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Sunday beer, wine sales headed to November ballot

CHESTER – The issue of whether or not Sunday sales of alcohol will be legal in the unincorporated portions of Chester County is now in the hands of voters.

On July 5, Chester County Council approved third and final reading on an ordinance that puts the matter on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. 


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‘Fear is dividing us as a country’

High-profile killings spark anger, worries

Mandy Catoe


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5,820 signatures must be verified

Alcohol petition checking begins

By Reece Murphy

An initiative to allow Lancaster County stores to sell beer and wine on Sundays is likely heading to the November general election ballot after a group pushing the cause turned in a completed petition Wednesday for certification.


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County to demolish collapsed buildings, but asbestos makes it costly

Eyesore plagues Jackie’s Place

By Hannah Strong

Jackie Brown, whose nonprofit Jackie’s Place has been caring for children and the elderly in Lancaster’s old mill village for more than two decades, saw the buildings next door collapse during a storm in March. 


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Bill Evans, storyteller and friend, dies at 83

By Greg Summers

My friend Bill Evans, even at 83, saw the world through the eyes of a 10-year-old boy.               
Though he was a proud husband for 65 years, a dad, grandfather and great-grandpa, he never grew up. And gosh, I’m so glad he didn’t.

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Former Miss S.C. to lead Tabernacle UMC service

Sister’s murder leads to ministry

By Hannah Strong

Tabernacle United Methodist Church will have special guest Dawn Smith Jordan leading worship at 11 a.m. this Sunday. 


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North Corner Grocery suspect shopped for cars before holdup

By Reece Murphy

A man who robbed North Corner Grocery Tuesday afternoon spent several minutes before the robbery at a nearby car lot, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said Wednesday.
The item was among the new information about the 12:30 p.m. robbery at 3647 Charlotte Highway released Wednesday by sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield.
According to Barfield, video surveillance from the store showed the suspect approach the store in a mid- to late-1990s Ford Expedition from West North Corner Road sometime around 12:20.

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REMEMBER WHEN: My neighbor, ‘Little Ben,’ is in the wind

By Bill Evans

My first car, well almost.               
To tell the tale of my first car, I have to sorta beat around the bush.
It’s more or less the one I almost got, but then didn’t. I shook it off as one of those summer things.
My neighbor (I’ll call him Mr. Ben) was considered to be a bit eccentric.
As they say, he really did march to a different drummer. He was a much older man who lived across from us on Chesterfield Avenue.

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Headed toward 100 degrees, extending extra long, hot spell

Scorching weekend

By Reece Murphy

Whew! It is hot.
According to the National Weather Service, Lancaster County and the surrounding area are in the midst of an unseasonably warm heat wave.
How much heat, you ask?
Since June 20, Lancaster County has had 17 straight days of temperatures above 90 degrees, more than half above 95 degrees.
This month alone, the area has seen five straight days between July 2 and Wednesday where temperatures topped 99 degrees or higher – including July 3 when temperatures in some parts of the area reached a mind-melting 104.


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Gary Holland gets his own handler – Weaver

Bombarding county with requests for information

By Mandy Catoe

Indian Land activist Gary Holland has become a burr under the saddle of Lancaster County officials, who have singled him out for special handling by the county attorney because of his “countless” requests for information on Panhandle development projects.


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