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Today's News

  • What to do about violence?

    There wasn’t a large crowd, but that didn’t matter to Lancaster City Councilwoman Tamara Green Garris.

    Her crime watch group, Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy, held a community forum Friday night at the Lancaster Police Department to discuss violence with a panel of guests, including pastors, city and county council members and law enforcement officials. About 15 people came out for the forum.

  • Celebrate summer a few days early

    The official start of summer is just a few days away.

    But there’s nothing wrong with getting started 12 days earlier by grabbing a tall glass of iced tea and sitting beneath a shade tree to enjoy it.

    This is the perfect time to do it, too. Thursday, June 10, is National Iced Tea Day.

    Americans have enjoyed a love affair with iced tea for more than 100 years.

    The beginnings of iced tea as America’s drink of choice are steeped in legend.

  • P-31 juniors keep rolling

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball continued its stellar play Thursday night, but the senior team wasn’t as fortunate Friday evening.

    The junior squad of head coach Sam Sinclair improved to 7-1 overall with a 5-1 road win over Chester Post 27.

    The four-run victory pushed the juniors’ League V baseball mark to 6-1.

    Southpaw C.D. Pelham combined with right-handed reliever Tripp Rollings to hurl a one-hitter.

    Pelham, in 5.1 innings, struck out 10 Post 27 batters. He allowed four walks and a run.

  • Hallman, Brugh set for all-star play

    Two Lancaster County high school softball stars will cap their prep careers among the elite this week.

    Buford High’s Jena Hallman and Indian Land High’s Paige Brugh will play for the Class A-AAAA North all-star team in the annual North-South All-Star Softball Classic at the University of South Carolina at Aiken. Play in the three-day event begins Tuesday.

    Hallman is coming off a banner season for the Lady Jackets, who went 25-7 this spring.

  • Day 2 exciting with school visit, match

    Editor’s note: Sarah Katherine DeVenny, a rising senior at Lancaster High School and a member of the Lancaster Fútbol women’s team, is writing about the team’s recent visit to Panama.

    The second day in Panama began with another training session during which we worked on our technique on the hotel tennis court.

    After extracting as much energy from us as possible at 6 a.m., coach Bo Sylvia let us shower and eat breakfast. We sleepily got ready to visit our first Panamanian school, Academia Interamericana de Panamá.

  • LDB salutes its elite performers

    Lancaster Dixie Baseball capped its 2010 season, honoring top players, coaches and teams at the Wylie Park Complex on Thursday night.

    An annual highlight of the LDB awards night is the presentation of the Dixie Boys Matt Blackwell Sportsmanship Award.

    A.J. Collins, who played for Anderson Jewelers, was the 2010 recipient as Skip Small, a Lancaster Dixie Baseball product who is now on the Matt Blackwell Foundation Board, made the presentation.

    The award is given in memory of the late Lancaster Dixie Baseball player who died in a 2001 auto accident.

  • Nucor tourney honors Craig, boosts youth

    The 10th annual Nucor Steel Berkeley golf tournament, held in memory of Lancaster native Jamie Craig, enjoyed its second-best tournament in terms of funds raised.

    The one-day tournament raised $321,809 after a $254,332 effort in 2009.

    “We were well pleased,” said Buffy Fortner, a Nucor Steel cost accountant who has worked with the tournament for 10 years, including the last eight as chairman. “It’s really amazing. It’s all about the love of kids.”

  • Have a safe, fun summer

    Every year about this time, we wish our readers a happy summer, but we also like to remind you to be careful when you’re out having fun. Much of the advice we give, you’ve surely heard many, many times before.

    Wear sunscreen when you’re outside. Sunburns not only cause temporary pain, but can lead to skin cancer later on.

  • Supreme Court should include miltary veteran

     

  • Learning and having fun

    A collection of Silly Bandz was the hot topic among a group of youngsters at the Hi-Kee summer camp Wednesday.

    Although those participants were excited about the popular rubber bands, you’d soon see that was just one of several things discussed during the day. Enrichment exercises took up a big part of their time.

    The Hi-Kee camp, held at Steele Hill AME Zion Church on Charlotte Highway, began June 7 and runs through July.