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Today's News

  • Local woman attends international conference

    The San Francisco Bay Area was the setting where people from across the world gathered to share stories about a rare disorder that has negatively impacted thousands of lives.  

    And Lancaster’s own Donna White was among the attendees who talked about their heart-wrenching experiences. 

    White’s son, Ryan McKinney, died nearly six years ago from Kleine-Levin Syndrome, a neurological disorder marked by excessive sleep and altered behavior. 

    There is no cure for the condition. 

  • SCDOT building named for the late Steve Williams Jr.

    The accolades and praises kept pouring in for the late Steve Williams Jr. 

    There was mention of his dedication and hard work, as well as his pleasant personality. Familiarity with the community was discussed also. 

    Though humbling and appreciated by his family, these comments may not leave as strong of a mark as the lettering that now adorns a certain building. 

  • Police Reports

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident reports:

    • Deputies and firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 1700 block of Lynwood Drive on Aug. 23. A passerby called 911 around 8 p.m. after noticing smoke coming from the home. Members of the Gooches, McDonald Green and Elgin fire departments put the fire out. Deputies later spoke with a member of the county's fire service who said the fire did not seem suspicious. He said the fire started in an electrical outlet, which may have overloaded. 

  • Event raises $15,000 for autism research

    MaryBeth Rowell

    For the Lancaster News

    The fourth annual Autism Speaks event, “Lancaster Cooks 2011 – Look Who’s Cooking,” held Sept. 27 in Fairway Room at the Lancaster Golf Course in Lancaster, was deemed a success by those who organized the fundraiser.

    Evelyn Springs was the hostess and the coordinator for the event, which raises money for autism research.

    Springs draws inspiration for the annual fundraiser from her 8-year-old grandson, Malik.

  • Local woman attends international conference

    The San Francisco Bay Area was the setting where people from across the world gathered to share stories about a rare disorder that has negatively impacted thousands of lives.  

    And Lancaster’s own Donna White was among the attendees who talked about their heart-wrenching experiences. 

    White’s son, Ryan McKinney, died nearly six years ago from Kleine-Levin Syndrome, a neurological disorder marked by excessive sleep and altered behavior. 

    There is no cure for the condition. 

  • Council to discuss options for voter registration at meeting

    With just over a year left before the next presidential election, Lancaster County Council will consider options for helping ease space concerns at the local voter registration office. 

    At its Monday meeting, council is set to discuss options for an alternate absentee polling place to help prevent issues with long lines seen during the 2008 general election.

  • Williams lifts LHS in OT

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster High School football coach Bennie McMurray rolled the dice and came up a Shaq Williams’ game-winning two-point conversion plunge in a 29-28 Region III-AAAA overtime win over Rock Hill on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

    Williams, with LHS down 28-21 in the OT, hit senior running back Brandon Reese on a clutch third down, 13-yard touchdown pass to pull the Bruins close, 28-27.

  • Determined Jackets rally, top Vols

    KERSHAW – Buford rallied to defeat county rival Andrew Jackson, 30-24 in overtime on AJ homecoming at Volunteer Stadium on Friday night.

    The Yellow Jackets overcame a 24-13 deficit in the fourth quarter to force the overtime.

    “Our guys gave super effort tonight,” Buford coach Mike Wells said. “We put ourselves in a hole with too many mistakes in the first half.

  • Braves halt Warriors’ streak

    CHERAW – The Cheraw Braves halted Indian Land’s unbeaten streak with a 28-20 win over IL on Friday night.

    Cheraw built an early lead and kept the upper hand to notch the eight-point victory over the sixth-ranked Warriors.

    Marvin Lauderdale’s 15-yard touchdown run, his second on the night, gave the Braves a 28-14 lead with 3:12 left in the third period. James Davis added the conversion for a 14-point CHS edge.

    Lauderdale, in a strong night, ran for 131 yards 18 carries.

  • LHS golf team wins, hosts region field

    Staff Reports

    The Lancaster High School golf team capped regular-season play with a 9-3 record after defeating Region III-AAAA foe Northwestern High School at Watorford Park Golf Club in Rock Hill.

    LHS carded a 169 to Northwestern’s 229.

    The LHS girls were led by Alexandria McCain and Emily Cox, who each posted a 40. Carly Funderburk notched a 44 and Ina Roberts had a 45.

    Rachel Hovis had a 48 and Carley Snyder posted a 53.