Today's News

  • Snowfall hones my skills at shoveling

    I’ve been in southern Maryland for several weeks now.

    After what happened here on Wednesday, I may be snowed-bound for a spell.

    Christmas was white from an earlier snowfall, but folks were able to navigate.

    Sand and salt trucks and snow plows were busy. The roads cleared, even in neighborhoods, schoolchildren didn’t miss a day of reading, writing or arithmetic. But all that has changed. An additional 2 foot of snow has everything here almost at a standstill.

    It sort of reminds me of Lancaster.

  • One Stop Shop Hop set for Saturday

    If you love to sew, Saturday’s One Stop Shop Hop is for you.

    Now in its fourth year, the shop hop is co-sponsored by the Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Heath Springs and the Magic Needle Quilt Guild of Lancaster.

    The craft show offers almost everything needed to create your own handmade heirlooms under one roof.

    The One Stop Shop Hop was created by local sewing enthusiasts Janet Nelson and Pat Ussery in an effort to make quilting and sewing idea and materials easier to find. By providing this one-day event each year, the products come to you. 

  • Committee member questions City Council's decision

    Thelathia Bailey is frustrated with the way Lancaster City Council handled the latest round of the city’s hospitality tax grant funding.

    Bailey, a member of the advisory committee that recommends funding allocations, addressed council during its Feb. 9 meeting. She was appointed to the committee by City Council.

    Bailey doesn’t like how council voted last month to award money to two groups that the committee had recommended denying funds to.

    Deviating from the recommendations defeats the purpose of having a committee, Bailey said.

  • Bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent returning to Lancaster

    For the bluegrass duo of Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, the last two weeks have been a blessing.

    The reigning International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainers of the Year have just seen their most recent album, “Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers” debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums chart.

    Some of those Statler songs – blended in a distinct bluegrass sound and harmony – will ring out from the Fairway Room on Saturday night when Dailey & Vincent return to Lancaster.

  • Police reports - Feb. 21, 2010

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • A Lancaster man was arrested on a drug charge after an officer stopped him because he wasn’t wearing a seat belt on Feb. 7.

    Antonio Ricardo Wright, 24, 648 Cunningham Road, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    The report said the officer saw Wright driving without a seat belt and stopped him at Louise Street and Robinson Road. The officer smelled marijuana inside the car.

  • Bruins rebound, net win

    The Lancaster Bruins got back on track, racking up a solid home win in Region IV-AAAA play Saturday night.

    The Bruins, 18-4, 7-1, corralled the South Pointe Stallions in a 63-54 win.

    LHS, playing less than 24 hours after dropping its first region loss this season in an 81-64 setback at Ridge View, rebounded to boost the Bruins’ region championship hopes.

    “We answered the challenge against a well-coached team,” LHS coach Ricardo Priester said. “We’ve played well at home this season and we responded in a clutch way today.”

  • AJ Volunteers drop pair in finale at Lee Central

    BISHOPVILLE A tough basketball season came to a close Thursday for the Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers.

    AJ, on the road for its Conference IV-AA regular-season finale, dropped a pair of losses to the host Lee Central Stallions.

    The Lady Vols, who went winless in region play, dropped a 49-20 setback to the LC Lady Stallions in the opener.

    The nightcap was closer, but the Stallions avenged an earlier loss to the Vols, who compiled a 1-9 mark in league play, with a 75-66 win.

  • South girls cap 14-0 season downing Rucker; Rams net revenge win to end 13-1 campaign

    The South Middle School girls completed a second straight unbeaten season, and the A.R. Rucker boys capped a sterling 13-1 campaign with a sweet revenge win Thursday.

    Lancaster area middle school rivals A.R. Rucker and South each had something to cheer about in the season-ending doubleheader at the packed Lancaster High School gym.

    The Lady Mustangs put the finishing touches on a banner 14-0 season with a 36-24 win over the rival Lady Rams in the opener.

  • Coming down the mountain

    As the resident “house band” at the Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., it’s estimated that the Kingdom Heirs sing to more than 2 million people each year – more than any other Southern gospel group.

    They put on multiple performances each day from March through October.

    When that ends, there is Christmas show that runs through Jan.1. And it’s been that way since 1986.

    That only gives the Kingdom Heirs about eight weeks a year to get out on the road.

  • Bruins seek to rebound for region crown

    Lancaster dropped a pair of Region IV-AAAA basketball losses to Blythewood on Tuesday night, but the news wasn’t all bad for the Bruins on departing the Midlands.

    The LHS boys, who dropped their second loss in three region games, learned that Ridge View, which downed the No. 10 Bruins 81-64 last Friday night at RVHS to forge a tie for the region lead, also lost on Tuesday night.

    South Pointe notched a 72-68 win over the Ridge View Blazers to keep the teams tied at the top of region play.