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Today's News

  • March is National Nutrition Month

    Sifting through complex food and nutrition information can be a daunting task for consumers, with new information bombarding the airways and Internet almost daily.

    From food recalls and personal endorsements to secret ingredients, fad diets and conflicting information of dietary supplements, it can be complicated just to separate fact from fiction.

    During March – National Nutrition Month – the American Dietetic Association is urging consumers to look beyond the myths of nutrition to focus on the facts.

  • AJ, LHS battle for Classic title

    Andrew Jackson and Lancaster met late Saturday afternoon to decide the title in the first Rose City Classic at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

    The Vols entered the clash with LHS with two wins, while Lancaster had a pair of (2-all) ties with county foes Buford and Indian Land.

    Buford and Indian Land met in the third match Saturday, with Lancaster and AJ slated to play in the final match late Saturday afternoon.

    The final two matches were completed after the paper’s deadline for the Sunday edition. See Wednesday’s edition for a report.

  • County may tighten dog laws

    County Council will consider an ordinance Monday night that would designate three dog breeds, including pit bulls, as dangerous.

    Council will consider first reading of an ordinance that would tighten several of the county’s animal control laws, including how an owner provides water and shelter for dogs kept outside.

    The ordinance also designates pit bulls, American bull dogs and perro de Presa Canario dogs, or Canary dogs, as dangerous. Pit bulls have gotten a bad reputation in recent years because they are sometimes used in illegal dog fighting.

  • Jackets confident about campaign

    Buford has an old face in a new place for the Jackets’ 2008 soccer season.

    Leland Summers, who coached the BHS junior varsity team and a former varsity assistant, is the new varsity head coach.

    Summers’ chore is to keep the Jackets’ program among the Class AA elite.

    A year ago, the Jackets fashioned a 17-5 mark and earned a Class AA Lower State playoff bid.

  • Rowell wants one more term as county treasurer

    Lancaster County Treasurer Richard "Dick" Rowell wants to run for one more term in office, preferably unopposed, of course.

    Rowell, 63, a Democrat, said he'd like to run without the cost of waging a campaign against an opponent. Rowell's daughter, Mary Helen, is a freshman at University of South Carolina, and he said he'd like to remain in office one more term to pay for her college education.

  • Agents stop package full of pot from being delivered to address

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office says it stopped a package containing 111 pounds of marijuana from coming into the county and has charged a 36-year-old Lancaster man in connection with the incident.

    Russell Wayne McClellan has been charged with trafficking in marijuana over 100 pounds and possession of firearm during the commission of a violent crime, according to the sheriff’s office.

  • Bruins fall to Airport

    Bruins fall to Airport

    Lancaster dropped an 11-5 loss to Airport of Columbia in the third round of the Lake Murray Classic on Wednesday.

    Nick Ferguson led the Bruins with two hits and a pair of stolen bases. Bryan Gainer had two hits and drove in two runs. Trevor Hammond had a hit and a RBI.

    Will Gaston and Josh Warfield each had a hit.

    Warfield worked an inning and allowed four hits and an earned run.

    Michael Catoe went three frames and yielded four hits and a walk. Evan Byrd hurled two innings and gave up three hits and two walks.

  • District to register students for first grade, early-age programs

    Registration for 4-year-old child development, 5-year-old kindergarten and first grade for 2008-09 in the Lancaster County School District is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

    "It's very important that parents register their children so we can begin to prepare for next year," Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore said. "Registering now lets schools know what to expect so teachers, facilities and materials are ready. In addition, it lets us schedule hearing, speech and vision screenings for students who register."

  • Man robbed at gun point

    A 62-year-old Lancaster man told authorities that he was robbed a gun point Thursday night inside a Dolphin Road home.

    The man was at a friend's house when two men carrying guns entered and demanded money about 10 p.m., according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report.

    One robber had a shotgun and the other carried a pistol, the report said.

    He said he gave the men a little more than $500 and then the assailants left the home. The victim didn't hear a vehicle and didn't know in what direction they headed, the report said.

  • Society focuses on art

    Black and white sketches, water painting and abstract photographs comprised some of the art work Lancaster High School students displayed Monday night.

    As family members and others looked at the art, the students talked about how good it is to know that more people in the community will be able to see their work.

    Twenty-one students at Lancaster High were inducted into the National Art Honor Society Monday. The ceremony and reception was held inside the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.