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Today's News

  • Faculty welcomes students back to school

    Jenny Hartley,

    Gregory A. Summers and Jesef Williams

    news@thelancasternews.com

    It was a day of meeting old friends, making new ones, finding classrooms and meeting teachers. The excitement, anticipation and even anxiety were evident.

    Yes, it was the first day of the 2008-2009 school year in Lancaster County and everyone was trying to get acclimated.

    ‘Really good opening’ at A J Middle School

    Andrew Jackson Middle School seventh-grader Falicia Curry had trouble getting her locker to open during a class change Thursday morning.

  • IL Fall Into Fun Festival seeks sponsors

    From staff reports

    Organizers of this year’s Fall Into Fun festival are seeking sponsors, volunteers, vendors, silent auction items, bands and teen’s and children’s activities and entertainers for the annual festival, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at Indian Land Middle School.

    Proceeds will benefit the new Del Webb Library at Indian Land. Organizers hope to raise about $25,000 this year.

    The festival, organized by the Indian Land Rotary Club and Carolina Gateway, is seeking additional sponsors this year through a tiered sponsorship plan.

  • Hammonds head P-31 honorees

    The Lancaster American Legion baseball teams returned to Post 31 on Monday night to be honored for their summer play.

    A host of awards were presented, but the spotlight was clearly on a trio of players brothers Khoury Hammond and Trevor Hammond along with Andrew Smyre.

    Khoury Hammond, a first baseman in the P-31 senior team, was presented the team MVP Award.

    Trevor Hammond, the P-31 senior team catcher, reaped the David Dagenhart Award.

    Smyre, the Post 31 junior team catcher, was named the team MVP after leading the squad to a first-ever state tournament berth.

  • County Council approves bid for new ambulances

    Jenny Hartley

    jhartley@thelancasternews.com

    Three new ambulances will be rolling into Lancaster County.

    At a special meeting Monday night, County Council voted to accept the low bid of $199,873 from Northwestern Emergency Vehicles, based in North Carolina.

    Other bids came in at $205,000 and $212,000, County Administrator Steve Willis said.

    The purchase had already been approved in the county’s 2008-2009 budget, but council members still had to vote on which company would supply the vehicles.

  • Silver by default

    Jenny Hartley and Jesef Williams

    news@thelancasternews.com

    Even though Van Wyck native Shawn Crawford didn’t bring home the gold, family members and other local supporters are prouder than ever of his 2008 Olympic performance.

    Crawford was awarded the silver medal in the men’s 200 meter final on Wednesday at the National Stadium in Beijing after two of his competitors were disqualified.

  • Classic caps jamboree play

    Tonight’s the last night it doesn’t count.Well, at least on the scoreboard.County teams will be in their final tune-ups as the 2008 prep football season draws near.The focus will be on Indian Land’s Warrior Stadium where the annual Founders Federal Credit Union Kickoff Classic will be played tonight.Andrew Jackson opens play as the Vols battle Class AAAA foe Fort Mill in the jamboree opener at 6:30 p.m.Buford follows as the Jackets tackle Class AA opponent Central of Pageland at 7:30.The night’s a

  • Crawford takes silver in 200m final results

    Jenny Hartley

    jhartley@thelancasternews.com

    After missteps by two competitors, Van Wyck native Shawn Crawford took silver in the men’s 200-meter final on Wednesday.

    Crawford, 30, was originally out of the medals at the end of the race. But U.S. teammate Wallace Spearmon and Churundy Martina of Netherlands Antilles stepped on lane lines, leading to disqualifications.

    That elevated Crawford, who entered as the defending Olympic champion, to silver and teammate Walter Dix to bronze.

  • Reynolds' charge nets title

    Jeff Reynolds’ return to the Lancaster Golf Club throne had a familiar, dramatic flare Sunday afternoon.A year ago, Reynolds, facing long odds – down four shots in the final six holes, rallied to win in sudden death for his first-ever club championship.Ditto Sunday.Reynolds, down five shots entering the final nine holes, charged late to repeat as the LGC champion with a second straight sudden-death victory.“Jeff just seems to find another gear when it gets real competitive,” Lancaster Golf Club pro Phil Small said.

  • Bruins, Red Devils tie; Falcons blank Warriors

    ROCK HILL – Lancaster High’s defense has been the Bruins’ bright spot in the preseason.On Saturday, the LHS defense delivered late to give the Bruins a scoreless tie with Class A foe Great Falls in the Herald Jamboree at District Three Stadium.GFHS, the Class A Division II state runner-up last season, mounted a last-ditch drive to the Bruins’ 12 where the drive stalled.On fourth-down, Red Devils’ quarterback Gaither Bumgardner, who had engineered the drive, came on to try a 29-yard field goal, but the line-drive attempt was

  • Blackwood claims young guns victory

    An exciting night of racing opened with the young guns main event Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.An early caution came out when leader Austin Baker and Brandon Blackmon, who was second, were racing hard for the lead and made contact with each other in turn two. Baker pitted and Blackmon was carried off on the wrecker. Baker later returned.When the green flag dropped again, it was Andrew Blackwood leading. Blackwood held on strong and took the win.