspect in the area of Springdale Road, school officials said, and because of the proximity to South Middle, officials locked down the school.

  • Column: Last-minute wrangling over a single PSC seat

    On the last day of regular session Thursday, S.C. lawmakers in an unrecorded voice vote effectively approved a “do-over” election for a state Public Service Commission seat, allowing the incumbent to stay on months after his term expires and the opportunity to decide on matters related to the controversial V.C. Summer project.
    Lawmakers also overwhelmingly elected a former legislator and circuit judge to a four-year term on the seven-member PSC, which routinely raised electric rates for the failed nuclear project.

  • Commentary: Graham backs Trump on Iran nuclear deal, N. Korea talks

    Editor’s note: Last Thursday, White House communications aide Kelly Sadler was criticized for dismissing ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain’s opposition to President Trump’s CIA nominee, saying it “doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway.” On Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham appeared on CBS’ “Face The Nation” and discussed the remark, the Iran nuclear deal and talks with North Korea. Here are excerpts of his interview with host Margaret Brennan.