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Today's News

  • Sylvia elated with soccer programs' progress

    The Lancaster High School soccer teams’ goal of earning Class AAAA playoff bids fell shy, but Bruins’ coach Bo Sylvia said the LHS seasons were still ones to build on this spring.

    Sylvia noted both teams won tournament titles and garnered their share of honors in tough Region IV-AAAA play.

    Sylvia was named the Region IV-AAAA soccer coach of the Year for the boys and senior captain Alex Roach, the Bruins MVP who earned a scholarship to Anderson University, reaped all-region honors.

  • Summertime is VBS time

    In the next few days, hundreds of children in Lancaster County will be learning Bible verses, singing songs, making crafts and gulping all the Kool-Aid and sandwich cremes they can hold.

    A sure sign of summer vacation is Vacation Bible School.

    Many area churches have been, and will be, teaching about Christianity through themes such as “Saddle Ridge Ranch” and “Step Up and Go Green for Jesus” in the upcoming weeks.

  • Never Frozen

    Early Thursday, James Stogner pulled the back of his Ford pickup between two posts beneath the pavilion at the Lancaster County Farmers’ Market on Pageland Highway.

    He dropped the tailgate, reached inside and slid a square upside-down kitchen table out of the truck bed and turned it over onto to the cement.

    In no time at all, Stogner had the tabletop covered in heads of fresh cabbage, bright green cucumbers, squash and peppers.

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  • CPTC captures 56 awards at Gastonia Ashbrook meet

    The Columbus Parker Track Club earned 56 awards, including seven firsts, at a meet at Ashbrook High School in Gastonia, N.C.

    Jazmyne Jones, in the girls 15-16 age division, won the 3,000 meters.

    In the boys 15-16 age division, the 4 x 100 A relay won as Timmy Blackmon, David White, Tobias Blackmon and Markial Lathan teamed for the first.

    In the 17-18 young men, Derae Montgomery won the triple jump and Chris Stevenson captured the shot put.

  • Walmart hiring for new Indian Land store

    Walmart is hiring about 350 associates to work at the new Indian Land Supercenter, slated to open Aug. 18.

    To facilitate applications, the retailer has opened a temporary hiring center at 9789 Charlotte Highway, Suite 200 in the Shoppes at 521.

    The Walmart hiring center began accepting applications  June 1 and will continue accepting applications from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    Interested applicants can also apply online at http://walmartstores.com/Careers/7745.aspx.

  • State champion Lightning set for return to nationals

    The Palmetto Lightning has struck gold again.

    The Lightning, an 11-under Youth Basketball of America (YBOA) girls basketball team, captured the gold at the state championship tournament in Greenville for the second straight year.

    The team, led by coaches Derek Vick and Jonathan Scott, includes 10 girls from the Lancaster, Heath Springs and Kershaw areas.

    The Lightning won the state title at the tournament held June 4-6 in Greenville.

  • Keeping a dying trade alive

    It’s about as hot inside Elliott’s Shoe Repair and Sales on Main Street as it is outside.

    A metal fan whirs in the corner near the front door, and shoe repairman Lee Williams, 72, shoots the breeze with a friend to pass the time on a slow day just before summer officially begins.

    On most days, a group of men comes to visit around “dinner time” to eat and talk.

    “If we had a potbelly stove and a checker board, I believe we’d have us an Andy Griffith scene,” Williams said, with a smile.

  • Paxton big winner at Speedway

    Chad Paxton was a dominating winner to take the Limited Late Model win at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday.

    The Limited Late Model front row had heat winners Chad Paxton and Daniel Tucker.

    When the green flag dropped, Paxton wasted little time and grabbed the lead going into turns one and two. As the race went on, Paxton built his lead to a straightaway and a half over the field and cruised to the win.

    Behind Paxton, Mike Huey and Chris Hargett and Jay Sessoms battled for second.

  • Chester County sheriff uses Facebook as a tool

    CHESTER – Social networking Web site Facebook began in February 2004 as a tool for college students to meet new friends while keeping in touch with old ones.

    In its initial stage, users were required to have an e-mail address ending with .edu to prove their student status. Since then, Facebook has garnered much praise, and some criticism, for changing the way that people communicate.