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Today's News

  • Lancers sign AJ's Beavers

    KERSHAW The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers’ soccer connection to the University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers program added a solid link Monday night.

    A year ago, Randy Jordan, the former AJ boys soccer coach who now guides the Lancers women’s soccer program, signed former AJ standouts Rachel Dippel and Sydney Hinson.

    The newest Lady Vols’ standout to join the royal blue and gold fold is Ashley Beavers.

  • Credit union’s new home features airy offices, pieces of local history

    Walking through the sun-lit hallways of his new corporate headquarters, Bruce Brumfield stops every few feet to point out another innovative feature.

    Brumfield, president and chief executive officer of Founders Federal Credit Union, is taking the time to know every room, gadget and piece of architecture throughout the new three-level, 110,000-square-foot headquarters at Gillsbrook and Plantation roads.

    There are the stainless-steel strips embedded in the lobby floor, meant to symbolize woven fabric as a connection to old Springs Industries plants.

  • More food choices for students at lunch

    Philly cheese steaks and chicken wings will be some of the new foods available to school children next year.

    Mary Thompson, director of food services for Lancaster County School District, said her staff is preparing to offer an expanded menu at the district’s middle and high schools starting in 2010-11.

    The aim is to give students more choice, while continuing to provide healthy options.

  • County spends $370,000 to fix roads

    After a winter filled with cold weather and flooding problems, Lancaster County has spent close to $370,000 to fix roads throughout the county.

    County Administrator Steve Willis presented a report to Lancaster County Council on May 24 about the total costs for road repairs this year.

    So far, $369,656 has been spent on road repairs due to flooding, including major projects on Gills Creek Drive, Langley Road, Greystone Drive and Twelve Mile Creek Road.

  • Post 31 teams off to fast starts

    The Lancaster Post 31 baseball teams are going strong to open the 2010 baseball season.

    The 2-0 P-31 senior team, in its 67th season of play, posted a 15-6 win over Chester Post 27 on Wednesday night at Eggleton Field.

    Trevor Hammond, the Lancaster High School standout who is headed to the University of South Carolina at Lancaster to play baseball, went the distance in the game.

    Hammond, a right-hander,  notched 10 strikeouts and scattered 10 hits. He allowed two walks.

  • Hallman, Wells earn top honors at Buford High School awards

    BUFORD Buford High School senior athletic aces Jena Hallman and Britt Wells, in their final sports activity at BHS, did what they often did – drew the maroon and gold spotlight.

    The Buford duo, each a three-sport star, earned recognition as the Jackets’ Athletes of the Year on Tuesday night at the BHS all-sports awards night in the school gym.

    Hallman, who cheered and played basketball and softball, earned BHS Female Athlete of the Year Award.

  • $200,000 in heavy construction equipment reported stolen in IL

    INDIAN LAND – More than $200,000 in heavy construction equipment was reported stolen from Harrisburg Road in Indian Land on May 26.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, a Salisbury, N.C., man told a deputy that he had gone to 11927 Harrisburg Road to pick up some of his equipment. The man is owner of Gupton’s Land Clearing of Salisbury.

    The man told the deputy he had last seen the equipment in March.

    Stolen from the property were a:

    u A Caterpillar tractor valued at $62,500

  • Car break-ins reported in Smokerise community

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  • A call for peace, cooperation

    Enough is enough.

    That was the sentiment at a meeting of local pastors, law enforcement, government officials and residents at First Washington Baptist Church on Thursday night. They came together to discuss Lancaster County’s recent gun violence, which law enforcement officers say is fueled by drugs and gang disputes.

    Lancaster Police Department Chief Hugh White told the crowd of about 100 that enough was enough. He urged them to help police fight crime in their neighborhoods.

  • White whitewashes Blue

    The old football maxim says defense wins games.

    The 2010 Lancaster High School football game was the latest proof of the ageless grid claim Monday at the Bruins’ practice field at the Rice Athletic Complex.

    The White team posted an 8-0 win over the Blue squad in the annual clash.

    The game was originally set for Friday afternoon at Memorial Stadium, but a late afternoon rain washed out the action.