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Today's News

  • Bruins knock off Trojans

     

       

    ROCK HILL – Lancaster High's gut-check drive gave the Bruins plenty of reasons to hold their heads high with a major Class AAAA football victory Thursday night.

  • Two Lancaster County school buses involved in accidents

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Two school buses carrying special needs students were involved in accidents Thursday morning.
    The accidents occurred a week after a hit-and-run driver struck a special needs student from Lancaster High School as she was getting off the bus.
    The first accident Thursday occurred about 7:45 a.m.

  • Short charity ride nets long return

    After Saturday’s inaugural charity run, Elaine Adkins is a believer in new math. 

    Why?

    Because 117 miles plus 44 riders equals $4,526.56 and 3,000 pounds of food.

    Those totals – thanks to the hard work of the Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association and 11 local masonic lodges – refilled the food pantry at HOPE in Lancaster.

  • Poverty impacting children, our future

    Chronic and increasing unemployment. Home foreclosures. Loss of health insurance. More homeless families. All of these factors paint a bleak economic picture. But this is not a startling revelation. We’re all fully aware of our economic conditions. But some recently released data does reveal some startling statistics.
    According to the 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the U.S. Census, the economy is having a negative impact on the most vulnerable of society – children.

  • We can make Constitution better

    On Sept. 17, we celebrated Constitution Day – the 224th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Volumes have been written about this document, as the Constitution has been a centerpiece of political discourse for over two centuries. This column is  about one small part of it that doesn’t often get a lot of attention – how to make it better.

  • Armed robberies at two IL pharmacies

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Authorities are on the hunt for those responsible in the armed robberies of two Indian Land pharmacies this week, which may be connected to a string of similar robberies in neighboring counties.
    The first robbery happened about 2:15 p.m. Sunday at at the Walmart store at 10048 Charlotte Highway, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report.

  • ILVFD opens its fire station

    Jane Alford
    cgnews@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – A sizable crowd gathered Sunday afternoon in front of Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department’s new and improved fire station to celebrate its grand opening.
    Fire Chief Raymond Griffin pointed out that although the station looks new, “if one looks under the skin, reclaimed parts of the old station can be found within.
    “This marriage of old and new symbolizes the past, present and future of this station and the lives entwined within its soul,” he said.

  • Rock Hill man dies in IL wreck

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A man who had parked beside Harrisburg Road in Indian Land died Monday after another vehicle struck his car.
    Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris identified the victim as 42-year-old Juan Munguia-Rubio of Rock Hill.
    Cpl. Bryan McDougald of the S.C. Highway Patrol said the accident happened about 6:19 p.m. as Munguia-Rubio sat in his 1993 Chevrolet four-door in the driveway of Loving Group Landscaping near the intersection of Harrisburg and Barberville roads.

  • Kershaw Hog Jam starts Friday

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Kershaw’s signature event will take to the skies this year.
    The sixth annual Kershaw Hog Jam Festival kicks off Friday and runs through Saturday afternoon. And along with the expected tasty barbecue, participants will be able to watch from above in a helicopter.  
    For the first time, helicopter rides are being included in the festival, which is highlighted by a barbecue contest, plenty of other food, live music as well as games and activities for the entire family.

  • Alcohol petition up for vote

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A proposition to allow Sunday alcohol sales at Lancaster County restaurants is heading for the ballot.
    Organizers of a petition to have the proposition placed on the November 2012 general election ballot as a referendum announced last week the petition has been certified by the Lancaster County Voter Registration office.