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Today's News

  • Shoelace noose sparks controversy

    Two Andrew Jackson High School students were disciplined after they made a noose out of shoelaces and placed it in a tree at band camp Friday, Aug. 5, said Bryan Vaughn, safety director for Lancaster County School District.
    The noose-like device was two shoelaces tied together, said Bryan Vaughn, safety director for Lancaster County School District. He said two students made the device and hung it in a tree after getting the shoelaces from a third student.

  • Sutton to defend LGC championship

    Anthony “T” Sutton will defend his title this weekend in the annual Lancaster Golf Club championship at the LGC.
    Sutton, a Buford High School golf star, heads a strong field in contention for the LGC’s top honor.
    A year ago, Sutton shot a 150 (72-78) to capture a six-shot win over Buford High School golf teammate Garrett Crenshaw, (81-75). Crenshaw was tied with Bruce Gantt at the end of regulation, but carded a par on the first playoff hole to finish as the runner-up to Sutton.

  • Andrew Baker bidding for fifth straight win at LSS Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway roars back to action Saturday night with a major streak on the line.
    The Cauthen Motors Renegade Division features an interesting situation.
    Andrew Baker has been dominating the competition lately, reeling off four straight wins.
    Lancaster Super Speedway owner Doug McManus has put up a $150 bounty to any driver who can outrun Andrew Baker.

  • Teams focus on jamborees

    Lancaster High School head coach Bobby Collins said the Bruins will have a good idea about their football team after playing in two jamborees this weekend.
    Lancaster faces Olympic at 8:15 tonight in the Chester County Jamboree at Chester High School.
    The Bruins will then battle Ardrey Kell High School in the annual North-South Kickoff Classic at Indian Land High School on Saturday.
    LHS is slated to face the AKHS Knights at 8 p.m. at IL’s Reservation.

  • Column: Finally, Phil Noble and I can agree on something

    I would first like to congratulate Phil Noble for Sunday’s article headlined “Buckets of highway money, corruption aplenty.”
    Mr. Noble has written many articles that my neighbors and myself read and question where he is coming from. However, this one article gives me some encouragement for his future writings.
    I am a registered Republican but vote according to the person in question.
    From 1960 through 2012, I demonstrated, sold and trained customers with the use of high-quality measuring tools in the South.

  • Scrimmage reviews mixed

    The reviews were mixed following Saturday scrimmages for a pair of county high school football teams.
    Andrew Jackson second-year head coach C.J. Frye said the Volunteers competed well in their road scrimmage with Class A foe Great Falls High School on Saturday.
    “Overall, we were well pleased,” Frye said. “The effort was there for our team.”
    He noted AJ junior quarterback Tad McCowan threw and ran the football well.
    Frye said Bailey Johnson had a 40-yard touchdown catch from McCowan.

  • Cook wins in Pure Stock V8 debut

    Lancaster Super Speedway had an amazing car count Saturday night, with another strong night of racing.
    In Lancaster Super Speedway’s newly acquired division, the Pure Stock V8 Division debuted, with the front row of Bill Stutler and Jerry Knight.

  • Column: Mulvaney didn’t back flooded S.C. farmers

    Mick Mulvaney is not fit to serve in the U.S. Congress. After he was first elected, hundreds of his supporters became what I refer to as political trash.

  • Column: Firefighter Madden stopped to help after terrifying wreck

    On the afternoon of June 15, I was involved in a terrible car accident on U.S. 521 north of Lancaster.
    A trailer came loose from another vehicle and ran underneath my car, causing my car to flip several times before going down an embankment and then landing in a small creek. This accident was a very traumatic experience for me. I instantly began to panic when I realized what was happening.

  • Man charged with shooting into Central Avenue house

    A Monroe, N.C., man is jailed without bond after being charged with shooting up a home in the 700 block of Central Avenue on Friday night because he thought the person who had just shot him was inside it.
    Jackie Dewone Threatt Jr., 36, is charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling. There was a woman in the living room when Threatt allegedly opened fire.