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Today's News

  • USCL's untapped resource

    Diabetes has been in the national spotlight in the last two weeks, thanks to Paula Deen.

    The “Queen of Southern Cuisine” came out of the kitchen broom closet on national television by admitting she has Type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes.

    Diagnosed in 2008, Deen didn’t made her condition public until Jan. 17, while simultaneously revealing she is the new paid spokesperson for a non-insulin Type 2 diabetes medication for adults.

  • Obesity in children grows out of control

    How does being overweight affect children?

    It’s widely known that being obese and overweight leads to health problems in adults.

    Health issues that were once thought only to affect adults are now known to impact our children.

    Obesity has long-term consequences in children, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, increased risk of insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes, musculoskeletal problems, fatty liver disease and gastro-esophageal reflux.

  • LAPS vigil Thursday

    Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS) is holding a candlelight vigil Thursday (Jan. 26) at Lancaster City Hall to recognize victims who lost their lives due to violent crime.
    Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard will discuss safety measures people can take during an emergency. Information on domestic violence and house safety will also be provided.
    An ensemble from St. Paul AME Church will perform during the vigil, which is set to begin at 6:30 p.m.
    City Hall is located at 216 S Catawba St., Lancaster.

  • Jackets to join Gameday field

     

       

    The fourth annual Gameday at Doomsday prep baseball jamboree will feature three Lancaster County squads.

  • Jackets 4th in Redhawk

     

       

    The Buford High School wrestling team made the most of some limited numbers as the Yellow Jackets placed fourth in the annual Redhawk Duals at Monroe High School (N.C.) on Saturday.

  • Young Lancers golf team working to come together

    One came from Georgia – took a year off and now has to figure out how to get back in the mindset of being in school.

    One from Greenville – moving from a town where he knew everyone to suddenly becoming a stranger.

  • Power outages reported in city, county

    Duke Energy crews are working to repair a power outage to 2,700 homes and businesses in Lancaster and northeastern parts of the county.

    Officials say power are hopeful to have power restored by noon today.

    Duke Energy District Manager Rick Jiran said the area affected by the outage is bounded roughly by Market Street and Glenwood Road in downtown Lancaster, along Pageland Highway to the Buford community and south to Flat Creek Road and Fairmeadow Drive (Bailey Road) in the Elgin/Antioch communities.

  • USC has plenty to crow about

    2011 has passed, but University of South Carolina Gamecocks fans will long savor it for the sweet memories.
    OK, some did spill over into 2012, which USC backers won’t moan about because it was a grand start to the new year.
    But 2011 was a watershed year with a flood of fond memories.
    Of course, the USC baseball team provided many thrills with its second straight national championship run.

  • Nieces adored Uncle Jerry

    Editor’s note: Lancaster resident Cami Steen’s first grandchild was born Jan. 11, 2012. While waiting the arrival of Braelyn Emanuel Mickle, Steen recalled an incident from her childhood when she and her two sisters stayed with grandparents in Durham, N.C., when their fourth sister was about to enter the world. It was Jerry Honeycutt, their beloved uncle, who drove the three young siblings to Durham. Steen wrote this article about her favorite uncle when she was a student at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.

  • Community rallies to support children

    On behalf of the Lancaster County Outreach Project, I would like to thank the community for your outpouring of support to the children of our county during the holiday season.
    The Outreach Project exists to enhance the lives of abused and neglected children who are in foster care or who are under the supervision of the Lancaster County Department of Social Services.