Today's News

  • Inspirations still going strong after 45 years

    The chances of a high school teacher and four of his students climbing to the top of gospel music charts are pretty unlikely.

    The odds of them remaining there for almost half of a century are even higher, but that’s just what the Inspirations have done.

    Known as one of the most consistent, solid and successful Southern gospel groups, the Inspirations will be in concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Second Baptist Church.

    That just goes to show the Inspirations’ sound is timeless, said Dennis Nichols of GlennMark Promotions.

  • Mr. Dunn knows a bargain for sure

    My sweet tooth was aching. Bless Pete, a big, old Buffalo nickel-sized Baby Ruth candy bar would surely ease the pain.

    I wasn’t financially embarrassed, but I was short on funds. All I had jingling in my pocket was three or four brownies.

    I couldn’t fight off the urge any longer. Mr. James Hinson’s store was up the street past Mr. Hubbard’s place, right across the street from Marion Tennant’s.

    I guess I had to settle for some penny candy bars.

  • Once in a lifetime

    Lauren Rowell knew the opportunity to play softball on an international stage in Eastern Europe last month at the Youth Friendship Games was a once in a lifetime chance.

    But that notion didn’t really sink in for the rising eighth grader at Buford Middle School until the last out was made.

    Rowell, 13, was selected by her United States teammates as its most valuable player in a fast-pitch softball tournament featuring four international softball teams in the 11-to-14 age bracket.

  • Police reports - Aug. 16, 2009

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • A Lancaster man was arrested on a drug charge after a traffic stop on Palmetto Street on Aug. 8.

    Lynneil Nicoel Funder-burk, 29, 998 Winston Drive, was charged with possession of marijuana and violation of learner’s permit.

    The report said an officer stopped Funderburk because the truck he was driving had a burned out brake light.

  • Prep coaches views mixed on first scrimmages

    Indian Land High School head football coach Mike Mayer said he was pleased with the Warriors’ opening scrimmage at Whitmire on Friday.

    Lancaster High’s Bennie McMurray and Mike Wells of Buford came away with mixed feelings following their respective teams’ play in road scrimmages.

    Mayer noted the Warriors posted eight scores and allowed one TD to the host Wolverines.

  • New school year begins Monday

    Kelly Davis is a little disappointed that her summer vacation is about over, but said she is honestly more excited about starting another school year.

    Davis, who teaches kindergarten at Indian Land Elementary School, is one of several hundred teachers throughout the Lancaster County School District who are preparing their classrooms for the first day of school next week.

    Over the last few days, she’s been working on bulletin boards and getting her lesson plans in order. The more you can do on the front end allows the year to get off to a smoother start, she said.

  • Lightning goes 3-3 in YBOA national tournament

    The Palmetto Lightning, a 10-under girls basketball team from the Kershaw, Heath Springs and Lancaster areas, fashioned a 3-3 record in the Youth Basketball of American national tournament earlier this summer.

    The Lightning competed in the pool play before entering regular tournament play at Polk County, Fla.

    The Lightning capped play with a 20-15 loss to the Georgia Pearls.

    Keyotta Garris hit six points and Elizabeth Scott netted five to boost the Lightning. Brantley Ussery scored three and Summer Vick added one point.

  • Catoe to play for Lancers

    University of South Carolina at Lancaster tennis coach Brian Clark is glad to have a player like Logan Catoe in the Lancers’ fold.

    Clark added an area player, one who has his share of court potential.

    Catoe, a three-year player at Lancaster High School, joined the Lancers men’s tennis program Thursday when he signed in the USCL athletic department conference room.

    USCL, in its second season of tennis under Clark, is looking to build its program and adding area players is to his liking.

  • Sutton produces strong season in junior golf play

    Anthony “T” Sutton has produced another solid season on the summer junior golf tour.

    Sutton, a rising third-grader at Buford Elementary School, competed in the U.S. Kids golf tour in Pinehurst, N.C., the mecca of U.S. golf.

    Tournaments were played on the Pinehurst courses No. 1 through No. 8. The tournaments drew players from several states as well as Canada.

    Sutton missed the opening tournament, but came on strong to put his stamp on the tour.

    Following is a breakdown of Sutton’s play:

    June 27, Pinehurst No. 6, second, 38

  • Police reports - Aug. 14, 2009

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • A Heath Springs man was arrested on several charges after an Aug. 5 traffic stop on East Meeting Street.

    Erik Carson Horne, 29, 3614 Horne Twitty Road, Heath Springs, was charged with driving under the influence, driving under suspension, possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, improper vehicle license and operating an uninsured vehicle.