Today's News

  • Helping out in Haiti

    Eddie Leaphart hopes a local yard sale will help provide food and shelter for victims of the Haiti earthquake.

    Leaphart, owner of a small home repair company in Lancaster and frequent visitor to Haiti, has been busy raising funds for his next trip to the Carribean country.

    During his last trip to Haiti in May, Leaphart distributed several tents and bags of rice using money he had raised in Lancaster County. And with help from Lancaster’s At Salon Dimensions, he’s hoping to replicate those efforts.

  • Local man needs kidney, pancreas transplant

    A charity motorcycle ride will be held Saturday to help a Lancaster man raise money for a dual transplant.

    David Geiger, 61, was diagnosed with diabetes and heart failure in 1984. And four years ago, he learned that he was suffering from renal cancer, too.

    Doctors say he needs a kidney and pancreas transplant.

    Friends and family are holding a charity ride Saturday to help pay for a transplant, which will cost about $425,000.

    The motorcycle ride will begin noon at Buford Sports Cafe, 1423 N. Rocky River Road.

  • Hero gets his due, finally

    After about six hours of intense enemy fire on a Cambodian hillside, former U.S. Army Capt. John P. “Jack” Monahan knew his platoon could not hold its position. There was little food, water and ammunition left.

    They would have to withdraw. They adjusted artillery barrages to cover their movement. The wounded Monahan led the survivors to safety several hundred yards down a hill while carrying a wounded soldier on his hip with one hand and firing an M-16 with the other.

    They came to rest behind some huge tree stumps. That was May 19, 1970.

  • Practice begins today

    The sounds of summer, as of early today, sport whistles, shouts, grunts and groans as the 2010 high school football season kicks off with preseason drills.

    Practice begins today for three of the four county schools, with AJ getting the early start. Lancaster has a morning practice, with Buford starting in the afternoon. Indian Land starts its preseason practice on Monday morning.

    The work today is geared for the opening of the season a month from today.

    Andrew Jackson

  • Pope brings Hawg Tuff camp to IL

    Former Indian Land High School football coach Mike Pope will return to the Lancaster County Panhandle for a day of football at the Indian Land Recreation Center, 8286 Charlotte Highway.

    Pope will bring his Hawg Tuff football minicamp to the Indian Land Recreation Center on U.S. 521 on Saturday.

    The camp, open to youngsters ages 9-14, is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Camp registration is 8 to 9 a.m. The registration fee is $10, which includes two hours of instruction on offense and two hours on defense.

  • Man, 46, run over by trailer

    A Lancaster man was treated and released from a Charlotte hospital after he was run over by a trailer on Barr Street on Wednesday.

    Robert Lorenzo Clark, 46, of 213 N. Clyburn St., was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after the 1 p.m. incident.

    A Lancaster Police Department report said Jimmy Ray Truesdale, 49, of 124 Truesdale Drive, told officers that Clark flagged him down as he drove on North Market Street.

  • Lightning runner-up in YBOA national tourney

    The Palmetto Lightning charged back to finish as the Youth Basketball of America national runner-up in the Division I 11-year-old tournament at Kissimmee, Fla., last weekend.

    The Lightning, which includes players ages 11-under from Lancaster, Heath Springs and Kershaw, rebounded from an 0-3 start to place second in the Div. I bracket of the national field.

    The Lightning faced the Alabama Lady Hustlers twice on Saturday with hopes of capturing the national championship.

  • Tyler set for enshrinement

    For a person who never really considered being a coach, Barbara Tyler will reach the apex in South Carolina high school sports tonight in Greenville.

    Tyler, the former Andrew Jackson High School volleyball coach who also coached four other Lady Volunteers sports, will be inducted into the S.C. Coaches Association Hall of Fame during its 18th annual awards ceremonies in conjunction with the Association’s clinic at Greenville’s Carolina First Center.

  • SLED looking at house fire

    The State Law Enforcement Division is assisting the Lancaster Police Department with a Saturday night house fire investigation officers say is suspicious.

    According to a police department incident report, the Lancaster Fire Department and officers were called to 965 High Lane, off University Drive. The house is home to Ronald and Christi Gardner, who have three children.

  • Juniors to cap season with Roy Small Championship

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association caps its season with the annual Roy Small Junior Championship on Monday and Tuesday at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The two-day event will decide age division champions who will represent the LJGA in the state tournament next month in Pickens.

    Play each day begins at 8 am., with the chapter’s annual awards presented at 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

    The juniors geared for the season-ending tournament, playing at the Kershaw Golf Club last Monday.