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Today's News

  • Williams-led Bruins roll

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    PONTIAC – A cool night like Friday might have suggested early hibernation for your average bear, but the fired-up Lancaster Bruins roared in the first of three straight Midlands trips with a 42-22 win over Spring Valley at Harry Parone Stadium.
    Lancaster, 3-1, produced its “most complete game on both sides of the football,” in taking the 20-point win over the 3-2 Vikings, said LHS coach Bennie McMurray.

  • From the garden to cockpit

    Tara Bowers is proud of her husband, Kevin. She hoped to welcome him home from Afghanistan with a surprise article about him in The Lancaster News. It was a good plan, but she had to keep it a secret.

  • Jackets’ early surge shells Knights

    Staff Reports
    BOONETOWN – Buford got back on track, doing so in workman-like fashion Friday night at Boonetown.
    The 2-2 Yellow Jackets swarmed host North Central, 35-8 with a highly productive first half.
    BHS coach Mike Wells’ Jackets struck on four of five first-half possessions and didn’t have to punt until the final period in posting the impressive 27-point win.
    The Jackets were coming off a 40-6 road loss to Lancaster, but this week it was BHS putting up the points.

  • Warriors pound Panthers in 64-6 Reservation win

    Eric Rowell
    For The Lancaster News
    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High’s high-powered offense rolled on Friday night when the unbeaten Warriors pounded the Panthers of McBee, 64-6 at IL’s Reservation.
    Indian Land, 4-0 and ranked No. 9 in the latest Class AA state football poll, served notice from the early going that the Warriors were clicking, with senior quarterback Rondreas Truesdale racing 63 yards for a touchdown on the game’s second play. Chad Thomas drilled the extra point for a 7-0 IL lead.

  • County seeks to amend budget

    It was round two for the county’s 2011-12 budget, as Lancaster County Council reversed course and added funding back in for several county services cut earlier this year.

    The amended budget was voted on during two meetings, with first reading held during council’s regular Monday meeting, and second reading held during a special meeting on Tuesday night. Council approved both readings, though the vote was not unanimous. 

    Council will hold a public hearing and hear final reading at its Sept. 26 meeting. 

  • Concrete company appeal continued, may now make move to circuit court

    A Thursday Lancaster County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) meeting set to hear an appeal by an Indian Land concrete plant facing loss of its zoning status has been continued until Oct. 11.

    The company, Thomas Concrete of Carolina, LLC is contesting a ruling on its nonconformance status under the county's zoning ordinances.

    Meanwhile, the company's attorney has indicated the company may take its case to circuit court.

  • Burglar throws bottle at police during chase

    A Lancaster police officer was hit by a flying bottle of liquor after chasing a burglar last weekend. 

    The officer was one of several who responded to an alarm at ABC Spirits Liquor Store, located at 604 S. Market St., after 3:30 a.m. Sept. 10. Officers approached the store with their headlights off as they entered the parking lot, according to a police department incident report. 

  • Hanging with the stars

    Keri Johnson Bailes has quite a few stories to tell about all the celebrities she recently met. 

    The Buford native spoke with Britney Spears and paused for pictures with Katy Perry, another pop singer who’s enjoyed much success in the mainstream. 

    Bailes was in the same room as hip-hop megastars Jay-Z and Kanye West and also heard from singer Beyoncé about her pregnancy before she announced it to the world. 

  • Burglar throws bottle at police during chase

    A Lancaster police officer was hit by a flying bottle of liquor after chasing a burglar last weekend. 

    The officer was one of several who responded to an alarm at ABC Spirits Liquor Store, located at 604 S. Market St., after 3:30 a.m. Sept. 10. Officers approached the store with their headlights off as they entered the parking lot, according to a police department incident report. 

  • There are solutions for repairing county roads

    A great deal of concern centers around the poor condition of roads and bridges, both dirt and paved, in Lancaster County. Any time this subject is brought before our county administrator or County Council, the same answer always comes forth, “We don’t have money to fix your problem.”
    We are all aware paving or repairing roads is expensive; however, do we not always find money to do what council places as a top priority?