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Today's News

  • Nature walks are good for body, mind and spirit

    People need trees. Literally. While we have intuitively known for years that taking a nature walk is good for our bodies, minds and spirits, researchers are now discovering that the human-tree connection can be critical to our health.
    Scientists in Japan have learned that individuals walking in woods experience more positive physiological benefits than subjects who walked in the city.

  • Cubs graduate as Pack 82 turns 50

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Five local boys graduated from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts on May 6 during a ceremony held at Buford Volunteer Fire Department.
    Chandler Horton, Austin Shipston, Mason Brasington, Hunter Roberts and JP Starr crossed the bridge from Cub Scout to Boy Scout during the ceremony. The occasion was made more memorable by the fact that the graduation coincided with the 50th anniversary of Cub Scout Pack 82, which was established in 1962.

  • HOPE suspect now back in county

    The former HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster bookkeeper charged in connection with missing funds from the charity is now back in the county and faces additional charges.

    After waiving extradition in Auburn, Ala., Christy Leeann Ellis, 3283 Camp Creek Road, was returned to Lancaster County about 4 p.m. Wednesday, said Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile.

  • Cook, Coy to mount petition campaigns

    You’ll likely continue to see plenty of Bob Cook and Joseph Coy campaign signs alongside roads in Lancaster County.

    Despite being removed from the June 12 primary ballot earlier this month, the two men say they are still running for the S.C. House District 44 seat – both as petition candidates.

    Cook, a Kershaw resident, had been seeking the Democratic nomination against Mandy Powers Norrell, while Coy, a Heath Springs resident, had been running on the Republican ticket against Ryan Payne.

  • LHS’s Alex Metzger’s graduation road marked with personal potholes

     – Editor’s note: In the last four issues, including today, The Lancaster News has been profiling students who have overcome the odds to earn a high school diploma in 2012. 

     

    During a quiet moment between classes, Alex Metzger marveled at how far he’s come in the last year. 

    It’s been a long road for Metzger, 18, a former Alaska resident who’s set to graduate from Lancaster High School today. 

  • Officials considering strict smoking ordinance

    Smoking in Lancaster County may become a lot more restrictive this year.

    County Council is expected to soon consider a proposed ordinance that would ban smoking in all public-access buildings in the county.

    The county’s Health & Wellness Commission had been discussing the idea for some time. County Administrator Steve Willis said the drafted ordinance is modeled after those adopted in York and Greenville counties.

  • Man sentenced in January 2010 shooting death of Eric Curry

    Two years after a man was shot to death outside a Lancaster nightclub, the case came to a close when the shooter pleaded guilty to several charges.

    Demarcus Lewis Davis, 22, was sentenced May 8 to 15 years in the S.C. Department of Corrections for the shooting death of 35-year-old Eric Curry and the nonfatal shooting of his then -23-year-old brother Navoney Curry, according to a press release from 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield.

  • DUI initiative aims to curb alcohol-related accidents

    When is 275 too many?

    For local law enforcement and community leaders, it’s when that’s the number of people arrested in 2011 for driving under the influence in Lancaster County. 

    Add to that these sobering statistics: There were 67 reported DUI crashes in the county last year, plus news that 33 people have already been arrested for DUI in the first three months of 2012.

  • LMS features Pure Street special on Saturday night

     

       

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host a special racing event Saturday night.

    BJ Moose and Champion Race Helmets are sponsoring the Pure Street Division race, with a $1,000 to win race.

  • AJ ace duo signs to play at USCL

     

       

    KERSHAW – University of South Carolina Lancaster softball coach Alan Blankenship is steadily filling the void of a depleted outfield.