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Today's News

  • LMS points on the line

    Lancaster Motor Speedway hosts seven exciting divisions on Saturday night at the half-mile dirt oval.

    Points will be on the line as only a handful of races are left on the 2010 schedule.

    The NDRA Crate Late Model points is a battle between Steve Davis and Timbo Mangum.

    Davis, saddled with bad luck lately, is only letting Mangum inch closer and closer.

    The Super Street is a battle between Steve Colgate and Joey Engelbrecht, only 12 points apart.

  • Woman tells police she was robbed

    A Lancaster woman told officers she was robbed near Southside Early Childhood Center on Hampton Road early Saturday as she sat in a car.

    The woman told police that she was riding with a male friend about 3 a.m. and they stopped in the area of Burns Alley.

    The woman told police that her friend pulled into a driveway at a home where all the lights were off.

    He got out of the car, and a few moments later, the passenger side door opened, and a man put a gun to her head and took her money, a Lancaster Police Department incident report said.

  • Rodgers big hitter for AJ

    Andrew Jackson senior defensive end Tyler Rodgers gets his share of hits.

    Rodgers, a stalwart in the Vols’ defense, can shoulder the load.

    Same can be said of Rodgers in the spring when he hit .479 as the Volunteers’ first baseman and reaped all-region honors for the playoff-bound Vols under first-year baseball coach Mike Lucas.

    Rodgers said he sees a similarity between the diamond and gridiron at AJ.

  • Sanford on education funding: ‘It’s messy and it’s going to get messier’

    As his term in office winds down, Gov. Mark Sanford had some final words for Lancaster residents Tuesday night about education, the economy and the gubernatorial race.

  • Man charged with assaulting nurse at Springs Memorial

    A Heath Springs man was charged Sunday with assaulting a nurse at Springs Memorial Hospital.

    Thomas Anthony Woodward Jr., 40, of 1548 Flint Ridge Road, was charged with third-degree assault and battery.

    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, hospital personnel called officers about 7:30 p.m. Sunday because of a disorderly patient.

    Hospital staff told officers that the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office brought Woodward to the emergency room to be checked out, but Woodward was not under arrest.

  • Paper, ILAC seek forum questions

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Action Council and Carolina Gateway newspaper are seeking your questions for the candidates who will appear at their  Before You Vote 2010 candidates forum.

    The forum will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the City of Light’s Inspiration Chapel’s auditorium.

    The full slate of candidates that local voters will see on their ballots – school board, governor, state and national House and Senate – has been invited to participate.

  • Thanks to LHS, SAT scores in district rise

    A significant jump in SAT scores at Lancaster High School led to an increase in Lancaster County School District’s overall performance this year on the college-entrance exam.  

    The College Board released results this week.

    District high school seniors had an average composite score of 1388 on the SAT’s three sections of critical reading, math and writing. The district’s 2009 average was 1360.

  • Autism fundraiser postponed

    Evelyn Springs continues to fight to find a cure for the autism that has robbed her grandson, Malik, 8, of a normal childhood.

    But for now, that fight has been put on hold.

    No, Springs isn’t a quitter, but the annual fundraiser she hosts for Autism Speaks has been postponed.

    Although letters and invitations for Lancaster Cooks 2010 – Look Who’s Cooking have been mailed out, the plans have been temporarily shelved.

    The popular fundraiser was scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Fairway Room.

  • Faulkenberry believes he owes his life to divine intervention

    Claude “Red” Faulkenberry doesn’t profess to being a real religious person. But he’s quick to give credit where credit is due.

    From his hospital bed in his den he pointed to the ceiling.

    “It’s the man above,” he said. “I don’t go to church regularly, but me and him do talk. I wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for him and ‘Hillbilly.’”

    “Hillybilly” is John Hill, Faulkenberry’s friend and fellow hunting club member.

  • Business on the bypass

    Bo Thai Cuisine had its regular, devoted customers.

    But the exotic eatery, known for its fresh stir fry dishes and flavorful curries, recently closed its doors on S.C. 9 Bypass after almost three years of business.

    A “Sorry, we’re closed” sign hangs in one window, a “For sale” sign in another.

    Those may be signs of the times.

    Another restaurant on the S.C. 9 Bypass with a more familiar name, Dairy Queen, announced its closing with a sign, too.