Today's News

  • Johnson signs to play with Lancers' soccer

    University of South Carolina at Lancaster women’s soccer coach Randy Jordan continues to add area talent to the Lancers’ fold.

    Jordan’s latest addition is Andrew Jackson High School’s Jaime-Leigh Johnson who signed with USCL on Wednesday morning at the school’s soccer office in the Lancers’ athletic department.

    Jordan, the former AJ boys’ soccer coach, is familiar with Johnson, who played three seasons of soccer for the Lady Volunteers.

  • Street market is Saturday

    You can shop for original arts and crafts while exploring your patriotic side at this weekend’s Lancaster Street Market.

    The market is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in downtown Lancaster at Main and Gay streets.

    About 20 vendors from both Carolinas will be selling hand-crafted jewelry, woodwork, purses, clothing and other items. The theme for Saturday is “Celebrating America,” said coordinator Caroline Hasty of See Lancaster SC, the group organizing the event.

  • Charlie Duke to appear at astronaut autograph show

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – Guests may secure their space to come face to face with the heroes who launched America into the history books.

    Tickets are now available online at www.AstronautScholarship.org for the world’s largest astronaut autograph and memorabilia show set for this Nov. 6  and 7 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

  • Kids the focus of July 4 celebration

    At a picnic table across from Jackie’s Place on Brooklyn Avenue on Saturday, Michael Jenkins sat with other children as they finished a hot dog lunch and dug into a juicy red watermelon.

    “Y’all make messes,” Jenkins, 10, said matter-of-factly to the girls sitting next to him. The girls – Amani Steward, 7, Shamora McFadden, 6, and Lamonisha Nelson, 13 – giggled.

  • Juniors earn League V title

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior team wrapped up the regular-season League V crown with a 9-0 home win over Chester at Eggleton Field on Thursday night.

    “This has been our goal this season and we reached it,” Lancaster P-31 junior team first-year coach Sam Sinclair said. “I’m really proud of this group because they’ve played well and been consistent all season.

    “These players really pulled for each other,” he said.

    Lancaster, 14-2, 12-1, scored at least one run in every inning en route to the crown.

  • CPTC fifth in national qualifier

    The Columbus Parker Track Club placed fifth overall in a field of 26 teams which included 1,600 athletes.

    The club qualified 40 athletes to compete in the national qualifier in Augusta, Ga., June 24-27.

    The club received 95 medals in places 1-6. The breakdown included 21 gold, 22 silver, 16 bronze and 36 copper medals.

    9 year-old girls

    1500 race walk – 1. Infinity McWhirter

    Long jump – 3. Rekia Polk

    100 meters – 1. Rekia Polk

    9-10 boys

  • Officials eye home detention

    A potential home detention program could soon ease the county’s jail overcrowding problem.

    County Council unanimously approved first reading of an ordinance Monday to create a home detention program.

    The ordinance would allow the sheriff’s office to create the program, which would use electronic monitoring devices to keep tabs on non-violent offenders, allowing them to serve time in their homes.

  • Process of elimination

    Budget shortfalls forced Lancaster County School District personnel to eliminate about 100 positions for 2010-11.

    But how do administrators determine which people lose their job?

    Lydia Quinn, the district’s director of planning and accountability, said a reduction-in-force policy is followed when the district has to make position cuts.

  • Natural Appeal

    The natural appeal of Kay Zaitz’ yard at 202 W. Springs St. really draws attention. Chock-full of perennials and woodsy plant material, the yard has been named the June Yard of the Month by the Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs.

    “The garden of Kay Zaitz is absolutely a veritable display of most plants known to mankind,” said Jackie Palmer, YOTM chairwoman. “She has a vast array of different specimens, planted cottage-style.”

  • Healthy Woman Program adds online benefit

    Beginning Tuesday, the Healthy Woman program of Springs Memorial Hospital is moving to a new online platform.

    At www.healthywomanonline.com, new and existing members can register for upcoming events, read timely health articles, and exchange messages with like-minded Healthy Woman friends. Members will also have access to an award-winning online health library that includes 12,000 adult and pediatric topics in both English and Spanish.