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Today's News

  • Nighthawks join Classic

     

       

    The eighth annual Founders Federal Kickoff Classic will have a new team with a familiar coach for the  2011 prep football scrimmage set for Aug. 19 at Andrew Jackson’s Volunteer Stadium.

  • Economists predict slow improvement

    The economy will continue to improve in the coming year – slowly.

    That was the message from national economist Steve Rick during the 2011 Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Forum on Thursday morning at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bradley Building. 

    The event, sponsored by Founders Federal Credit Union, drew about 100 local business men and women.

  • Police Blotter 5/29/11

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

     

  • Diplomas change lives for adult ed graduates

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com 

    When it comes to graduations, none represent determination and overcoming the odds quite like a commencement ceremony for adult education graduates.

    Every graduate has a story

    Take 45-year-old Paula Ivey of Buford and her 22-year-old daughter, Brittany Dabbs, for example. Both graduated Wednesday night with their GEDs from the Lancaster County School District adult education program.

  • Edenmoor deadline extended

    The Lancaster County Forfeited Land Commission has extended the deadline for a Charlotte-based real estate developer to present a viable purchase contract for Edenmoor.

    The Forfeited Land Com-mission (FLC) had set a May 17 deadline for a purchase contract from the developer, Eden Ventures.

    FLC Chairman John Lane said the company met the deadline, but commissioners granted the extension in light of a new Eden Ventures proposition that would speed up the purchase process.

  • Brumfield to chair March for Babies

    March of Dimes

    Bruce Brumfield, CEO of Founders Federal Credit Union, will serve as chairman for the 2011 Piedmont South Carolina March for Babies, which includes the Lancaster, Chester, Cheraw, Chesterfield and Kershaw areas. 

    He is committed to helping reach the event goal of $40,000 to support March of Dimes’ research and community programs to help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies to begin healthy lives.  

    The local March for Babies will be Oct. 22 at Lancaster High School.

  • Juniors win, go to 3-0 on the season

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior team capped its first week with a third straight win at Eggleton Field on Thursday night.

    The P-31 juniors, with their third straight 10-run win, rolled to an 11-1 win over Union Post 22.

    Jordan Brock, who had a no-hitter through 3.2 innings, hurled four frames to post his second win of the week. Brock scored a run to boost the winners.

    Kholby Pate went two-thirds of an inning and yielded a run, hit and two walks. He whiffed one. Chandler Neal hurled a third of an inning.

  • Yarboroughs tough customers on the gridiron

    Scan the Lancaster High School football roster and you won’t find the name Yarborough among the list of LHS players.

    That wasn’t the case from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s when three Yarborough brothers – Dave, Bill and Thomas – played football for LHS.

    Dave was the oldest and handled the center duties for Dalton Rivers’ Blue Hurricanes in the mid-to-late 1960s. Bill followed in the late 1960s and graduated in 1971. Thomas rounded out the trio with his final season in 1976 under the late Marv Maxwell.

  • CPTC nets 38 ribbons in Charlotte Flights meet

    The Columbus Parker Track Club opened its season, capturing 38 ribbons, including six firsts, in a meet with the Charlotte Flights in Charlotte.

    The Columbus Parker Track Club, a non-profit organization, is named for its late coach Columbus “Big Daddy” Parker.

    The club, which has been in operation for 25 years, is coached by Arthur Benjamin and D. Spratt-Ingram. Tyger Ingram and Eugene Wallace serve as the CPTC assistants.

    The team, which has 72 registered members this season, ranges in age from 6-18.

  • Banks, Crenshaw team to capture Fuzzy and Friends gross division title

    Staff Reports

    The team of Trevor Banks and Garrett Crenshaw teamed to win the gross division title in the 2011 Fuzzy and Friends Edgewater Golf Classic on Saturday afternoon.

    Banks, a former Buford High School state champion golfer who now plays at the University of South Carolina Lancaster, teamed with Crenshaw, a member of the Buford High golf team, to card a 63.