Today's News

  • Bruins laud winter stars

    Lancaster High School capped its 2009-10 winter sports season with a host of athletes in the blue and gold spotlight Monday night.

    LHS honored top performers at the school’s annual winter sports awards, which is sponsored by the Lancaster High School Bruins Booster Club.

    Athletes in basketball, wrestling and cheerleading took center stage in the school’s auditorium.

    The Bruins’ 20-6 Region IV-AAAA co-champion basketball team saluted a host of standouts.

  • Sheriff encourages public membership in program

    As sheriff of Lancaster County, I would like to discuss an issue very close to each of us – crime prevention. My office is committed to making our neighborhoods safer places to live.

    By doing so, we will improve the quality of life for individuals and families – both young and old. It is imperative that we seek progress to reduce the negative influences that crime has on our children and to help safeguard the elderly.

  • Mother praises Kenaki Karate staff for help

    I would like to start my story about my son and how we got him. We have had him since he was  9 months old. My husband and I had decided to adopt our little boy. On Feb. 8, 2008, his paw-paw died after a long illness. In March 2008, his real mother left again. On Sept. 29, 2008, my husband, who is the only real dad he had, also died.

  • Override makes committee pointless

    City Council recruits residents to serve on a voluntary committee. The members of the committee give their time to attend meetings and review certain issues.

    There are committees for zoning issues, zoning appeals and the city’s hospitality tax, for example.

  • Hough guns for solid racing season

    Michael Hough, known as “Wasted Money,” drives the 1 1/2 car.

    Hough began racing in 1998 in a Camaro at Lancaster Motor Speedway in the Street Stock class. Hough said he first thought when he got in the car for the first time, “this is going to be a wild ride,” and still gets that major rush today.

    Hough’s first win was one of the biggest of his career, the 2000 Garland Parker Memorial Race in the Pure Street Division at LMS.

  • Veteran Lady Jackets bid for elite repeat

    Buford High second-year softball coach “C” Davis said chances are favorable the 2010 Class A state softball champion will come from Region III-A.

    A year ago, it did as the Lady Jackets, who finished third in regular-season play, captured their first-ever state softball crown.

    The 2010 campaign is a new opportunity and new challenge.

    “Our region is one of the strongest in the state,” Davis said. “Any team from the likes of Buford, Chesterfield, McBee or Indian Land could be in contention for the state.”

  • Lancers drop 3 to Stingers

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers had one of its shorter road trips over the weekend, but it still resulted in a long ride home.

    The Lancers, 12-11, 5-7 in NJCAA Region X play  saved their best for the last, winning the series finale with a 7-6 victory.

    Cameron Baker pitched 6.2 innings for the win, yielding four runs, six hits and a walk. He struck out three. Thomas Little got  the save with a third of an inning of work. Little fanned one and gave up two hits and a pair of runs.

  • Incinerator to waste is not green energy

    To all South Carolina residents: Now is the time to contact your state representatives to let them know we do not want to increase daily tonnage of trash and garbage that can be incinerated in our state.

    This could open the door for a great deal more trash to be imported from other states, both near and far.

    There is a reason we limited garbage that can be burned in our state, but Sen. Creighton Coleman is about to introduce legislation that will increase it from 600 tons to 1,600 tons a day, and he is doing it in the name of green energy.

  • Bruins booters claw Lions

    The streaking Lancaster Bruins capped a perfect soccer week with a sweep of visiting Class A foe Lewisville High on Friday at Memorial Stadium.

    The Lady Bruins opened the rain-plagued matches with a 7-0 win over the Lady Lions, who trailed 6-0 at the break.

    In the second match, the LHS boys, 8-0-2, remained unbeaten with a 5-0 win over the Lions.

    The Lady Bruins rolled as a host of players figured in the scoring, which was paced by Alicia Belcher, who scored two goals.

  • AJ Middle salutes hoops success with awards, family night game

    The Andrew Jackson Middle School basketball teams capped their seasons with a  basketball banquet and family night March 1.

    Family members were invited to a meal and a time of basketball and fellowship after the awards.

    The 2009-2010 AJMS girls’ team consisted of Ananda Cloud, Allison Beckham, Amber Douglas, Emily Ek, Scotti Gandy, Marketta McIlwain, Courtney McManus, Frances Whitesides, Anne Marie Barton, Cameron Jordan, Jasmine Marsh, Macy Gaither, Anslee McDow and Brittney Harris.

    A host of girls were presented special awards for their achievements.