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Today's News

  • Tropical Storm Fay probably not headed to Lancaster Co.

    Local officials are keeping their eyes on a tropical storm in Florida with mixed emotions.

    Tropical Storm Fay hit the Florida Keys on Monday afternoon. The storm could bring needed rain to the parched Carolinas, but it could also further damage the burned Lancaster County Courthouse.

    "We really hope this tropical storm can drop some rain on us," said Mike Bailes, director of the Catawba River Water Treatment Plant. "Our groundwater is worse than it was this time last year."

    Lancaster County is still about 17 inches behind on rain since the drought began last year.

  • Mr. Jack never met a stranger

    I just returned from out-of-town, to learn that Jack Harper passed away Saturday night.

    So much of Lancaster’s commercial district has disappeared and unfortunately, those who were so vital, are now passing from the scene also.

    Jack was a life long friend who, at one time, operated a shoe store at Lancaster Square.

    Prior to that, he was with Bailey-Rowell on Main Street. Jack outfitted many children and probably dyed more wedding shoes than anyone else. He was a fixture in the uptown business community.

  • ACT scores drop slightly in school district in 2008

    Local scores on the ACT college-entrance exam dipped slightly compared to the numbers a year ago.

    The American College Testing Program released scores last week.

    Lancaster County School District's 2008 high school graduates had an average composite score of 17.4 on the test's 36-point scale. The district's score in 2007 was 17. 7.

    "We remained pretty much constant," said Lydia Quinn, the district's director of planning and accountability.

  • Breaking News Crawford one step closer to another gold

    Van Wyck's Shawn Crawford moved one step closer to bringing home another gold medal in the men's 200 meter at the Beijing Olympics.

    Crawford, the reigning 200m Olympic champion, qualified in the first round of competition Monday morning, coming in first in his heat with a time of 20.61. Crawford won the event in the 2004 Athens Olympics with a time of 19.79.

  • BREAKING NEWS Early morning fire damages business

    Six fire departments fought a blaze at Dave Lyle's Wholesale's storage building at 2881 Landsford Road.

    Lumber was among the damaged materials.

    The departments that responded were Riverside Road, Charlotte Road/Van Wyck, Indian Land, Shiloh Unity, Elgin and Antioch.

    The Elgin and Antioch departments brought foam and other equipment.

    The call came out at about 8 a.m.

    Details are sketchy now, and the cause is unknown, but there was a storm shortly before the blaze.

  • Jacktes, Vols battle to tie

    CAMDEN – Once again, county rivals Andrew Jackson and Buford will have to wait until it counts to claim football bragging rights.A year ago in the Founders Federal Credit Union Kickoff Classic at AJ, the hosts Vols and Jackets tussled to a 13-all tie. In their regular-season clash, BHS notched a 31-28 overtime win.They tangled again Friday night in the opening game of the 33rd annual Camden Shrine Jamboree at Zemp Stadium.

  • Johnson holds solid lead in club championship

    Former Lancaster Golf Club champion Chris Johnson holds a five-shot lead heading into the final round of the club championship tournament today at the LGC.Johnson, playing from the white tees with the rest of the championship field, shot a sizzling 67 in the opening 18 holes Saturday.“Chris is going to be awful tough to catch with a five-shot lead going into Sunday,” said Fredrick Thomas of the LGC staff.

  • Francis Marion signs LHS's Howze

    A second member of the 2007-08 Lancaster High School girls’ basketball team is taking her game to the next level.

  • York County may pay back tax revenue

    INDIAN LAND – Lancaster County officials are pleased to hear that York County intends to pay back tax revenue that inadvertently went to York County instead of here.

    York County Council is expected to vote Monday night to return the misrouted tax revenue.

    "That is extremely gracious of York County to do that," Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said. "They felt it was the right thing to do."

  • USCL students get Early Start

    Kamaron White is optimistic about starting classes Thursday at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    The 2008 Lancaster High School graduate said the idea of extensive reading, in-depth reports and tight deadlines became a little easier to absorb over the last three weeks. That's because she was a part of USCL's Early Start program, which helps recent high school graduates transition to college.