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Today's News

  • Faile shines in debut

    Louisiana State University freshman softball player Casey Faile posted her first collegiate win in the Lady Tigers’ 4-2 win over Tulsa in the Easton Purple and Gold Challenge at LSU’s Tiger Park on Saturday.The ninth-ranked Lady Tigers captured the tournament title over the weekend, going 5-1.A former Andrew Jackson High School softball star, Faile allowed two runs, five hits and walked two. She struck out six in the complete-game effort.

  • More than light in city now

    INDIAN LAND - Employees are moving in, and a new building is under construction at Inspiration Ministries' City of Light campus on U.S. 521.

    About 300 people will move into the completed WorldReach Center, a 118,029-square-foot headquarters building, over the next few weeks, said John Roos, senior vice president of corporate communications and research for Inspiration Ministries.

  • Council wants more input before acting on dangerous dog ordinance

    Most showed up to defend man's best friends - in this case, pit bulldogs.

    Others handed out police incident reports and photographs of wounds suffered at the mouths of pit bulls.

    It was clear in County Council chambers Monday night - either you love pit bulls, or you hate them, and the county needs to do more work on a proposed ordinance that targets dangerous dogs.

  • AJ Lady Vols rally to trip Lancaster

    Andrew Jackson High senior Caroline Phillips’ two-run single in the seventh inning lifted the Lady Volunteers to a 5-3 win over Lancaster High School on Monday night at the LHS softball field.Phillips, on the night, had a hit and drove in three runs.Lancaster held a 3-1 edge after three innings, but the AJ girls tallied single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to tie the game.Phillips’ two-run single in the seventh put AJ up 5-3 and winning pitcher Chelsea Vincent retired the Lady Bruins in their final at-bat.Vincent fanned 11.

  • Professor promotes reading for pleasure

    Literacy advocates were encouraged last week to remember the pleasure you can get from reading and to spread that joy with others.

    Dr. Linda Gambrell, president of the International Reading Association, was the guest speaker during a special luncheon on Thursday afternoon sponsored by the J. Marion Sims Foundation.

    The event, dubbed For the Love of Reading, was held at the multipurpose room of the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • Two die in wreck

    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office has released the names of the two people killed in a car crash on Camp Creek Road on Tuesday.

    Heather D. Johnson, 19, of 2637 Home Place Lane, and Jose Luise Torres De La Luz, 23, of 1662 Ruth St., died in the crash, Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris said Wednesday.

    De La Luz was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force head and chest trauma, Morris said.

    Johnson was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital, where she died at 7:01 p.m. Tuesday of chest injuries.

  • March is National Nutrition Month

    Sifting through complex food and nutrition information can be a daunting task for consumers, with new information bombarding the airways and Internet almost daily.

    From food recalls and personal endorsements to secret ingredients, fad diets and conflicting information of dietary supplements, it can be complicated just to separate fact from fiction.

    During March – National Nutrition Month – the American Dietetic Association is urging consumers to look beyond the myths of nutrition to focus on the facts.

  • AJ, LHS battle for Classic title

    Andrew Jackson and Lancaster met late Saturday afternoon to decide the title in the first Rose City Classic at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

    The Vols entered the clash with LHS with two wins, while Lancaster had a pair of (2-all) ties with county foes Buford and Indian Land.

    Buford and Indian Land met in the third match Saturday, with Lancaster and AJ slated to play in the final match late Saturday afternoon.

    The final two matches were completed after the paper’s deadline for the Sunday edition. See Wednesday’s edition for a report.

  • County may tighten dog laws

    County Council will consider an ordinance Monday night that would designate three dog breeds, including pit bulls, as dangerous.

    Council will consider first reading of an ordinance that would tighten several of the county’s animal control laws, including how an owner provides water and shelter for dogs kept outside.

    The ordinance also designates pit bulls, American bull dogs and perro de Presa Canario dogs, or Canary dogs, as dangerous. Pit bulls have gotten a bad reputation in recent years because they are sometimes used in illegal dog fighting.

  • Jackets confident about campaign

    Buford has an old face in a new place for the Jackets’ 2008 soccer season.

    Leland Summers, who coached the BHS junior varsity team and a former varsity assistant, is the new varsity head coach.

    Summers’ chore is to keep the Jackets’ program among the Class AA elite.

    A year ago, the Jackets fashioned a 17-5 mark and earned a Class AA Lower State playoff bid.