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Today's News

  • Jackets, Vols fall in prep district play

    A pair of Upper State teams halted the Buford and Andrew Jackson baseball playoff hopes earlier this week.

    Christ Church of Greenville downed Buford 6-1 to capture the Class A District II championship in Greenville on Wednesday.

    AJ saw its baseball season end with a 14-1 loss to eventual Class AA District I runner-up Woodruff at AJ on Tuesday.

    Cavaliers clip Jackets

    Buford dropped a second loss to Christ Church, falling 6-1 on Wednesday in the District II title game at the Cavaliers’ field.

  • Police reports - May 14, 2010

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • A Kershaw man was arrested on a drug charge after officers questioned him at Pardue Street Apartments on May 7.

    Dominique Marcell Newman, 19, 149 E. Pine St., was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

    According to the report, officers were walking in the apartment complex and saw Newman acting suspiciously. While officers spoke with another man with Newman, Newman tried to walk away, the report said.

  • Company announces plan to bring almost 200 jobs

    A health supplement developer will bring almost 200 jobs to Lancaster County.

    Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. and Nutramax Manufacturing, Inc. announced Tuesday plans to move to the Lancaster County Business Park on Quality Drive in Lancaster. The companies, which develop health supplements for humans and animals, expect to bring 203 jobs when they relocate from Maryland. About 20 to 30 of those jobs will be transfers.

  • Tigers to induct Crawford

    CLEMSON Clemson will induct eight new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame at the Tigers’ opening football game with North Texas over the weekend of Sept. 3-4.

    The class includes 2004 Olympic Gold medalist Shawn Crawford, a Van Wyck native and Indian Land High School graduate. During Crawford’s Warriors athletic career he played football, basketball and ran track. He capped his IL track career, winning the 100 and 200-meter state championships.

  • Silly Bandz are all the rage

    Breaking open the small plastic package, Kirsten Blackmon grabs the rubber bracelets inside and clips them to her belt.

    Blackmon, 11, has been on the hunt for the bracelets for months, checking out jewelry and specialty stores along with her 7-year-old sisters Alexa and Alysa. The fifth-grader found her latest additions at Maple Street Monograms in Lancaster, adding to her collection of more than 40 bracelets.

  • Jackets' duo signs with USCL softball

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster turned a nifty double play on Wednesday.

    The Lancers’ softball program nabbed a pair of county standouts, signing Buford High School’s Jena Hallman and Leslie Pressley.

    “We’re thrilled to have these two girls,” said USCL coach Alan Blankenship. “Their performance speaks for themselves.

    “They have been well-coached and are well-disciplined,” Blankenship said. “They are the kind of players you want.”

  • 'Showdown' features intense LMS racing

    Lancaster Motor Speedway's “Showdown at Sundown” was all that was billed and more at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    With the front row of Thomas Hedgepath and Tim Allen and the second row with Mike Huey and Daniel Tucker, the Limited Late Model race was an interesting race.

    Hedgepath and Allen earned the front row with qualifying, while Huey and Tucker were heat winners.

  • Middleton nets 500th win

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers, in exciting fashion, rallied to stay alive in the Class AA Upper State Disctrict I softball playoffs to deliver AJ softball coach Steve Middleton his 500th career win.

    The host Lady Vols, down 11-5 to Palmetto in the bottom of the seventh inning of an elimination playoff game, ignited for seven runs for a 12-11 comeback win to give Middleton his milestone win and keep alive AJ’s postseason hopes.

  • Lancers to face USC-Sumter

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers’ baseball team opens play in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region X tournament on Thursday at 4 p.m. in Burlington, N.C.

    The Lancers, 25-21, 15-16, are the fourth seed and face fifth-seeded USC-Sumter.

    The winner advances to play the Guilford Tech-Spartanburg Methodist winner, while the two losers will also play.

    Other games have Pitt Community College against Surry and Louisburg face Florence-Darlington Tech.

  • Sawyer's final battle reflected the way he was

    There’s an old Lancaster football story that in the mid-1970s when the late Marv Maxwell was the Bruins’ head football coach, his LHS team was preparing for a scrimmage.

    Great Falls, led by the legendary Harvey Stewart, was one of the foes that August afternoon.

    Maxwell’s attention was drawn to a young Red Devils’ assistant noticeably inspiring his players with words and action as they readied for battle.