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Today's News

  • Dementia expert Teepa Snow to lead local seminar

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    Senior Helpers, an in-home senior care agency, and Springs Memorial Hospital are co-sponsoring “Understanding Dementia Care,” a seminar for professionals and family caregivers on July 25, at First Baptist Church, 300 S. Market St.

  • Passing summertime away

     Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster High School football coach Bobby Collins would be the first to admit that 7-on-7 football isn’t the real thing.

    After all, it’s shirts, shorts, cleats and helmets. Tackling isn’t allowed and plays stop with one or two-hand contact.

  • 911 recording reveals moments after toddler found in hot car

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    Recordings from a series of 911 calls made earlier this month shed more light on the events surrounding the death of three-year-old Logan Cox, who suffered heat stroke inside a hot car on July 2 and died several days later. 

  • Warriors, Vols top 10 Director’s Cup finish

     Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster County high schools Indian Land and Andrew Jackson have been recognized for a strong athletic season for the 2013-14 school term.

    ILHS, for the 10th time in the last 13 years, has garnered a top 10 finish in the annual S.C. Athletic Administrators Association Director’s Cup top 10 standings in Class AA.

  • Post 31 gives old Buford High scoreboard new life

     Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    As the old saying goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

    Same could nearly be said about the refurbished scoreboard at Eggleton Field, home of the Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball program.

    Lancaster Legion Post 31 athletic officer Scott Cato has taken the old Buford High School baseball scoreboard and put it to good use.

  • Search is on for autism breakthrough

    In early May, thousands of people turned out at Finlay Park in Columbia for “Strides for Autism,” a fundraising walk to raise support for the S.C. Autism Society. And about a month earlier, a similar event at Heritage Park in Simpsonville saw an impressive turnout.

    It was heartening, but not surprising, to see those events so well-attended. Over the years, as I’ve met and spoken with families affected by autism, I’ve been moved by how strongly they support each other and rally around a shared cause.

  • Time to free S.C.’s energy market

    In South Carolina – as in most other states – regulation has almost completely divorced the energy sector from the free market. Private energy providers must register with the state as public utilities.

    Once registered, the state helps enforce a monopoly territory where only one utility may provide power. Regulators determine the prices energy providers can charge. All of this regulation, we’re told, is in the best interest of all parties: It keeps prices down and prevents rapacious monopolies.

    Only it doesn’t.

  • From martial arts to monkey hats

     Karate, fashion design, movie making and a whole lot more is going on this month at the Summer Fun Arts & Sciences Camps sponsored by the Lancaster County Council of the Arts (LCCA).  

    In the next three weeks, elementary school students, ages 4 to 12, can attend these camps countywide.

    At the Lancaster camp at Covenant Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 9, Aaron Mabry, 8, was enjoying the fun with other young campers in a karate class led by sensei Connie Funderburk.

  • County will phase out Lancaster, IL rescue squads

    Lancaster County will phase out operations by its two rescue squads in coming months in favor of rescue services provided by local fire departments.

  • Jury deadlocks in Kershaw armed robbery case

    It appears prosecutors will have to prepare their case again against a Kershaw man charged with armed robbery after a jury in the case became deadlocked last month, forcing a mistrial.