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Today's News

  • Gilliam has good reason to be proud

    If you see coach Roosevelt “Sandy” Gilliam these days, he’s likely beaming.

    Coach Gilliam has every right to be.

    The 2010  College Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies included a  couple of his former players, Emerson Boozer and Willie Jefferies, who were enshrined during ceremonies in South Bend, Ind., just over a month ago.

  • The Big Four

    It happens on Saturday mornings from April through late October.

    A gung-ho, do-it-yourselfer steps outside, breathes deeply and heads to the shed to get out the mower.

    He checks the fluids, adjusts the throttle and either pulls the crank cord or turns the ignition switch.

    Nothing happens.

    Then, he wastes half the day trying to get the mower started. And if it doesn’t, he loads up the mower to take it to a repair shop on Monday.

  • With a few more renovations, a new center for middle and high school students, will open on East Gay Street.

    Ro and Akio Harris have started the Blessed to Care program, and are remodeling the office building at 405 E. Gay St. to accommodate an after-school program and computer lab for children in grades six through 12.

    During the summer, Blessed to Care provided education assistance, youth development workshops and supervised social functions for teens, Ro Harris said.

  • LMS hosts eight divisions of racing Saturday night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host eight divisions of racing Saturday at the half-mile dirt oval.

    The card features the following divisions:

    Limited Late Models

    The last time LMS had Limited Late Models Chris Hargett won as Hargett beat a star-studded field to the finish line in Randy Smith, Mike Huey and Shaun Harrell. Expect all these drivers back Saturday night. Who will claim the win Saturday night?

    Crate Late Models

  • Man gets 50 years

    Latora Hood said her fiance, Jermaine Richardson, had a map of where he wanted his life to go.

    Richardson, 21, known as Baldy to friends and family, was trying to get into art school and “could draw anything you put in front of him,” Hood said.

    He and Hood lived at Pardue Street Apartments, but Richardson wanted them to move away from there, so the couple bought a house in 2006 near the Lancaster Golf Club.

  • Bruin boosters get boost for Blue-Gold Santa

    The inaugural Lancaster Bruins Booster Club Blue and Gold Santa made Christmas last year quite merry for some less fortunate local families.

    The 2010 community event will be that and more come Dec. 11 when the LHS boosters’ 2010 Blue and Gold Santa is held in the school’s cafeteria.

    The Bruins Boosters, who partnered with Founders Federal Credit Union, raised $10,000 at a fundraiser last Friday night at the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • Classic battles tonight

    Andrew Jackson interim head football coach David Moore said it best, “after tonight, the bullets are live.”

    The seventh annual Founders Federal Kickoff Classic will be the final time coaches can take a look at their respective teams under live, game-like situations without the final score figuring in the win-loss column.

    The Classic, set for Lancaster Memorial Stadium, features four game-type scrimmages starting at 6 p.m.

  • Bauer hands out fans to local senior citizens

    Joe Morris smiled as he turned the large blue and white fan box around in his hands.

    Morris, a retired postal employee from Lancaster, was one of more than 30 area seniors who received a free 20-inch Galaxy box fan from Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer on Thursday morning.

    The program at the Prime Time for Seniors Center in Lancaster was part of Bauer’s Fan the Heat 2010 initiative.

    “It’s really nice,” Morris said. “You couldn’t have enough fans this summer, especially for those who are in need.”

  • Three officials complete government skills course

    Kathy Sistare has one word to describe the government program she recently graduated from – tremendous.

    Sistare, along with fellow Lancaster County Council members Cotton Cole and Larry McCullough, recently graduated from a government-skills training program sponsored by the S.C. Association of Counties. Over the last 18 months, the three council members attended 27 hours of classes to earn their first level of certification.

  • Boy, 5, let off at wrong bus stop

    INDIAN LAND – The Lancaster County School District has implemented a new policy after a kindergartner got off at the wrong bus stop and later straddled U.S. 521 in Indian Land on Tuesday afternoon.

    The boy, 5, was riding the school bus home from Indian Land Elementary School and was supposed to get off at the Hanover Crossing subdivision off U.S. 521, said Bryan Vaughn, the district’s director of safety and transportation.