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Today's News

  • 12-Week Challenge heads into final leg

    Editor’s note: The Lancaster News is tracking the progress of Katie Stogner and Jeff Holden as they undertake the Island Sun Tanning and Fitness 12-week Challenge for 2012. Here is their third progress report. You can also follow their progress at stevelewisplan.com.
    Katie’s story
    We just finished week seven of the challenge and while I am still so happy I did this, I am realizing why it is called a “challenge” now.

  • ‘Remember When’ has run its course

    It's been fun sharing some of my oldtime adventures with you.  We have walked hand-in-hand along the sidewalks of Lancaster, browsed the store windows along Main Street, scampered for tadpoles in the rain filled pools along the railroad tracks and relived those hot summer nights as we sweltered beneath the covers fearful of the sounds of boogers and other monsters of the night creeping on the stair steps.

  • Clover tops Lady Bruins

    Staff Reports
    Clover won a showdown of top 15 Class AAAA girls soccer teams, taking a 5-0 win over Lancaster at the CHS field on Friday night.
    The No. 8 Lady Blue Eagles’ win knocked the Lancaster High girls from the unbeaten ranks and gave Clover a sweep of the varsity matches.
    The Clover High  boys posted a 3-1 win over the Bruins at Memorial Stadium on Friday night.
    At Clover, the Lady Blue Eagles forged a 4-0 halftime lead and added a second half goal for the region victory over the No. 13 Lady Bruins.

  • Warriors’ booters set state title as goal

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    Indian Land High boys soccer coach Adam Cole doesn’t mince words when he discusses the Warriors’ hopes for the 2012 season.
    Cole and the Warriors are hoping to land the school’s first-ever state soccer championship this spring.
    A year ago, Indiand Land  came close, finishing as the Class AA Upper State runner-up to Gilbert High School.
    The Warriors finished 20-5 after falling to the GHS Indians.

  • USCL rolls with sweep of Limestone jayvees

    Staff Reports
    The 13th-ranked University of South Carolina Lancers rolled to a pair of non-region baseball wins, taking two from the Limestone junior varsity in Gaffney on Wednesday.
    The Lancers, 25-4, swept the Junior Saints, 9-3 and 11-2.
    In the six-run win, John McClure, 5-1, was the  winner in four innings of work. He allowed two runs, both earned, three hits, three walks and hit a batter.

  • Buford hopes veterans, newcomers mesh for soccer success this spring

    Staff Reports
    Buford first-year varsity soccer coach John Bundy said the Jackets’ 2012 success will likely hinge on the play of the veteran players and the development of the younger players.
    “Our team has a wide range of players, and will rely heavily on their experience in the program from our seniors down to our two freshmen,” said Bundy.
    The BHS co-captains are senior left center mid Tyler Jenkins and senior keeper Matt Ellis, the MVP last season when the Jackets went 6-11 and earned a playoff berth.

  • Council reviewing Brooklyn properties

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Gang graffiti, strewn trash and houses stripped of their siding by thieves are just some of the reasons Lancaster County Council is considering accepting the potential donation of three pieces of property located in the county’s Brooklyn neighborhood.

  • Rabies vaccination clinics begin April 3

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Listen up, pet owners.
    The time has arrived to schedule rabies vaccinations for your cats and dogs.
    Faulkner Animal Hospital in Lancaster is once again holding vaccination clinics throughout the county. Residents are urged to bring their cats and dogs to get a rabies shot, which is $5.
    The vaccinations are required by state law.  
    “We just encourage all pet owners to come out and get the shots,” clinic facilitator Randie Horton said. “They are important.”

  • Schools rack up Palmetto Awards

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Nearly all of Lancaster County’s schools won Palmetto Gold or Silver Awards this year a dramatic change that come as the result of changes in judging criteria.
    Now in its 11th year, the annual Palmetto Gold and Silver awards recognize schools for academic achievement and high rates of improvement.
    The awards are granted in two categories, general performance and closing the achievement gap based on data from the state’s annual school report cards.

  • Deputies investigate double murder

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A shooting at a night club resulted in the deaths of two Lancaster men Friday night, one of whom was a suspect in a 2010 murder recently released on bond.
    The shooting came just hours after an unrelated incident in Heath Springs in which a woman reportedly shot her boyfriend.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were dispatched to the “The Café” night club on Old Landsford Road in Lancaster at 10:57 p.m. Old Landsford Road.