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Today's News

  • AJ birthday party Saturday

    The sounds of choirs and the blasts of black powder guns will reverberate across Andrew Jackson State Park during its annual Andrew Jackson Birthday Celebration on Saturday.

    The event, which commemorates Andrew Jackson’s birthday on March 15, has been an annual tradition at the park since the 1950s.

    Laura Ledford, the park’s interpretive ranger, said the event usually attracts between 500 and 1,000 visitors, and she expects a similar crowd this year.

  • North Elementary preps for Spring Fling

    Organizers of North Elementary School’s upcoming Spring Fling festival promise an enjoyable time for the entire family.

    The 11th annual event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the school grounds, will feature more than 10 inflatable rides for children.

    Participants will be able to play the Dance Dance Revolution interactive video game, go on hay rides and experience a bungee trampoline. Children can also enjoy a shark slide, laser tag and an obstacle course.

  • Police reports " January 18, 2009

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    " Someone broke into an apartment on Sumter Street between 9:30 p.m. Jan. 9 and 2:47 a.m. Jan. 10.

    The residents left the home and returned to find that their 32-inch Samsung TV, Xbox 360 game system, two video games and three movies were taken from the home. There were no signs of forced entry to the home.

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    " Virgil Clyde Womack, 27, 1821 High Point Circle, was charged with assault and battery and resisting arrest.

  • Police reports - March 11, 2009

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department reports:

    - Derik Joel Munguia, 24, 708 Woodland Drive, was charged March 1 with trafficking cocaine and simple possession of marijuana.

  • MagicMasters wow Lancaster crowd

    One Harlem MagicMasters player jumped so high while making a dunk he was able to put his feet on the backboard.

    He also finished a slam by pulling his head through the rim.

    It was an act that many people in the audience had never seen before, but Thursday night was full of jaw-dropping hardwood moves and humorous stunts as the Harlem MagicMasters came to Lancaster.

    The MagicMasters, who play an entertaining, flashy brand of basketball, competed against the Lancaster Fatherhood Project Dream Team at Lancaster High School.

  • Breaking News Seegars, Russell win seats in Kershaw election

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council has two new members after the town's election on Tuesday.

    Randy Seegars won the District 3 seat, formerly held by Mark Dorman, with 70 votes. His opponent, Jody Connell, had 34 votes. Dorman served eight years on council and chose not to run again.

    In District 4, Morris Russell won with 77 votes, to 11 votes for his opponent, Pat Catoe. The incumbent, Harold Williams, decided not to run for reelection. He served 12 years on Town Council.

  • Police reports " March 13, 2009

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:

    - Deputies responded to a school bus fight at Knollwood Apartments on March 9.

    According to the report, a 15-year-old said she was on the bus when it stopped at the apartments to drop other children off. The report said a 17-year-old got on the bus and assaulted the younger teen. A deputy noticed a scratch under the 15-year-old’s eye.

    The 17-year-old left the scene before deputies arrived. The incident is under investigation, Sheriff Barry Faile said.

  • City Council votes to merge See Lancaster

    See Lancaster, the group that promotes tourism throughout the county, will now join forces with the Performing Arts Series at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    Lancaster City Council voted unanimously for the merger at its meeting Tuesday.

    Eric Rowell, See Lancaster’s board chairman, and Jay Rainey, who headed a special task force on See Lancaster, presented City Council with four restructuring proposals at the meeting.

    One proposal called for cutting off all funding for See Lancaster.

  • TLN wins 19 SCPA awards

    The Lancaster News won 19 awards for news and editorial content at the annual S.C. Press Association winter meeting in Myrtle Beach on Saturday.

    The newspaper won several awards for its coverage of the Lancaster County Courthouse fire last August.

    Reporters Jenny Arnold and Jesef Williams won the first-place award for reporting in-depth in the multi-weekly category of newspapers, while the newspaper won second place for best photo gallery on its Web site.

    Features editor Greg Summers won the most awards of any staff member, with six.

  • SCDOT studies three options for new bridges over Catawba

    VAN WYCK – As they scanned several diagrams for proposed replacement bridges on S.C. 5, Jane Arnold and Bill Jory wondered just how much of their property they were going to lose.

    “They’ll be taking some of our property,” Arnold said about the S.C. Department of Transportation’s plans for building replacement bridges on S.C. 5 over the Catawba River. “They’ll actually take quite a good bit of it.”