• No new county taxes – yet

    Christopher Sardelli
    Faced with a tide of angry residents, and with a significant chunk of revenue on the line, Lancaster County Council echoed the infamous words of President George H.W. Bush by saying “no new taxes.”
    That is, until council meets again July 11.
    Even after months of discussion, public input and a series of budget workshops, County Council spent hours Monday night debating what to do with the county’s 2011-12 budget.

  • Woman recounts fatal ATV wreck

    Jesef Williams
    Rachel Bruce hasn’t been the same since last week’s four-wheeler accident that took the life of a Lancaster County man.
    Bruce was playing a video game about 11:30 p.m. June 22 inside her Taxahaw Road home when she heard a loud noise.
    Her first thought was that somebody was trying to break in. But that proved to be far from the truth.
    Bruce heard frantic screaming outside and later saw three people laying on the ground – a man and two children.

  • Judicial Past, Future

    Jesef Williams
    The technology inside the courtroom is still so fresh that Clerk of Court Jeff Hammond referred to a user’s guide to explain some of the functions.
    A few locals asked him about the headsets that allow people in the back of the courtroom to clearly hear the proceedings taking place.
    Hammond then spoke of a brand new document reader that projects papers and other evidence on large flat screens for the jury to see.

  • AC units stolen in burglaries

    Jesef Williams
    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating four burglaries at vacant apartments on Calhoun, Rock and Hudson streets earlier this month.
    The report said the burglaries were discovered when an employee of Collins Realty, the company that owns the properties, checked a vacant apartment at 808 Calhoun St. where neighbors had reported seeing people “going in and out.”

  • Thomas “Happy” McCrorey

    Thomas “Happy” McCrorey

    GREAT FALLS – Thomas 'Happy' McCrorey died Monday, June 27, 2011.

    The family is receiving friends at the home.  

  • Flags at half staff in honor of soldier killed in Afghanistan

    Flags will be at half staff from sunup to sundown on Thursday, June 30, in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Alvin A. Boatwright, of Lodge, S.C. who died on June 18, 2011 in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 


  • Shootings leave one dead, one wounded

    Christopher Sardelli
    A man was killed and another was wounded after they were shot early Sunday morning.
    Lancaster police officers are investigating what happened to the two men, who were both found shot within an hour of each other.
    Officers, as well as Lancaster County Sheriff's deputies and Emergency Medical Services workers, found one of the men after responding to a report of a shooting victim at 507 Harris St., according to a police department press release.

  • Council looks at peddlers

    Christopher Sardelli


    They’ve become a common sight along roadways, vendors selling various wares from the back of vans or underneath tents.

    Often called peddlers, they offer everything from rugs to furniture to pet supplies, all from the comfort of a parking lot or a patch of grass. But with the sagging economy still impacting businesses, many local residents and business owners are worried how these unlicensed vendors will impact their sales. 

  • Healthy Twin fillies a ‘miracle’

    It’s not often that you get the chance to witness a miracle, but on April 16, Shea Woodbury, 12, and her parents, Erin and Woody, witnessed two with the birth of twin foals at the family’s Blue Wave Stables on Belt Lane off Shelley Mullis Road. 

    While a birth of any kind is often a dance along the edge of life and death, for horses, birth is precarious even under the best of circumstances. 

  • P&G Duracell Co. celebrates 35 years

    Duracell Batteries celebrated 35 years in Lancaster Saturday with a blow-out picnic to honor its employees and the community in which it operates.

    In all, nearly 2,300 people attended the celebration, which included food, fun, plant tours and a presentation by company officials to local, county and business leaders.