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Today's News

  • Police Reports

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident reports:

    • Deputies and firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 1700 block of Lynwood Drive on Aug. 23. A passerby called 911 around 8 p.m. after noticing smoke coming from the home. Members of the Gooches, McDonald Green and Elgin fire departments put the fire out. Deputies later spoke with a member of the county's fire service who said the fire did not seem suspicious. He said the fire started in an electrical outlet, which may have overloaded. 

  • Event raises $15,000 for autism research

    MaryBeth Rowell

    For the Lancaster News

    The fourth annual Autism Speaks event, “Lancaster Cooks 2011 – Look Who’s Cooking,” held Sept. 27 in Fairway Room at the Lancaster Golf Course in Lancaster, was deemed a success by those who organized the fundraiser.

    Evelyn Springs was the hostess and the coordinator for the event, which raises money for autism research.

    Springs draws inspiration for the annual fundraiser from her 8-year-old grandson, Malik.

  • Local woman attends international conference

    The San Francisco Bay Area was the setting where people from across the world gathered to share stories about a rare disorder that has negatively impacted thousands of lives.  

    And Lancaster’s own Donna White was among the attendees who talked about their heart-wrenching experiences. 

    White’s son, Ryan McKinney, died nearly six years ago from Kleine-Levin Syndrome, a neurological disorder marked by excessive sleep and altered behavior. 

    There is no cure for the condition. 

  • Council to discuss options for voter registration at meeting

    With just over a year left before the next presidential election, Lancaster County Council will consider options for helping ease space concerns at the local voter registration office. 

    At its Monday meeting, council is set to discuss options for an alternate absentee polling place to help prevent issues with long lines seen during the 2008 general election.

  • Determined Jackets rally, top Vols

    KERSHAW – Buford rallied to defeat county rival Andrew Jackson, 30-24 in overtime on AJ homecoming at Volunteer Stadium on Friday night.

    The Yellow Jackets overcame a 24-13 deficit in the fourth quarter to force the overtime.

    “Our guys gave super effort tonight,” Buford coach Mike Wells said. “We put ourselves in a hole with too many mistakes in the first half.

  • Braves halt Warriors’ streak

    CHERAW – The Cheraw Braves halted Indian Land’s unbeaten streak with a 28-20 win over IL on Friday night.

    Cheraw built an early lead and kept the upper hand to notch the eight-point victory over the sixth-ranked Warriors.

    Marvin Lauderdale’s 15-yard touchdown run, his second on the night, gave the Braves a 28-14 lead with 3:12 left in the third period. James Davis added the conversion for a 14-point CHS edge.

    Lauderdale, in a strong night, ran for 131 yards 18 carries.

  • LHS golf team wins, hosts region field

    Staff Reports

    The Lancaster High School golf team capped regular-season play with a 9-3 record after defeating Region III-AAAA foe Northwestern High School at Watorford Park Golf Club in Rock Hill.

    LHS carded a 169 to Northwestern’s 229.

    The LHS girls were led by Alexandria McCain and Emily Cox, who each posted a 40. Carly Funderburk notched a 44 and Ina Roberts had a 45.

    Rachel Hovis had a 48 and Carley Snyder posted a 53.

  • Seven arrested in drug search

    A raid on a Lancaster home Thursday evening uncovered thousands of dollars in drugs and led to the arrests of seven people.
    Authorities conducted a search of a house at 1942 Usher Road after the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office learned that people were selling illegal drugs at the home, according to a sheriff's office press release.
    A search warrant was obtained after a joint investigation involving the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force Team, the Lancaster Police Department and the Lancaster County Metro SWAT Team.  

  • Hospital deserves its awards and recognition

    If you have the misfortune of experiencing a life-threatening ordeal like a heart attack or stroke, you do have the good fortune of having a quality hospital nearby to help save your life.
    Doug Arbour, chief executive officer of Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, is living proof.
    On a night in mid-May, Arbour awoke with what he thought was indigestion.
    It wasn’t. It was worse, much worse. In this case a massive heart attack.

  • Solyndra underscores flaws in ‘stimulus’ act

    If anyone needs more proof that the White House sold us a bill of goods when it pressured Congress to pass the “stimulus” act of 2009, just look at what has happened with Solyndra Inc.
     Those who’ve been following the news lately probably know that Solyndra was a California solar energy company that’s just filed for bankruptcy protection after receiving a half-billion dollar government loan under the stimulus act. The bankruptcy, of course, is terrible news for taxpayers.