Today's News

  • National award for librarian Kendrick at USCL

    USC Lancaster’s Kaetrena Davis Kendrick has been named the nation’s top academic/research librarian, the first small-college faculty member ever to win the prestigious honor.
    Kendrick got the news last Wednesday that she will receive the 2019 Librarian of the Year award from the 10,000-member Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.
    She said she was shocked and a little overwhelmed.

  • Column: U.S. agency tries to limit FOIA access

    The U.S. Interior Department is trying to make it more difficult for any citizen to request open records, and the National Newspaper Association has joined 39 other news organizations to oppose this.
    The department, which includes such agencies as the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has proposed rules changes for how it administers the federal Freedom of Information Act.
The changes would make it harder for journalists and other citizens to get information.
    The proposal would:

  • Column: Animals have more rights than unborn child in womb

    Two stories have captured the attention of many Americans in the past few days: a new law on abortion in the state of New York, and a law proposed in the U.S. House that would make cruelty to animals a felony, punishable by up to seven years in prison.
    I’m sure that I am not the only one who sees the apparent irony of those two news stories.

  • Still swooning after 70 years

    Clyde Brazell and Emily Williams met playing dodge ball with a group of their teenage friends.
    “She was my target,” Brazell said this week. “When I threw that ball, I said, ‘You better look out! I’m gonna get you!’”
    And he did. On Jan. 22, Clyde and Emily Brazell celebrated 70 years of married life together. Almost 80 friends and relatives gathered Jan. 26 to mark the couple’s platinum anniversary, a contrast to their secret wedding, which they hid from the bride’s family.

  • Marking 100th school day with myriad lessons, parties

    Elementary students across the Lancaster County School District celebrated the 100th day of school Thursday, marking another day closer to the warmth and freedom of summer.
    Students celebrated in a variety of ways, including participating in lessons and games involving the number 100, like stacking 100 cups and finding 100 hidden items. Some students at Brooklyn Springs Elementary wore colored headbands with the number 100 on them.
    For the Discovery School, their hallways switched from schoolhouse to convalescent home, when students dressed up as 100 year olds.

  • MMSA Buddy Crook Memorial set May 11

    As Lancaster Motor Speedway gears for the 2019 dirt track racing season, one of the top early-season races is set for May 11.
    The Buddy Crook Memorial for the Monster Minis 4-Cylinders will be headlining racing action that night at the half-mile dirt track.
    The MMSA is a traveling 4-cylinder series that travels across the Carolinas and Georgia.
    The race is held in memory of the late Buddy Crook, a LMS legend who won in nearly every single division he competed during his long racing career.

  • Three county football coaches picking Patriots win

    A trio of Lancaster County prep football coaches is calling for the New England Patriots to prevail in Super Bowl LIII tonight in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
    Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. when the NFC champion Los Angeles Rams, 13-3, battle the AFC champion New England Patriots, 11-5.
    The Patriots, making their third consecutive Super Bowl appearance, are a two-point favorite over the Rams.

  • Berry, Daurity headed for SCBCA Hall

    Two Lancaster County baseball icons – Al Berry and John Daurity – are headed to the S.C. Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
    Berry and Daurity, who built the Lancaster High School baseball program into a Class AAAA baseball power, will be enshrined in the SCBCA Hall of Fame this spring.
    Berry, a Lancaster native and former LHS baseball player, coached high school baseball for 28 seasons and produced 562 wins, fifth highest in Palmetto State prep baseball history.

  • Warriors’ Lambert signs with USCL soccer

    INDIAN LAND – Logan Lambert has played his share of sports at Indian Land High School, but it’s soccer taking him to the next level.
    Lambert, who has competed in cross country, wrestling and football at ILHS, is heading to college to play soccer.
    Lambert, a star student as well, won’t be doing it that far from home after signing with the University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers soccer team.

  • Driver in fatal wreck faces DUI charges

    The driver in an Indian Land wreck that killed three people and injured two others last Sunday has been charged with three counts of felony DUI.
    Felicia Shontell Coffey, 27, faces up to 25 years in prison on each of the DUI counts. She wept and thanked Magistrate Van Richardson on Friday as he set her bond at $30,000 – $10,000 for each DUI charge – along with certain restrictions.