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Today's News

  • County’s gems of the rim

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    The 2011-12 Lancaster High School Bruins fell short of their goal of a state basketball championship this season, but a stellar 24-4 record could not be overlooked.
    The Bruins, led by junior star Sindarius Thornwell, advanced to the Class AAAA Upper State semifinals before falling to Dorman High School for the second straight season.

  • AJ’s Wright, Buford’s Armbrust head girls’ all-county laurels

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    The 2011-12 Lancaster County high school girls basketball season was about impressive hoops comebacks.
    Andrew Jackson High School junior Bre Wright rebounded from  ACL knee surgery to lead the Lady Volunteers to a Class AA playoff berth.
    Wright’s play was so solid that she led the county in scoring and rebounding.
    She averaged 15.3 points and 15.2 rebounds a game for the Lady Vols after joining the team just after the Christmas break.

  • A special day in many ways

    It’s April 8, which this year, is Easter. April 8, without being Easter, is still a special date for me.
    In baseball lore, you might recall that’s the date Hank Aaron hit his historic home run in Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium to pass Babe Ruth.
    A few seasons before the old Braves’ stadium closed, our church, First Presbyterian, took a bus trip to see the Braves play the Phillies.
    Do you remember the old outfield sign in left center field where Aaron’s 715th home run sailed out of the park and into history?

  • Lady Vols look to finish strong

    Staff Reports
    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers, at the midpoint of their 2012 soccer schedule, are 3-4, but there’s plenty of hope for the AJ booters this spring.
    The Lady Vols capped pre-spring break play with a pair of solid wins to provide them a boost for the rest of the season.
    AJ downed county rival and Region IV-AA foe Indian Land High 4-2.
    The Lady Vols, unranked at that time, knocked off the third-rated Lady Warriors.

  • Back home again

    Emma Hovis walked into Los Mariachis restaurant Thursday evening and was surprised by all the fanfare, balloons and other decorations.
    The Lancaster native, who now lives in Rock Hill, arrived with a few friends and expected to have a normal outing at their choice Mexican eatery.

  • Proposed law targets drug paraphernalia

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A proposed county ordinance could soon help local authorities in the war on drugs.
    Lancaster County Council unanimously approved first reading of a drug paraphernalia ordinance at its Monday, April 2, meeting. The ordinance was drafted with the help of Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile.
    In an effort to crack down on drug use, the ordinance amends the county’s code to include clearer definitions on illegal items used for ingesting, smoking, administering or preparing illegal drugs.

  • Kershaw woman attacked with stick

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Investigators are still looking for a woman who attacked another woman with a stick last weekend.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies were called to the 100 block of East 3rd Street in Kershaw shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday, March 31, about an assault.
    A 31-year-old woman at the scene told deputies a 44-year-old woman she knows had struck her in the face with a stick causing a large gash, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report.

  • Car crashes into hair salon

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Shirley Tucker thought her Pageland Highway home was on fire when she was startled from her sleep early Thursday morning, April 5.
    It was about 6 a.m. when Tucker noticed red and blue flashes outside her bedroom window. She nudged her husband Marion awake to see what the commotion was.

  • Motorycle driver leads city police on chase

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A man who led police on a  high-speed chase through the city limits before ditching his motorcycle last week is still on the run.
    The chase began about 1:30 p.m. March 30, near the intersection of Gillsbrook Road and Forest Drive, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    Two Lancaster police officers saw a purple sports motorcycle speeding nearby and, after checking radar, found it was traveling at 60 mph in a 35-mph zone.  

  • Medical practice launches Serotonin Plus Weight Loss Program

    By Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Weight loss and obesity in America are two hot topics in today’s world.
    Palmetto Tri-County Internal Medicine is preparing to launch a new program that will enable those who participate to lose weight – but this is not a diet.
    The Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Program is a lifestyle-modification program that, if followed correctly, can ensure that lost weight stays off, said Dr. Michael Kimbrell, one of the medical managers of the program.