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Today's News

  • Trueheart, Robinson sweep girls' hoops

    The 2007-08 Lancaster County girls basketball season belonged to the Lancaster High Lady Bruins.

    The LHS girls, who went 14-7 and earned a Class AAAA Upper State postseason bid, were led by Lady Bruins coach Ronnie Robinson and senior ace Miteka Trueheart.

    Robinson was named The Lancaster News girls basketball Coach of the Year, while Trueheart was selected as The News' Lancaster County Player of the Year.

  • Lancaster firm to build clock tower monument downtown

    Perception Builders of Lancaster has been approved to build a clock tower monument that will include components of the old timepiece from Springs Industries' Lancaster Plant.

    Council voted unanimously Tuesday to award the contract to Perception, the low bidder for the project, at $278,098.

  • Vols honor hoops aces

    KERSHAW - Andrew Jackson High School recently honored its hoops standouts at an awards cookout at the Lancaster County Class AA School.

    Volunteers' senior Jonathan Belk, who led Lancaster County boys teams in scoring with a 14.5 average, was presented the AJ boys MVP Award. Belk also averaged 5.9 rebounds a game this season.

    "Jonathan had a good, solid year for us," AJ coach Dale Reeves said. "He was a good leader for us as our only returning starter this season.

  • Beach, Bash and Boogie dance to raise money for First Steps

    Last year it was billed as strictly a shag event, but this year's dance promises to officer a larger selection of music to get more people on the dance floor.

    Lancaster County First Steps' Beach, Bash and Boogie Dance will be held Saturday from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    Tickets are $35 per person.

    Money from the event will go toward children's books for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. First Steps Director Lora Bryson considers the dance the organization's largest annual fundraiser.

  • Belk, Priester reap boys' laurels

    First-year Andrew Jackson High School basketball coach Dale Reeves didn't have a great deal of returning experience this season, but his top returnee did all he could to boost the Volunteers.

    AJ Vols' center Jonathan Belk, the team's lone returning starter, produced a solid senior campaign in helping the Vols to a tie for second-place in the regular-season Region VIII-AA race and a Class AA Lower State playoff berth.

    Belk, for his steady play this season, was named The Lancaster News' Player of the Year for boys basketball.

  • Three face charges of printing money

    A Lancaster man was arrested Friday after police said he used fake $20 bills at several area restaurants.

    The Lancaster Police Department charged David Rickie Knight Jr., 33, of 2438 Camp Creek Road, with manufacturing and distributing counterfeit money.

    Police responded to several calls about a man driving a burgundy Chevrolet pickup who tried to buy food at the drive-through windows of local restaurants with counterfeit $20 bills.

    An officer later saw Knight, the driver of the truck, give a clerk at Chick-Fil-A a $20 bill for food.

  • Williams goes out a winner

    Ask retiring Lancaster High baseball coach Steve Williams about his record and you will likely get an "I don't know" shrug of his shoulders.

    He's likely to have a better idea these days since it's been printed a couple of times this spring, his final with the LHS program where he's been a player, assistant and head coach.

    Still, wins and losses don't, as Williams often says, "float his boat."

    Don't get him wrong, he likes to win. He just doesn't keep track.

  • Community effort needed for USCL strategic plan

    I read with interest your article of last week concerning Dr. John Catalano, dean at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster and his great plans for enhancing that institution's collegiate atmosphere, something we've needed for half a century now.

    And if anyone can do it, John can. He and I were office mates (of sorts) for some 20 years before my retirement. Believe me, over a period of 20 years, you get to know someone very well. Believe me, John was always far too lively to be the "teacher's pet." The trips he made to the office were not to receive awards.

  • Patient need should be focus of new cancer center

    In a perfect world there would be no need for a cancer radiation treatment center. But this is not a perfect world. And there are many Lancaster County residents who need radiation treatment. To get that treatment, they have to travel to Rock Hill, Charlotte or Columbia.

    If you or someone you love has gone through radiation treatment, you know it drains your energy. Driving out of town to get this treatment adds to an already stressful situation. Some people have chosen not to take the treatment because of the drive.

  • Capt. Lowe was ahead of his time

    I recently ran into this fella wearing a baseball cap with “USAF” boldly emblazoned on it.

    Being a veteran of that proud branch of the U.S. military, I gave him an immediate “howdy.”

    He recognized me and although I didn’t know him, the airman posed a somewhat interesting question.

    “Did you really know Capt. Lowe?” he asked.

    Gosh, I thought, my old Air Force mentor is still fondly remembered.