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Today's News

  • Warriors booters on track with lofty goals

    Indian Land High Schools boys soccer coach Adam Cole and his Warriors set some lofty goals this spring and so far the Warriors are on track.

    “We wanted to have an unbeaten record, win our region and make a run for the state championship,” Cole said of his team which entered the week with an 8-0 mark and a No. 4 state ranking.

    “We expected this season to go well after we set some high goals,” Cole said. “I attribute this to all of our players working well together. There’s good team chemistry.

  • Police reports - April 15, 2009

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    - Aaron Duprice Crawford, 28, 920 Sterling Lane, Charlotte, was charged April 2 with simple possession of marijuana.

    According to the report, an officer saw Crawford drop something in the area of Penny Street. The officer stopped to question Crawford and found that he had dropped a pack of cigars. Inside the cigar pack was marijuana, the report said.

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

  • Bruins rip Vols, end Skid

    The Lancaster Bruins halted a 10-game skid in impressive fashion, notching a 9-1 baseball win over Lancaster County Class AA foe Andrew Jackson on Tuesday night.

    The eight-run win gave LHS a sweep of the season’s series.

    A six-run sixth inning, highlighted by a Trevor Hammond RBI-double and a Michael Catoe two-run double, keyed the Bruins.

    Kendall Adams, who went the route, tossed a five-hitter. He struck out three and walked one.

    Zack Rollings had two hits and scored twice for LHS. Andrew Smyre supplied a hit and scored twice.

  • Hudson honored as state's top high school football official

    Veteran high school football official Ken Hudson has been honored as the National Federation of High School Officials Association 2008 S.C. Football Official of the Year.

    Hudson, a 34-year official of working games in S.C., received the honor Monday night at the S.C. High School Football Directors meeting in Columbia.

    “I was quite surprised and honored to receive the award,” Hudson said. “It’s an honor to be considered.”

  • Beth Tomlin scores victory for courage

    Sometimes in defeat, there are small victories. They’re the so-called silver lining in a cloud.

    When the Lancaster High junior varsity girls soccer team fell to Blythewood 6-1 on Monday, one of those small victories occurred.

    The Junior Lady Bruins’ lone goal was scored by sophomore midfielder Beth Tomlin on a 10-yard shot off a ricochet.

    In soccer, midfielders mostly set up scores rather than tally. Tomlin’s situation was more unique.

  • Council will apply for Dave Lyle Blvd. funds

    Lancaster County Council voted 5-2 Monday to apply for funds for a future extension of Dave Lyle Boulevard.

    Council approved a resolution to join York County Council in applying for funding from the State Infrastructure Bank. This bank is used for projects that require funding of $100 million or more.

    Council members Cotton Cole and Jack Estridge voted against the measure.

  • Area churches celebrate Holy Week

    Several county churches will host special worship services this week. They include dramas, Maundy Thursday services, the Last Supper, Good Friday, and the crucifixion of Christ and His resurrection on Easter Sunday. Here is a look so you can make plans to attend.

    Easter Sunday services

    – Camp Creek Baptist Church, 998 Potter Road, will hold a sunrise service at 7 a.m. April 12. Breakfast will follow at 7:45 a.m., Sunday school is 9 a.m. and worship services are at 10 a.m. For details, call 286-9808 or 285-0645.

  • Drought eases to Stage 1

    Although recent rainy weather has had a lot of residents complaining, it’s had a positive effect on the area’s water supply.

    Lancaster County Water and Sewer District (LCWSD) officials have announced that mandatory water restrictions, which have been in place for almost two years, are now voluntary, due to the recent rainfall and conservation by its customers.

    The restrictions limited outdoor water use by customers to two days a week, according to their addresses.

  • Store owner protests cigarette tax hike

    Fred Brackett is fuming about the tax hike on tobacco.

    Brackett, who owns FB Enterprises on Charlotte Highway, which sells and distributes cigarettes, closed his business Wednesday as a sign of his opposition to the 62-cents federal tax increase on cigarettes. The hike, which took effect Wednesday, brings that tax to over $1.

    Brackett called it Obama Tax Day.

    Brackett, who sells third-tier, generic cigarettes, said he’s upset mainly for two reasons.

  • Heeding the spirit's call

    The spirit of God moves wherever it will. Sometimes, it moves a church family into an old Coke warehouse on S.C. 9 Bypass that’s been transformed into a worship center.

    That’s what Christian Assembly Worship Center did in October 2008. Today, its congregation will celebrate Easter Sunday inside a state-of-the-art facility that’s equipped with the latest technology.

    “We’re really looking forward to it,” said it’s pastor Marvin Tennant.