Today's News

  • New Year's baby

    Laykin Ryleigh Sullivan’s arrival New Year’s Day came as somewhat of a surprise to her parents, Courtney and Chad Sullivan of Health Springs, since she wasn’t supposed to have been born until Tuesday.
    Instead, the little 7-pound, 9-ounce girl decided to come early – and in doing so became Lancaster County’s first baby of 2011.
    Laykin was born at 3 p.m. Saturday, the first of approximately 700 babies expected to be born at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster this year.

  • Positive start for a new year

    Ringing out the old and ringing in the new is a common practice as we say good riddance to the bad of a previous year and hope for good in the new one.
    It’s real encouraging to start a new year off with some good news. Believe it or not, we have some good news in Lancaster County.
    Just before Christmas, we reported that four local companies expect to hire hundreds of people this year.

  • Spratt reflects on 28 years of service to 5th District

    On Dec. 22, 2010, U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) submitted the following
    statement for the record:
    Madam Speaker, when I was elected to Congress 28 years ago, it was the fulfillment of a life-long ambition. But I had never served in elective office before, and frankly, I wondered how well it would wear – all the backslapping and glad-handing and garrulous talk.

  • Tea time

    Most Americans consider green tea as a beverage.
    However, in Asian cuisine, green tea is used in common recipes.
    For centuries the Chinese have used tea leaves as an stuffing ingredient  for steamed fish, said Diana Rosen, author of “Cooking with Tea.”
    It was added to fires to enhance the flavor of smoking ducks and to give hard boiled eggs  a little eye appeal.

  • Bruins wing Falcons, 82-68



    The Lancaster Bruins capped play in the annual Bojangles Shootout, notching a seventh-place finish with an 82-68 win over A.C. Flora High of Columbia at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte on Thursday.

  • Buford Middle runner-up in mat tourney



    The Buford Middle School wrestling team finished second in the third annual Rumble in the Hive tournament at Buford High School on Dec. 18.

  • School officials brace for more cuts

    Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore and board chairman Bobby Parker said the possibility of an even tighter district budget next fiscal year tops their list of concerns for 2011, though both are confident the district will adapt and overcome.
    The budget concerns come as the district prepares for the loss of federal stimulus money for fiscal year 2011-12 and uncertainty over future state funding.

  • Former county VA officer dies

    It was the smile, his honesty and his genuine dedication to area military veterans.
    That’s what people say George Rollings brought to the table each day during his time as the Lancaster County Veterans Affairs officer – a post he held from 1988 to 1995.
    Those who knew Rollings through the years are recalling those qualities and more as they look back on what he meant to the county.
    Rollings died Sunday. He was 80.

  • Basket fund brings in close to $14K

    The local community once again opened their hearts and wallets to help others in need.
    Nearly $14,000 was generated through the 2010 Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund.
    The fund, sponsored by HOPE in Lancaster, collects donations that are used to buy food vouchers for less fortunate families in Lancaster County. Recipients can use those vouchers at local grocery stores.
    The 2010 drive brought in $13,982.

  • Two people assaulted in separate incidents while delivering pizza

    A pizza delivery man was attacked and robbed as he made a delivery on New Year’s Day.
    Lancaster police officers spoke with a Domino’s Pizza delivery man outside a Ruth Street house Saturday who had been hit repeatedly in the face. The man had a large cut on the lower part of his jaw and was bleeding profusely, a department incident report said.