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Today's News

  • Teamwork key in South girls' 14-0 season

    Teamwork will take a team a long way.

    South Middle School basketball coach Amanda Mings said the Lady Mustangs’ ability to play together was the key element in the SMS girls’ run to a second unbeaten season in the last three seasons.

    The Lady Mustangs recently capped a banner season with a 14-0 hardwood record.

    Two seasons ago, the South girls fashioned a 13-0 mark and followed with an 11-3 record last winter.

    The Lady Mustangs’ 2008-09 team featured four returnees, including two starters.

  • KLS Run for Ryan set April 25

    The pace has been picked up for the area Kleine-Levin Syndrome event to raise funds and awareness for KLS.

    In the past two years, Walk for Ryan events were held at the Lancaster High School track.

    The 2009 event, known as Run for Ryan, features a county track meet at the LHS track on April 25. The meet draws girls and boys teams from Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and  Lancaster.

  • Green helps children, families cope with behavior problems

    How many people can say that their favorite part of work is getting hugs?

    Not too many, but for Christine Green, a doctor at Morphis Pediatric Group Child and Adolescent Behavior Services, this is a regular part of her day.

    Green believes that there was a definite need for a practice such as this in Lancaster. She sees patients from all over the county and surrounding areas.

    The practice opened in October.

  • Drum’s priority - the kids

    Over the course of six years, it never changed. Whenever I talked to Lewisville coach/athletics director Floyd Drum, he always ended the conversation the same way.

    “Thanks for what you do for our kids.”

    All of his e-mails, letters and faxes to me were punctuated the same way.

    Of course, covering the achievements of Lewisville’s student-athletes is part of my job, but I think Drum just appreciates anybody who he thinks has the best interest of kids at heart, because he always has.

  • NC's Blackmon resigns coaching duties

    BOONETOWN – Veteran North Central High School head football coach Ron Blackmon has resigned as the Knights’ football coach and student activities director.

    Blackmon, a Heath Springs native, said he will step down from both positions at the end of the 2008-09 school term.

    A 26-year coaching veteran, Blackmon made his intentions known to North Central High School principal Worth Thomasson last Wednesday.

  • Mancke discusses naturalists at USCL

    When Rudy Mancke speaks about natural history, he usually brings along some show-and-tell items for his audience.

    Mancke, a professor at the University of South Carolina and the retired co-host of SCETV’s “Nature Scene,” brought a box crammed full of scientific significance to his speech inside the atrium of the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Medford Library on Thursday. He was speaking of the library’s exhibit, “Naturalists in South Carolina: Audubon in Context,” which closed Sunday.

  • City of Light to hold grand opening

    INDIAN LAND – Inspiration Ministries will host grand opening events on Saturday and Sunday to celebrate the completion of phase one of its City of Light campus.

    Events will feature special guests Pat Robertson, Morris Cerullo, Benny Hinn, Judy Jacobs, Christ Tabernacle Choir, Lindell Cooley and more. 

    The events are free and open to the public, and will be televised live to a worldwide audience through Inspiration Ministries’ networks, INSP–The Inspiration Network and Inspiration Network.

  • Woman face arson charge in house fire

    A woman has been charged with arson after a fire burned down her boyfriend’s house Monday.

    Ashley V. Kirkland, 26, of 1909 Emerald Estates, was arrested and charged Wednesday by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with second-degree arson.

    The fire started at 1131 2nd St. about 4:20 p.m. Monday, said Darren Player, deputy director for Lancaster County Fire Service. That was 70 minutes after officers responded to the house because of a reported domestic dispute, according to sheriff’s office incident reports.

  • Downtown banners to be unveiled

    After more than a month of work, the community banners designed by Lancaster County students will be unveiled Thursday.

    The unveiling kicks off Youth Art Month.

    As part of Youth Art Month, the Lancaster County Council of the Arts gallery at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., will exhibit about 100 works of art by Lancaster County School District students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

    Pieces include paintings, sculpture, photography and computer designs.

  • Twitty believes Obama will be another Roosevelt

    It’s been more than three months since the presidential election, but Gonze Lee Twitty is still wearing Barack Obama pins and buttons on his clothing.

    For the 90-year-old Lancaster County native, Obama has been more than a politician. He’s a symbol of hope and progress, and a man Twitty is proud to call his president.

    Obama’s ascension is the latest chapter in the quest for equality, he said.