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Today's News

  • Mangum doubles down with two wins

    Veteran Lancaster Motor Speedway driver Timbo Mangum had a monster night at the track Saturday.

    Mangum had one of his best nights racing on the 2018 racing season, capturing wins in the SECA Crate Late Model Division and in the Super Stock Division.

    In the Super Stock main event, two of LMS’s most popular drivers ever, Brandy Baker and Mangum, battled.

    At the green flag, Baker, Mangum and Jason Gulledge roared into turn one.

    They were three wide in the middle of turns one and two.

  • Piranhas fall to Rock Hill CC

    The host Rock Hill Country Club captured a close Metrolina Swim League win, topping the Lancaster County Piranhas, 162-121 in a meet shortended due to inclement weather on Monday night.

    In the meet breakdown, the Lancaster County girls won with an 88-59 edge over the RHCC girls.

    The Rock Hill Country Club boys downed the Lancaster County boys, 103-33 to take the 41-point win.

    The Piranhas were led by Olivia Thorpe and Makenzy Mills, who each had two wins in the meet.

    Lancaster County also posted two wins in the four relay events swam.

  • Drive-by shooting kills 14-year-old

    Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service

    A 14-year-old girl was killed in a Chester County drive-by shooting over the weekend, and two young men were arrested in what authorities called a gang-related murder.
    Jada Darayona Jones of Rock Hill was gunned down on Pinckney Road in Chester County, Sheriff Alex Underwood said Monday at a news conference. She was not the shooter’s intended victim, he said.

  • S.C. disaster-management app for your smartphone

    From release
    The S.C. Emergency Management Division has released a free mobile app to help citizens stay safe during natural disasters including hurricanes and tornadoes.
    The app features the latest information on S.C. state office closings and delays, helps users find their evacuation zone, and includes information on planning for and recovering from emergencies. It allows users to send their location to emergency contacts and includes an SOS flashlight.

  • Congress honors Sheriff Faile

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile has been recognized by the U.S. House for being named the state’s top sheriff.
    Rep. Ralph Norman presented Faile with a resolution at Monday night’s county council meeting that was read June 6 on the House floor and logged into the official record of the 115th session of Congress.
    Faile was on the agenda to be recognized by council, but the congressional presentation was kept under wraps, though Faile’s family knew about it and attended.

  • Motorcycle wreck kills Lancaster County couple

    A Lancaster County couple died Saturday afternoon when their motorcycle collided with a large truck at the intersection of Lockhart Road and S.C. 341 in Kershaw County.
    The victims were identified by the Kershaw County Coroner’s Office as Melvin L. Hopkins, 31, of Heath Springs and Courtney Michele Lloyd, 27, of Kershaw. Both were thrown from the 2003 Honda motorcycle and were pronounced dead at the scene. Neither was wearing a helmet.

  • Fire destroys Buford home that couple built in 1977

    A Buford couple turned into their Walnut Road driveway Monday afternoon to find firetrucks in the yard and flames shooting through their roof.
    Jim Helms said he and his wife, Debbie, had lived in the home for more than 40 years. The house was destroyed.
    “It feels just like losing a family member,” he said while watching foam and ash fly from the house as firefighters finished putting the fire out.
    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said the blaze began as an electrical fire in the wall and spread into the attic shortly after 4 p.m.

  • Parnell wallops no-name opponents

    Democratic state and national leaders may have abandoned congressional hopeful Archie Parnell, but 5th District primary voters were still behind the Sumter native Tuesday.
    Despite revelations that he physically abused his ex-wife decades ago, Parnell won an overwhelming victory to set up a rematch with incumbent Rep. Ralph Norman (R-Rock Hill) in November’s midterm election.
    As of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Parnell was the top vote getter in 10 of 11 counties, including Lancaster, in the 5th District.

  • Smith/Norrell on Nov. ballot

    Mandy Powers Norrell’s quest to become South Carolina’s lieutenant governor took a big step forward Tuesday, even though her name wasn’t on the Democratic primary ballot.
    As final returns came in Tuesday night, gubernatorial candidate James Smith of Columbia, who announced Lancaster’s Norrell as his running mate last month, overwhelmed his two primary opponents, avoiding a runoff and moving the pair on to a November showdown with Republicans.

  • Pillow-maker 3i Products targets Walmart shelves

    3i Products, a Lancaster-based pillow manufacturer, is making a pitch to Walmart executives today in Bentonville, Ark., at the colossal retailer’s annual Open Call event.