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Today's News

  • Seminar focuses on fibromyalgia

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    An informational seminar aims to educate local residents on the symptoms and effects of fibromyalgia.

    Lancaster resident Sandra Sims is organizing the event, called “Walk In My Shoes,” to address questions and concerns about what it means to have fibromylagia, a condition that involves chronic muscle and joint pain that can be difficult for doctors to diagnose.

  • Woman pleads guilty to insurance fraud

    A 47-year-old Lancaster woman pleaded guilty Tuesday an insurance fraud crime.

    Barbara Goins, of  1747 Feature Road, pleaded  guilty to presenting a false claim for payment (for less than $5,000).

    The crime carries a penalty of up to five years in jail and a fine in the court’s discretion.

    Judge Brooks P. Goldsmith sentenced Goins to two years in prison, but he suspended the sentence to 18 months probation, which will end after the payment of court costs and fees.

  • Picking up the pieces

    Editor’s note: Each Sunday this month, in celebration of March as American Red Cross Month, The Lancaster News has honored local volunteers who are the cornerstone of what the agency does. From donating blood and helping military families to disaster relief and teaching CPR and first aid, 96 percent of the Red Cross work force is volunteers. Many of those who make a difference every day are your neighbors. 

    Like many, Laura Hinson was incensed to learn that someone had the gall to steal a mobile trailer from the Red Cross.

  • Police reports - March 29, 2009

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    - A Lancaster teenager was charged with drug possession after he passed a deputy on S.C. 903 near the Lancaster city limits on March 20.

    Stanley Melvin Reed, 17, 1750 Feature Road, was charged with simple possession of marijuana. The report said a deputy noticed a car following his patrol car too closely. The car passed the deputy and was clocked at 60 mph in a 45-mph zone.

    Reed admitted he had marijuana in the car, the report said.

  • Skating was never my strongest quality

    I didn’t have very much to do with girls. They always wanted to play house, cook pretend stuff from mud and china berries and have us around to be a daddy for their dolls.

    You know, I sorta felt girls always had to prove they were better than the boys.

    That feeling was engraved in my head ever since Teen Roddey pulled me from the deep end of the city pool on Gay Street after I got all choked up, went under and just about drowned.

    Just my luck, about every boy I knew was at the pool that day. One fella called me a sissy because I was rescued by a girl.

  • Police reports - March 25, 2009

    According to Lancaster Police Department incident reports:

    - A Lancaster man was charged with indecent exposure after police got a call about a suspicious person in the Wal-Mart parking lot on March 14.

    Witnesses told officers that the man was riding around the parking lot looking at women and children. Officers found Michael Wayne Allen, 49, 1741 Williams Circle, in a green Jeep Cherokee. The report said Allen was “actively masturbating” while looking at a group of women in front of his vehicle.

  • Foursome's 56 tops field

    The winning foursome posted a three-shot win in the first A.R. Rucker Middle School Relay for Life golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday.

    The team of Rick Bass, Leroy Roseboro, Donald Littlejohn and Kevin Logan carded a 16-under 56 to take the victory.

    Logan aided the winning effort with the longest drive on No. 5. Logan, for his accurate distance effort, received a special award of a golfer mounted on a Ram done by local artist Bob Doster.

    The Ram is the A.R. Rucker Middle School athletic mascot.

    The winning team topped a 19-team field.

  • Crawford eyes pro future

    Laura Crawford’s dream of playing professional golf is a major step closer to reality.

    Crawford, a former state champion golfer at Lancaster High School, has qualified to play on the Duramed Futures circuit for the 2009 season.

    The  Duramed Futures serves as the developmental tour for the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).

    Crawford, 22, earned the chance to play the Duramed Futures tour, a 15-tournament schedule with stops in 13 states, last fall.

  • Sutton second in Conover tournament

    Anthony “T” Sutton finished second in a junior tournament at the Rock Barn Golf and Spa Resort in Conover, N.C.

    Sutton, who turned eight on Feb. 28, moved up to the 8-9 age division.

    Sutton, playing against older golfers in a higher age group, still fared well with at runner-up finish. He shot 80-82 on the challenging course where the senior PGA players compete.

    In addition to his runner-up trophy, he also garnered an Eagle Award.

    Sutton highlighted opening day with a three on No. 8, a 315-yard, par-5 hole.

  • No-hitter keys Warriors

    Tyler Watkins sparked Indian Land to a 10-0 win in Conference III-A baseball play on Friday night.

    Watkins hurled a no-hitter in the Warriors’ home win over North Central. Watkins fanned nine and allowed a walk in keying IL to its first win. Lawson also had two hits to aid his cause.

    Kevin Lawson led the offense with three hits, including two doubles, and drove in six runs. Alex Rodriguez had three hits for the winners.

    Indian Land hosts Camden Military on Monday at 6 p.m. and McBee visits IL for a league clash on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

    Lady Bruins win