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Today's News

  • Seatbelts protect teens in crash

    Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@thelancasternews.com

    S.C. State Trooper David Lloyd has always been a strong advocate of wearing seat belts.

    His opinion of the preventative safety measure deepened Wednesday morning when three teenagers involved in a one-car wreck on Dixie School Road escaped life-threatening injuries.

  • Water problem resolved

    Jenny Hartley

    jhartley@thelancasternews.com

    After almost a year of trying to fix the problem, it appears the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District has lowered the level of a contaminate in the county’s drinking water.

    The area’s drinking water has had a higher than normal level of trihalomethanes since last year. Trihalomethanes are created when chlorine mixes with organic material, such as decaying leaves and algae, in the water pulled from the Catawba River, where Lancaster gets its water supply.

  • LIFT's 'An Evening in Italy' on Sept. 6

    From Release

    Building on last year’s sold-out event, “An Evening in Paris,” Learning Institute for Tomorrow (LIFT) will hold its annual fundraiser at 6 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Bradley Arts & Science building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    This year’s event will have an Italian theme. The dcor of “An Evening in Italy” will give guests the feeling of strolling around an Italian piazza in Venice, Capri and other cities, while an Andre Bochelli DVD plays in the background.

  • LHS boosters set special dates in Bruins' season

    The Lancaster High School Bruins Booster Club has set several special dates for the upcoming LHS football season.The Bruins’ Sept. 26 home game with Northwestern High School of Rock Hill has been designated as Rec Night.That night all youth football players attending the game and wearing their recreation jersey will be admitted for free at the gate.LHS’s Oct. 3 game with Nation Ford is LHS Military Night.All military personnel who show their identification will be admitted for $3.00.Lancaster High School’s Oct.

  • 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