Today's News

  • Lady Vols rally, top LHS

    Andrew Jackson used its rallying antics to anchor an 11-10 comeback win over Lancaster on Thursday at AJ.

    LHS held a 10-2 lead at one stretch, but saw the determined Lady Vols scored twice in the fifth, two in the sixth and five in the seventh to secure the comeback win.

    Haley Faulkenberry pitched four innings and notched the win, allowing five hits and three runs. Anna Howey, who whiffed five, took the loss.

    Kori Ballard’s two-run single in the AJ seventh lifted the Lady Vols to the softball win.

  • Police reports - April 23, 2010

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    • Firefighters and investigators responded to a suspicious car fire on Old Jefferson Highway in Kershaw on April 20.

    The report said the resident heard a loud popping sound about 1:10 a.m. and saw his two cars – a 2004 Ford F150 pickup and a 1999 Cadillac Seville – were on fire.

    The resident said he had recently been threatened by a man at a store in Fairfield County.

    Damage to the cars and the shed they were in was estimated at $25,000.

  • SAC honors Wingate's Rape

    Wingate University junior Marc Rape, a right-hander from Lancaster, was named the South Atlantic Conference Pitcher of the Week earlier this week.

    Rape tossed a complete game shutout in Wingate’s 6-0 win over Carson-Newman. The win clinched the outright regular-season SAC baseball title for the Bulldogs.

    Rape allowed only four hits on the afternoon, all  singles. He needed just 84 pitches to notch his second complete game shutout of the season. Rape had four strikeouts on the day, while inducing a pair of double plays.

  • Dirt track features bounty on Baker Saturday night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will return to action Saturday night, with the Chandler Body Shop Pure Street Showdown.

    LMS didn’t run last week due a special race at I-77 Speedway in Chester.

    A track highlight Saturday is in the super street division where a $100 bounty is on veteran driver Brandy Baker, who starts in the rear after winning three straight races in the division.

    Racing will be held in eight divisions.

  • Hagen Strength Team at Hyde Park Baptist

    The Mike Hagen Strength team, a group of professional athletes who travel the world, will bring its message of inspirational speaking and strength exhibition to Hyde Park Baptist on Wednesday through Sunday.

    The Hagen Strength Team performs amazing feats of strength, which include ripping a phone book in half, crushing walls of concrete with a blow from their arm or head, breaking hand-cuffs, running through two-by-fours and blowing up hot water bottles until they explode.

  • Watkins signs to play for Presbyterian

    For the better part of his high school career, Indian Land High School’s Tyler Watkins considered football his “second sport.”

    That was until this year.

    “Something just clicked and I started loving football,” Watkins said. “I just got focused on football.”

    Watkins’ focus was front and center in the Lancaster County Class A school’s media center Wednesday afternoon.

  • Lady Jackets blank Lions

    Buford avenged an earlier softball loss to Conference III-A foe Lewisville to down the Lady Lions 6-0 at home on Wednesday night.

    BHS senior hurler Jena Hallman notched the win, striking out eight and allowing a hit and two walks. Carley Bailey worked an inning, whiffing two and walking one.

    Hannah Knight keyed the Lady Jackets’ attack with two hits, two RBIs and scored two runs. Kayla Lloyd laced a double and drove in a run. Catie Rowell had a hit and scored twice. Leslie Pressley and Carley Bailey each had a hit and scored a run. Kendall Boone added a hit.

  • Shehane does “Sunday Bluegrass” on WAGL

    Because of the economy, now might not be the best time to start a new business venture, but that isn’t stopping Tony Shehane.

    Shehane has started an one-hour radio show, “Sunday Bluegrass” from 4 to 5 p.m. on WAGL (1560-AM). And Shehane, 69, isn’t intimidated by a risk of failure.

    “I figured Columbus took a chance on something, so why can’t I?” Shehane said. “It’s really no different. You don’t know if you can succeed if you don’t try.”

  • Annual event raises funds for rare disorder

    Donna White says losing her son was the worst thing that has ever happened in her life.

    Her son, Ryan McKinney, died four years ago from Kleine-Levin Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder marked by periods of excessive sleep and altered behavior.

    Since his death, White, a Lancaster resident, has been heavily involved with the KLS Foundation ee" both nationally and on the local front.

    She said spreading awareness and supporting research efforts for the disorder have helped her cope with the grief.

  • Council splits on vote to rezone former night spot

    County Council members split last week on a vote to rezone a former nightclub building in Buford for use as a cabinet shop.

    The rezoning request is for the former B&W Club, a nightclub that opened in 1974 but has been closed for at least 10 years.

    The building is situated on 2.41 acres at 1526 Carnes Wilson Road, off S.C. 9 Bypass.

    McDonald Amusements owns the property, and Collins Realty, which made the rezoning request, is hoping to lease the property if the rezoning measure is approved.