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Today's News

  • Council wants more info before funding 4-H agent position

    The fate of a local 4-H position hangs in the balance as Lancaster County Council considers whether to continue its funding. 

    That funding – $35,000 – provides a 4-H agent through the Clemson University Extension Service. It has been funded for decades, though council members discussed the feasibility of renewing the contract at its April 2 meeting. 

  • Cougars rally, top Bruins

    York snapped a 1-all tie with an eight-run sixth inning on the way to a 9-5 non-region baseball win over Lancaster at Doomsday Corner on Monday night.

    The Bruins, 10-9, rallied late, but couldn’t overcome the Cougars’ late lead.

  • Burglar wakes up man, flees into woods

    A trail of dropped items marked the path of a burglar who ran from a resident late last month. 

    Police responded to a home in the 400 block of Colonial Avenue just after 2:30 a.m. March 28, about a burglary that had just happened, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • Lancers take 1 of 4 wins

     

       

    For the second straight weekend, the University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers dodged a sweep by taking a win in a four-game Region X baseball series.

  • Today symbolizes our hope for future

    Easter is about hope – hope for ourselves, each other and the future. Today, Christians worldwide will celebrate that hope.
    The parallel between Easter and hope is obvious. For followers of Jesus Christ, it was a hopeless period when their tortured leader drew his last breath on a crude cross and his body placed in a tomb. Some hid in fear as they mourned his death. There was doubt – even among the disciples who were with him everyday. Was Jesus’ message real? What’s next?

  • Do we want to theorize or reform education?

    In education, as in everything else, there is a big difference between theory and practice. This difference is particularly noticeable among those who say they support school choice but don’t want that choice to extend beyond government schools.  Let’s talk about practice. In Georgia, 3,000 students with special needs are now attending independent schools that meet their specific learning needs. Each school was selected by that child’s own parents through a school choice program launched in 2007.

  • County’s gems of the rim

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    The 2011-12 Lancaster High School Bruins fell short of their goal of a state basketball championship this season, but a stellar 24-4 record could not be overlooked.
    The Bruins, led by junior star Sindarius Thornwell, advanced to the Class AAAA Upper State semifinals before falling to Dorman High School for the second straight season.

  • AJ’s Wright, Buford’s Armbrust head girls’ all-county laurels

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    The 2011-12 Lancaster County high school girls basketball season was about impressive hoops comebacks.
    Andrew Jackson High School junior Bre Wright rebounded from  ACL knee surgery to lead the Lady Volunteers to a Class AA playoff berth.
    Wright’s play was so solid that she led the county in scoring and rebounding.
    She averaged 15.3 points and 15.2 rebounds a game for the Lady Vols after joining the team just after the Christmas break.

  • A special day in many ways

    It’s April 8, which this year, is Easter. April 8, without being Easter, is still a special date for me.
    In baseball lore, you might recall that’s the date Hank Aaron hit his historic home run in Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium to pass Babe Ruth.
    A few seasons before the old Braves’ stadium closed, our church, First Presbyterian, took a bus trip to see the Braves play the Phillies.
    Do you remember the old outfield sign in left center field where Aaron’s 715th home run sailed out of the park and into history?

  • Lady Vols look to finish strong

    Staff Reports
    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers, at the midpoint of their 2012 soccer schedule, are 3-4, but there’s plenty of hope for the AJ booters this spring.
    The Lady Vols capped pre-spring break play with a pair of solid wins to provide them a boost for the rest of the season.
    AJ downed county rival and Region IV-AA foe Indian Land High 4-2.
    The Lady Vols, unranked at that time, knocked off the third-rated Lady Warriors.