Today's News

  • Hough guns for solid racing season

    Michael Hough, known as “Wasted Money,” drives the 1 1/2 car.

    Hough began racing in 1998 in a Camaro at Lancaster Motor Speedway in the Street Stock class. Hough said he first thought when he got in the car for the first time, “this is going to be a wild ride,” and still gets that major rush today.

    Hough’s first win was one of the biggest of his career, the 2000 Garland Parker Memorial Race in the Pure Street Division at LMS.

  • Veteran Lady Jackets bid for elite repeat

    Buford High second-year softball coach “C” Davis said chances are favorable the 2010 Class A state softball champion will come from Region III-A.

    A year ago, it did as the Lady Jackets, who finished third in regular-season play, captured their first-ever state softball crown.

    The 2010 campaign is a new opportunity and new challenge.

    “Our region is one of the strongest in the state,” Davis said. “Any team from the likes of Buford, Chesterfield, McBee or Indian Land could be in contention for the state.”

  • Lancers drop 3 to Stingers

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers had one of its shorter road trips over the weekend, but it still resulted in a long ride home.

    The Lancers, 12-11, 5-7 in NJCAA Region X play  saved their best for the last, winning the series finale with a 7-6 victory.

    Cameron Baker pitched 6.2 innings for the win, yielding four runs, six hits and a walk. He struck out three. Thomas Little got  the save with a third of an inning of work. Little fanned one and gave up two hits and a pair of runs.

  • Incinerator to waste is not green energy

    To all South Carolina residents: Now is the time to contact your state representatives to let them know we do not want to increase daily tonnage of trash and garbage that can be incinerated in our state.

    This could open the door for a great deal more trash to be imported from other states, both near and far.

    There is a reason we limited garbage that can be burned in our state, but Sen. Creighton Coleman is about to introduce legislation that will increase it from 600 tons to 1,600 tons a day, and he is doing it in the name of green energy.

  • Bruins booters claw Lions

    The streaking Lancaster Bruins capped a perfect soccer week with a sweep of visiting Class A foe Lewisville High on Friday at Memorial Stadium.

    The Lady Bruins opened the rain-plagued matches with a 7-0 win over the Lady Lions, who trailed 6-0 at the break.

    In the second match, the LHS boys, 8-0-2, remained unbeaten with a 5-0 win over the Lions.

    The Lady Bruins rolled as a host of players figured in the scoring, which was paced by Alicia Belcher, who scored two goals.

  • AJ Middle salutes hoops success with awards, family night game

    The Andrew Jackson Middle School basketball teams capped their seasons with a  basketball banquet and family night March 1.

    Family members were invited to a meal and a time of basketball and fellowship after the awards.

    The 2009-2010 AJMS girls’ team consisted of Ananda Cloud, Allison Beckham, Amber Douglas, Emily Ek, Scotti Gandy, Marketta McIlwain, Courtney McManus, Frances Whitesides, Anne Marie Barton, Cameron Jordan, Jasmine Marsh, Macy Gaither, Anslee McDow and Brittney Harris.

    A host of girls were presented special awards for their achievements.

  • Police reports - March 24, 2010

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • Almost $10,000 in lawn equipment was reported stolen from the grounds of Eastside Academy on March 18.

    A Ferris zero-turn lawnmower, a Husqvarna push mower, a lawn trimmer and edger, shovels and rakes, and the 6-foot by 10-foot trailer they were in, were stolen, the report said. The items have a total value of $9,052.

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    • A mother and son were taken to jail on March 19.

  • IL Middle School makes us proud

    Indian Land Middle School has been in the limelight a lot lately. The school stepped into the national spotlight last month when it was named a National School to Watch, an honor given to high-performing middle schools.

    ILMS is one of two schools in the state to win the honor this year and one of just six in the state to ever receive it.

    Fewer than 350 schools in the nation have received the designation since its inception in 1999.

  • Couple grateful for medical care at hospital and at home

    My husband has been in the hospital four times since December. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Springs Memorial Hospital for going the extra mile to make sure he had the best of care.

    First, we would like to thank Lancaster County EMS for its prompt and wonderful service. We would like to thank the doctors for the knowledge and their extra effort to diagnose and treat my husband.

  • See Lancaster takes comments as constructive criticism

    Editor’s note: The following is See Lancaster’s response to Gil Small’s Feb. 24 letter, “Santa Train event was a disappointment.”

    Dear Gil, Nancy and Anne:

    On behalf of the Santa Express and the city of Lancaster, I want to thank you for your letter and comments. Please note that we work hard each year to provide an exciting and memorable experience for our fine city and community.