Today's News

  • Fees possible for coroner's reports

    Lancaster County Council discussed ways to generate money for an administrative assistant at the county Coroner’s Office at its Monday meeting.

    With an ever-increasing caseload, County Coroner Mike Morris told council the difficulty he and his deputy coroner have in processing paperwork and responding to calls. Morris said his office has already dealt with 110 cases this year.

    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said each death case the office handles can take at least eight hours, followed by a significant amount of paperwork.

  • Bringing Down the Curtain


  • Bernsdorff files for District 45

    Mary Bernsdorff said she believes in a government that is honest, law-abiding, hard-working and accountable, and that has dignity and a strong sense of moral obligation. That comment drew applause from a group of supporters as Bernsdorff announced Tuesday she is running for the state House District 45 seat as a Democrat.

    “Putting it bluntly, too many may of our elected officials have embarrassed us,” Bernsdorff said. “I intend to be honest, civil, work hard, obey the law and when I hike the Appalachian Trail, it will be the American Appalachians.”

  • Lady Vols hope to net more wins

    After the Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers’ lost to Walhalla, 2-1 in the Class AA Upper State soccer playoffs last spring, coach Ronnie Wall and the AJ girls are gearing up to return to the playoffs again this year.

    “This year our goal isn’t just to go to the playoffs – it’s to win in the playoffs,” Wall said. “We’ve gone to the playoffs several years, but this year I hope we can win in the postseason.”

    AJ went 11-5 and won the Conference IV-AA title before falling to the Lady Razorbacks in double overtime.

  • Bruins belt Hidden Valley

    The Lancaster Bruins were quite offensive at the fifth annual Wheels Baseball Invitational at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill.

    The Bruins ignited for 20 runs on 14 hits on the way to a 20-17 slugfest win over Hidden Valley High School of Roanoke, Va. on Friday.

    Ron Trapps, who worked two innings as one of four LHS hurlers, was the winner, with Zack Rollings notching the save.

    “It looked more like a football game score at the end,” LHS coach Brett Blackmon said. “We just had a little more in our tank at the end.”

  • Life is a constant tweak for Legacy Five

    Since forming in 1999, the music ministry of Legacy Five has been paved with success.

    There have been numerous hit songs, appearances on Gaither and Friends Homecoming videos, on “In Touch” with Dr. Charles Stanley, TNN, TBN, Sky Angel, INSP, GMT and The Odyssey Network, music awards and a strong fan base.

    But that road to success has been bumpy, too, said Legacy Five’s Scott Fowler.

    The Southern gospel quartet will perform at 7 p.m. today  at Second Baptist Church as part of the 2010 GlennMark Concert Series.

  • Blackwell's spirit is alive and well

    Matt Blackwell’s 24th birthday was Thursday – April 8.

    Matt, of course, left us some nine years ago when he died in a May 11, 2001 auto accident, just over a month past his 15th birthday.

    Death took the body in the spring of 2001, but Matt Blackwell’s spirit was alive and well at Doomsday Corner at the first Matt Blackwell Invitational, his prep stomping grounds.

  • Truesdale's hopes high for Vols soccer

    New Andrew Jackson High School varsity soccer coach Marc Truesdale has high hopes for Andrew Jackson’s team this year.

    Truesdale, who guided the AJ junior varsity soccer team, has taken over from coach Randy Jordan, who left the AJ program to lead the University of South Carolina at Lancaster women’s soccer team.

    Jordan’s final team compiled a 15-6 mark, which included a 2-0 Class AA Upper State playoff loss at Walhalla.

    Truesdale, who guided the Junior Vols to a 9-0 mark last spring when they outscored their foes 42-1, is assisted by Van Steen.

  • Help promote Lancaster

    Can you describe what Lancaster means to you in 50 words? If so, See Lancaster wants you to submit those 50 words in an effort to promote our county.

    See Lancaster, the group that promotes tourism in the county, recently started the effort that asks residents to submit a quote saying why they embody the spirit of Lancaster and why the county is a great place to live.

    See Lancaster wants the quotes, along with the person’s portrait to be placed on posters that will be displayed in storefront windows in downtown Lancaster.

  • Spratt's call will cost you plenty

    U.S. Rep. John Spratt told a reporter during a recent interview about his vote in the health care reform bill that he would have preferred to have taken the overhaul in stages or steps.

    “By taking on the whole bucketful of issues and problems, it only made it (more) complex,” Spratt said.

    Whose call was it? Either he voted on his own freewill or someone pulled his puppet strings. John Spratt holds no personal responsibility for his actions. Lets look at a few more items that may or may not have been Spratt’s call.