Today's News

  • Teen injured in shooting incident on Roberts Drive

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left a 17-year-old injured.

    According to a press release, the shooting happened about 4:15 p.m. Thursday at 1052 Roberts Drive.

    The call originally went to the Lancaster Police Department for shots fired in the area of Wylie Street and Jackson Road.

    Several officers responded to the area but learned that the shooting actually happened outside the city limits.

  • District shows both gains and drops on PASS

    Lancaster County School District students made some gains but also saw some dips in the second year of the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) test.

    The S.C. Department of Education released 2010 results earlier this month.

    In 2009, PASS replaced the Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test (PACT) as the state’s new accountability measurement of student achievement. The newer test is said to provide better feedback regarding a student’s strengths and weaknesses.

  • Lancaster battles to stalemate

    His team was playing under the stadium lights in front of a big crowd, but that didn’t really matter to Lancaster High coach Bennie McMurray.

    “It’s nothing but a practice,” McMurray said of Friday night’s Chester County Football Jamboree. “We got to play a lot of guys.”

    Lancaster and Fairfield Central battled to a scoreless tie in one half of action.

    The two teams traded punts to start the contest.

  • Johnson's 71 leads club championship

    Former club champion Chris Johnson holds a one-shot lead heading into the final round of play in the annual Lancaster Golf Club championship today.

    Johnson, the 2006 club champion, shot a one-under 71 (33-38) to notch a shot lead on University of South Carolina at Lancaster golfer Taylor Banks. The former Buford High School golf standout, Banks carded a even-par 72 (34-38).

  • Lions' player dies after collapsing in Lewisville High jamboree play

    Lewisville High School senior running back Brian Colvin died after collapsing Friday night during the Chester County Football Jamboree.

    Colvin, 18, had just completed a 16-yard run and was edged out of bounds, though he was not hit on the play. As he jogged back onto the field he collapsed. Trainers and medical staff tended to him briefly before calling for an ambulance.

    Colvin was taken to Chester Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 7:46 p.m. by Tommy Williams, Chester County’s chief deputy coroner.

  • A league of their own

    Diana Knight doesn’t take America’s favorite pastime for granted.

    Running the bases matters, but then again, so do jump balls, 4-6-7-10 splits, and cheering for those who do.

    The problem is not everyone is on equal footing when it comes to game-winning hits, bowling strikes, free throws and pom-poms.

    But thanks to the Dream Team, the odds of disabled young people in Lancaster from ages 6 to 21 being enjoying those simple things on equal footing have greatly improved.

  • Speedway has exciting night of racing

    Lancaster Motor Speedway featured intense racing action at the half-mile dirt oval on Saturday night.

    The late model front row featured Chris Hargett and Mike Huey. When the green flag dropped, it was Hargett and Huey side by side for the lead entering turns one and two. Exiting turn two, Hargett led. Behind the two leaders, it was Shaun Harrell and Randy Smith trying to work by Thomas Hedgepath.

  • Banks favorite to win LGC crown

    Lancaster Golf Club pro Phil Small didn’t hedge a bit when asked about the favorite to win the 2010 LGC championship.

    “Right now and going into the tournament, I’d have to say Taylor Banks,” said Small of the plus-one handicap golfer. “Taylor has played a lot of amateur tournaments this summer and he’s played a good bit out here this summer.

    “In those amateur tournaments, he’s played against quality competition and that makes a difference,” Small said.

  • Diabetes Education Clinic tourney Aug. 28

    The eighth annual Diabetes Education Clinic golf tournament will be played Aug. 28 at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The captain’s choice tournament, presented by USCL Health Services, has a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. The registration fee is $50 per person and includes green fees, golf cart and dinner. The entry deadline is Aug. 20.

    The grand prize is $1,000 and second place is $500. The third prize is $300. Closest-to-the-pin on No. 4 is $100, with the longest drive on No. 6 $100. All donations are tax deductible.

  • Drakeford makes history in HS

    HEATH SPRINGS – Newly elected Heath Springs Town Councilwoman Iva Lee Drakeford didn’t realize she was the first black woman elected to serve on the council until Tuesday night.

    She didn’t campaign for it. It just happened.

    Councilman Eddie Moore told her of the milestone after he and Drakeford had been sworn in as council members at council’s meeting Tuesday.