Today's News

  • New IL fire station opens Sunday

    Reece Murphy
    The Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department is getting ready to celebrate a significant milestone with the official opening of its new and improved fire station.
    Located at 185 Six Mile Creek Road, the department’s newly renovated Fire Station 10 will open at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, with a grand “fire hose uncoupling ceremony.”
    The department, and the community it serves, have plenty of reason to be proud of the renovated station.

  • ‘I Do’ event Sunday

    Jesef Williams
    The dress. The decorations. Floral arrangements, music and, of course, the cake.
    With so much to consider when planning a wedding, an upcoming event aims to help make the task a little easier and less stressful.
    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is hosting “I Do: Ladies Afternoon Out” from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Lancaster Golf Club Fairway Room, 1840 Springs Club Road.

  • J. Marion Sims makes $1.5 million in grants

    J. Marion Sims Foundation
    The J. Marion Sims Foundation Inc. has made about $1.5 million in awards to 10 different community organizations in its adult literacy and responsive grants programs. The foundation awarded the following grants in its adult literacy and basic skills initiative:
    u Brooklyn Springs Elementary School, $61,237 two-year challenge grant for its “Home Literacy Trail” family literacy program

  • Four re-elected to board

    J. Marion Sims Foundation
    Four community leaders from Lancaster and Chester counties have been re-elected to the board of  trustees of the J. Marion Sims Foundation for terms of service that began Oct. 1.
    Phyllis B. Bunkley, Dr. R. Malcolm Edwards, Polly C. Jackson, and Pamela Y. Temple were re-elected by the board to three-year terms.
    Bunkley, senior vice-president of human resources/training for Founders Federal Credit Union, is a graduate of Kings College and the Credit Union National Association’s Human Resource Management School.

  • Officers arrest man wanted in Chester

    Jesef Williams
    Local authorities arrested a Lancaster man who had been wanted by Chester County deputies for an assault in July.
    A Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy came to Felly Lane on Monday evening in response to a call about a disturbance there, according to an incident report.
    The caller said a man was hiding in a yard and “watching law enforcement.” The deputy located the man on the property of a nearby resident, who had come outside to question what was going on.

  • Ponytails and Pigskins

    The element of surprise was not a factor when Buford Middle School opened football practice in August for the 2011 season. Not for BMS veteran football coach Greg Caskey, who among his new players was Tory Knight, 12.

    Knight, a Buford Middle seventh-grader, is a girl.

    Still for Caskey, it wasn’t stunning to see Knight out for the team.

    “I wasn’t surprised in the least bit,” Caskey said. “She had told me as a sixth-grader in my physical education class she was coming out for the team.

  • Special-needs student hit by car at bus stop on Thursday

    Reece Murphy
    A special-needs student from Lancaster High School was struck by a car Thursday afternoon after getting off the school bus and Lancaster police are searching for the driver, who drove away.
    The incident occurred about 3:35 p.m. in the 400 block of Clinton Avenue as Clarence Houston was helping his 19-year-old granddaughter cross the street after helping her off the bus.

  • LHS Bruins to host region golf tournament

    First-year coach Scott Roberts has led the Lancaster High School girls golf team to an 8-3 mark in its fourth year of play.

    The 2011 LHS girls team will host the Region III-AAAA tournament Monday at the Lancaster Golf Club.

  • Pettit paces LHS swimmers into state meet



    Lancaster High School, led by junior swimmer Jory Pettit, will have six swimmers competing in the Class AAAA state meet in Columbia on Saturday.

  • AJ's Payne lets pads talk



    Andrew Jackson High School veteran offensive line coach Larry Cox calls Volunteers’ senior lineman Aaron Payne “a quiet leader.”