Today's News

  • LHS cross country sets fundraiser

    The Lancaster High School cross country team is sponsoring a fundraiser Oct. 23.

    The Run with the Bruins 5K run/walk Fundraiser will be held at 9 a.m. to help raise money for the LHS cross country team. The 5K race will be on LHS’s home cross country course, which begins and ends at Memorial Stadium.

    Memorial Stadium is located on Stadium Road adjacent to North Elementary School and a block north of the LHS baseball field, Doomsday Corner.

    Participants can pre-register, or come early to register prior to the race.

  • Massey's making a name

    Jeffrey Massey is what the Buford High senior defensive tackle would like to be known on the football field.

    He’s working in that direction this season, but it hasn’t always gone that way.

    Massey is the younger brother of former Buford High School football star Andrew “AT” Jennings, the 2009 Lancaster County Co-Player of the Year.

    Jennings, in a banner year which saw him earn Class A all-state honors, was the Jackets top rusher and top tackler.

  • City Council divided on grants

    There continues to be heated discussion over the way the city of Lancaster awards hospitality tax grant funding.

    On Tuesday, City Council voted 4-3 on its hospitality tax committee’s recommendation to award funding to five groups for the first quarter of 2010-11. The city had $40,000 in funds to award.

    Groups awarded funds are:

    • Community Playhouse of Lancaster County, $10,849 for its 2010-11 season

    • Lancaster County Council of the Arts, $7,843 for “The Nutcracker Ballet”

  • Trooper smashes cruiser into tree

    An on-duty S.C. Highway Patrol trooper received minor injuries when he crashed into a tree while trying to avoid a head-on collision Tuesday.

    Lance Cpl. Christopher Logan, 37, was headed west on Pageland Highway about 7:10 p.m. when he encountered a brown or tan Dodge Intrepid in his lane.

  • Study examine brain's wiring

    It’s estimated the average human brain weighs between 2.25 and 3 pounds.

    The body’s lightweight nerve center of thinking and process has been researched, dissected, cataloged and studied for hundreds of years in an effort to figure out how its amazing parts talk to each other.

    To this day, no one is quite sure how that happens, but now, thanks to a ground-breaking study and report co-authored by Lancaster native Dr. Richard H. Thompson, there is a new way to trace those communication routes.

  • September is National Rice Month

    The average American eats 25 pounds of rice per year.

    A healthy, versatile and economical staple around the world, rice made its first appearance in the new world in the late 1680s, according to the USA Rice Federation.

    Rice lore has it that a storm-battered ship sailed into Charles Town (Charleston).

    To pay the colonist for repairing his ship, the captain gave the small quantity of “Golde Seed Rice,” which was named for its color, to a Lowcountry planter.

  • There can be only one

    Happy Lee Ferree was wearing two smiles at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw on Wednesday.

    One, painted on his helmet, is a testament to the name given him by his parents, Patty, and the late Dennis Ferree. 

    “They named me that because they never thought they could have a child,” the Grass Valley, Calif., native said.

    The second smile, worn inside his helmet, is a testament to why the 24-year-old Snap-On Tools Pro Truck Series driver was in Kershaw this week to start with.

  • Tri-County coaches honor county trio

    RICHBURG Three Lancaster County prep football players were honored at the weekly meeting of the Founders Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday.

    The elite trio included Lancaster High School’s Andre Foulks along with Indian Land’s Breyon Williams and Marc Morris.

    Folks, a junior defensive lineman, racked up 15 tackles, a sack and quarterback pressure to earn the Division I Defensive Player of the Week. The 2-2 Bruins dropped a 28-21 home loss to Spring Valley last Friday night in Memorial Stadium.

  • 40-year firefighters not ready to call it a day

    VAN WYCK – Last year, Jim Williams seriously considered hanging up his fireman’s helmet.

    After almost 40 years of service with the Charlotte Road/Van Wyck Volunteer Fire Department, Williams, then 78, felt the time was right. He had assisted in thousands of calls during his years of service and was looking at retiring.

    That was until a call came in over the radio about a man trapped underneath a fallen tree. Williams heeded the call and was the first on the scene.

  • IL bids to stay unbeaten

    Indian Land has built momentum heading into its first-ever Class AA season.

    The Warriors, at 4-0 – its best start since 2005, are hoping to build on it this Friday in their final game before region play begins next week.

    The Warriors, on the road for the second straight week, venture to Boonetown to face former Class A region foe North Central.

    Buford is also on the road as the Jackets take the bus to Great Falls to battle the Red Devils, also a former Class A region opponent.