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Today's News

  • Pelot challenges Gamble for District 6 board seat

    In his first time running for an elected seat, Robert Pelot is challenging Margaret Gamble for the District 6 Lancaster County school board seat.

    Pelot, 40, said if elected, there are several matters he would like to see the school board take under consideration.

    "I've been looking at bringing the government back to the people for years," he said. "It isn't for the people like it should be."

    A case in point, Pelot said, is the issue of taxes.

  • 17-year-old charged in courthouse arson

    17-year-old charged in courthouse arson

    Jenny Hartley

    The news spread like wildfire Friday afternoon.

    After six weeks of both discouragement and hope, authorities made an arrest in the fires at the Lancaster County Courthouse and 6th Circuit Solicitor's office.

    Their suspect, Martavious Semaj Carter, 17, was jailed the day before in connection with a string of five armed robberies in the downtown Lancaster area from Aug. 21 to Thursday.

  • Gainer strives to reach the children she teaches

    Step into Leslie Gainer's classroom – a world of modeling clay, building blocks and shaving cream.

    Those supplies may seem odd grouped together. But for Gainer, these items and more are used to reach students.

    Although working with shaving cream in the classroom can be quite messy, Gainer wouldn't want it any other way.

    Gainer, a special-education teacher at North Elementary School, is this year's Celebrate Great Teaching winner among beginning teachers in Lancaster County School District.

  • Rams roll in win over Jackets

    CHESTERFIELD – The Buford Yellow Jackets ventured to Chesterfield this week as they were the showcase opponent for the Rams’ homecoming. A year ago Buford was the victor in their match-up in the rain-plagued “mud bowl,” but that wasn’t the case this time around. Revenge-minded Chesterfield rammed the Yellow Jackets 39-0 Friday.The Rams wasted little time in this one with a quick drive that was capped off with a 12-yard touchdown reception by wideout Josh McCall from quarterback Akeem Johnson.

  • UW kicks off 2008-09 campaign

    The United Way of Lancaster County celebrated its 51st year in style Friday with a kickoff breakfast at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    Over 100 people gathered at the Fairway Room to begin the 2008-09 community campaign while dining on scrambled eggs, sausage and biscuits. In attendance were the organization's board members, as well as many local contributors. They met to discuss the new campaign goal and review the organization's progress over the past year.

    "They've done a terrific job with an emphasis within the city," said Bill Sumner, mayor pro tem for Lancaster.

  • First robbery victim thankful suspect in custody

    Thank God.

    That was Linda Webster's first thought when she learned Friday morning that someone had been charged with a robbery that left her crawling on her hands and knees in the law office of Gregory and Gregory.

    Martavious Semaj Carter, 17, of 609-A N. Market St., has been charged in connection with the law firm robbery on Aug. 21. Police have also named him as a suspect in four other armed robberies in Lancaster's downtown since Aug. 21.

    "I can sleep now," Webster said Thursday afternoon.

    31 charges

  • Pardue-led Vols blitz Warriors

    INDIAN LAND – Andrew Jackson spoiled Indian Land’s homecoming, rolling up 414 yards of offense en route to 35-12 spanking of the Warriors.The Vols, 2-2, rode the strong arm of senior quarterback Daniel Pardue, who lit up the Warriors for 200 yards and three touchdown passes. Running back Trent Flowers powered for 122 yards on 21 carries and two scores.“We played hard tonight,” AJ coach Louis Clyburn said. “We were fortunate to beat a good Indian Land team.

  • DSS, law agencies renew annual protocol agreement

    Lancaster County Department of Social Services and two local law enforcement agencies have renewed an agreement that outlines their partnership in dealing with endangered children and vulnerable adults.

    Chief Deputy Barry Faile of the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office and Capt. Harlean Howard of the Lancaster Police Department appeared with DSS Director Janice Chapman to sign the protocol Friday at the DSS office on Pageland Highway.

    "It's important that we work together because all of us have the same goal – to serve the people," Faile said.

  • Clark's dash delivers win

    YORK – Lancaster, in dire need of a late spark, got a dash of offense to lift the unbeaten Bruins to a 28-16 win over York at the Cougars’ Pratt Field on Friday night.LHS senior running back Jamias Clark, who ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns, provided the game’s pivotal run with a determined 53-yard scamper to seal the 12-point win.Lancaster, up 21-0 at the break thanks to a stellar opening half, sputtered offensively in the second half and allowed the pesky Cougars to claw back in the game with a 16-point surge to make it 21-16.Yo

  • Remember when?

    Most of us drive down Lancaster's Main Street at least several times each week without giving it a second thought.

    Granted, there are still a few businesses surviving among the otherwise empty buildings, but I cling to my memories when Main Street was the center of my small universe. It was every bit what a County Seat should be.

    Be nice now here comes Lancaster Police Chief Huey Montgomery out for a walk, too. He knows most everybody in town, including me.ee