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Today's News

  • Local students participate in Model UN conference

    Lancaster County students from two district high schools are learning the fine art of international diplomacy through a program that simulates the United Nations.

    The students, members of Model UN teams from Lancaster and Indian Land high schools, took part on Winthrop University’s nationally recognized Model UN conference earlier this year with members of the ILHS team walking away with awards for their efforts.

  • Indian Land High sweeps conservation photo contest

    Staff reports

    Indian Land High school photography and agriculture students won every award in the spring 2011 Conservation Photo Contest, sponsored by Lancaster Soil & Water Conservation District.

    Of the 70 entries submitted, ILHS students won all 11 of the awards presented by Amanda Roberts, LSWCD district manager.

    Brandi Reed won first place in two categories, as well as an honorable mention. Ashley Tillman won in two categories.

  • State Senate approves House ATV bill

     

    The S.C. Senate passed a House bill April 26 that places safety restrictions on the use of all-terrain vehicles by juveniles.

    House Bill 3562, better known as “Chandler’s Law” after 16-year-old Chandler Saylor who died in a 2003 ATV accident near his home in Swansea, places minimum age restrictions on juveniles’ use of ATVs and requires safety instruction and the use of helmets.

  • Pledges pour in for HS Vets monument

     

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com 

  • BHS blasts Caps, advances

    The Buford Yellow Jackets rolled in their postseason baseball opener, blanking Columbia, 16-0 on Thursday.

    The win moved BHS, the Region IV-AA champion, to a second round winner’s bracket home clash with Broome on Saturday. The game was completed after The News’ deadline for Sunday’s edition.

    Ricky Lewis, 2-0, was the winner in three frames of work, striking out seven. He allowed three hits and two walks.

    Marcus Broadway worked two frames and whiffed three.

  • Jimmy Winn was a true gem

    Most days when I enter The News’ office, Dianne Sweatt, of our business office, greets me with a smile and big hello.

    Wednesday was different, and with good reason.

    Dianne told me Jimmy Winn, a longtime friend, had died earlier that morning. The tragic news was a real stunner. Jimmy, a vibrant person who embraced life, was gone.

  • Lady Bruins rally, clip Cats to net playoff bid

    Staff Reports

    The Lady Bruins soccer team capped its region schedule in spectacular manner with a 2-1 comeback victory over Rock Hill at the Rock Hill Stadium on Friday night.

    LHS earned a Class AAAA Upper State bid with the win.

    The Bruins were very aggressive offensively and took the match to the Rock Hill defense throughout the first half, but were unable to score. Frances Whitesides and Sedona Smith worked some great combinations throughout the half only to be denied by the RH defense.

  • Winners’ putts pivotal in Partners for Youth victory

    Putting proved to be the difference for the winning foursome in the 20th annual Partners for Youth golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Friday afternoon.

    The winning team of Trevor Banks, Taylor Banks, Allen Banks and William “Fuzzy” Bass teamed for a 47.37 to post the win over 18 holes in the 32-team field.

  • We have many reasons to celebrate Arbor Day

    You probably have a favorite tree-lined street in your community. Or a tree-filled neighborhood you’ve always admired. Or a favorite forest where you like to bask in the beauty of the trees.
     It’s important to remember that those beautiful spaces aren’t here by accident. The forests we enjoy today – which give us both pleasure and environmental benefits – are here because of the vision, courage and hard work of generations past.

  • Royal tea

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    Carol Hinson was up at 4 a.m. this morning, glued to the “telly” to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton marry in Westminister Abbey.
    But she had no desire to be there for history in the making.
    Hinson celebrated with a pre-royal wedding tea party at Jean Turner’s home in Elgin on Wednesday afternoon.