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Today's News

  • Shoelace noose sparks controversy

    Two Andrew Jackson High School students were disciplined after they made a noose out of shoelaces and placed it in a tree at band camp Friday, Aug. 5, said Bryan Vaughn, safety director for Lancaster County School District.
    The noose-like device was two shoelaces tied together, said Bryan Vaughn, safety director for Lancaster County School District. He said two students made the device and hung it in a tree after getting the shoelaces from a third student.

  • Sutton to defend LGC championship

    Anthony “T” Sutton will defend his title this weekend in the annual Lancaster Golf Club championship at the LGC.
    Sutton, a Buford High School golf star, heads a strong field in contention for the LGC’s top honor.
    A year ago, Sutton shot a 150 (72-78) to capture a six-shot win over Buford High School golf teammate Garrett Crenshaw, (81-75). Crenshaw was tied with Bruce Gantt at the end of regulation, but carded a par on the first playoff hole to finish as the runner-up to Sutton.

  • Andrew Baker bidding for fifth straight win at LSS Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway roars back to action Saturday night with a major streak on the line.
    The Cauthen Motors Renegade Division features an interesting situation.
    Andrew Baker has been dominating the competition lately, reeling off four straight wins.
    Lancaster Super Speedway owner Doug McManus has put up a $150 bounty to any driver who can outrun Andrew Baker.

  • Teams focus on jamborees

    Lancaster High School head coach Bobby Collins said the Bruins will have a good idea about their football team after playing in two jamborees this weekend.
    Lancaster faces Olympic at 8:15 tonight in the Chester County Jamboree at Chester High School.
    The Bruins will then battle Ardrey Kell High School in the annual North-South Kickoff Classic at Indian Land High School on Saturday.
    LHS is slated to face the AKHS Knights at 8 p.m. at IL’s Reservation.

  • Column: Finally, Phil Noble and I can agree on something

    I would first like to congratulate Phil Noble for Sunday’s article headlined “Buckets of highway money, corruption aplenty.”
    Mr. Noble has written many articles that my neighbors and myself read and question where he is coming from. However, this one article gives me some encouragement for his future writings.
    I am a registered Republican but vote according to the person in question.
    From 1960 through 2012, I demonstrated, sold and trained customers with the use of high-quality measuring tools in the South.

  • Faile fundraiser draws S.C. attorney general

    Beverly Lane Lorenz
    For The Lancaster News

    S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson was one of many Republican officials and candidates who turned out last week to support Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile during a campaign event at the Sun City Carolina Lakes Lodge.
    “Barry Faile is a great sheriff,” Wilson told the crowd. “And any opportunity I can have to talk about him, I do it.”

  • Shower truck will aid homeless

    Beneath the surface of our community is an interconnected web of services working to make life better for the sometimes invisible homeless population.
    The strands connect various agencies, churches and volunteers so that one phone call can result in food, clean clothes, resources, and now, even a hot shower for a homeless person.
    Through the coordinated efforts of Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless (LACH), local churches and volunteers, a new shower truck will be unveiled at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Life Center, 421 West Gay Street.  

  • Buford’s Page starts 50th year of teaching

    Buford High School math teacher Margaret Page became teary-eyed this week when a back-to-school luncheon turned into a surprise celebration marking her 50th year in the classroom.
    “I can’t stop at 49. There’s something special about 5-0,” Page said Monday to the room full of smiling faces at Hopewell United Methodist Church. The crowd included her family and staff from her school and the district.

  • County might ‘claw back’ Duracell tax breaks

    Two years ago, Lancaster County gave Duracell property-tax incentives designed to save the company about $11 million over three decades in return for the battery manufacturer spending $69 million over five years to upgrade its plant.
    It’s the kind of deal Lancaster and most other counties make often. Duracell gets to divert tax payments into profits, and the county secures good-paying manufacturing jobs. Those workers support their families and spend their money locally, supporting many more jobs and families.

  • A call to prayer

    A prayer service was held Wednesday evening outside the Municipal Justice Center on East Arch Street in an effort to bring law enforcement and the community together.  
    “Everybody needs prayer,” said the Rev. Kenneth Cauthen of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, who also serves as Lancaster Police Department chaplain.