Today's News

  • Bengals foil Lady Bruins in soccer, 2-0

    Visiting Blythewood spoiled Lady Bruins’ soccer senior night with a 2-0 Region IV-AAAA win over the Lancaster High School girls on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.

    Blythewood forged a 1-0 halftime lead and held on for the tough win over the Lady Bruins.

    “I thought our midfield play was outstanding,” LHS coach Bo Sylvia said.

    The LHS seniors who played their final regular-season home match are Samantha Teague, Sidney Teague, Katie Duke, Sydney Patterson and Kelly Brooks.

  • 3-year-old dies from gunshot wound

    A 3-year-old girl died Tuesday morning after being shot Monday night, Sheriff Barry Faile said.

    Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home on Athena Road about 9:40 p.m. because of a shooting.

    When they arrived, no victim was found, but about the same time, Lancaster Police Department officers stopped a speeding car headed toward Springs Memorial Hospital. Inside the car was the child, Faile said.

    Faile would not say if the shooting happened inside or outside the home, or if it was a drive-by shooting. It was not known if the child was the intentional target.

  • BHS golfers earn state bid

    The Buford High School golf team earned a third straight berth to the state golf tournament with a second-place finish at the Region III-A tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Monday.

    BHS shot a 349 to finish as the runner-up to Chesterfield which captured the title with a 319.

    Garrett Crenshaw and Jalen Terry each shot an 80 to pace the Jackets and earn selection to the all-tournament team.

    Brandon Watts carded an 89 and Derrick Stogner had a 100.

  • Business owner grateful to police chief, officers

    My name is Gloria Wylie and I have been the property manager for Miller Grove Apartments located at 2017 Miller St. for the last two years.

    I was previously a property manager for the city of Atlanta for 15 years. In all my years in this business, I have never met a police chief more dedicated than Hugh White. When I first took this property Chief White met with the owners of my company and me.

    At that time we discussed the crime in the area and specifically on the property. We shared numerous concerns as to the amount of police presence we were receiving.

  • Campaign season now in full swing

    The season is upon us. Baseball? Well yes, but the traditional opening pitch has been thrown, and there’s a connection to our subject here since President Barack Obama tossed out the first pitch for Major League Baseball when the Nationals battled the NL champion Phillies on April 5 in Washington.

    Racing? Try again, because the wheels of a new motor sports campaign have been rolling on NASCAR, and even at our own Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    Folks, we’re talking politics, where the major mascots are the Republican elephant and Democratic donkey.

  • Winning foursome posts narrow win in Catawba Lions golf tournament

    The winning foursome posted a narrow win in the annual Catawba Lions Club golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on April 17.

    The team of Danny Reynolds, Mike Roddey, Tony Cauthen and Dennis Glover teamed to shoot a 50.4.

    The foursome of Lynn Rushing, Larry Wolfe, Scott Caskey and Pete Milhorn were a close second with a 51.6.

    The third-place team included Mark Logan, Gene Funderburk, Gary O’Neill and Tim Woodward.

  • McGriff is knowledgeable about our community

    If my memory serves me, Blondale Funderburk, who is running again against Charlene McGriffin in the Lancaster County Council District 2 race, was the one who knew nothing about the write-in campaign last year.

    District 2 residents are paying close attention to what is going on in our district. We want someone who we know, see and has worked in our community. Mrs. McGriff is co-founder of Adopt-A-Leader Mentoring Program since 1992. This program has served our young men for years.

  • Gandy deserving of Dixie Baseball honor

    You would figure a guy who has been around Lancaster Dixie Baseball for 30-plus years would know all that goes on.

    Not a chance a major event would get by like some seeing-eye single.

    Well, if this was, in baseball terms, a hidden ball trick, then longtime Dixie Youth Baseball official Ronnie Gandy would have been like some stunned rookie.

    On Lancaster Dixie Baseball’s opening day – Saturday, April 10, Gandy was invited to be a part of the youth baseball program’s 2010 ceremonies at the Wylie Park Complex.

  • BHS, AJ prevail in playoffs

    Buford and Andrew Jackson advanced to second-round play in the high school baseball playoffs with opening round home wins on Thursday.

    Buford, the Conference III-A runner-up, blanked Wagener-Salley 5-0 behind the work of junior right-hander Colt Ellis.

    Ellis, in a route job, allowed four hits – all singles and three walks. Ellis struck out eight War Eagles’ batters.

    Ellis aided the Jackets’ cause with two hits, a single and a triple, and drove in four runs.