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Today's News

  • Jaylen lives on

    Jaylen Jackson will never again wear the little tiara she loved, but she lives on in an 11-year-old girl in Texas who loves to dress up just like she did.

    Jaylen was 3 when she was shot and killed during an apparent gunfight at an Athena Road trailer park in May.

    Her mother, Rodriana Cunningham, 23, opted to donate Jaylen’s organs, and recently received a letter about how the little girl’s organs benefited two people.

  • DeMint stumps for Mulvaney

    U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint spoke about the power that local voters have as he campaigned with state Sen. Mick Mulvaney in Lancaster on Thursday.

    DeMint and Mulvaney, R-District 16, appeared at a barbecue dinner at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Carole Ray Dowling Center.

    “The power in this country is not in Washington. It’s in your hands,” DeMint said. “Let’s don’t forget what we’re fighting for.”

  • Foul weather sacks Camden jamboree

    CAMDEN It’s a given that any time the Buford High School and North Central High School football teams are in the same proximity of a football field at the same time, fans are going to see a little rain.

    That was as true as ever at the 35th annual Shrine Jamboree in Camden on Friday night.

    The two rivals were supposed to open the contest, but Mother Nature had other plans for the evening. A massive thunderstorm with flashing lightning halted the 2010 pre-season opener before either team took a snap.

  • Students to get supplies from Stuff the Bus drive

    Dozens of students who didn’t get the supplies they needed when school began will soon get a helping hand.

    United Way of Lancaster County recently held its second annual Stuff the Bus school drive in which residents donated papers, pencils, crayons and other school supplies to collection spots throughout the county.

    Those supplies benefit children served through the Lancaster County Outreach Project, which provides resources for neglected and abused children.

    Remaining supplies will go to other Lancaster County School District children in need.

  • Teen injured in shooting incident on Roberts Drive

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left a 17-year-old injured.

    According to a press release, the shooting happened about 4:15 p.m. Thursday at 1052 Roberts Drive.

    The call originally went to the Lancaster Police Department for shots fired in the area of Wylie Street and Jackson Road.

    Several officers responded to the area but learned that the shooting actually happened outside the city limits.

  • District shows both gains and drops on PASS

    Lancaster County School District students made some gains but also saw some dips in the second year of the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) test.

    The S.C. Department of Education released 2010 results earlier this month.

    In 2009, PASS replaced the Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test (PACT) as the state’s new accountability measurement of student achievement. The newer test is said to provide better feedback regarding a student’s strengths and weaknesses.

  • Lancaster battles to stalemate

    His team was playing under the stadium lights in front of a big crowd, but that didn’t really matter to Lancaster High coach Bennie McMurray.

    “It’s nothing but a practice,” McMurray said of Friday night’s Chester County Football Jamboree. “We got to play a lot of guys.”

    Lancaster and Fairfield Central battled to a scoreless tie in one half of action.

    The two teams traded punts to start the contest.

  • Johnson's 71 leads club championship

    Former club champion Chris Johnson holds a one-shot lead heading into the final round of play in the annual Lancaster Golf Club championship today.

    Johnson, the 2006 club champion, shot a one-under 71 (33-38) to notch a shot lead on University of South Carolina at Lancaster golfer Taylor Banks. The former Buford High School golf standout, Banks carded a even-par 72 (34-38).

  • Lions' player dies after collapsing in Lewisville High jamboree play

    Lewisville High School senior running back Brian Colvin died after collapsing Friday night during the Chester County Football Jamboree.

    Colvin, 18, had just completed a 16-yard run and was edged out of bounds, though he was not hit on the play. As he jogged back onto the field he collapsed. Trainers and medical staff tended to him briefly before calling for an ambulance.

    Colvin was taken to Chester Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 7:46 p.m. by Tommy Williams, Chester County’s chief deputy coroner.

  • A league of their own

    Diana Knight doesn’t take America’s favorite pastime for granted.

    Running the bases matters, but then again, so do jump balls, 4-6-7-10 splits, and cheering for those who do.

    The problem is not everyone is on equal footing when it comes to game-winning hits, bowling strikes, free throws and pom-poms.

    But thanks to the Dream Team, the odds of disabled young people in Lancaster from ages 6 to 21 being enjoying those simple things on equal footing have greatly improved.