Today's News

  • Jowers is on the road again

    Before Phil Jowers retired from Duracell in 2007, he opened Right Turn Driver Training.

    He hoped to retire from his full-time job at the plant, and then teach others the rules of the road during his retirement.

    In 2007, his plans changed.

    Jowers, 56, discovered that a disease he learned he had in 2004, non-alcoholic septic hepatitis, had progressed. The disease causes the scarring of the liver, known as cirrhosis. Doctors told him that he needed a liver transplant, or else he had six months to a year to live.

  • Lancers split with Surry in weekend play

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers split a four-game series with the Surry Knights over the weekend.

    USCL capped the series, dropping two games on Sunday, 3-1 and 12-11.

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  • Common ground is hard to find

    These days, common ground is hard to come by.

    So when you find a patch of it, you like the feel of it under your bare feet.

    A while back, one morning in Sunday School, I found some common ground.

    A gentleman I once worked for told me although he grew up in Atlanta, the antics of young boys here and there in the 1940s were pretty similar.

    Bless Pete, I reckon he had a fondness for old cardboard refrigerator boxes, too.

    It made me smile.

  • Big screen debut

    INDIAN LAND – Lauri Pistolis got more than she bargained for when she headed to Memphis, Tenn., last month to help a friend handle the horses on a movie set.

    But she’s not complaining.

    Pistolis wound up being the stunt double for female lead Leonor Varela in the upcoming movie, “A Fine Step.”

    That meant Pistolis got to ride the film’s real star, Substituto, a 5-year-old champion Paso Fino stallion in his first movie role. 

  • 1973 slaying of Lancaster surgeon a memorable case

    It’s a Friday night, and everything is calm and peaceful inside the home of Lancaster surgeon Dr. J. Dill Pittman.

    But suddenly, a large piece of stone is thrown into a patio glass door.

    Burglars storm through that sliding door and confront Pittman, who is sitting in the den watching TV with his wife, Marvyne.

    The Pittmans are both tied up with nylon stockings and neckties, while the intruders ransack their Edgewood Court home.

  • Unbeaten Bruins bid for title berth

    The unbeaten Lancaster Bruins’ soccer team moved their mark to 3-0 in the Red Rose Classic with a 2-1 win over 2010 tournament host Indian Land on Friday night at IL’s Reservation.

    The match was a battle of tourney unbeatens, but the Bruins snapped a scoreless halftime draw with two second-half goals and allowed only one score.

    Matt White scored LHS’s first goal. Jaden Driggers assisted Bruins’ senior Alex Roach on the second score and LHS held on for the 2-1 win.

  • Bruins hope to improve

    Brett Blackmon enters his second season with the Lancaster Bruins, hoping for a brighter spring this time around.

    LHS, 7-15 last season, is hoping to find the right chemistry between returning veterans and talented newcomers.

    Blackmon, who came to LHS from Great Falls High School where he built the Red Devils into a Class A diamond power, said pitching is the key for the Bruins’ hopes this spring.

  • Lil Vols capture Top Gun AAU softball title

    The Lil Vols, a 10-under girls fastpitch softball travel team from Lancaster County, has won the Top Gun AAU points championship.

    The girls practice and play tournaments year round and deserve recognition for all their hard work.

    Coach Richie Ballard started the Lil Vols team three years ago and it has grown beyond the highest expectations.

  • Buford edges Silver Foxes

    Buford capped play in the Alehouse Invitational, formerly known as the Lake Murray Classic, taking a 3-2 win over Class AAAA foe Dutch Fork on Saturday.

    Dillon Hydrick, who worked 6.2 innings, was the winner, allowing two earned runs, six hits and a pair of walks. He fanned one.

    Logan Segee, in 1.1 innings of work, earned the save. He struck out one and walked one.

    Cody Gordon led Buford with three hits and drove in two runs. Brett Estridge added two hits.

    Jacob Jamison had a hit and a stolen base. Ricky Lewis and Colt Ellis each had a hit.