Today's News

  • Keer settles age-bias suit for $32K

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land textile manufacturer Keer America Corp. will pay $32,000 to settle an age-discrimination lawsuit, according to a U.S. District Court consent decree.
    The plaintiff, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, claimed that the company offered Scott Gamble, a then 47-year-old sales leader, a job on April 18, 2015, but terminated his employment a few weeks later due to his age.

  • Huddle House opens in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – Huddle House opened its doors in Kershaw on July 23, and business has exceeded expectations.
    “Generally, Huddle Houses do well when they open,” BAM Ventures operations director Ty Reeves said. “We’ve had a large amount of sales volume in Kershaw. A big percentage of our orders are to go. It’s been great… more than what we expected.”

  • HVAC malfunction smokes up classroom at Harrisburg school

    A smoking HVAC system put a damper on back-to-school preparations Monday morning at Harrisburg Elementary School.
    Shortly before 9 a.m. Monday, firefighters responded to the school, to find a classroom filled with smoke.
    The classroom was quickly ventilated, with minimal damage, Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said.

  • 4 methamphetamine arrests in Lancaster

    Four Lancaster residents were arrested last Thursday on methamphetamine charges.
    Courtney Lynn Whitaker, 22, and Jamie Lee Whitaker, 31, were charged with trafficking 10 to 28 grams of methamphetamine, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • For longtime speedway owner, it was about more than racing

    FORT LAWN – Herbert Murray loved dirt racing so much that he bought his own racetrack.
    The Fort Lawn resident, who owned Lancaster Motor Speedway from 1986 to 2002, died Sunday at his home after a bout with cancer. He was 80.
    “Herbert is the best friend that I ever had,” said Sherrill Haney. “He called me to come see him last Tuesday. We talked for a long time, and for about 15 minutes, we just held hands as he cried. Leaving that day was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life.”

  • LSPCA eyes office space, a change in its emphasis

    The Lancaster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is raising money to buy office space on Lancaster’s Main Street, equipped with a spay-and-neuter clinic and an emergency pet-food pantry.
    LSPCA Director Diana Knight said having a physical place to call home has been a dream of the nonprofit for a while.
    “We’re all very excited about what we’re doing,” Knight said. “We want to make things better for dogs and cats in Lancaster County. We are trying to stop all of the animals ending up in shelters with no homes.”

  • Mulvaney: We’re ready for the fight, and Trump wins it

    COLUMBIA – Mick Mulvaney, a fixture at the president’s side and on network news programs, came home to South Carolina on Friday to address the state GOP’s annual Silver Elephant Gala.
    The acting White House chief of staff, a former 5th District congressman from Indian Land, was flanked by Gov. Henry McMaster and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham at the event, which drew more than 750 staunch supporters of the Republican Party.

  • Chavis charged in Feb. 9 murder

    After half a year on the run, the suspect in the February murder of Jamal Gladden turned himself in to authorities over the weekend.

  • Marion captures first win on 2019 season

    “The Gentleman,” James Marion, finally saw his bad luck end Saturday night, taking the Renegade win at Lancaster Motor Speedway.
    After numerous blown motors, wrecks and just plain bad luck happening to the driver of the No. 75 machine on the 2019 racing season, this win was sweet for him.
    For most of the race, Richard Montgomery led, while Brandy Baker, Brady Kirk and Marion followed.
    Montgomery held off every challenge.
    Marion hounded Montgomery for the lead, pulling up beside him on numerous occasions.

  • County schools launch football drills

    Lancaster County high school football teams kicked off drills with coaches encouraged by the early practices.
    Lancaster got the jump on the teams with a morning practice Friday to open a weekend mini-camp at the Rice Athletic Complex.
    Buford, Andrew Jackson and Indian Land followed with late afternoon practices Friday.
    Teams were back at it Saturday.
    Lancaster interim coach Marcus Surratt said the Bruins are working well with their early sessions.