Today's News

  • Lightning strikes for Justin Haley at Daytona

    DAYTONA – Talk about a perfect NASCAR storm.
    Justin Haley was “just riding around” in 27th place Sunday during the running of the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
    The Indiana native readily admits to being a long shot with no expectation to win, but that’s just what happened.
    Haley, 20, is the second-youngest Cup series winner at Daytona.
    “It was never even a thought in my mind,” Haley said, after winning his first Monster Energy Series race in only his third start.

  • Bailes nabs Ultimate Super Late win

    Clover native Ross Bailes held off Ultimate Super Late Model series points leader Zack Mitchell at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday to win the All American 40 and the first-place $4,000 paycheck that came with it.
    The victory made Bailes the first repeat winner of the 2019 Ultimate Super Late Model series season.
    Mitchell, the defending series champion, finished second, followed by Michael Brown, Dennis Franklin and Donald Bradsher.

  • IL fire-training facility turns up heat on students

    Thanks to the career center’s firefighting class and a training facility hidden behind Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department, Lancaster County now has eight more fully certified firefighters.
    One of the students using the facility, 18-year-old Gage Bell, said it helped him understand the stifling feeling firefighters experience when they enter a burning building.

  • News Briefs

    Housing authority board meets

    The annual meeting of the Housing Authority of Lancaster Board of Commissioners will be held at 5:30 p.m. July 17 at Seagull’s Grill, 1305 S.C. 9 Bypass West, Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-7214.   

    Indian Land Fire District meeting

    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Commission will meet at 7 p.m. July 17 at Indian Land Fire Station, 285 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land.

    Community relations commission meets

  • CPTC has 11 qualify for Junior Olympics

    The Columbus Parker Track Club competed in AAU Region 8 qualifier June 27-30 at Eastside High School in Taylors.
    The Columbus Parker Track Club, a Lancaster area youth track team named in memory of its first coach, started the season with 74 athletes and out of the 74, the CPTC had 42 that competed in the Region 8 qualifier.

  • Dixie Boys 13U stars win district

    RODMAN – The Lancaster Dixie Boys 13U all-stars wrapped up the District 10
    Baseball championship with a second straight lopsided win on Tuesday night at the Rodman Complex in Chester County.
    The 13U stars, who opened the best-of-three district title series with a 15-0 win on Monday night, followed with an 11-0 win over the host Lewisville team.
    Hunter Gainey and Tanner Sellers, the Dixie Boys MVP for the 2019 Lancaster regular season, teamed for a one-hitter in five innings.

  • Guest Column: Video prompts ethics question in Berkeley senator’s ’17 DUI arrest

    A newly released police video is raising questions about whether S.C. Sen. Paul Campbell tried to use his official position to avoid charges of driving under the influence and lying to police in 2017 – which, if true, would violate state ethics law.

  • Speedway to host regular racing night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is set to host a regular night of racing action Saturday night at the half-mile oval.
    LMS, after numerous Saturdays of big races and suffering it share of rainouts, will have the first regular night of racing action scheduled in over a month.
    The card, minus the draw of a big race, will still have competitive action which will include the SECA Crate Late Models, Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Pure Stock V8, Extreme 4, Vintage and Thunder Bomber.

  • Piranhas compete in Metrolina Finale

    The Lancaster County Piranhas swim team capped their season swimming in the Metrolina League Finale at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center on June 29.
    Fletcher Armbrust, boys 11-12 swimmer, and Tamra Tipton, girls 13-14 swimmer, led the Lancaster County team with two wins each.
    Hadlee Stroud, in the girls 6-under group, posted a first to boost the Piranhas in the meet.
    In addition to the Lancaster County team, the field included the Rock Hill Country Club, Tega Cay, River Hills and Lake Wylie.

  • Chester rebounds to halt 14U stars’ run

    CHESTER – Chester quickly rebounded from a loss to down the Lancaster Dixie Boys 14U all-stars to win the District 10 championship in Chester on Wednesday night.
    Lancaster, needing two wins in the double-elimination tournament, opened the title round with a high-scoring 17-16 win over Chester in eight innings.
    Chester, with its back to the wall, came back in the second game to take a 12-2 win over the Lancaster stars in five innings to take the district crown.