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Today's News

  • Two men face drug charges after crack found in car

    Two Lancaster men were arrested on drug charges after sheriff’s deputies found crack cocaine and marijuana in their car on May 6.

    Charles Lamont Blackmon, 30, of 2888 Lynwood Drive, and Jermall Antonio Lang, 25, of 2483 Meadow Plaza, were each charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute within proximity of a park.

  • Coach leaves East Rowan High to lead AJHS Vols

    KERSHAW – Brian Hinson calls his new job as head football coach of the Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers “an intriguing situation.”

    “It’s intriguing from the situation of their facilities, football stadium, new field house and an impressive weight room,” said Hinson, 33, who was approved as the Vols’ 11th head football coach in 40 years during a special meeting of the Lancaster County School school board on Monday night.

  • Indian Land High: ‘Standing on the brink of a bright new future

    INDIAN LAND – For the first time ever, Indian Land High School’s graduating class received their diplomas outside.

    With the sun shining overhead on Friday afternoon, the class of 2010 filed across the stage at the Reservation, the school’s football field. Principal Kathy Faris said this was the first class to celebrate under the open sky. She congratulated the class on a job well done.

    “Today is a time of eager anticipation and reflection, and this graduation marks a milestone for you,” Faris said.

  • Remember those who have made ultimate sacrifice

    School’s out. Businesses are closed. The smell of grills drifting over the neighborhood. For many people it’s a three-day weekend. And it’s the beginning of summer.

    With all the excitement going on it is easy to forget why we have this weekend.

    But the truth is this holiday cost the lives of many people. Memorial Day is a day set aside to pay tribute and honor to those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

  • Deafness doesn’t hold Rachael Blackmon back

    Doctors told Teresa and Ernie Blackmon that their youngest daughter, Rachael, was deaf when she was 19 months old.

    Teresa Blackmon, a nurse, said she had believed something was wrong with Rachael when she was just a year old. She said Rachael had started to say “Mama” and “Daddy” but then stopped. At a year old, Rachael didn’t react to people’s voices or turn toward sounds.

    When the family received the diagnosis about 16 years ago, Teresa Blackmon said her first thought was, “Lord, why did you do this to us?”

  • Bruins honor spring stars

    Lancaster High School capped its 2009-2010 athletic year honoring Bruins’ spring sports standouts on Monday at LHS.

    Senior stars Andrew Smyre, Cherrell Cousar, Sidney Teague and Alex Roach each received two awards.

    Smyre, a catcher, reaped all-region and was named the Bruins’ Most Valuable Hitter.

    Cousar, an all-region softball pick who set the school home run mark with 12 this season, was named Best Offensive Player. The LHS third baseman is also a Class AAAA all-region pick.

  • Open Wheel Modified cars to visit LMS on Saturday night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway action will be highlighted by the Open Wheel Modifieds in a first-ever trip to the LMS high mile Saturday night.

    Drivers such as Kyle Strickler, Flyan Ryan Ayers, Chris Allred, Greg Brown, John Chrissman, Everette Dunlap and many more from the Carolinas, Florida, Tennessee and Virginia are expected.

    Crate Late Models

    Timbo Mangum will seek his third straight win Saturday. The new points leader Steve Davis might have something to say as he looked tough last week.

  • Absentee ballots top 700 in race

    It’s deja vu all over again as more than 700 absentee ballots have been filed at the county Election  Commission for the upcoming County Council District 2 primary.

    Cassie Stump, director of the Lancaster County Voter Registration and Election Commission, said there have been about 730 requests for applications for absentee ballots in the District 2 election since candidate filing ended in March. She said this is an extremely high number, especially because District 2 has less than 4,000 registered voters.

  • Flynn promoted as Newberry College defensive coordinator

    Former Buford High School football standout Stephen Flynn has been promoted to defensive coordinator at Newberry College.

    NC head coach Todd Knight, also a former Buford High football star, announced Flynn’s promotion earlier this week.

  • Mulvaney making gains, Republican poll says

    U.S. Rep. John Spratt’s lead against Republican challenger Mick Mulvaney has dwindled, according to poll numbers from Public Opinion Strategies, a Republican political and public affairs research firm.

    Public Opinion Strategies released results Thursday from a poll it conducted last week that indicates Spratt now holds a 2-point lead against Mulvaney for the District 5 House seat.

    Spratt, a 67-year-old Democrat, has held the seat since 1983. The general election is in November.