.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Remember those who have made ultimate sacrifice

    School’s out. Businesses are closed. The smell of grills drifting over the neighborhood. For many people it’s a three-day weekend. And it’s the beginning of summer.

    With all the excitement going on it is easy to forget why we have this weekend.

    But the truth is this holiday cost the lives of many people. Memorial Day is a day set aside to pay tribute and honor to those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

  • Deafness doesn’t hold Rachael Blackmon back

    Doctors told Teresa and Ernie Blackmon that their youngest daughter, Rachael, was deaf when she was 19 months old.

    Teresa Blackmon, a nurse, said she had believed something was wrong with Rachael when she was just a year old. She said Rachael had started to say “Mama” and “Daddy” but then stopped. At a year old, Rachael didn’t react to people’s voices or turn toward sounds.

    When the family received the diagnosis about 16 years ago, Teresa Blackmon said her first thought was, “Lord, why did you do this to us?”

  • Bruins honor spring stars

    Lancaster High School capped its 2009-2010 athletic year honoring Bruins’ spring sports standouts on Monday at LHS.

    Senior stars Andrew Smyre, Cherrell Cousar, Sidney Teague and Alex Roach each received two awards.

    Smyre, a catcher, reaped all-region and was named the Bruins’ Most Valuable Hitter.

    Cousar, an all-region softball pick who set the school home run mark with 12 this season, was named Best Offensive Player. The LHS third baseman is also a Class AAAA all-region pick.

  • Open Wheel Modified cars to visit LMS on Saturday night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway action will be highlighted by the Open Wheel Modifieds in a first-ever trip to the LMS high mile Saturday night.

    Drivers such as Kyle Strickler, Flyan Ryan Ayers, Chris Allred, Greg Brown, John Chrissman, Everette Dunlap and many more from the Carolinas, Florida, Tennessee and Virginia are expected.

    Crate Late Models

    Timbo Mangum will seek his third straight win Saturday. The new points leader Steve Davis might have something to say as he looked tough last week.

  • Absentee ballots top 700 in race

    It’s deja vu all over again as more than 700 absentee ballots have been filed at the county Election  Commission for the upcoming County Council District 2 primary.

    Cassie Stump, director of the Lancaster County Voter Registration and Election Commission, said there have been about 730 requests for applications for absentee ballots in the District 2 election since candidate filing ended in March. She said this is an extremely high number, especially because District 2 has less than 4,000 registered voters.

  • Flynn promoted as Newberry College defensive coordinator

    Former Buford High School football standout Stephen Flynn has been promoted to defensive coordinator at Newberry College.

    NC head coach Todd Knight, also a former Buford High football star, announced Flynn’s promotion earlier this week.

  • Mulvaney making gains, Republican poll says

    U.S. Rep. John Spratt’s lead against Republican challenger Mick Mulvaney has dwindled, according to poll numbers from Public Opinion Strategies, a Republican political and public affairs research firm.

    Public Opinion Strategies released results Thursday from a poll it conducted last week that indicates Spratt now holds a 2-point lead against Mulvaney for the District 5 House seat.

    Spratt, a 67-year-old Democrat, has held the seat since 1983. The general election is in November.

  • Fire damages home of former director of local Red Cross

    A woman who helped so many families through the American Red Cross when their homes burned is now being helped by the agency.

    Teresa Ackerman, the former director of the Lancaster County American Red Cross, was at home when a fire started at her family’s Hillcrest Avenue home about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, said her husband, Tony.

    Tony Ackerman said the fire may have been started by a light in the couple’s bedroom. The fire destroyed the bedroom and living room of the home, and burned through the roof. What wasn’t burned was damaged by smoke, Ackerman said.

  • Graduates have a lot to celebrate today

    For 2010 Lancaster County high school graduates, today is the day.

    Ask any of those 766 graduates at Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster high schools about that today and you will likely get a wide smile and a reply like, “That’s it. The big day.”

    You can wager that mortar board tassel that a pumped fist, or a high five will likely follow.

  • Patrol, DNR stress safety over ‘100 Deadly Days of Summer’

    COLUMBIA – The S.C. Highway Patrol and S.C. Department of Natural Resources are combining efforts and working with local law enforcement to save lives on the roadways and waterways this summer through enforcement and public outreach.

    The SCDPS Office of Highway  Safety announced that motorists will also be seeing Highways or Dieways spots airing to support its Buckle Up, SC campaign.

    Last summer, 281 people died on the roadways over the summer months.

    Of those deaths, 117 of the 210 vehicle occupants were not wearing safety belts.