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Today's News

  • Prep coaches note strides

    Lancaster County high school football coaches noted bright spots and areas of attention after opening scrimmages Friday afternoon.

    Teams continue work this week in preparation for the opening of the 2010 jamboree schedule.

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    Lancaster High School head football coach Bennie McMurray said the Bruins’ scrimmage with host Chesterfield and Class AAAA South Florence High School was a mixed bag Friday night.

  • Good News Trio to host benefit for Jerry Scott

     

    Want to help?

    WHAT: A benefit Southern gospel music singing for Jerry Scott, featuring the Good News Trio and King’s Cause

    WHEN: 7 p.m. Aug. 14

    WHERE: Kershaw Second Baptist Church, 7737 Kershaw Camden Highway

    HOW MUCH: Free, with 100 percent of a love offering going to defray Scott’s medical expenses

  • In the swim

    Madelyn Rainey, an outstanding youth swimmer from Tampa, Fla., doesn’t miss a chance to do something she enjoys.

    Rainey, the granddaughter of Jay and Libby Rainey, was returning from a Tennessee family vacation earlier this week and made a stop in Lancaster.

    During the vacation in the Tennessee mountains, Rainey, on a hike, suffered a broken bone in her left forearm after a fall.

    Still, the injury couldn’t halt the yearn of a pool return.

  • IL Walmart to open Wednesday

    INDIAN LAND – The new Indian Land Walmart store will be overstaffed when it opens Wednesday.

    “I want it overstaffed so we make sure we have everything the customer needs,” store manager John Clevenger said Thursday. “And this way we can have every register open for its first five days.”

    Walmart aimed to fill about 350 positions, but have already hired about 370 employees for the store, Clevenger said.

  • Surprise candidate files for mayor

    Mary Helen Yarborough compares herself to a rookie baseball pitcher who can bring new energy to a team. And she likens incumbent Mayor Joe Shaw to a seasoned player who’s weary from many years of service.

    Yarborough said the need for a new face and fresh ideas is the reason she wants to be the city of Lancaster’s next mayor. She filed to run Tuesday afternoon at the Lancaster County Administration Building.

  • His eye is on the spaniel, too

    On July 25-31, the members of Second Baptist Church put their faith in action through The Way, an initiative that focuses on the needs of others.

    There was an array of mission-themed activities to choose from, ranging from washing cars to health care and reaching out to bikers.

    “We go out to mow a lawn, but that’s not the ultimate goal,” said Larry Helm, who oversees pastoral care at Second Baptist Church. “The purpose of The Way is sharing God’s love.”

  • Man died of suffocation

    A 66-year-old man suffocated during a fight at his home on Saturday, according to the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office.

    Police were called to Edward Jackson Bolding Jr.’s home  at 106 Roberts Drive at 3 p.m. Saturday.

    Bobby Robinson, 41, of 2117 Powell Ave., told them he had gone into the house and found Bolding dead, according to an incident report.

  • Little Wings

     

    Zachary Justice is flying to New York City today.

    On Thursday morning, the 10-year-old will soak in the sights and sounds of Times Square, with his parents, Felicia and Daryl Dube.

    But this isn’t some pie-in-the-sky, last-minute vacation for the fifth-grader, who returns to Buford Elementary School on Aug. 16.

    This Big Apple adventure has nothing to do with Zach or his parents.

    If they had their way, they’d be right here in Lancaster.

    This visit has everything to do with the Dubes’ youngest son, Carter.

  • Repeat after me, again

    Tom and Anne Laney renewed their marriage vows July 24 in a far-from-ordinary celebration.

    In an eclectic blend of formal and casual, their family and friends gathered in their shady backyard to celebrate. One area was transformed into an outdoor “chapel” for the ceremony, while other areas were set up for food and refreshments.

    A memory table displayed the couple’s wedding photo, mementos, photo albums and other family treasures.

  • Blazing finish nets Banks Carolina AM title

    University of South Carolina at Lancaster sophomore golfer Trevor Banks used a blazing finish to capture the 2010 Carolina Am Golf Championship at the Carolina Lakes Golf Club in Indian Land over the weekend.

    The Carolina AM is a two-day, 36-hole stroke play golf tournament for amateurs. To qualify for the tournament, amateurs must have a 6.3 handicap index or less.

    Banks shot a two-round 138, six-under par, besting runner-up Jacob Eggers of Vilas, N.C., by four strokes to win the Carolina AM which was held on Saturday and Sunday.