Today's News

  • P-31 honors baseball aces at banquet

    Lancaster Post 31 American Legion senior baseball player Trevor Hammond led the honorees at the annual P-31 baseball banquet at Post 31 on Monday night.

    Hammond, a pitcher-third baseman, was presented the Mr. Post 31 Award to highlight the awards.

    Hammond, a freshman at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster where he plays on the Lancers’ baseball team, is a Lancaster High School graduate. He produced a solid baseball career with the Bruins.

  • LHS ends volleyball skid with win

    A split was a delight for the Lancaster High Lady Bruins’ volleyball team on Tuesday.

    LHS, breaking a winless skid which dates back five seasons, topped Chester, 2-1 in a three-way match with Ridge View.

    LHS downed Chester, 19-25, 25-22 and 15-13. The Lady Bruins, down 13-8 in the third set, rallied to win 15-13 to win the match.

    “Chester was a team full of athletic girls who played well. We were able to defeat them 2-1 with our first win in years.

  • Lay back on Labor Day

    The sun is sinking in the sky a little earlier each evening.

    We’re losing a couple of minutes of daylight each day as autumn draws closer.

    The hot, hazy days of summer are winding down, too, with daily temperatures decreasing.

    It’s a sure sign that Labor Day, college football and fall are on the way.

    Labor Day weekend marks the official end of summer.

    The focus of Labor Day should always be on relaxing.

    That was Congress’ full intention in June 1894 when it enacted the federal holiday.

  • Lady Bruins netters, golfers capture openers

    The LHS girls tennis team won a closely fought 4-3 match against old region foe Blythewood High School at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster tennis courts on Monday night to open the 2010 season.

    All of the matches were close in points, with the Lady Bruins prevailing at the end with a dramatic win by the second doubles team of Morgan Gardner and McKenzie Blanton.

    The match went into a third-set tie-breaker and the Lady Bruins prevailed by a score of 10-8.

  • Former resident stabbed to death

    WILMINGTON, N.C. – A former Lancaster resident was found dead on the floor of a Wilmington apartment early Wednesday, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

    Reginald B. “Reggie” Bunton, 42, was stabbed to death early Wednesday, police said. His most recent address was a shelter in Wilmington, said Lucy Crockett, public affairs officer for the Wilmington Police Department.

    Haneef Adib Rahamann Jr., 57, has been charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery.

  • Ride service doing well in county in its first year

    After almost a year of success, Sally Sherrin is looking at expanding the county’s medical ride service.

    Sherrin, executive director of the Lancaster County Council on Aging, helps to operate and oversee the Lancaster Area Ride Service, which transports non-Medicaid recipients to appointments with licensed physicians and other providers in Lancaster County and beyond. Because the service has more than doubled its ridership since its debut last October, Sherrin sees a bright future in it.

  • City reports sewage leak in Bear Creek

    A sewer line broke Friday morning near Plantation Road in Lancaster, causing more than 5,000 gallons of raw sewage to flow into Bear Creek.

    The spill was discovered at 8:30 a.m. Friday.  

    Mark Harmon, wastewater collection supervisor for the city of Lancaster, said a large tree fell on top of the sewer line, which is located in the creek. The line broke and sewage began to flow into the creek.

    The S.C. Department of Heath and Environmental Control (DHEC) requires that all sewage spills of 5,000 or more gallons be reported to the local media, Harmon said.

  • Lady Vols capture county tourney title

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers made an unbeaten run to capture the Lancaster County volleyball tournament at Lancaster High School on Saturday.

    “We were real pleased,” said AJ first-year coach John Verdugo. “The key for us was that we worked well together which was important.

    “A few times we were down in some matches, but we kept coming back,” he said. “We worked well together and had good teamwork. This was a good building block because I felt we were up against some good competition.”

  • Victors net close win in Diabetes tourney

    The winning foursome posted a narrow win in the eighth annual Diabetes Education Clinic golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday afternoon.

    The winning foursome, in the captain’s choice with handicap tournament, shot a 51.6, which included Garrett Hammond, Eric Funderburk, Ray Rainey and Ross Baker.

    “We just had a good overall effort with each player doing his part,” Funderburk said. “We brother-in-lawed it pretty well out there.”

    Funderburk said the team eagled both par fives on the front nine, holes two and five.

  • Man, 22, flees license checkpoint in stolen car

    A Lancaster man racked up nine charges after police say he sped away from a driver’s license checkpoint in a stolen car Saturday.

    Rashad Demon “Shorty Cake” Johnson, 22, of 408 Pardue St., has been charged by the Lancaster Police Department with possession of a stolen vehicle, second-offense driving under suspension (DUI-related), second-offense simple possession of marijuana, reckless driving, failure to stop for blue lights and siren, possession of a controlled substance, violation of ABC law, resisting arrest and alighting from a moving vehicle.