On my 83rd birthday, I was knee deep in banking problems. At my age, I should be running (make that hopping along) after pretty girls and checking out new sports cars. But not this day.
Some years ago, my bank convinced me to move into the computer age. You’ll no longer be bogged down with reams of bank statements and canceled checks, they told me. With just a few strokes on the keyboard and remembering the proper passwords, I had all my banking stuff at my fingertips.
Candidates in the Lancaster mayoral race took their ideas to the people during the Lancaster NAACP’s mayoral town hall meeting Thursday night.
Held at the Barr Street Auditorium, the event drew nearly 100 spectators for the first candidate’s forum in the race to fill the seat of longtime Mayor Joe Shaw, who died mid-term Nov. 29.
Lancaster High School senior 138-pound wrestler Tyree Brown-Washington led the way for the LHS wrestlers in the Region III-AAA mat tournament at Chester High School on Saturday.
Brown-Washington, who has come on strong in the second half of the LHS mat season, won the region crown at 138.
“Tyree did well and wrestled hard for us,” LHS coach Rob Hill said. “He’s had a solid season and improved with each match. The region title was his goal.”
More than 30 Harrisburg Elementary School students went home early Thursday after exposure to a cleaning solvent left many with skin irritation and some with minor chemical burns.
The incident began Thursday morning as several students at the Indian Land school began reporting discomfort to the school nurse. Lancaster County School District spokesman David Knight said school officials soon realized all the students had recently come into direct contact with toilet seats in the school’s bathrooms.
Buford posted a pair of tough road wins in Region IV-AA hoops play Tuesday night at Chesterfield.
The Jackets used a fine finish to net a 66-56 win over the Rams.
The Lady Jackets also rallied to take a 60-48 win over the CHS girls.
BHS, in the nightcap, had to battle to net the 10-point comeback win over the host Rams.
Druw Rollins paced the Jackets with 22 points, 15 in the second half, to boost the BHS victory.
When I first heard about the untimely death of Joe Shaw, mayor of Lancaster for 33 years, I started reflecting on his many years of service and what he meant to Lancaster city government. He was always available to listen to your complaints, concerns and suggestions, no matter the situation. His dedication and desire to be the best servant of the citizens of Lancaster and act accordingly is what I believe most residents will miss.
INDIAN LAND – The Gordon legacy to college football has added another strong link.
Indian Land High standout running back-defensive end Austin Gordon is headed to Newberry College to play for the Wolves.
He’s following in the football footsteps as his father, IL assistant coach Bryan Gordon, who played at Gardner-Webb in Boiling Springs, N.C.
“It’s been a dream of mine to play college football,” Gordon said. “When I signed, it was somewhat of a relief off my shoulders.
A slow September breeze blew past Wesley Dry as he stood at the mouth of an unfamiliar trail, his eyes struggling to adjust to the darkness.
It was midnight, and the only sounds emanating from the nearby forest were the chirping of insects and the rustling of tree branches.
Dry and his friends Homefry and Amish searched for signs of life, but the road they stood on was desolate. In the distance, the strange van that had dropped them off minutes ago in the wilderness was revving out of sight.