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Today's News

  • Most school-aged eye injuries are sports-related

    CHICAGO – Every 13 minutes, an emergency room in the United States treats someone for a sports-related eye injury.

    According to the National Eye Institute, eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in America, and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related.
     
    The results of an eye injury can range from temporary to permanent vision loss.

  • Fall care for healthy lawns

    Summer can be hard on our lawns. With much of the country suffering from extreme heat and drought conditions this past summer, many lawns took a beating.

    Fall is the perfect time to help your lawn recover from the stressors of summer and prepare for winter. The warm soil and cooler temperatures promote root growth and thickening of the lawn.

  • Driving force

    I am a teenager. I stay up too late; I wake up too late. I get emotional. I don’t want my parents circling me like hawks, and I definitely don’t want them to try to tell me what to do, especially behind the wheel. However, now that students are back into the school routine, it’s time for everyone to pay attention to teen safety on the road.

  • From the mission field into the classroom

    Eve Brooks is a preschool teacher at Southside Early Childhood Center. She and her husband Mike moved back to the Lancaster area in 2010, but they weren’t coming from another county or even another state. The couple has been doing missionary work in other countries for the past 20 years, serving four years in Africa and 16 years in Indonesia.

  • Sunday alcohol sales on ballot

    In addition to voters’ right to choose their political representatives during an election, most states, including South Carolina, offer an even more direct form of democracy known as a ballot measure.

    Such measures, whether binding or non-binding, offer voters a chance to voice their opinions directly on a range of issues from constitutional amendments to questions about special local taxes.

  • Blackmon-Brace addresses parked car

    Lancaster City Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace addressed a photograph submitted to The Lancaster News this week showing her car parked in a handicapped space. 

    A resident, who asked to remain anonymous, brought the picture to the newspaper office about 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. 

    The photo shows a burgundy four-door Cadillac parked in a handicapped space at the County Administration Building on the White Street side. The car has a Blackmon-Brace campaign sign on its side. 

  • Beauty pageant causes controversy at Indian Land Elementary School

    Indian Land Elementary School became the focus of unwanted media attention after a flyer sent home with students last week announcing what appeared to be a school-sponsored beauty pageant setting off an outcry from some parents.

    Though the Oct. 20 pageant has since been canceled, organizers say they’ve decided to go ahead with it anyway, but under a new name.

  • Woman arrested for package theft; second charged with identity theft

    A Lancaster woman was arrested last month after an investigation into stolen UPS packages.

    Jodi Ann Bowker, 44, 2298 Cane Mill Road, was arrested Sept. 19 and charged with three counts of theft of a controlled substance, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

    Bowker was arrested by Lancaster County Drug Task Force agents after the conclusion of a joint investigation between the task force and UPS loss prevention employees.  

  • Burglary suspect arrested again in connection to another burglary

    Only two weeks after a Lancaster man was arrested on burglary charges, deputies arrested him again last week in connection with another burglary. 

    Joseph J. Hinson, 26, 1134 Laurel Ave., was arrested Monday, Oct. 1 on charges of burglary and drug possession, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

    After an investigation into the burglary of a Hoke Road home on Sept. 26, authorities developed Hinson as their suspect, the release said. 

  • Car runs off road, hits two vehicles

    The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that sent five people to the hospital Wednesday night, Oct. 3.

    A 2005 four-door Toyota was traveling south on Country Club Road at about 11 p.m. Wednesday when the driver ran off the right side of the road, said Lance Cpl. Billy Elder of the Highway Patrol.

    The car struck a group of trees and then hit two vehicles that were parked on private property – a 1995 GMC pickup truck and a 2003 Chevrolet SUV, Elder said.