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Today's News

  • Vols, Jackets play Thursday

    County pride will again be the stakes as week two in the 2008 high school football season unfolds.Host Andrew Jackson and Buford will be battling for county bragging rights in a clash which will be played a day earlier due to the forecast of severe weather with the arrival of Hurricane Hanna in the Piedmont.Andrew Jackson High School athletic director Dale Reeves made the announcement early Tuesday afternoon when the game was reset for Thursday at 7 p.m.

  • Hanna not expected to bring much rain to Lancaster County

    The track for Tropical Storm Hanna has moved east, and Lancaster County should see little rain or wind from the storm.

    An earlier track showed the storm moving right over Lancaster County about 2 a.m. Saturday.

    The National Weather Service issued a hurricane watch at 5 a.m. Thursday for areas just north of Edisto Beach, stretching 250 miles northeast to Surf City, N.C.

    A hurricane watch means hurricane conditions are possible within 36 hours.

  • Track features dominant victors

    Lancaster Motor Speedway action featured some dominating racing at the half-mile dirt oval Saturday night.The night’s opening event saw Andrew Blackwood dominate the young guns main.Blackwood jumped to the lead early in the race, with Andrew Yandle in second. As the race progressed, Blackwood started to pull away lap after lap.Blackwood held his line in the race and cruised into victory lane for the seventh time this season at LMS.

  • Authors to appear at book signing

    Three New York-based authors will appear in Lancaster for a book signing Friday.

    Deborah Cardona, L. Miller and Carmen Noboa-Espinal will be at Chastain's Studio Lofts, 109. S. Main St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Cardona, a native of Spanish Harlem, is the owner and CEO of Deja Vu Publications in New York. Her three novels are "A Better Touch," "Two Fold" and "Chained."

    Drawing from past experience, Cardona tells readers what it means to be poor, proud and generous, and how it felt to be ashamed to dream.

  • Vols' Adams, IL's Carlton earn recognition for play

    Two Lancaster County players earned recognition at the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting on Tuesday.Each week during the regular-season high school football campaign, coaches from Chester, Lancaster and York county meet to honor top performances from the previous week of play.Andrew Jackson’s Kevin Adams and Indian Land’s Chad Carlton each earned top honors in Division 2.Adams, a junior defensive end, was named the Division Two Defensive Lineman of the Week.Adams, in the Vols’ 31-6 road loss to

  • Hood's disrespect for law cost innocent man his life

    The idea that the police are responsible for the fatal crash that killed John Haver points to a much deeper problem. Marqevius Deandre Hood had many chances to stop running from the police before he ever got to the bridge at the bypass. He had plenty of time to think and decide his course of action. He made a conscious decision to disregard the law.

  • Homeless shelters may open by January

    Some families in Lancaster County walk around Wal-Mart all night because they have nowhere else to go. Given there are no homeless shelters here, strolling around a 24-hour supercenter may beat sleeping in your car.

    David Pace of First Baptist Church said he knows some people in the county who do this regularly. His church and 12 others are working diligently to change that.

  • Breaking News Deputy uses Taser on IL student after assault on officer

    INDIAN LAND – The principal of Indian Land High School and the school's resource officer were assaulted and a 16-year-old student was hit by a Taser after a conference with the student's mother turned physical on Tuesday, authorities said.

    The 16-year-old student, whose name is not being released because of his age, has been charged by the Department of Juvenile Justice with assault and battery on a police officer and disturbing schools.

  • No credible evidence of reptile-to-bird

    This is in regard to an article, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" on page 1B in the Aug. 22 edition of The Lancaster News.

    The National Geographic Scientists got it wrong again. Reptiles do not lay bird eggs, they never have and never will.

    However, reptiles may eat bird eggs and the birds too, but they cannot lay bird eggs.

    The National Geographic scientists have no credible evidence of reptile to bird evolution.

  • County required to maintain Sun City roads

    County maintenance crews will eventually be seen patching streets in Sun City Carolina Lakes.

    There has been recent debate over what roads Lancaster County will accept for maintenance. County officials say the county has little money for road maintenance.

    County Administrator Steve Willis initially said the county would likely not accept Sun City Carolina Lakes' roads. He said the guard shack at the entrance to the community would have to be torn down, since the county doesn't accept roads in gated communities.