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Today's News

  • Mule team to plow community garden

    Locals will get the chance to see how plowing was done in the old days with the opening of the Lancaster County Community Garden on Saturday.

    From 10 a.m. to noon, mule teams and draft horses will plow plots near the Springdale Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road, beside the soccer fields off Woodland Drive. Free horse and mule wagon rides will also be part of the fun.

    The plots will be used for the community garden, which is being spearheaded by the United Way of Lancaster County.

  • Police reports - May 3, 2009

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    - Someone took a Maytag air conditioner and heater and a GE refrigerator from an East Dunlap Street home between 5 p.m. April 25 and 8:30 a.m. April 27.

    The air unit was taken from a kitchen window. The refrigerator had been taken from a back bedroom while the kitchen in the rental home was being remodeled. The appliances are valued at $1,200.

    There were no signs of forced entry at the home. The thief may have gotten into the home through a crawl pace, according to the report.

  • Buford tops IL in play-off

    Buford defeated county rival Indian Land for the second time in four days to wrap up a third-place finish in Conference III-A Monday at Andrew Jackson High School.

    The one-game play-off game was needed after Buford and Indian Land were tied at the end of regular-season conference play. BHS took a 4-3 win.

    Buford downed Indian Land 4-2 on Lady Jackets’ Senior Day on Friday. Indian Land then fell to regular-season runner-up Chesterfield in its final regular-season game on Saturday.

  • STAR chapter steps up to help HOPE

    Right now, any help that HOPE of Lancaster gets is a blessing, said director Elaine Adkins.

    “The first six days of January, we saw 197 people,” Adkins said. “The numbers only continue to climb. Right now, there are lots of folks out there who need help and many of them never thought they’d have to.”

    And just in time, another group is stepping into the gap to help HOPE.

    The STAR (Star Touring and Riding Association) Lancaster Chapter 396 will  host its third annual Feed the Children Trivia Ride on Saturday.

  • Blackmon nabs first young guns victory

    Young guns driver Brandon Blackmon now knows the winning feeling.

    His eager fans had to wait through massive delays, such as watering the track after heat races, a kids activity and seven other main events. Brandon led flag-to-flag, en route to the win Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway. He was given an inaugural winner’s mud bath. His fans and crew got him good. Congrats to Brandon on this memorable win. Andrew Yandle was second, Andrew Blackwood was third, with Josh Langley fourth and Nathan Geist fifth.

  • Jackets earn bid with win over IL

    The Buford Yellow Jackets notched a 4-2 win over Indian Land to secure a Class A Upper State postseason bid on Friday night at IL’s Reservation.

    Colt Ellis, who worked 5.2 innings, earned the win with a five-hitter. Ellis fanned four and allowed a walk and hit a batter. Ricky Lewis, who went 1.1 innings, earned the save, yielding a hit, no runs and no walks.

    Donald Kirkley led the Jackets’ offense with a single, double and scored a run. Joseph Wright drilled two hits, scored a run and drove in a run.

  • Bruins roar to county track title

    The Lancaster Bruins captured top honors in the boys side of the KLS Run for Ryan Lancaster County track meet on Saturday at the LHS track.

    LHS racked up 121 points to Buford’s 30. Indian Land didn’t score and AJ didn’t field a team for the meet.

    Wylie Penegar led the Bruins with 16.25 points. Penegar won the 1600, 800 and 3200 and ran a leg on the winning 4 x 800-meter team.

    Marvin Pratt swept to titles in the high jump, long jump and triple jump. Devonte Massey won the discus and shot put.

  • Lady Bruins roll to county track crown

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins swept to the title in the KLS Run for Ryan Lancaster County track meet Saturday at the LHS track.

    The Lady Bruins racked up 107 points to easily take home the title trophy.

    Buford had 30 points to place second, with Indian Land third at 26. Andrew Jackson didn’t compete.

    Porsha Cloud topped the LHS girls with 12.5 points. Keiosha Robinson of LHS captured the 100-meter dash to claim the title as the county’s fastest girl.

  • Four inducted into district Hall of Fame

    Bobby Bailey sat near the stage at the Lancaster County School District’s Celebration of Excellence ceremony Monday and had no idea what was coming his way.

    Bailey usually attends the annual event. But little did he know, he’d be recognized this time around.

    Bailey, a retired educator who heads a number of community outreach initiatives, is one of the four newest inductees into the school district’s Hall of Fame.

    Joining him in the 2009 class are William “Bill” Williams Jr., the late Emma Bufford and the late Bonita Howey.

  • Wallace savors 'Doomsday' return

    Thirty years is a long time between being a game participant at one place, but that was Spartanburg Methodist College baseball coach Timmy Wallace’s “magic number” on a recent visit to Lancaster High’s “Doomsday Corner.”

    Wallace, a former Bruins’ baseball star, recently brought his nationally-ranked Pioneers in for a twin bill with USCL.

    The LHS field has special meaning to Wallace.

    “I was part of that gang that gave the place its nickname,” said Wallace, a four-year player under former LHS coach John Daurity.