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Today's News

  • IL girls fall twice in York tourney

     

       

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors found the going tough in the Exxon On The Run girls basketball tournament at York High School this week.

    The Lady Warriors dropped a pair of games in the two-day tournament, which opened Tuesday.

  • Plan calls for modifying Mining Road Landfill

    The details behind a cryptic county ordinance were revealed last week, as county officials announced preliminary plans for a county landfill.
    At a special meeting Wednesday, County Council unanimously approved final reading of the ambiguously named Project December, an economic development ordinance that was fast-tracked through a number of special council meetings over the last few weeks.
    Council unanimously approved the first two readings of the ordinance at special meetings on Dec. 17 and Dec. 21.

  • Senate race gets more crowded

    The filing period has started for political hopefuls looking to become the area’s newest state senator.
    Nearly 10 people are believed to have interest in the District 16 Senate seat, which was vacated last month by Mick Mulvaney, who will be sworn in as a U.S. congressman on Wednesday.
    Filing for the senate seat began Friday and will end at noon Jan. 10.
    Lancaster pharmacist Hugh Mobley was among the first to announce intentions to run.

  • City officials talk 2011 goals

    Beatifying a blighted neighborhood and supporting economic development projects are goals Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw and City Administrator Helen Sowell have identified for 2011.
    The two recently reflected on the past year while looking forward to what lies ahead for the city of Lancaster.
    Sowell said one of the greatest accomplishments of 2010 was the city’s partnership with Lancaster County to reopen the former Springs Industries building on 15th Street in the Brooklyn neighborhood.

  • Manners matter to elementary school counselor

    Hungry restaurant patrons hunched over their plates, leaning on the table and shoveling clenched forkfuls of food into gaping mouths like it’s their last meal.
    While the scenario might be an extreme example, bad table manners are one of those things that once you notice it, you start seeing it everywhere.
    But one local elementary guidance counselor is doing her part to teach students the art of table manners.
    Anne Howey’s table etiquette lessons have been a staple at Brooklyn Springs Elementary School for the last few years.

  • Two women hospitalized after wreck

    Two Lancaster woman were in the hospital Thursday afternoon after their cars collided the night before.
    Trooper Billy Elder of the S.C. Highway Patrol said the accident occurred at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday on Taxahaw Road, about 6 miles east of the city of Lancaster.
    Rebkah Helms, 21, of 9034 NC Potter Road, Lancaster, was driving a 1996 Chevy Blazer sport utility vehicle west on Taxahaw Road when she ran off the right side of the road, Elder said. She overcorrected and crossed the center line where she hit another SUV, Elder said.

  • Three council members to be sworn in for new terms Tuesday

    Before County Council’s first meeting of the new year, three incumbent members will be sworn in for new terms.
    Council members Charlene McGriff, Larry Honeycutt and Jack Estridge, who represent Districts 2, 4 and 6, respectively, will take their oaths of office at a special swearing-in ceremony at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The three were re-elected to new four-year terms in the November election.
    Council officers will also be chosen at the ceremony, which will be held directly before council’s regular meeting in council chambers.

  • Little Big Chief shows his warrior spirit

    GREAT FALLS – He may be small, but Little Big Chief has a survival spirit that surpasses many adult warriors.
    Born premature at 24 weeks, Scott Thomas Price has fought battle after battle since his birth on June 25.
    Weighing only 1 pound, 5 ounces, the 12-inch long infant came into the world almost four months before his projected birth date.
    He could be held in the palm of your hand, his grandmother, Debra Terry, said.
    “Diapers made for premature babies were too large for him,” Terry said.

  • Poetry comes alive

    He’s faced with no running water, fortress-like walls and dark windows that block the sunshine.
    He’s a prisoner who feels all of life’s joys and opportunities have been stripped away, yet he manages to stay positive. Through adversity, he finds himself and even discovers subtle joys amidst the pain.
    This is the scenario in “Who Understands Me But Me,” a Jimmy Santiago Baca poem recited by a Lancaster County high school student at Bundy Auditorium at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • Passing through one more time

    In 2010, The Lancaster News published 164 issues. That’s a lot of your stories to tell.
    We said hello to Zantwan Adams, the county’s first baby, born Jan. 2.
    We lost Dr. Bill Duke, school board member Dr. Peter Barry, longtime business owner J.L. Knight, “Aunt Jo” Williams, former county councilman Gene Hudson, the Rev. N.J. Neely and countless others who made a difference.
    In looking back, choosing the top feature stories for the year was quite a task.