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Today's News

  • Victors net close win in Diabetes tourney

    The winning foursome posted a narrow win in the eighth annual Diabetes Education Clinic golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday afternoon.

    The winning foursome, in the captain’s choice with handicap tournament, shot a 51.6, which included Garrett Hammond, Eric Funderburk, Ray Rainey and Ross Baker.

    “We just had a good overall effort with each player doing his part,” Funderburk said. “We brother-in-lawed it pretty well out there.”

    Funderburk said the team eagled both par fives on the front nine, holes two and five.

  • Man, 22, flees license checkpoint in stolen car

    A Lancaster man racked up nine charges after police say he sped away from a driver’s license checkpoint in a stolen car Saturday.

    Rashad Demon “Shorty Cake” Johnson, 22, of 408 Pardue St., has been charged by the Lancaster Police Department with possession of a stolen vehicle, second-offense driving under suspension (DUI-related), second-offense simple possession of marijuana, reckless driving, failure to stop for blue lights and siren, possession of a controlled substance, violation of ABC law, resisting arrest and alighting from a moving vehicle.

  • Chief can’t forget sight of children watching their home burn in 1974

    A family of five stood outside their 11th Street home in the freezing cold and watched their home burn.

    It was a windy night in February 1974, and that wind added a formidable element, as the flames blew, threatening to catch the neighboring houses on fire.

    Wayne Bryson, fire chief at Gooches Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department, remembers it clearly. He said that house fire stands out the most to him of all the fires he’s fought in his more than 30 years of fire service.

  • Two host, two will travel

    Friday night high school football action for week two has two at home seeking to rebound and a pair on the road hoping to extend early success.

    Buford and Andrew Jackson, each coming off opening night losses, will be at home, while Lancaster and Indian Land head west in hopes of their second wins this season.

    Lancaster, 1-0 after a 35-16 first night win over AJ, travels to Chester, while Indian Land ventures to Blacksburg to battle the Wildcats. IL, 1-0, is coming off a 28-13 home win over Buford.

  • Little to leave See Lancaster post

    Peggy Little will be leaving See Lancaster SC.

    Little, director of the tourism-promotions group, put it her resignation Tuesday. Her last day is Sept. 13, said Teresa Meeks, support services director for the city of Lancaster.

    Meeks said Little didn’t give a reason why she is leaving.

    “We’ll hate to see her go,” Meeks said. “We’ll miss her with the city, but we’ll continue on.”

    A little more than a year ago, Little was hired as director of the then-reorganized See Lancaster.

  • Dover garners first NDRA Crate win

    Britt Dover captured his first NDRA Crate win this season to highlight Lancaster Motor Speedway action Saturday night.

    Dover and Timbo Mangum won heats to start on the front row. When the green flag dropped, it was Dover and Mangum side by side entering turn one for the lead. Exiting turn two, it was Dover with the lead over Mangum. Mangum made contact with the back straightaway to cap his night.

  • Firefighting just part of what Gooches does

    Battling house fires is just part of the job of being a firefighter.

    The members of the Gooches Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department assist in a variety of ways that contribute to the betterment of their community. The work they did recently on a Laurel Avenue home was a prime example.

    Several of the department’s 19 members spent part of their day on Aug. 21 building a wheelchair ramp on the porch for a community resident.

  • Howey steps down from Adult Education

    Jimbo Howey’s plan was to end his career in education the same way it began – with little or no fanfare.

    Howey, who was director of Lancaster County Adult Education for 12 years, retired this summer. And if he had his wish, this story about him wouldn’t have been written.

    He even asked Lancaster County School District personnel to not have a drop-in for him to honor his 33 years in education. He said he doesn’t like the attention.

  • There is another voice at our house

    Charlotte Road doesn’t quite look like it did more than 60 years ago when a certain young lady from there caught eye.

    But returning from another visit to Maryland, the familiar landscape of home is always a welcome sight.

    You know, somehow I managed to talk that young lady into spending her life with me. In a few short months, we will be celebrate 60 years together.

    Bless Pete, time sure flies.

    Now our children and their children are adults. We retired and stuff was sorta settling in for us.

  • Turnin' and learnin'

    KERSHAW – " Thirteen-year-old Amber Vinson likes math and is pretty good at it.

    The Andrew Jackson Middle School student’s report card is always full of A’s and B’s in every course.

    But math isn’t the only course this eighth grader is getting good at.

    And just like her report card is proof positive of her work in the classroom, those pink and black Ferrini Stingray Tiger Western boots she wears to school each day show that Amber is getting pretty good at ripping through the barrels, too.