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Today's News

  • The Lancaster News looks back at top stories of year

    Each year, The Lancaster News staff tries to take the events of the past 12 months, catalog them and determine what we, as a newspaper, consider the most important.

    The news staff has selected, in our view, the top 10 stories of 2007, along with 10 other significant stories we covered this year.

    In some cases, these news events have impacted or will impact a large number of county citizens; others were chosen because they attracted the public's attention and held it. Still other stories changed our way of life forever.

    Here's our list:

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  • Man shot in stomach in Lancaster

    Lancaster police are still looking to make an arrest in a Dec. 21 incident in which a Lancaster man was shot in the stomach.

    Police responded to a call to a shooting around 9 p.m and found the man on the ground behind an abandoned home on Hazel Street.

    A witness told police that he heard shots fired and saw a man running and screaming that he had been shot, according to an incident report.

    Other witnesses said they heard about 10 shots and saw both the victim and another man shooting at each other, the report said.

  • Bowles featured speaker at annual chamber meeting

    The 52nd annual meeting of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 10 will feature keynote speaker Crandall Bowles, former chief executive officer of Springs Global, U.S.

    The event will be held at the Fairway Room at the Lancaster Golf Club. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception preceding the dinner meeting.

    Bowles now serves as chairwoman of Springs Industries Inc. and Springs Window Fashions. She retired from Springs Global earlier this year.

  • Eastside recognizes 4 students

    The songs belted out by the Salem AME Zion youth choir complemented the occasion well.

    As they sang "Get Ready for Your Miracles" and "God's Got a Blessing with Your Name On It," four teenagers waited to receive certificates while reflecting on the strides they made over the last several months.

    Eastside Academy, Lancaster County School District's alternative school, held its transition/graduation ceremony Dec. 17 at the multipurpose room of the Barr Street campus.

  • Residents donate nearly $10,000 to basket fund

    With the generosity of individuals and local groups, the Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund brought in nearly $10,000 during this year's drive.

    This annual fund, which just finished its 48th running, takes donations to give local families assistance with food during the holiday season.

    Recipients are given $25 food vouches that can be used at local grocery stores. As of Thursday afternoon, this year's grand total was $9,254.

  • Hoppin' John famous for bringing New Year's pot luck

    Most food historians agree that hoppin' John has its roots in Lowcountry South Carolina cuisine. But just how did this rich-tasting, luck-bringing, poor-man's New Year's dish get it's name?

    Made of peas, rice, pork and simple spices, hoppin' John is closely related to African and West Indian dishes with similar ingredients and was introduced to America by African slaves who toiled on rice plantations.

  • Lady Bruins top Vols, repeat as champions

    KERSHAW - The Lancaster Lady Bruins made it two straight, capturing the girls' title in the Comporium Christmas Classic at Andrew Jackson High School on Friday night.

    The Lady Bruins, 6-2, rolled to a 58-41win over the host Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers.

    The LHS girls' 17-point win gave them a sweep of the AJ girls this season.

    Lancaster defeated the AJ girls, 55-14 and 52-35 in a pair of regular-season games.

    A year ago, Lancaster captured the girls' title with a 61-46 victory over Class A foe North Central High School.

  • SC Trivia Answers

    What are the two images on the SC flag and what do they represent? Which war do they reflect?

    The winner is:Debbie Anderson- she was the first to get it right!

    Others who got it correct are:

    Corey Hall - United States Marine

    Terry Bowers

    Brian Hammond - Science teacher from A. R. Rucker *Go RAMS!*

  • Former Bruins- star Robert McGriff to play with USA Athletes tour

    Former Lancaster High School basketball star Robert McGriff is taking his game abroad.

    McGriff, a junior member of the Pfeiffer University men’s basketball team, has been chosen to participate on the USA Athletes International Basketball Team.

    McGriff, a 2005 graduate at Lancaster High School where he played three seasons of basketball, will compete on the 2008 Italian Basketball Series across Italy from May 20-29.

    The USA Athletes will play games in Rome, Pisa, Florence, Livorno and Padova, Italy.

  • Eagles edge BHS in tourney play

    Buford held Central to only five fourth-quarter points, but the Eagles had enough to edge the Jackets 53-49 in the second round of the Farm Bureau Classic at Chesterfield High School. The loss on Friday sent BHS to a 3:30 p.m. losers’ bracket game Saturday. Due to early holiday deadlines, the game will be included in the next edition. Central held a 34-31 lead at the break and stretched the edge to 48-38 with a period to play.Qua Reid led Buford with 12 points, 10 in the second half. Donald Kirkley hit nine and Jabari Williams added seven.