Today's News

  • Volunteers vex Bruins

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers lowered the boom at Doomsday Corner on Saturday afternoon.

    The Vols, 8-2, 3-0, routed the host Lancaster Bruins 12-3 for their first win over LHS in 20-plus years.

    Winning pitcher Tripp Rollings went five innings and allowed an earned run, four walks and two hits. The freshman right-hander struck out four. Rollings aided the AJ effort with three hits, four runs batted in and scored a run.

    Adam Eubanks hurled two frames and yielded two earned runs, three hits and two walks. Eubanks fanned two.

  • Summer school costs to increase

    Summer school costs for local students are going up.

    The Lancaster County school board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve 2010 summer school fees for middle and high school students.

    The cost for a middle school student is $100, a $75 increase.

    High school students who take a summer school course will pay $250, a $50 increase.

    Students out of district will be charged $350, also a $50 increase from last year.

    The cost for high school students taking recovering content is $150, the same price as last year.

  • I enjoy being in the movie business

    It’s never smart to utter the phrase, “Boy, I’ve learned my lesson. I’m never gonna do that again.”

    It’s often been said that the road to perdition is paved with good intentions.

    I might not intend to make the same lapse in judgment, but chances are likely that I will, and have.

    I wasn’t always a choirboy.

    A couple of years ago I shared my rather shady adventures passing out picture show programs.

    Hey, at the time it seemed like a good idea, especially when the pay involved free movie passes.

  • Logging truck wreck blocks Flat Creek Road

    Flat Creek Road (S.C. 903) between Potter and Rocky River roads was shut down early Monday morning after a car was struck by a logging truck.

    The wreck happened about 8 a.m. east of the intersection of Flat Creek and Antioch Church roads, just past the Korner Kupboard.

    At the scene, volunteer firefighters were working to control a leaking “saddlebag” diesel tank on the passenger side of the empty logging truck.

    Firefighters cleared up from the wreck scene about 9:30 a.m. Monday.

  • Group plans second March Against Crime

    You’re invited to join a group of residents as they combat violence in their neighborhoods.

    Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS) is holding its second March Against Crime.

    This one – a prayer march – will be held 10 a.m. April 10 at Southside Park on Conner Street.

    LAPS members and other community members will start at the park, walking through neighboring streets, many of which have been plagued by recent crime. The  march will end where it began – at Southside Park.

  • Steve Lewis cycles to raise money for officers memorial

    If I can go eight more minutes…

    It was 2005 and Steve Lewis had finished the first day of a bicycle ride from Portsmouth, Va., to Washington, D.C., to honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

    By the end of the first day, he was worn out, sore and beat. He called Lancaster resident Lois Rao and told her he might not be able to finish the ride, part of the national Police Unity Tour, which raises money for the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund.

  • Breaking News Is City Council discussing fired officer case?

    A day after former Lancaster Police Sgt. Pat Parsons appealed his firing, City Council met in closed session Tuesday night to presumably discuss the case.

    On Monday, the city's grievance committee heard arguments from both Police Chief Hugh White and Parsons.

    Parsons was fired March 2 following complaints from Angela Thompson and her son, LaDarius Truesdale, 18, that stated Parsons used obscene language and threatened Truesdale and his family as Parsons investigated a case involving a stolen scooter.

  • Group schedules, then cancels rally

    A rally meant to encourage residents to attend the grievance hearing for a fired Lancaster Police Department detective was canceled Saturday afternoon.

    Civil rights activist John C. Barnette, founder of advocacy group True Healing Under God, was set to speak at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lancaster’s Mount Zion AME Zion Church, but the event was canceled when Barnette informed local organizers of the event he wouldn’t be able to make it Saturday.

    The event was subsequently canceled and there are no plans to reschedule the event.

  • First Thread Trail committee members named

    County Council has begun forming its Carolina Thread Trail steering committee.

    The group will suggest ideas and coordinate with county representatives for the trail, a proposed interconnected trail system that would extend throughout Mecklenburg County and the 14 counties that surround it. The trail would connect greenways and significant historical sites.

    In Lancaster County, this could mean connecting sites such as  Andrew Jackson State Park, Landsford Canal State Park and the 40 Acre Rock preserve to similar sites in other counties.

  • A shepherd's heart

    Editor’s note – The Rev. Nathan J. “N.J.” Neely died March 14 after falling when he suffered a stroke early March 12. It was our intention to publish this story on Rev. Neely today.

    It originally appeared in the March 3 edition of the Great Falls Reporter, which is published by our sister paper, The Chester News and Reporter.