Today's News

  • P-31 juniors upbeat about 2010 diamond hopes

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball team has become a regular in state tournament play and the same can be expected from the 2010 team.

    The P-31 junior squad, which fashioned a 17-9 mark last season, will be a part of the state field as it will host the Junior Legion state baseball tournament.

    The tournament is set for July 16-20 at Eggleton Field.

    “We feel the junior state tournament will be an asset to Lancaster and serve as a chance to showcase our community to seven visiting teams,” P-31 athletic officer Mike Lucas said.

  • Police reports - May 26, 2010

    Lancaster Police Department reports

    • A Lancaster man was arrested on a drug charge at a safety checkpoint on Quality Drive on May 14.

    Jarryn Damone Wade, 22, 120 Barnes Road, was charged with driving under suspension and possession of cocaine.

    The report said Wade told officers that his license was suspended because of a driving under the influence charge after he drove up to the checkpoint. Officers found a bag of cocaine in Wade’s pocket, the report said.

  • Council to consider first reading of county budget

    County Council will consider first reading of its 2010-11 budget at its Monday meeting.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said this year’s budget was difficult to balance due to several cuts by the state Legislature and council’s insistence on not increasing county taxes. Major impacts council will discuss include a $400,000 cut in the local government fund by the state as well as a 10 percent increase in employer costs for the state health plan.

  • Crook wins Young Guns special race

    Dillon Crook captured his first career win in the Young Guns Top Gun Pepsi Challenge to highlight racing at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    Crook’s 24.70 was the fastest qualifier for the Young Guns special.

    Josh Langley qualified second. When the green flag dropped, it was Crook powering into turn one, with the lead of Josh Langley and Andrew Yandle.

  • Middleton's 500th win reflects AJ's will to battle

    The 2010 Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers’ 14-14 softball season won’t go down as among the greatest at the Lancaster County Class AA high school.

    The break-even mark reflects a spring of about as many ups as downs.

    A Conference IV-AA runner-up finish and a Class AA Upper State playoff berth stand as a couple of notable 2010 team accomplishments in the tradition of AJ softball.

    No doubt, the major achievement came during the Lady Vols’ recent postseason run.

  • City officers will enforce teen curfew this summer

    The city of Lancaster has a curfew for youth 17 and under and the Lancaster Police Department wants to remind parents that officers will be enforcing it as school gets out for summer.

    From June 1 through Aug. 15, according to city ordinance, the curfew is from midnight to 6 a.m. It requires young people under 17 to be off public streets during those hours.

    From Aug. 16 to May 31, the curfew is 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and midnight to 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

    The ordinance holds parents responsible for their children’s behavior.

  • Four hurt when two motorcycles wreck

    INDIAN LAND – The Swamp Hogs motorcycle club from Monck’s Corner did a safety check before leaving on a 1,000-mile trip Friday morning.

    They went over hand signals. They talked about riding their 13 motorcycles staggered, the hand signals they would use on the ride and how they would stop to put on their helmets when they got to North Carolina, which requires helmets.

    The club, with 13 bikes riding, stopped a few times as they made their way across South Carolina.

  • Library, rec department face budget cuts

    Lancaster County Council is preparing for significant cuts to the county’s library and recreation services in its new budget.

    Council, which gave first reading to its 2010-11 budget Monday, is considering a third consecutive budget with no property tax increases.

    The new budget will include state-mandated cuts, salary adjustments and increases in utility payments, but the most notable changes include a proposed 10 percent reduction in the county’s contribution to library and recreation services.

  • AJ honors athletic standouts at Vols all-sports banquet

    KERSHAW The Big Orange Country spotlight was on Andrew Jackson High School athletes at the Lancaster County Class AA school’s all-sports banquet Monday night in the AJ cafeteria.

    A host of athletes drew their share of honors, including a pair of seniors – Ashley Beavers and Ryan Miller.

    Beavers, a three-sport performer and the 2009 AJ homecoming queen, was named the Lady Vols soccer Most Valuable Player. She was also selected as the Best All-Around as a member of the AJ cheer squad.

  • Horton has defied doctors’ predictions again and again

    SPARTANBURG – Five days before his first birthday, Tyler Horton suffered a fall that led to bleeding in his brain.

    The bleeding affected his vision to the point that Tyler, of Kershaw, is now legally blind. Doctors said that Tyler would never be able to walk or talk and that his growth would be stunted at best.

    However, through his sheer will and determination, Tyler Horton is now a strapping young man at 6-feet, 4-inches, has never missed a day of school in 14 years, and on Tuesday, he graduated from the S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB).