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Today's News

  • Strong second half keys Bruins’ win

    Lancaster High School hasn’t had much to smile about at home this season, but the Bruins’ 2017 homecoming was happy.

    Lancaster, capping its regular-season home schedule at Memorial Stadium, held a 21-20 halftime lead and finished it off in the second half for a happy homecoming in a 34-20 Region III-AAAA football win over Richland Northeast on Friday night.

    The Bruins took care of business on both sides of the football in the final two periods, scoring twice and holding the Cavs scoreless for the 14-point win.

  • Column: Sentencing in nonviolent drug cases needs change

    I joined a bipartisan group of senators Oct. 4 to introduce the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017, which would recalibrate prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenders, target violent and career criminals and save taxpayer dollars.
    The legislation permits more judicial discretion at sentencing for offenders with minimal criminal histories and helps inmates successfully reenter society, while tightening penalties for violent criminals and preserving key prosecutorial tools for law enforcement.

  • Publisher's Column: We are your ‘Main Street media’

    Editor’s note: Susan Rowell last week became president of the National Newspaper Association, which represents community newspapers nationwide. Here are excerpts of her acceptance speech at the NNA’s annual convention in Tulsa, Okla.

    I am beyond honored to join this group of individuals who have led the National Newspaper Association to where we are today. Over 2,000 members strong, representing communities from the East Coast to the West Coast.

  • Staff Column: Let’s name new school after Charlie Duke

    Naming a new public building is a chance to celebrate something we’re proud of.
    Next August, a new elementary school will be opening in Lancaster County. And if the committee assigned with choosing a name is fishing for ideas, I have a suggestion.
    It should be named Charlie Duke Elementary School to honor our homegrown Apollo 16 astronaut.
    Twelve men have left footprints on the moon. Duke, who celebrated his 82nd birthday Tuesday, is one of them. He logged 71 hours on the lunar surface in April 1972.

  • Junior Bruins notch first win

    The Lancaster High School junior varsity football team posted its first win of the 2017 season, downing host Richland Northeast, 14-6 on Thursday night.

    RNE returned the opening kickoff 60 yards for a 6-0 lead.

    Lancaster, 1-5, answered with Sean Truesdale tossing a 70-yard touchdown pass to Akeem Ford. Truesdale later scored on a five-yard TD run and Nygel Moore, who ran for 160 yards on the night, added the conversion run.

    LHS coach Chris Miller said the Junior Bruins had plenty of key play in the win.

  • Blue Devils earned Class C’s blue ribbon

    Charles Ussery

    For The Lancaster News


    (Editor’s note: following are the highlights of the Heath Springs Blue Devils’ 1967 Class C state championship football season, with highlights from a host of team members through the Kershaw game that season. The rest of the season highlights will follow in an upcoming story).


    The start of the 1967 high school football season was rough for the eventual Class C state champion Heath Springs Blue Devils.

  • Walters shoots 62, ties course record

    Drew Walters has etched his name with the elite in Lancaster Golf Club history.

    The 29-year-old avid Lancaster golfer tied the course record, shooting a 10-under 62 to tie the mark held by former Buford High School star golfer Trevor Banks, a prep state champion at BHS.

    Walters, over 18 holes from the white tees, posted 10 birdies and eight pars. He had five birdies on the front nine and five on the back.

    Prior to Walters and Banks, the late Doc Catoe held the old LGC record of 63.

  • Antioch pumpkin patch full of fall fun, learning

    Indian Land Elementary School students filed off the bus Thursday into a field with hundreds of pumpkins at Antioch Baptist Church’s seventh-annual Great Pumpkin Patch.

    LeighAnn Edmondson and Tiffany Evans’ special-needs classes ran straight to the pumpkins sitting on pallets, tables and bleachers.

    Edmondson said her class has learned about the lifecycle and different sizes and colors of pumpkins.

  • USCL sets youth swimming lessons

     

     

    Youth swimming lessons at the Gregory Health and Wellness Center pool at USC Lancaster will be held Oct. 16-Nov.9.

    Classes meet Monday and Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 6:30, and 6:30 p.m. to 7.

    The Tuesday-Thursday classes are 6 p.m. to 6:30 and 6:30 p.m. to 7.

    Classes offered are aqua-tot, level 1, level 2 and level 3.

    Classes meet twice a week for four weeks.

  • Rams’ late charge decks Jackets

     

    BUFORD – The No. 11 Chesterfield Rams out-paced ninth-ranked Buford at Jackets Stadium, handing BHS its second consecutive Region IV-AA loss, 31-14 on Friday night.

    Buford, 5-2, led early, but let the game slip away late in the final period.

    All knotted at 14 to start the final quarter, Chesterfield took the early fourth-quarter lead when Travis Bowen scored on a four-yard run.