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  • Girl Scouts will celebrate 100th anniversary at courthouse Sunday

    Staff Reports
    All Girl Scouts, former Girl Scouts, Girl Scout leaders and the community are invited to a 100th anniversary celebration of Girl Scouting from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Historic Lancaster County Courthouse and Museum on Main Street in Lancaster.
    There will be displays on the history of Girl Scouting in Lancaster County and activities for Girl Scouts. Those who participate will earn a 100th anniversary patch.
    Participants are asked to bring Girl Scout photos, scrapbooks, memorabilia and memories to share. For details, call (803) 374-9994.

  • Getting track ready to race is no simple task

    By the time, the cars hit the track’s high banks each week at Lancaster Speedway, more hours than anyone can count have been spent getting the clay racing surface ready to go.

    “You can’t come up there and unlock the gate at 4 o’clock on Saturday afternoon and put on a good show,” said former track owner Herbert Murray. “It’s a full time job in every way.”

  • Saturday night showcase

    Up to 40 of the nation’s best dirt racing teams will be here on Friday and Saturday.

    The largest dirt racing event in South Carolina state history, Saturday night's Super Late Model feature race, has a $20,000-to-win payday. 

    Not only that, the caution flag will be thrown on lap 65 to set up a 10-lap, throw-caution-to-the-wind mad dash for the big-money checkers.

    “They will be racing for prize money and it all comes down to who wants it the most,” said Lancaster Speedway spokesman Duane Goins.

  • Body found on Mount Carmel Road could be missing PA. man

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Investigators are working to identify a body found along a rural road in the southern part of the county Monday night.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigators found the body after a call from investigators with both the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and the Stroud Area Regional Police in Pennsylvania, according to a sheriff’s office press release issued Tuesday.  

  • SUV crashes into apartment

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – A mishap in Kershaw resulted in an SUV crashing into an apartment.
    A deputy went to 515 W. Richland St. in Kershaw after 5 p.m. Feb. 26 to see that a red Nissan Pathfinder had struck the home.
    The driver told the deputy he parked the SUV in front of another home at 515 W. Richland St. and had set the parking brake, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report.

  • Denkins’ award earns recognition for Vols

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Tyler Denkins’ Andrew Jackson High School football career has been over since early November, but the Volunteers’ star place-kicker is still earning accolades for the Lancaster County Class AA high school.
    Denkins, an All-Region IV-AA football selection and a member of The Lancaster News’ all-county football team, has earned $500 for the Volunteers’ football program.

  • Operation ‘Spring Cleaning’

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A table piled high with bags of drugs and various weapons sat nearby as local authorities revealed charges Friday morning against almost 80 people, part of a joint drug operation conducted during the last year.

  • Homeowner Shoots, kills armed intruder

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    It was about 5:50 p.m. Thursday when witnesses called 911 to report an armed man walking through their J.B. Denton neighborhood carrying a shotgun.
    Within minutes, that man – later identified as 46-year-old Lancaster resident Curtis “Curt” Alan Reed, was found shot to death at a home he was trying to break into on that road, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Authorities charge two with murder

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Following almost two months of tracking down leads and speaking to witnesses, investigators arrested two men this week in the shooting death of 23-year-old Jenika Jones.
    Devatee Clinton, 24, 1911 Roseanna Lane, and Wayne Blakeney, 20, 5987 Taxahaw Road, both of Lancaster, were arrested Friday and charged with the Jan. 19 murder, which occurred during a robbery at Jones’ home, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

  • Republican candidates announce intentions for respective races

    Staff Reports
    The filing period for the 2012 candidates is nearing and with that has come some surprises to the Republican Party of Lancaster County.
    The tide is turning in Lancaster County. Here is the proof: There were 5,024 votes cast Jan. 19, 2008, in the Republican Presidential Primary. In the Jan. 21, 2012, Republican Presidential Primary there were 8,944 votes cast.
    There are many candidates running this year – several are running under the Republican Party.