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Today's News

  • They gave all

    A debt of gratitude is owed to the 198 soldiers whose names are etched in bronze on the war memorial at Lancaster’s Memorial Park, said Ernest Stroud.

    Stroud, a Korean Conflict veteran and legislative chairman for the S.C. Disabled American Veterans and S.C. American Legion,  didn’t mince words Sunday during the county’s 19th annual Memorial Day program.

    Stroud said too many times politicians and those drawing government salaries tend to forget it’s the war dead who gave their all to protect a way of life that we now enjoy.

  • Preparing for kindergarten

    Local educators are gearing up for the annual program that helps make a child’s first year of public school a little more comfortable for all involved.

    Countdown to K, the state’s school transition program for rising kindergartners, kicks off this month and runs into August. Eleven kindergarten teachers in Lancaster County are participating this year.

  • Promoting river, other attractions could bring dollars

    Dean Faile is hoping tourism can help stimulate the area’s economy.

    Faile, executive director of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, attended the Catawba Regional Tourism Summit on Wednesday looking for ways to attract more tourists, and ultimately more tourism dollars to the county.

    The summit involved representatives from Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Union and York counties and was held at the Baxter M. Hood Center on the York Technical College campus in Rock Hill.

  • Lancaster man, 38, faces dog-fighting charge

    A Lancaster man has been charged with dogfighting after officers heard what they believed was a dog fight on Miller Street on May 27.

    James Junior Clark, 38, of 1751 Flat Creek Road, was charged by the Lancaster Police Department with dog fighting.

  • Lancers sign AJ's Beavers

    KERSHAW The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers’ soccer connection to the University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers program added a solid link Monday night.

    A year ago, Randy Jordan, the former AJ boys soccer coach who now guides the Lancers women’s soccer program, signed former AJ standouts Rachel Dippel and Sydney Hinson.

    The newest Lady Vols’ standout to join the royal blue and gold fold is Ashley Beavers.

  • Credit union’s new home features airy offices, pieces of local history

    Walking through the sun-lit hallways of his new corporate headquarters, Bruce Brumfield stops every few feet to point out another innovative feature.

    Brumfield, president and chief executive officer of Founders Federal Credit Union, is taking the time to know every room, gadget and piece of architecture throughout the new three-level, 110,000-square-foot headquarters at Gillsbrook and Plantation roads.

    There are the stainless-steel strips embedded in the lobby floor, meant to symbolize woven fabric as a connection to old Springs Industries plants.

  • More food choices for students at lunch

    Philly cheese steaks and chicken wings will be some of the new foods available to school children next year.

    Mary Thompson, director of food services for Lancaster County School District, said her staff is preparing to offer an expanded menu at the district’s middle and high schools starting in 2010-11.

    The aim is to give students more choice, while continuing to provide healthy options.

  • County spends $370,000 to fix roads

    After a winter filled with cold weather and flooding problems, Lancaster County has spent close to $370,000 to fix roads throughout the county.

    County Administrator Steve Willis presented a report to Lancaster County Council on May 24 about the total costs for road repairs this year.

    So far, $369,656 has been spent on road repairs due to flooding, including major projects on Gills Creek Drive, Langley Road, Greystone Drive and Twelve Mile Creek Road.

  • Post 31 teams off to fast starts

    The Lancaster Post 31 baseball teams are going strong to open the 2010 baseball season.

    The 2-0 P-31 senior team, in its 67th season of play, posted a 15-6 win over Chester Post 27 on Wednesday night at Eggleton Field.

    Trevor Hammond, the Lancaster High School standout who is headed to the University of South Carolina at Lancaster to play baseball, went the distance in the game.

    Hammond, a right-hander,  notched 10 strikeouts and scattered 10 hits. He allowed two walks.

  • Hallman, Wells earn top honors at Buford High School awards

    BUFORD Buford High School senior athletic aces Jena Hallman and Britt Wells, in their final sports activity at BHS, did what they often did – drew the maroon and gold spotlight.

    The Buford duo, each a three-sport star, earned recognition as the Jackets’ Athletes of the Year on Tuesday night at the BHS all-sports awards night in the school gym.

    Hallman, who cheered and played basketball and softball, earned BHS Female Athlete of the Year Award.