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Today's News

  • Shrine Bowl has strong Lancaster connection

    The highlight of the Shrine Bowl, the annual Carolinas’ all-star high school football game, is the amount of money the game makes each year and sends to help patients in Shrine hospitals.

  • LIFT program helps struggling teenagers

    Learning Institute for Tomorrow (LIFT) is excited to announce the start of a new program specifically for teens 13 to 17 years old struggling in school because of barriers to learning.

    Beginning this month, classes will be offered to assist teens who are reading below grade level or having problems comprehending what is read, having difficulty staying focused, or feeling angry, frustrated and left behind.

  • Man shot at while driving on Hazel Street

    A Lancaster man’s car was shot at several times Tuesday night after an argument on Hazel Street.

    Lancaster police responded to the area about 8:30 p.m. after receiving calls from residents of Dunlap Street and Willow Lake Road about gunshots, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    The victim said he was about to leave Hazel Street when a man approached and punched him, the report said.

  • See Lancaster pleased with sales of 2008 ornament

    See Lancaster staff members are tallying the total sales of this year’s Christmas ornament, the ninth in the series of ornaments each depicting a historical location in the county.  

    The ornament features Kilburnie, the inn at Craig Farm.

    The 15 outlets that sold the ornaments for See Lancaster reported decent sales, despite worries that the economy would have an impact on the shopping habits of customers over the holiday period.

  • High winds down trees, cause power outages

    Winds gusting up to 45 mph knocked down trees and power lines in Lancaster County on Wednesday.

    Duke Energy spokesman Rick Jiran said about 69,000 customers lost power between late Tuesday night and Wednesday night.

    About 375 homes lost power in Lancaster County, mostly east of the Lancaster city limits, Jiran said.

    Heavy rain preceded the gusty winds, softening the soil and making it easier for trees to fall onto power lines, Jiran said.

    “It really wreaked havoc on our system,” he said.

  • Teen shot in back in drive-by shooting

    A teen was airlifted to a Columbia hospital Tuesday afternoon after being shot in a drive-by shooting outside a Pleasant Hill Street home.

    The teen, believed to be 17 or 18, was standing in a yard on the 100th block about 4 p.m. when a green vehicle pulled up, Lancaster Police Chief Hugh White said.

    Gunshots were fired from the vehicle, possibly a Nissan or Toyota sedan. At least one bullet struck the teen in the upper part of his back, White said.

    White didn’t know how many shots were fired or what type of gun was used.

  • Kershaw begins mulling park plans

    KERSHAW – With the successful construction of Haile Gold Mine Playground last year, Kershaw Town Council discussed further plans for Stevens Park and the town recreation center on Monday.

    Beverly Timmons, a representative for the Kershaw Community Park Council, addressed council about several matters, including her interest in beginning the next phase of construction at Stevens Park.

    “We thank you for your wonderful support with the (playground) and appreciate your contribution,” Timmons said. “Now we would like to enter phase two.”

  • Now is not time for building $33 million courthouse

    With our economy spiraling downward every day, I cannot believe that Lancaster County Council is moving forward with construction plans for a monumental multi-million dollar courthouse facility. They remind me of Nero who was said to have fiddled while Rome burned. We, in Lancaster County, are in a financial crisis along with the rest of our nation. Major industries have closed or relocated, leaving thousands trying to survive on unemployment benefits. State, local and school budgets have been cut which will impact the services we receive and education.

  • Avoid cutting hours at library and recreation centers

    As a former member of the Lancaster County Library Board, a retired English teacher and life-long library patron, I feel I must comment on County Administrator Steve Willis’ remarks regarding budget cuts: “It affects quality of life but if we didn’t provide library or recreation services, the world wouldn’t end.” (“Budget is County’s 800-pound Gorilla” Dec. 28th edition Lancaster News)

  • Happy Birthday, Jayden Anthony

    HEATH SPRINGS – The staff at Springs Memorial Hospital knew exactly what was going on when the strains of Johannes Brahms’ “Lullaby” rang out over the intercom during the wee morning hours of Jan. 1.

    It signaled the birth of Jayden Elijah Jacques Anthony.

    Jayden arrived at 1:47 a.m. on New Year’s Day, making him the first baby born in 2009 in Lancaster County.

    He weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and was 18 1/4 inches long.